Thursday, March 3, 2011

Daily Surf Report - 3/3/2011

1:00pm Weather Update:
Sunny, warm and windless. Temp up to 68F. Bring sunscreen.

Currently overcast skies and light fog in town. Periodically sun on the drive out. Current temp is 50F degrees outside and winds are calm. Surfs up a little bit with latest storm energy. Mixed bag of options and waves.

Channel / Groin: Rights and lefts off the main bars with 3 surfers out. Enough energy to ride a shorter board. Looks to be waist to chest hight with some OK sections and riding opportunities.

Patch: Way outside has longboarders and SUPs catching waves in the waist to chest high range. Scattered peaks with mostly rights. Ocean surface is calming down and is relatively smooth.

Boat Ramp: Out front small waves that have rideable sections and drops to be made. 2' in height and scattered around.

NEWS: Mini Simmons Surfboards -
With the return of retro and classic surfboards, many surfers love the feel of riding a Mini Simmons board. Based on the early designs of Bob Simmons, who was light years ahead of his peers, the boards were considered revolutionary at the time. They have enjoyed resurgence in the last few years with a massive decrease in their length, and a modernization of their features. The best way to describe these boards is short and wide. The board is a revelation to ride. They are loose, oh so skatey and the fastest board you’ll feel under your feet - period.
Designed so that even the heaviest of riders can go small in size, these boards are ridden ridiculously small, rarely getting over the 6’0” mark. An awesome alternative to the swallow-tail fish which can tend to be tippy and doesn’t handle bigger surf well.
Vernor Surfboards is blending old and new ideas together with this board. Featuring a displacement hull with almost no rocker and improved by ending the tail with a double concave and a 4-fin setup. Come by the shop on Saturday, 3/12/2011, to meet the shaper and be one of the first to get your hands on the boards.

We have new locally shaped SK8 Hand Planes in the shop made from recycled skateboards. Pair it with a set of Churchill fins and you will always have a smile on your face after your session. Each plane is unique and has individual signed artwork. Come by the shop and check them out. Makes a great gift for the surfer in the family.

Awesome board bags from Deeper Visions are flying out the door. Hand-made by a local Bolinas artist. A perfect way to store your board and all are one of a kind. Check out our current selection or ask about a custom order.

Just a reminder to pack your trash!!! PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Respect the Beach.

High: 10:30am 5.7'
Low: 4:44 pm 0.3'
High: 11:31 pm 5.3'

We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm for our Winter hours through March. Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.

If your are in need of a new suit or board for winter now is the time to pick something up as we are fully stocked with new gear. The rack has everything from fishes to classic longboards, wetsuits, hoods, gloves and booties for your cold water surfing.