Friday, April 8, 2011

Daily Surf Report - 4/8/2011

2:30pm - Brief rain showers but wind has remained light. Sun back out and 1/2 a blue sky. Still has potential for decent surf this weekend.

Sunny, 45F and windless. Smooth ocean even with very low tide. We should get another high in the 60s today. A bit more surf today and there are small waves to ride in town. Spring wind dropping water temp to 50F. If you don't have your hooded suit or booties yet now is the time to pick them up.

Channel: Big sandbar in the middle working with waves about waist high. Groin bar is smaller but has rideable lefts in the thigh high range again today. Should improve with incoming tide.

Patch: Waist high breaking outside of the rock which is currently exposed. Peaks are scattered but there are waves to ride on a longboard here. Should improve with incoming tides.

NEWS: Mini Simmons Surfboards -
New batch of Mini Simmons boards are in the shop! Come by and be one of the first to get your hands on the boards. Get on one if you want to fly! We have a demo/rental model in the shop so you can give it a try.

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.

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.

Low: 9:20 am 0.0'
High: 4:50 pm 3.9'
Low: 9:03 pm 3.0'

We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm for our Winter hours through April. 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 now is the time to pick something up as we are fully stocked with new gear. The rack has everything from Mini Simmons, fishes and eggs to classic longboards. We also have plenty of wetsuits, hoods, gloves and booties for your cold water surfing.