Less to think about:
If you are coming to Bolinas you should already have a low key attitude and vibe about the surf. Bolinas is a fun and funky town known for its artist community and small waves to name a few things. Have awareness and know your surroundings. Give the lineup and waves a check to get a surfer's perspective then put on your suit, grab a log and glide into some slow rollers. Enjoy the beach and town. Support the local merchants. Have a nice beach day.
Our report is not scientific, nor based on models or long term swell forecasts. It is a real-time snapshot of the surf conditions in town. Having surfed or observed the waves we post a morning report for all those thinking of coming out to Bolinas. Use it as best you can. At the shop we will help you get the best fitting suit and right board for your ability level. We will point you in the right direction and describe the various breaks. We will give you advice and hold your keys while you surf. We will do everything except gently push you into breaking waves.
When the surf is small - as it tends to be we give you alternatives like boogie boards, handplanes and surf mats so you can still get in the water and stay stoked.
Remember, waves are fickle and surf changes rapidly and is based on many changing conditions. Tide, sandbars, swell, current and wind to name a few factors will change the surf conditions throughout the day. Don't expect to roll out here at 2:30pm and have the morning report hold true. Keep the mellow attitude and remember where you are and what the sport is all about. But again, think less, put on your suit and get wet. Add a bit of soul to your surfing.
Sunny, crisp at 44F. Lightly offshore winds and good Channel bars with nice peelers rolling in.
Channel: Thigh to waist high lines through the middle to the inside, about 6 people out. Offshore spray and a nice morning to catch waves. Longboards are best right now.
Patch: Periodic and knee to thigh high + waves are showing outside. 2 surfers out but a bit of waiting for the moment to happen.
The board rack is full of sticks waiting and wanting to be waxed and ridden. Surf season is upon us so come by and check out the selection.
Just a reminder to pack your trash!!! PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Respect the Beach.
Low: 5:38 am 1.8'
High: 11:59 am 6.9'
Low: 6:34 pm -1.4'
We are now open daily from 9am - 6pm for our Summer hours from MAY through OCTOBER. 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 needs.