Saturday, May 5, 2012

Daily Surf Report - 5/5/2012

RIP Adam Yauch
- aka MCA from the groundbreaking hip-hop group the Beastie Boys - died yesterday at age 47 after a 3 year battle with cancer. Musical tribute in the shop today.

Huge early morning moon and now another sunny and beautiful morning in Bolinas with no wind and a current temp of 52F. Small south swell in the water starting to show as tide fills in from a negative low. Another day of small but rideable surf at both spots in town today.

Channel: Low tide with lots of sandbars exposed. Starting to fill in and clean up a bit. Small waves starting to peel off the Channel and Groin bars. Knee / thigh high and smooth lefts. Longboards are the call here. Seadrift mini ramps surfable in the walrus high size. Bottomless rights with no water but they do have enough shape to get the Junod Egg and Vernor Simmons moving all the way to shore. All Sea Squirrels getting barreled here. About 12 surfers in the water spread out.

Patch: SUPs and logs in the Patch with waves in the thigh high size. Rights on the north end of the area and some scattered peaks popping up. Incoming tide will help here.

Summer Time = Simmons Time.

If you haven't seen or tried the Mini-Simmons now is the time. Old and new ideas come together, this displacement hull and almost no rocker has been improved by ending the tail with a double concave and a quad fin setup. The fastest and funnest board I've ever ridden. So buttery and skatey on the turns with speed for days. Works insane in all conditions and ridden ridiculously small. Here is a custom order for patriotic Sonoma Surfer - CT.

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

Low: 5:26 am -1.2'
High: 12:21 pm 4.9'
Low: 5:15 pm 1.6'
High: 11:37 pm 6.6'

SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, surf mats and SUPs to rent every day and are only 522 steps to the beach.

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. Hooded wetsuits, 5mm booties and gloves are in stock as well. If you are in need of a new suit or board now is a great time to shop. We have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.