Saturday, January 12, 2013

Daily Surf Report - 1/12/2013

Cold, clear and beautiful morning in Bolinas. Some parts frosty and 30F, some parts not and 38F with sunshine. Sunny and clear skies. Light offshores again and lingering swell producing clean and fun surfing conditions. Sandbars are set and swell direction is favorable. King tides again today with extreme morning highs and negative low lows in the afternoon. Please have an entrance and exit strategy when heading out to surf as the boat ramp, seawall and rocks are not your friends and will damage both you and your board if you get smashed up against them. FYI - we do sell boots, hoods and gloves if your extremities are cold.

Be careful when driving the West Marin environs this time of year. Black ice is prevalent and there are still small patches of ice on the road as the sun is low in the sky and it takes a while to thaw out. Drive slowly and with caution.

CHANNEL: Rights in the Channel on the Groin bar giving us waves from the outside and through into Mali-Bo. Size goes thigh to waist and offshore winds have things smooth and clean. Backlit cylinders of goodness from the sunshine. Smooth and rideable with all types of boards in the water. Starts soft then hits the inside shallow section and races into the Channel. Faces to sink a rail or pocket turn a fish are available. Plenty of peaks to go around. Should be even better later in the day with outgoing tide but is working now with lots of water. Decreasing beach as we speak but still easy access. Watch out for rip heading towards Stinson as tide drops almost 8 feet later today.

PATCH: Incoming high tide and it is trying to break. Occasional rights in the calf/knee size about mid way outside. A SUP or two on it this morning. Small to flat for surfing right now but nice for the SUPs or kayak touring while you wait for conditions to change. All rocks covered up and the day is dry, clear, beautiful and totally sunny. Tide change throughout the day should turn this spot on in the early afternoon.

Customer Appreciation Sale - save all January long.
25% off storewide. 10% off NEW surfboards.
All the details are HERE

PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Respect the Beach.


LOW: 5:06 am 2.2'

HIGH: 11:17 am 6.9'

LOW: 5:52 pm -1.3'

WINTER HOURS are now in effect. We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm from NOVEMBER 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.

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. Full wetsuits, 3 and 5mm booties, hoods 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.