Thursday, January 3, 2013

Daily Surf Report - 1/3/2013

Frosty white hills with clear blue skies full of sunshine. Winter at its finest today. Current temp is 39 with ENE winds that will help warm things up a bit before too long. Diminishing NW swell still has a long interval on the buoys. Small surf in town today. Perfect for the longboard.

ALSO: 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: Low tide approaching so a bit rippy in the middle. Mostly closeout waves in the thigh + size but occasionally a nice right that holds up and allows a few turns. Deeper Channel bar is still best with rides over to Seadrift. Groin bar still needs fixing to really clean up but a few knee high insiders that you can drop into. Energy has backed off so a longboard is the right call today. Incoming morning tide could have this spot working better in a few short hours.

PATCH: Afternoon incoming tide session with Lilly, Jonathon, Jeff and Skye. Plenty of waves in the thigh to waist high size. Fun rights rolling along until the inside. Still have some lines coming through but scattered with mixed results. Knee crunching rights on the inside look the best with intermittent lefts and a few outside peaks that want to break but dont. Tide will fill in and cover all the showing rocks and that could be the ticket here. David and Hank putting on suits and heading this direction.

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


LOW: 9:32 am 2.2'

HIGH: 3:15 pm 4.3'

HLOW: 9:14 pm 1.0'

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.