Saturday, December 21, 2013

Daily Surf Report - 12/21/2013

Inspirational crystal quote of the day:
“It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet.” - D. Elton Trueblood

Winter solstice 2013 begins today: The sun is lowest, the night is longest, with 9.5 hours of light and 14.5 hours of darkness.  Interesting facts indeed.  No matter where you live on Earth’s globe, it’s your signal to celebrate. For us on the northern part of Earth, the shortest day is here! After the winter solstice, the days get longer, and the nights shorter. It’s a seasonal shift that nearly everyone notices.  Again it is sunny and much warmer already with a temp of 50F.  E winds and high pressure are back in the Bay Area and that means warm and dry weather conditions.  I've got multiple visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in my head and a cold dip in the ocean should straighten your sights.  Rapidly dropping wind swell  still delivering but size is diminishing.  It is a new season with a myriad of possibilities starting now.  Free range foxes rule the day.  Don't let today slip away without getting a wave or two.

CHANNEL:  Bars remain in place as wind swell drops and the interval shortens.  Still providing something to ride and the off shore winds are moderate and warm today.  Plenty of spray off the back and extra foam is the key to happiness and harmony today.   Santa will be delivering a new WNW swell and precursor waves may be viewed before dark if we are lucky.  Weather conditions are fab so make the first day of Winter and beach day by golly.  Waves in both the Channel and at Seadrift have come down in size and run consistently thigh high + but still enough energy to get longboards going. 

PATCH: A hint of a small background S swell in the water but waves are few and far between this morning.  Kayaks and SUPs are more apt to enjoy this spot today for paddling pleasure.  Stand up surfing may not take place here today unless conditions change significantly.  Sunny, smooth ocean and beautiful just not any swell making it into the Patch quite yet.  Stay tuned as the next swell is big and could wrap a few in later in the weekend. 

Respect the Beach.

LOW: 7:34 am 2.9'

HIGH: 1:11 pm  5.2'

LOW: 7:50 pm   0.1'


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.