Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Daily Surf Report - 1/1/2014


Inspirational crystal quote of the day:
“A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp on life." -Hugh Sidey

Good morning and a Happy New Year to all of you purveyors of hydrodynamic realities! It's a gorgeous morning here at the beach as the sun is up, albeit with a low-wattage, slightly hung-over smile laying low upon the horizon making the temperature tip-toe in at a sobering 40 degrees. There is still some big lumps coming through town this morning making the first day of the new year surf-friendly. However, again there is a huge, Shaq sized tide coming in, so PLEASE keep your eyes open, your head on a swivel and use the good judgment I know you possess when negotiating the boat ramp/sea walls for entry and exits. So, snap-on the heaviest rubber you have and glide, glide, glide.

CHANNEL: Even with this higher than Jeff Spacolli tide it's still in the waist to very occasional (set wave) shoulder high sets spitting through the Middle bar and inside Mali-Bo bar. Not super clean as they can and do section but it's all Windex glass. Better on the Sea Drift side yet the lemmings are all hunkered smack dab in the middle to the Groin Pole. Go figure. All logs this morning making it a Lumber jack fest.... maybe a pancake breakfast awaits afterword?

PATCH: Even with this Fat Albert high tide there is a waist + roller that comes through the middle of the Clam Patch and then it peter's out before kissing the rocks on the beach. As we have all learned here at The Patch-101, once the high tide reaches maximum density this place will shut down faster than an impromptu rave at a salt lake City Mormon temple parking lot. Get it now or wait until the tide changes later today. It's your call, amigo. Three (3) longboards there now.

Respect the Beach.

LOW: 4:25 am 2.4'

HIGH: 10:40 am 7.1'

LOW: 5:22 pm -1.6'


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.