Saturday, January 17, 2015

Daily Surf Report - 1/17/2015

Inspirational Crystal Quote Of The Day: 
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is goodness in the air as another dose of NW swell pulses through the ocean.  Expectations run high and could be realized today. Steep and deep high tide making things soft but rideable at the moment.  Take Harriet's advice and consult your crystals for optimal water levels.  Our in-house spiritual adviser says surfing is good for the soul so locate a wave and ride upon it today.  Today the skies are clearing with sunshine and blue above.  Winds do not exist, ocean is relatively glassy and morning temp is in at 53F.  All the makings are in place for a beach day loaded with potential.

CHANNEL:  A directional shift registering on our radar shows more W in the swell direction and the ocean is producing waves going decidedly right today.  The deeper Channel bar is motivated with the incoming tide and pulsing through with waist high and better surf heading towards Mali-Bo.  Tide shift is likely to shake things up and cause chaos but for now rideable peaks even with a full tide.  Mind the tide suck as it runs out swiftly before bottoming out and will give you hollow waves to investigate or a one-way ride to Stinson.  Not too much happening along the Groin bar but that could change as the day unfolds.  

PATCH:   Losing the battle with the high tide and the shifting swell.  A bit chopped up with multifaceted peaks popping.  Size runs thigh high + but the smooth glide and soft ride is not in evidence today.   Needs time for water levels to reduce but expect small waves with not much configured form.  Still something to ride and less crowded then the Channel at this time.  

Strewnfield by Thomas Campbell // A Life in Transition by Brian German // Returning Gold to the Sun by Charlie Callahan opens next Saturday, 1/24/2015, at the Bolinas Museum - 4pm.
There will be a ripping after party at the Community Center from 6-9pm with live music by Tommy Guerrero, The Sandy's and Fantasy Bracelet. Soup and food from chefs Charlie Hallowell + Samin Nosrat. Beer from Lagunitas. Mini Simmons surfboard raffle prize and other goods courtesy of 2 Mile Surf Shop! Should be a good time so come out if you can.

Respect the Beach


HIGH: 8:22 AM  6.4'

LOW: 3:15 PM  -0.4'

HIGH: 10:25 PM  4.6'

WINTER HOURS are now in effect. 
We are 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. We have full wetsuits for men, women and kids.  Plenty of 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.