Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Daily Surf Report - 6/17/2015

Inspirational Crystal Quote Of The Day:   
“It was when I figured out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something." - Ornette Coleman

In what seems a series of endless numbered days, this morning reveals the same dense fog and deep grey skies as so many others. The zephyrs are gentle this early, though they will not remain so as day grows late. Though there seems more activity on the blacktop than in mornings immediately previous, with various states of neoprene donning observed, one has to wonder if it is not all in vain, as the sea's bounty is currently not on offer, as those seeking nourishment find only a buffet of rock and stone, with yards of exposed sand as an aperitif.

CHANNEL:  The marker by which so many navigate stands only surrounded by sand at this early hour, a sentinel warning against shipwreck or fin damage. Thought a flock of pelicans is enjoying thermal zephyr rides, they are alone this morning, as not even the tribe o' the paddle seeks stoke and smiles. Though an increase in water levels may reveal shapes, one needs to understand that they may well be of little consequence. 

PATCH: A lone warrior yields composite paddle and puts furious efforts into what is clearly a futile pursuit. Exposed rock and craggy points are in every direction, and the beach extends lengths into the sea. As noted, the tides determine the fate and potential this day, so be sure to maintain an outlook of promise, observe the charts and times, and arrive and find your lines.

Important Note from the Bolinas Fishing Community:
When heading out the Channel,  the fishing boats have a very narrow slot to navigate and the fishermen have to "thread the needle" to avoid having their boats dumped by waves. The boats don't have the ability or opportunity to veer away from oncoming waves and must take them straight on. Surfers - please practice Ocean Courtesy when boats are heading in and out of the Channel and paddle out of the boat's path to let them through. This will also help in avoiding being run over by a boat at speed.

Respect the Beach


LOW: 6:48 AM -1.2'

HIGH: 2:04 PM 4.9'

LOW: 6:42 PM 2.4'

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