Daily Surf Report - 12/13/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm.” - Oscar Wilde

 

Bright and unflinching sun falls upon our hamlet though temps hover early at 44F. An air of consequence comes along as primary NW swell advances with growth and potential. Huddled masses shuttle and don the damp neoprene in hopes of tempting fate and finding one good slide. Spirits remain high along with the tides and we feel both heavy and weightless with the absurd beauty of it all.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Wind spits the crests off wide curlers as they breach along the depths of fuller tides. Shadows fall over the Groin marker as skies remain clear and brilliantly lit. Less now with more later is the growing consensus of those engaged in the sport of kings Don’t think twice, it’s alright.

 

PATCH:  Despair not as W energies carry an expansive reach and flow over and into this field of dreams. Small but highly slideable rights are in the mix and a growing contingent hovering around a dozen are having a go. The strength of the area remains active with fuller tides which by chance remain all day. Favorable winds now may not hold true as the sand falls through the glass.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  4:24 AM   4.8’

LOW:  9:41 AM   3.2’

HIGH:  2:47 PM   4.6’

LOW:  9:34 PM   0.5’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/12/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
“Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life.” - Wavy Gravy

 

Dew damp and steaming with the fiery orb above beaming down the Vitamin D. Winds are primed from the NE keeping the fog at bay and the temp alive at 49F. Mid week tranquillity finds open parking and a pervasive quiet surround. Faded swells and unwavering tides during all the daylight hours. For those seeking peace and potential slides - today has an open invitation.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Any and all activity occurring S of the Groin pole in deeper Channel waters and merging along the Seadrift corridor. Occasional aspects as the NW swell remains but in a weakened state. Smooth and hypnotic though lacking in true intensity. The afternoon may hold more promise upon the receding tides.

 

PATCH:  Minor traces and familiar faces under streaky skies with unlimited dimension. Illuminated movements allow the determined to find a line and glean some stoke. It is paradise lost with little to no swell and viable in the most modest sense.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  8:33 AM   3.3’

HIGH:  1:34 PM   5.0’

LOW:  8:47 PM   0.2’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/11/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
“Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.” - Naguib Mahfouz

 

Blazing sun rising over hill tops filling nooks and crannies below. Frigid cold with a low start at 41 as dew drops hang in silence glistening in the sun. Calm and still, the leaves sit motionless on tree limbs as birds huddle for warmth. Parking lot group chats taking place with steeping hot coffee clouds swirling around like thought bubbles. On the seawall light bulbs start to flicker with ideas to muster the energy to change. You’ve made it this far, take the extra step to get wet.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Tide swinging high with the usual crash and burn greeting at the ramp. Once the quick jump and long paddle is made to the Channel, cleaner sets starts to appear. WNW swell hanging around and waves rolling in thigh height on the outside. Long periods of waiting in between with the current moving everything forward out of position. Inside is messy and frothy with no shape or form. Make a mental note of where you are parked.

 

PATCH:  Disorganized and mismatched. Looks like some spring cleaning needs to be done in winter time. Start with the basics; a good label maker, identical containers and a well thought out plan. There is a place for everything and everything has a place.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  7:36 AM   3.3’

HIGH:  1:10 PM   5.3’

LOW:  8:04 PM   -0.1’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/10/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tune without words - and never stops at all.” - Emily Dickinson

 

Dark gray sizzle from morning drizzle as the sun is tucked away. Warmer start at 52 as those who make their way are slick in layers. Calm with no breeze, trees stand proud and tall. Parking with an ebb and flow, though most are heading over the hill to start check lists and to-do’s. The chosen few, who are on their own schedule, walk down the ramp for a peek and moment of solitude. Atop the wall we gaze out to the salty sea with bated breath and watch the show.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Tide coming in hot this morning with debris scattered up the boat ramp. A quick dip and paddle is in order to avoid contact with the sea wall. Strong W swell rolling in with half a dozen out exhausting paddle muscles trying to churn through the soupy white water. Messy on the inside with no shape or form. Outside is the best side as quick steep rides in the thigh height can be had if you find the spot. Lots of churn and burn on today’s menu.

 

PATCH:  Frothy white salty tops swirled around in a perfect latte patterned design. Slightly bitter with the first sip and strong and smooth on the finish. Definitely well worth the wait in line and the $10 price tag.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  6:47 AM   3.1’

HIGH:  12:31 PM   5.7’

LOW:  7:24 PM   -0.4’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/9/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
“Everyone is the architect of their own happiness” - Joseph Pilates

 

Filtered light blue through shades of gray and white as the sun shyly rises behind. A light breeze carrying holiday cheer through town as bazzar vendors set up to peddle their goods. A cold start to the festivities at 45 with temps climbing all the way to 55. Layered up in faux fur and tassels dressed for the occasion, while dawn patrol crew members neoprene glisten with salty glitter. Whichever costume or outfit is chosen all have the best accessory in common; big smiles all around.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Kayaks, canoes and SUP’s oh my! A flotilla of large water craft out numbering proned paddlers as the WNW swell swings in with high tide. Ruffly on the surface with a light breeze, waves coming in the knee height through Channel Proper. Thigh high size coming in on the Sea Drift side, attracting most visitors. Which ever flotation device you choose, make sure to follow the rules and practice safety is first.

 

PATCH:  It’s black Friday on a Sunday, with bobbing black hooded shoppers waiting to be first in line. Whether its a new TV or the latest talking Elmo that is on your list, just remember to keep your comfort squirrel close by and double check the carrier is properly locked. Shelves are properly stocked and there are plenty to go around.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  6:02 AM   3.1’

HIGH:  11:55 AM   5.9’

LOW:  6:46 PM   -0.5’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/8/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
“Surfing frees everything up, it’s the best soul fix. Life should be stress-free, and that’s what surfing is all about. It’s something you do in your sleep, with your eyes closed; it’s something you’ll constantly embrace and be passionate about, and whatever it takes, you’re gonna do it, because nothing else in the world can give you that kind of self-esteem.” - Rell Sunn

 

Onshore taking another day off so that all may achieve angled take off. Lot full, some may take a long walk. Posted cloud breathers speak through steam and it appears rights the best and lefts the dream. If you drove all this way, you might as well get wet. Grab a number. Soon yours will be called.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Incoming tide has yet to undermine coastal bouy’s consensus reality of formerly bombastic winter North West. Suited enthusiasts harvest sets of ellipses with periods long enough to be underscores, defying common typeface classification, bubbling in briny fonts only. The seekers, seemingly stranded, endure the pause, the eternal comma, squinting to see the distant parallel lines of a collective future. With a little faith, they’ll arrive in exclamation.

 

PATCH:  Outsiders slathered outside grunt and gnash as energy passes under their stomachs and through their fingers. Insiders standing inside find the glide meant for masses, yes, that is where the stoke lingers. Be them prone, tall, or mid-falll, all ride the mind tide, so what one sees is what one gets. May you make the skillful choice today.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  5:20 AM   2.9’

HIGH:  11:20 AM   6.1’

LOW:  6:09 PM   -0.7’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/7/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
’’The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.” - Al Neuharth

 

High tide vectors mix with concrete connectors as the fortunate few plot and plan. Rays from about cut through the wistful mist as a guiding light and call to arms. Whitewater walls still dance upon blacktop but early access has participants outnumbering bystanders exponentially. Parking already thinning as brigades arrive to replace and replenish the growing squad. Judgement, assessment and mad dashes into the fracas should be rewarded with the ultimate bounty of a smile.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Broad bombora faces give a moments pause as the growing tide seeks to unload its cargo. Quavering sections need navigation to find a suitable zone to allow for proper landings. Jump off from the highest turnbuckle and suplex the swell. There are some heavier helpings to feast upon if a measured approach to quality over quantity is abided by.

 

PATCH:  A cavalcade of logs already calling the Patch home with scattered rides of distinction evidenced. The outlines cast indicate a classic day for single-finned beasts and NW breezes to keep it clean. As the moth to the flame the attraction grows and awareness of one’s surroundings may be paramount as the inside shore-break gains momentum and size.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  4:37 AM   2.6’

HIGH:  10:46 AM   6.3’

LOW:  5:32 PM   -0.7’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/6/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
’’It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.” - Henry Ward Beecher

 

New dawn, new day, new beginnings to investigate as a sun kissed sky greets all. Clarity as far as one can see and the brilliant morning colors of fall while the air rises and warms us to 56F. Slack winds now and NE later allow for further grooming on the outgoing tides. At current tidal levels, those heeding the siren’s call must be nimble and proficient or risk shattered foam and wounded knees.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Fading NW swell re-backed and financed with forthcoming advances. Current shapes play a hand that suggests reason for hope under outgoing timelines. Now the bluff is easily revealed with the initial show folding quickly into defeat. If you go, find a line, bide your time and seek a metaphysical sedative.

 

PATCH:  A gathering tribe here as the lesser of two evils. With filling tide fueling the splash and dash a mellow joy can be found if one ties expectations to viewed reality. Southerly windswell, a product of recent days, has slow rollers outside willing to shake off the water density and push the determined with mostly chaotic ramblings and cosmic gambling.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  3:55 AM   2.3’

HIGH:  10:12 AM   6.4’

LOW:  4:35 PM   -0.7’

HIGH:  11:59 PM   4.9’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/5/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
’’Action is the foundational key to all success.” - Pablo Picasso

 

Persistent and tremendous winds roaming freely through the night have resumed their assault on all things not tied down. Gusts swirling in directions with no clear path to clarity. Light rain has again fallen to re-moisturize. The ocean presents a churning miasma of dismay and disarray. Abandoned parking but do not give up on hope as one needs something to cling to after the storm exhausts.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Unkempt, unswept and unavailable for slides of consequence. Directly out front presents possibilities unlimited for those with delusions of gandeur or a sense of true adventure. Epic barrels or concrete abutments are only one decision away.

 

PATCH:  A field of madness and despair. A buffet of bedlam and disappointment. En-encumbered save for the lone gull bobbing aimlessly.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  9:37 AM   6.5’

LOW:  4:16 PM   -0.5’

HIGH:  11:10 PM   4.8’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/4/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
”Don’t ever go with the flow. Be the flow.” - Jay-Z

 

Dark gray sky keeping out any sun or warmth as the wind blows against all in its path. Cold to start the beginning of this storm at 48 and temps not climbing past 52. Empty streets and open parking as most are hunkered down and batting down the hatches. Those who are storm chasers, walk through the gate out to sea, only to be greeted with hundreds of white capped hats on top of confused churned ocean surfaces. Today is a perfect day to stay inside and finished required reading.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Abandon hope all ye who enter here. W swell has nothing to say as the ENE wind is blowing at 14 knots and increasing throughout the day before rainfall starts. Messy dark green-blue ocean motion blowing sideways with white caps all around. No size, shape or form of any kind.

 

PATCH:  N/A, see above and catch up on past seasons of The Great British Baking Show in preparation for up coming holidays. 

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  9:01 AM   6.4’

LOW:  3:35 PM   -0.2’

HIGH:  10:17 PM   4.8’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/3/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
”There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.” - William S. Burroughs 

 

Spectacular sunshine beams into the bay by way of the morning sky. Wind blows the fall colors right off of the trees and into the empty street. Today is the day, but not for surfing. High tide sloshes and splashes up the ramp and acts as a deterrent to onlookers. Swell, wind, and tide do not mix, proving what we already know to be true. Crisp air stands at 45F but looks to rise slightly. Bundle up until further notice.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Abandoned by all living creatures, too much water creates a channel too deep for even the longest paddles. No movement here but that of an overwhelmed swell. No action and no takers. Wind scrapes away the top layer and leaves behind a choppy pool. Better luck next time.

 

PATCH:  I don’t wanna change but I don't wanna stay the same.
I don’t wanna go but I'm running
I don’t wanna work but I don't wanna sit around all day frowning. 

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  8:23 AM   6.3’

LOW:  2:50 PM   0.3’

HIGH:  9:17 PM   4.6’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/2/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"To step toward your destiny, you have to step away from your security.” - Craig Groeschel

 

Crystal clear and still, as the sun rises in morning brilliance, running her beaming fingers through tree limbs. A bitingly cold start at 37 as we welcome December to come out to play. Holiday decorations starting to appear and as the first candles are lit this evening, set the stage for holiday cheer. Those hoping to add the first celebratory layer of salty goodness to their decor are arriving to a few open court side spots. As conversations seep like smoke when spoken, smiles and laughs can be seen. In neoprene suits we run for a fall remembering that 6 minus 1 is 5, and 5 plus 1 is six; the tribe has spoken.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  High tide crashing up the ramp with aerial water spray up the wall, makes for a intricate entry. Reflection waves are rideable out to sea helping save paddle arms for later. WNW swell visible as the storm has passed and is the cleanest it’s been for a week. Waves rolling in the knee height with a fast drop and short ride. One main peek with an 8 member crew trying to remember the pecking order.

 

PATCH:  And here I go again on my own, Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known, Like a drifter I was born to walk alone, An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time, But here I go again.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  7:42 AM  6.0’

LOW:  2:00 PM  0.9’

HIGH:  8:10 PM  4.5’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 12/1/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Early morning bouts of the heavy stuff along with winds of intensity and velocity. Now in a calmer mode but possibly poised for future actions and drenchings. No chill exists with temp at 53F but a risen sun remains shaded behind clouds while portions of blue open and close. Mostly maligned masses of water bear the burden of the weather tumult. You take what you need and you leave the rest, but they should never have taken the very best.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  First light and first glance reveals the shadows cast by breakers replenished. Higher perches are required to get the full visual and know the deception in play. Most shapes have been marked down and placed in the clearance bin. Rides and slides lasting mere seconds become walls of water located about the chest and neck as the winds have laid their claim upon.

 

PATCH:  Early access still not without peril though swinging tides make entry points more plentiful as the day progresses. With lowered expectations a positive outlook may be realized. Storm forged rollers are widely scattered and generally shattered yet the illusion of stoke remains palpable. Pressing forward with the uncertainty of tomorrow pulling dreams back to the sea.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  6:57 AM  5.8’

LOW:  1:03 PM  1.5’

HIGH:  6:04 PM  4.5’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/30/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.” - Seneca the younger

 

This too shall pass as the storm retreats and yields to more favorable conditions. Cooled off and down to 47F with lightest breezes from the north and streaky but clearing skies. Birdies chirp and hidden frogs croak along the journey to unlock the secrets of the sea. The ocean still heaves but with less menace and more opportunity. Observation posts allow for the full experience along with wet pantaloons and footwear. The park is again open, the moose out front went home.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Charged NW swell of size and velocity providing a consistency of disorientation. A constant crash and smash into paint adorned and largely scorned concrete boundaries is the first obstacle to overcome. Full tide has fueled some of the chaos and now the outgoing seeks to clean and preserve some semblance of form. Not the stuff legends are made of but the sea tells no tales.

 

PATCH:  A more refined turmoil of shapes that pitch and bellow in a discordant manner. The breakers are mere suggestions and those of true merit are not to be found. Not remaining unchallenged by those landlocked practitioners only needing a small stoke dose to refresh the supply. Most boards remain bagged but may see the light of day yet.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  6:08 AM  5.3’

LOW:  11:55 AM  2.2’

HIGH:  5:31 PM  4.7’

LOW:  11:46 PM   0.4’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/29/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton

 

Much more rain throughout the night along with associated high winds which continue to blow and thrash. Electrified air charged with the smell of sea and singe. Moments of sun often replaced with more rain. Storm surges and high tides have water coming from both above and below with opportunities for drenching at every turn. No inroads into ocean adventures worth undertaking at this time. Don your Onesie and brew hot beverages while you catch up on literary requirements.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Mass confusion and chaotic breakers heaving metric tons of water in all directions at once. From any distance, the panic and perpetual motion of the sea is evidence of unleashed raw power. This is not my beautiful house…

 

PATCH:  A map of mayhem and disorder with disappointment the endgame landmark. The foolish few in seawall attendance debate the application of neoprene protection. Those with misguided confidence may place their efforts in the least effective areas today. Let the water hold me down…

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  5:14 AM  5.2’

LOW:  10:35 AM  2.7’

HIGH:  4:09 PM  5.0’

LOW:  10:44 PM   0.0’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/28/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” - Robert Frost

 

Soaked and saturated but currently sedated with some clearing noted and a calmness of wind. 57F in the moment and low pressure remains situated over the region. Humidity and humility distributed in equal parts along with dense fog rising and hovering. Everything seems obscured and out of focus and extra dilation not helping the cause. Sea stalwarts gather and gaze but mostly mystery surrounds. The potential for dismay and disappointment must be weighed against the positive unknown realm.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Large WNW storm swell overwhelms and overlaps. Partitions of smoothness only a fleeting mirage in a sea of chaos. Early high tides not dropping too low and heaving along the walls and up the ramp. No shapes, less form, no shoes, no service.

 

PATCH:  Patient observation from multiple points of view doesn’t yield insight into any concise description. Encased in lingering fog and bereft of true directional swell a case can only be made for those blindly devoted practitioners. Plenty of water, in fact, likely too much. Keep an unflappable eye to the west as there are hopes for better afternoon outcomes.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

HIGH:  4:16 AM  5.1’

LOW:  9:09 AM  3.0’

HIGH:  2:54 PM  5.5’

LOW:  9:41 PM   -0.4’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/27/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"You and I are made of stardust. We are the stuff of exploded stars. We are therefore, at least 1 way that the Universe knows itself. That to me, is astonishing.” - Bill Nye

 

Pitter-patter rain falling steadily down with no wind in sight. Hissing tires rolling out of town as walkers stay inside. A warmer 50 to start as the heavy gray clouds keep in the warmth. Parking filling up with a flotilla of ocean kayak seekers as the usual morning crew has taken the day off. Dressed in slick layers for protection, through the gates we go to feast our eyes on what Mother Nature holds today.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  WNW swell causing mass confusion in the form of storm swell. White water washing machine churn in the Channel proper with waves not forming to rideable slides. As the tide rises along with the storm swell, the outlook looks less than desirable. Best to ride out the storm on land.

 

PATCH:  6 kayaks and one SUP playing a game of keep away from any ocean motion. All are winning and tied for the prize of no waves caught. I hear the trophy celebration will be held when high tide peeks this afternoon.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  7:53 AM  3.0’

HIGH:  1:50 PM  5.9’

LOW:  8:41 PM   -0.7’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/26/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.” - Charles M Schulz

 

Icy dew drops from telephone lines sparkle like sequins against the rising yellow sun. Feathered white clouds floating over crisp clear blue with temps hovering at 44. A cold beginning to the regularly programmed schedule after this past turkey day as the daily grind commences. Walking towards the ramp a lucky few are seeking refuge to the sea. With bated breathe and fingers crossed, hoping to cleanse the soul with salty slides.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Still and lake like as water levels are coming in high and drowning out the WNW swell. No one out and no white water in sight as seagulls bob for apples and seals swim laps. As the tide turns in the afternoon, opportunity may knock in the form of ankle wavelets. For now sit back, enjoy some hot coffee and breathe in the fresh clear air.

 

PATCH:  Or did I miss again, I think I missed again oh, Or did I miss again, I think I missed again.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  6:51 AM  2.9’

HIGH:  12:55 PM  5.9’

LOW:  7:46 PM   -1.0’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/25/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” - Joe DiMaggio

 

Laser sharp shadows drawn out by the rising suns brilliance. Cold and still with temps starting at 48 and climbing all the way to 59 by afternoon. Morning walkers with four legs, bundled up in layers in search of a stick to fetch. Conversations of packing and traveling overheard by those who are able to stay and make their way to shore. Dawn patrol warriors are back, who are a welcomed sight to see, have the timing dialed as they already head out of town. Slivers of sand can be seen though impossible to reach with tidal high swings. Time is of the essence if walking the wall is what you seek. Best to leave your socks and slippers behind.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Bloated and engorged water levels rising all day till afternoon. Glassy and calm ocean motion as the Channel current is moving one way towards the lagoon. One white water peak crumbling and dissipating into blue as a gang of four paddle without direction. Time the entry perfectly with the rolling incoming water if ankle high waves are what you seek.

 

PATCH:  Blue hues seen with the naked eye with no white in sight. Crisp and clear the horizon’s sharp line reaches the sky. The search and hunt for the flattest rock is on, practice the perfect throw, for the most bouncing skips wins.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  5:58 AM  2.8’

HIGH:  12:07 PM  6.5’

LOW:  6:54 PM   -1.1’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.

Daily Surf Report - 11/24/2018

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Inspirational Quote of the Day:
"You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.” - Albert Camus

 

Abated rain provided a good wash and rinse to saturate the soil and clear the air. AQI index back in the green and all systems operational for outdoor adventures. Beans grind and bacon burns with holiday visitors still within. Early skies start grey are now released with segments of blue reaching through and bright sun to dry. Steady stream of those in pursuit of slides and stoke are pouring in with rooftop racks stuffed with sleds. Swells of fair magnitude attempting to align and overcome the high tides may only show their potential when the lights begin to dim.

                                                        

CHANNEL:  Swollen waters with a continual rise until the late morning is the obstacle to overcome. Co-joined swells with Western borne intentions creating wide rights mostly soft in nature. The entry portal against the seawall tells a different tale and concrete does not mesh well with flesh and foam. Use judgement at all times but especially during access and exit.

 

PATCH:  Under a fine layer of slowly evaporating mist an intrepid crew finds fair seas suited for the longest log you have. The allusion of a SW swell providing the illusion of breakers that are slow to start and short to ride. Morning tide push helping the cause but will eventually overwhelm any pulses predicted.

PACK IT IN!  PACK IT OUT!

RESPECT THE BEACH!


TIDES:

LOW:  5:11 AM  2.5’

HIGH:  11:24 AM  6.6’

LOW:  6:07 PM   -1.1’

 

WINTER HOURS HAVE NOW BEGUN. 

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL.

 

Come out to rent if you need some gear. We have a full inventory of wetsuits, booties, over 70 demo surfboards and a fleet of boogie boards to rent every day and are located only 522 steps from the beach.

 

Lots of NEW and USED boards are in the racks so come check it out. We have 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 always have all the gear to meet your cold water surfing needs.