UPDATE: Though it's still a bit unorganized out there reliable reports have said that the surf has cleaned up a smidge...however, the surf is now slower and in the case of the Channel, it seems to be closing-out a bit more. take this for what it's worth. Also, we will be closing today at 4:30PM.
Good morning and happy Monday to all of you aqua scallywags! It's most definitely a Led Zeppelin morning as the ocean is quite dazed and confused. What with a big(-ish) swell with super short pulses, blustery wind and cross-swells you know that adds up to a huge, jumbled mess! Of course, that's not keeping folks from mingling in it all. It's overcast and a bit misty now but perhaps that sun will make a fashionable but not-too-late appearance sometime today.
CHANNEL: Waist to shoulder high surf with that 'Victory-at-Sea' mix that's crumbly/close-out sort of stuff that's steaming in one-on-top-of-another. About 10 folks out there now just holding on. Maybe when the tide changes...? You better be in shape and have some paddling chops this morning, peeps!
PATCH: Waist to an occasional chest high wave breaking....well, everywhere. None of it is clean as it's pretty much the same scenario as at the Channel (Victory-at-Sea) only it's the Patch version. About 4 folks giving it a go. Maybe later when the tide changes it'll clean up?
The Mill Valley Surf Film Festival is happening October 20th, 2012 at the Sweetwater Music Hall. Check out the link for all the day's events and buy your tickets now.
Hey everyone! I have exciting news...
The "Aloha Pass" (an all event pass getting you in to see all 5 features, at least 8 shorts and The Mermen performing at 10pm) went on sale a minute ago. The price of the Aloha Pass is $65 (does not include tax and fees). FYI, Tickets to each Set will cost $10 and the concert by The Mermen is $25. I really want to give you all and other local surfers the first crack at getting this pass before we announce to the general public. . We think they are going to go fast. Here is the link to buy tickets.
The Schedule is going to look something close to this:
Festival begins at NOON with live acoustic music, food, beer and surf-related art and kicks off with an amazing feature film by Marin County resident Doug Walker called "Lost and Found" that is a must see!
1:00 - 2:45 pm Set 1 - LOST AND FOUND (Q + A Director Doug Walker) with Birthright and Mentawais 2011
3:00 - 4:30 pm Set 2 - DESTINATION 3 DEGREES (Q + A Director Chris Aguilar) with Blue Sway and Peter Devries
4:30 - 4:50 pm Intro to Charities
5:00 - 6:15 pm Set 3 - HERE AND NOW with On a Dime and Unidos Por Aguas Limpiadas
6:15 - 6:45 pm RAFFLE benefiting Project Kaisei
7:00 - 8:30 pm Set 4 - THE GREEN IGUANA with The Great Highway (Q+A Director Mark Gunson)
8:45 - 9:50 pm Set 5 - Taylor Steele's THIS TIME TOMORROW
10:00 pm The Mermen take the stage.
Just a reminder to pack your trash!!!
PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Respect the Beach.
High: 8:38 am 4.9'
Low: 1:42 am 2.6'
High: 7:40 pm 5.7'
SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are open daily from 9am - 6pm from MAY through OCTOBER. Come out to rent if you need gear. We have a full selection of suits, boots, boards, surf mats 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.