Daily Surf Report - 1/11/2013

Closing today at 3:30pm. We will open tomorrow at 10am

Not nearly as cold or icy as predicted. Currently 44F and partly cloudy. Light offshore winds grooming things up and a good working sandbar in the Channel delivering waves. King tides again today with extreme morning highs and negative low lows in the afternoon. Please have an entrance and exit strategy when heading out to surf as the boat ramp, seawall and rocks will not treat you or your board kindly if you get smashed up against them. New bump up in swell today but timing will be critical as to how much water makes things work best.

Be careful when driving the West Marin environs this time of year. Black ice is prevalent and there are still small patches of ice on the road as the sun is low in the sky and it takes a while to thaw out. Drive slowly and with caution.

CHANNEL: Rights in the Channel and Mali-Bo working and groomed up by light offshore winds. Size goes waist to chest or a bit better on sets. Smooth and rideable with all types of boards in the water. Should be even better with outgoing tide but is working now with lots of water. Watch out for rip heading towards Stinson as tide drops almost 9 feet again today.

PATCH: High tide is still not working in the Patch this morning. Flat for surfing but nice for the SUPs or kayak touring at the moment. All rocks covered up and the day is dry and beautiful if not totally sunny. Tide change throughout the day should turn this spot on in the later morning to early afternoon. Reports of afternoon positive sessions from yesterday.

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HIGH: 10:26 am 7.1'

LOW: 5:07 pm -1.4'

HIGH: 12:16 am 5.5'

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.