Daily Surf Report - 8/20/2013


Achtung! We will be closing early today but will open tomorrow at our regularly scheduled time of 9AM.

Inspirational crystal quote of the day:
"Boy, sometimes you gotta' eat a lot of sh*t before you know what a sirloin tastes like." -my grandpa

Good morning everyone to another gray and drizzly summer morning here at the beach. Yes, as crude as the inspirational quote may be to some of the folks with delicate sensibilities it rings true for today as one must pay their dues before they can appreciate the finer things. With a temperature slinking in at 59 degrees and a pretty strong on-shore wind it's looking pretty crummy out there right now. Here's where you're paying the dues because as surfers we all know days like these come along BUT they also go away and then that day arrives where the glassy emerald green slide inducers arrive and you are ready for the sirloin.

CHANNEL:  Lumpy and bumpy (not the name of a vaudeville comedy team) that if one were to actually go out you may get a 10 to 20 yard ride with a board big enough for separate zip codes. Not much of a swell combined with a very strong on-shore = no bueno. No one out.
PATCH: No breaking waves here. In fact, there isn't enough swell for the Patch to break wind today. On-shore winds and a creepy oil/gasoline slick coming in between the Play Pen/Pilings and the Green/Graffiti wall makes my skin crawl. No one here either.


The second annual Mill Valley Surf Film Festival is coming up, Sept 13th and 14th at the Sweetwater in downtown Mill Valley. Tickets are on sale now. Looks like a solid lineup this year with Mason Jennings and Rogue Wave playing sets after the films each night.

PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT.  Respect the Beach.


LOW:  5:22 am   -0.7'

HIGH: 12:17 am  5.6'

LOW:  5:29 pm  1.6'

HIGH: 11:48 pm  6.7'

SUMMER HOURS are now in effect. We are now 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, 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