Daily Surf Report - 5/14/2014

Closing a tad early tonight. We will re-open tomorrow morning at 9AM.

Inspirational crystal quote of the day:  
“To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art." - Charles Bukowski

Good morning to all of you water keepers, van sleepers, and wave peepers! Yet, another bee-u-tee-ful morning here at the beach. That temperature is squeezing in a 56 degree reading, but we all know that will hit the mid-80's later today with very little effort. Yep, the sun is up wearing only three important things; sun glasses, a fiesta red thong and a smile! The birds are up and singing in the key of Nick Drake and all is right with the world... almost. More teeny-to-flat surf to report today. It all could change later in the day but I have the sneaking suspicion that a little bump in the H2O is on the way... maybe tomorrow... maybe the weekend. Don't touch that dial! We'll be right back after these messages.

CHANNEL:  Below knee white-water-rollers with sand bars so exposed it'd make a flasher in Golden Gate Park blush. Again, maybe later in the day or most likely a little later in the week. No one here as I write this.

PATCH:  VERY occasional, below knee slow-poke outside of the Rock/Bulk Head/Meeting Rock that travels maybe 50 yards then does what the Patch does on days like this... it disappears. Though that isn't stopping six (6) desperate commuters (3-logs and 3-janitor boards) from suiting up and almost surfing. Again, maybe later...?  

Musings from the surf shop guy: To all of you "surfers" out there. If you're itching to come out to the beach and surf because it's sunny just like in all of the groovy surf movies but there isn't any surf, you should realize that by driving all the way here it isn't going to make the surf magically appear. There are a couple of things that actual surfers know and do. These days it's incredible with all of the technology available as you have countless, free websites to access that can assist to inform you if and what is happening at the beach. Some sites are pretty good at this (CDIP), others are not (Surfline). Another thing, know the spot! Know what kind of conditions work here and which don't. Swell directions, tides, storms, etc. Also, it NEVER hurts to follow the weather and their patterns...that's how we did it "way back in the old days,"(aka, before 2000). Lastly, don't come into the shop staring at the wax and asking how the surf is. You only have another 500+ steps to go to do an actual "surf check." Spend a minimum of ten (10) minutes looking at the water and seeing if anything is breaking, how often and where. Putting in the time makes you an even better surfer.

Respect the Beach.


LOW: 5:55 am -0.9'

HIGH: 12:55 pm 4.6'

LOW: 5:41 pm 2.0'

HIGH: 12:00 am 6.2'

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. We have full 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 have all the gear for your cold water surfing needs.