San Mateo - Linda Mar

Surf Reports for Linda Mar (SMLM)


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Thursday 9am - Linda Mar, poor+ surfing

Report by request. Dawn patrol with my new dawn patrol wetsuit.size was there but no shape on 97% off them= close out city.sure beats week end warrior status. # stoke .observed smoke in the air

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zero wind, suns out, 1' but beats workin! Fun time with a small pack. Good stuff.

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Pretty much a repeat of yesterday but a little less wind. Some decent sets coming through and a handful of closeouts. I didn't get much time in the water since I got in late and wanted to make it to Stern Grove before 2. Surf wasn't epic++++, but if I had nothing else to do, I would've stayed longer. Definitely not worth missing a free concert featuring the Zombies for though.

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Saturday 5pm - Linda Mar, poor+ surfing

It was really nice when I got there.--lined up and groomed. Then after about 3 waves the wind shifted and it started getting chunky. I still had a nice time though. Went through some periods of nice waves and then long lulls. Moments of fair surfing, but overall kinda crappy. Very warm and sunny though. I can't really complain.

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starving for salt water. you know how sometimes it's crap but you have fun? yeah, this wasn't that. the conditions were bad, but not _that_ bad; i just was in a funky brain space. oh well. lather rinse repeat. water was warm, wetsuit wasn't chafing, but my mind was elsewhere. to give myself a micro-sliver of credit, the swell energies in the water were just all over the map. spin the roulette wheel, and try to guess how this strangely shaped sea worm is going to break. next time! :)

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Friday 11pm - Linda Mar, great surfing

Chalupas was really clean and tasty today! Bonus points for an epically hot and sunny day- no wetsuit required!

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Thursday 10pm - Linda Mar, fair surfing

I wanted so badly to surf my beloved beach today. I tried ever so hard to justify it. I sat there staring at it for 20 minutes trying to muster up all my powers of imagination to envision a passable line or two. I tried to look past the kites flying above the water. I tried to convince myself wholeheartedly that maybe with the tide dropping things will improve, and maybe the wind will die by some miracle. I really wanted to believe it. I love my beach, and it seems so silly to drive when I have a 3+ mile stretch of ocean in walking distance, for which I feel immeasurably lucky. Who knows... today could be the day. I could score big time when I least expect it. What if? But then bitter reality hits--hard. Why force something that's not there? So I whispered to her: "Soon enough we will have our blissful embrace, my dear, but until then, I'm heading to Linda Mar. You'll never know just how much I love you, but today I must go." And so, southward I drove, where I found clean sets to waist/chest high, with little to no texture, and glassy to offshore to light onshore conditions. Soon enough my love. Please understand...

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Wednesday 9pm - Linda Mar, fair+ surfing

Another case of south windy, head to lindy. Really fun. Waist high, maybe a little better on good sets, but really clean and consistent. Scored a shit ton of fun, long rides. Warm too--both air and water. Stoked as hell. Why not?

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Good to epic! Lindy has a new waterfall from the creek marsh.4-5 sandbags tall. Sounds nice until the construction workers cranked up the chain saw and hacked away the Cattail (Typha Latifolia) grass. They always remind of of corn dogs

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Friday 10pm - Linda Mar, good surfing

Small but super fun on a longboard. Incredibly clean knee to wast rights lefts and rights. Quite a few people in the lineup but there were enough waves that everyone was having a good time.

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Thursday 10pm - Linda Mar, fair+ surfing

Pretty much did a repeat of yesterday, only this time I borrowed a longboard from my neighborino. Arrived around 6:30pm... small but mostly glass. After a while the wind switched onshore a bit and brought some texture, but a few nice sets also showed up. Switched back to offshore a bit before we got out of the water around 8:30ish. Occasional sets to chest+, but you had to be patient. Got a pretty fun ride and connected what would've been 3 separate waves on a shortboard all into one long ride from 20 yards further out from where the shortboards were lining up all the way to the beach. Better believe I double shaka claimed that bitch.

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Thursday 5pm - Linda Mar, fair surfing

Pretty fun day out there this morning (10 AM - 12 PM). Small but clean, no wind. A little more crowded than I would have liked, but somehow I always manage to find a little patch of beach to myself, so nbd. The only downside was one guy in the water who completely flipped out on someone else, asking "do you want to get physical?" and then calling the other guy a f***ot. I was happy when a woman next to me remarked "that's so trashy" in response to the aggro display.

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Wednesday 10pm - Linda Mar, fair surfing

Took an after work road trip down to Pacifica with my neighbor. We checked da beach, and decided to pass on the washing machine and head to Lindy. When we got there, it was lined up and the wind was howling offshore. Fun, but as it got closer to sunset, it started getting really fat. Dudes on longboards were riding clean faces all the way from tac0 b3ll to Marin. Still plenty of fun, and refreshing to feel water spraying back in your face when you paddle for waves. Glad I went. Little window of cleanliness amidst miles of messy surf. If I had a longboard or there was a little more juice, I would've called it Fair+++.

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