Classic video from the Saturday before Mavericks. A cigarette boat got a little too close to shore and got surprised by an outside set. A good reminder to keep your eyes toward the swell on big days - even if you're in a motor boat!
Great day out at Bolinas. Sunny, clean, fairly consistent, organized and not as packed as you would have guessed. Ankles were getting shacked - even some knees. Mostly long boarders, but even the occasional short boarder on a fish got a ride. Great times out there, given the relative slop found elsewhere...
"Bay Area surfers who own smart phones and tablets have been using tide apps for years. But now there's also a new current app that gives real-time and predicted info on surface currents within the Bay, and as far south as Half Moon Bay, sourced from the Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program in Northern California (COCMP-NC). The data is provided by radiowave-emitting sensors.
Linda Poor. I made the drive down this morning to get away from the 6 kids currently residing in my house for the holiday. Even then it wasn't worth it. There were some ride-able waves on the smaller sets, but you would have to sit outside for the bigger close-out ones. A few desperado dudes paddled out but I never saw anyone catch anything worth getting wet for. Begrudgingly, I left.