Half Moon Bay, CA, California

Massive Negative Tides!

Join us and a bunch of nature lovers to witness the rare daytime & weekend massively Negative Tide Day at Half Moon Bay's famous Maverick's Surfing Spot.

Come one, come all, bring the kids & friends & join us to watch the tides flush out, then walk the reef for a few hours! Weather is expected to be GORGEOUS, so come on out and see some of Mother Nature's finest handiwork, usually buried under tons of sea water, but exposed for a few hours this weekend.

These very low tides only happen a few times per year, and usually at night or during the week. This is a rare daytime weekend chance to see TONS of critters that are rarely visible. Mussels, sea stars, eels, clams, crabs crabs crabs, and tons of other critters become trapped in the tide pools for a few hours. You name it, you'll see it!

The reef is walkable starting shortly after 1PM ish, lowest tide is 3PM, the reef remains walkable until about 5PM-ish. Join us at 1PM and watch the tides flush out, then walk the reef. Or come later if you want, and just walk.

Park in Pillar Point Lot C. Start walking toward the reef under the satelite dishes next to the HMB airport. It's about a 1 mile walk, give or take.
You can walk until 5PM when the tide comes back. After that, the reef will be covered under 8+/- feet of water for the next few months.

Come and go as you please, this is a state park so everything is open to the public. No charge for anything. This is NOT a guided tour, so you are on your own, though several naturalists usually show up to answer questions.

Parking plentiful in Half Moon Bay Lot C: Yahoo Map for Capistrano Rd, El Granada (the small town just a few miles north Half Moon Bay)

From Hwy 92:
Go north on Highway 1, turn left at the fourth traffic light onto Capistrano Dr. Take the next left into the Pillar Point Harbor and park in parking lot C, on your left.

From San Francisco:
Go south on Highway 280. Take Highway 1 south to Pacifica. Drive past Pacifica and over Devil's Slide. At the first traffic light after Devil's Slide, turn right on Capistrano Dr. Take the next left into the Pillar Point Harbor and park in parking lot C, on your left.

Park in Lot C across from the white tents at Half Moon Bay Kayak.

Official Website: http://www.regathon.com/cgi-bin/webcaleyeyak/webcal.cgi?action=showevent&eventid=1173531941

Added by iamvivek on February 6, 2009