Avila Beach was a great place to on Sunday. It was sunny with an air temperature in the high 50's, no wind, and an ocean that was providing some waist high waves, mild swells and a water temperature that felt like the mid 50's. The buoys are gone so we are all navigating without their assistance with 'the end of the buoy line' now being an approximate spot in the ocean that is agreed upon while we are swimming. We got off in waves today. Peter did his usual solo swim. Niel, Tom, Leslie started and were joined by Amy, Rick and John. With the staggered start the early starters wound up treading water while the second group joined up. When we reached the end of the pier everyone was cold enough to head in. We completed .85 of a mile.