Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday, February, 28, 2016

We had a nice day at Avila Beach today; about 75 degrees with an offshore wind. I read  a water temperature of 57 degrees in the shallows. The water felt colder outside of the surf line. 

Every 7 to 9th wave was 4 ft plus.

Rick, Duke John and Amy getting in. Tom was already in. John Harmse got in after we had shoved off and was somewhere unseen behind us.  
We met up with Folicle (?, sorry I didn't get the spelling) when we grouped up at the mouth of the creek. He completed the swim with us.
Rick, Duke and Folicle at the end of the Avila Pier 

 Duke at the reef buoy
Rick, Folicle and Tom at the reef buoy.

I had 1.12 miles in a total time of 41 minutes.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

I was out of town but Tom showed up and swam by himself.  He sent this swim report:

It was another 'summer day' in Avila: air temps in the 70s, crowds, and tight parking.  El Nino continues to behave like El Nada, and February is our new summer season.  There was a bit of a wave, maybe 3-4 foot, and the water was a nice 56-57.  Swimming today was Tom. He swam out, messed around in the waves, swam around kelp strand #38 (not to be confused with kelp strand #54 out by the reef buoy), and back to the waves where he messed around some more.  He's not sure how far he swam or how long it took.  He did report it was a good day, though.

Thanks Tom.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

 It was a super summer day at Avila Beach today. It was warm and sunny with an offshore breeze that was holding up the faces of the waves. It was low tide so I could not get an 'official' water temperature. The port was reporting 58 but our consisus was that it was 54 or 55 degrees at Avila. Niel, Duke, Tom, Leslie, Amy, John and Rick swam today. John and Amy went straight out to the end of the pier and over to the creek mouth and back. Niel, Duke, Rick, Tom and Leslie swam left to the reef buoy, to the end of the pier, to the creek mouth and back along the beach, under the pier and in. That was one mile.

Niel and Tom agreeing on the water temperature and route.

Tom and Leslie at the reef buoy.

 Duke, Rick, Tom and Leslie at the creek mouth
A Valentine's Day warm up for Tom from Leslie

No route map today. My main computer crashed and the laptop does not have the software. 


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Avila Beach was beautiful and crowded for a Sunday in February. It was clear, warm and sunny with no breeze and 53 degree water. The water from the  creek is still dirty so we stayed on the other side of the pier. Tom, Rick, Niel, Duke, Amy and John swam out to the end of the pier then over to the buoy on the little reef and back to the pier. I had that route at .94 mile.  Afterwards it was very pleasant on the beach which made it hard to do something more useful with the rest of the afternoon.

Tom pointing out the patch of kelp that was to be our turn around point.