Absolutely the Best Summer Day In February -
The beach was empty but Avila was just beautiful today. A gusty offshore breeze gave us a clear blue sky, the ocean was flat with knee high surf and if you got close to the seawall and out of the wind it was nice and warm. That offshore breeze had pushed the water temperature down to 50 to 51 degrees, making this the coldest water temperature that we have seen since last April.
I had surgery on my knee on 2/20 so I'm beached for a bit but Heidi, Duke, Karen, John and Jonny were here to swim. Their route was out to the end of the pier, over to the single buoy on the reef, which is the only one we have to swim to in the winter and doubling back for a total of just under a mile. Everyone thought the water was extra chilly but that the sun made things more comfortable than last weeks stormy conditions.
Route map from Duke.