Avila Beach stepped up with another beautiful day to swim, offering clear skys, small surf, a building wind out of the SW and cold water temperatures. I measured 52 degrees in the suds from the pier. Out past the surf line it felt like 50 -51 based on how long it took my face to freeze up sufficiently to no longer feel the cold.
I was by myself and getting ready to get in when I noticed a woman putting on a swim cap. He name was Lindsey and she is a member of the Dolphin Club in San Francisco. We decided to swim parallel to the beach to Fossil Point and back.
This is me where we began out return back to the pier. The water was nice and clean. The wind had come up enough to make a one foot ish breaking chop that made gave some character to the swim back.
Jonny had arrived after we had gotten in and was trying to chase us down but we managed to swim past each other and never see each other in the chop.
There is no rain in the forecast in the next week so we should have warmer air and water next Sunday.