Wow, it was very crowded at the beach, even at 5 PM, with people enjoying spring break and the warm sunny weather. The water was 53.5 and choppy, with a steady breeze from right to left. It was not strong enough to push up any whitecaps but each leg would have it's own character. Rob and I swam the triangle route in the clockwise direction, making the longest leg straight into the chop. It took us 35 minutes and was a great workout, with the surface conditions adding to the effort by bending your body every which way depending on our orientation to the chop.