Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Evening, July 7, 2010

Avila was sunny and fog free at 5 PM. There were still quite a few people on the beach and in the water, which is always a good sign. The water temperature was 57.5 with good visibility. There was a steady wind from the west and a chop on the water that was just short of white capping that extended all of the way in to the surf line. There were quite a few fishermen on the pier, a few small groups of pelicans in the air and one seal playing in the surf. We had four swimmers; Rob, Pete, Joel and Niel. We did the triangle counterclockwise, starting on the right side of the pier to avoid the fishing lines that were streaming downwind on the left side of the pier. I thought that the water temperature was comfortable (in my full wetsuit) and the chop was enough to make me mindful of my head position but not to the point of upping my seawater intake. Nobody was interested in pushing it so we just had a nice swim.
Rob is competing in a 2 mile race in a lake in Virginia this weekend and he has reports that the hot weather may push the water temperature into the upper 80's or even higher! Does Blue 70 make a cool suit?


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