It was gray and overcast at 10:30 but burning off. The water was 56.5 and much clearer than on the previous Wednesday. The big south swell was still providing some 5' waves but the big sets were 10 minutes or more apart so getting in was just a matter of waiting a bit. Getting in the water were Rob, Niel, Casey, Duke, Chad, Amy, Kim, Kamber and Jerry. Rhonda came by to hang on the beach and soak up some sun. Casey is getting ready for the LA Tri so he and Chad stayed on the east side of the pier and practiced entries and exits through the waves. The rest of us went in on the west side and swam the traditional triangle route counterclockwise. The water temperature has dropped below 60 so it took me until I reached the buoy at the creek to get completely comfortable, but then the water felt great. When we finished the sun was out and felt good. Rob and Chad went back out to boogie board and get in some additional play time.