Thursday, June 21, 2012
Rob and I are both going to be out of town this weekend so we decided to sneak in a swim at lunch time today. We met at the beach a little before 12. I had measured a water temperature of 57 degrees. The water was nice and clear and was 'ocean' blue. We still have a wind out of the SW so there was a small chop being pushed onto the shore by the wind. We decided to swim out to the end of the Avila Pier, over to our usual spot on the Poly Pier, about 1/3 of the length of the pier out from the shore, from there we would swim to the west end of the buoy line at the creek and finish along the buoy line back to the Avila Pier. The water felt very comfortable and was nice and clear. When we rounded the end of the Avila Pier we found our route to the Poly Pier was going to be into more chop and current that we had expected so the 600M over to the Poly Pier was a bit of work. I wasn't swallowing any water but it sure felt like the current and chop were trying to push us back to Pismo Beach. The last two legs were more or less 'downhill' and I got to surf a small wave a couple of times. We covered 1.2 miles in 42 minutes.