When I got to the beach I didn't see anyone I almost called it a day (no swimming alone!). I decided to wait a few minutes and watch the water as it was a beautiful day at the beach. Good thing I did, as a lady came walking up the beach who looked like she was a swimmer. Her name was Holly (if I remember correctly) and swims with the SF Dolphins. We hit the water and swam the buoy line on the left side of the pier. The water was cold (55* according to the web site) and conditions were pretty good as the wind died down right as we started swimming.