Niel, Mark, Kim and Lauren swam this evening. It was clear and warm at the beach. There were some large (for Avila) sets, maybe 4+ feet sometimes and the water was a fabulous 65 degrees! There were some pelicans and other birds diving for fish but no bait balls. This was Lauren's first try at swimming in the ocean so we kept it simple. We took our time getting out through the surf and swam to the first buoy. At the third buoy Lauren and Kim headed in. Mark and I swam to the last buoy and back, so we did a 1/2 mile. The water was very comfortable.