Avila Beach was beautiful and crowded for a Sunday in February. It was clear, warm and sunny with no breeze and 53 degree water. The water from the creek is still dirty so we stayed on the other side of the pier. Tom, Rick, Niel, Duke, Amy and John swam out to the end of the pier then over to the buoy on the little reef and back to the pier. I had that route at .94 mile. Afterwards it was very pleasant on the beach which made it hard to do something more useful with the rest of the afternoon.
Tom pointing out the patch of kelp that was to be our turn around point.