Avila Beach was foggy and cool. There was no wind and 2 to 4 foot surf. I could not get a water temperature from the pier. The water temperature over at the port was 57, however, the lifeguard said that she had taken the water temperature that morning at 10 out beyond the surf line and got a reading of 53. I thought it felt like 55 but it was colder on the east side of the pier. Cal Fire was on the beach and in the water doing some training and the lifeguards are back. The guards started earlier this year in order to have the beach covered during spring break.
Swimming today were Niel, Jim, Amy and John Hampsey. We were going to swim down the beach to the left but as we were getting in the Cal Fire guys showed up with jet skis, so they went left down the beach and we changed our route to the right. We all swam out to the end of the pier and down to the mouth of the creek. From there John and Amy swam along the beach and under the pier to our starting point while Jim and I doubled back along our route. We covered 1.25 miles.
John, Jim and Amy