We had a beautiful day for our regular Sunday swim; sunny, warm, no wind (yet) with a water temperature that was a degree lower than yesterday (50 degrees!)
as the only fly in the ointment. Swimming today were Chad, Niel, Rick, Amy, Duke, Stephanie, John and Evan. We did the one mile the Avila Triangle. Everyone was a bit apprehensive about how 50 degrees was going to feel.
Duke and Chad
Amy, Stephanie, Rick and John
Chad, Evan and Duke at the end of the buoy line on the left side.
John waited for Amy and Stephanie.
They swam to the end of the pier and came in along the pier.
Duke, Rick Chad and Evan at the end of the Avila Pier.
Chad, Evan, Rick and Duke at the end of the buoy line on the right, at the creek.
Before we began the last leg back to the pier a middle aged man on a large blue and white wave rider came tearing in towards us at high speed. He got close enough for us to see a lot of detail before he noticed us and headed towards the Cal Poly Pier. Just before this when John, Amy and Stephanie were at the end of the Avila Pier, they saw the same jerk riding inside the buoy line on the left side of the beach. We learned later that the lifeguards had alerted the harbor patrol and the clown had been stopped and hopefully cited. Just to ensure that we understood his eligibility as a future master of the free world he later rode in to the buoy line on the left side of the pier and pointedly thrashed around jumpin his own wake just outside the buoy line. This was while there were people swimming inshore of him. Absolutely contemptible behavior.
Congratulations to Rhonda Marina who won her age group in the SLO Half Marathon Saturday!