The weather at Avila Beach was sunny, comfortably warm and breezeless. The water was flat with a good sized swell. The five foot sets had occasional 7 to 8 footers but there were sufficient gaps between the largest waves to allow getting out. The water temperature we 54 to 55 degrees.
Swimming today were Niel, John Hampsey, Johnny, Amy, Sydney, Sam and Heidi.
There were two guy out on boogie boards who were having this kind of luck with the Avila break. They are both in this picture, a red and a blue board.
They did get some short rides.
Amy, Sydney and Heidi getting in. Sydney, Sam and Amy didn't get out with the first group. Niel, Johnny, Heidi and John swam to the end of the pier and over to the approximate location of the last buoy on the east side of the pier, and back to the pier. Amy had gotten out and caught up with the group. Note - during the summer there are eight buoys that mark the limits No Boats/Swimming area. The harbor district takes them out in the late fall to prevent them being damaged by the bigger winter surf. So, we were swimming to where a buoy is in the summer.
|John at the end of the pier.|
|Johnny at the end of the pier.|
|Heidi at the end of the pier. Once past the surf line we had nice swimming conditions.|
|Niel and Heidi at the 'buoy'.|