Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Avila was it's same self this morning, 58°, overcast, calm, small surf and 57.5° water. The red tide was worse with yucky water off of the Avila and Cal Poly Piers although I did find some really clear water along the west buoy line and off of the kelp beds between the mouth of San Luis Creek the CP Pier.
Today's group was Theresa, Duke, Jodi, Margarite, Niel getting in at 7:40 and Tom Lorish at 9.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
A strong northernly flowing ocean current combined with
the lack of upwelling has brought a warmer body of seawater
to the California coastline. Last week, the Sea Surface
Temperature (SST) was 51 degrees at Diablo Canyon; today,
it is 60 degrees.
Seawater temperatures will range between 57 and 61 degrees
through Friday, decreasing on Saturday into Tuesday.
The warmer water has also brought the summer conditions of red brown yucky tasting water.
I hooked up with Duke at 8:10. He did is 1000 yd. spring and I had a lot of junk running around in my head so I swam for 89 minutes before getting out.
I am planning on switching back to 11 o'clock on Sundays beginning on July 4th. I'll be on the beach in our old spot.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
I saw Tom Lorish as I was leaving. He had been swimming in the same neighborhood as we were but we never met up.
I'll swim Tuesday morning at 8.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Pat's Thirty Five Hundred
Saturday, June 12, 2021
It was warm and sunny at Avila when I got there at 9. It was 75 degrees and felt like it was going to be a lot warmer. The water was very clear and 54°.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Pat, Duke, Jodi, Leslie, Sue and Niel at the second crossbars.
After we go out I spoke with Tom Lorish as he was getting in and Paula and Heidi up on the boardwalk. Paula was joining a group of Masters swimmers from Sinsheimer Pool in SLO who were getting in and Heidi is an Avila Dolphin who I had not seen since the pandemic. She has been swimming at Morro Bay and was getting in by herself to get reacquainted with Avila.
I spoke with Sue as I was getting changed. She will swim tomorrow morning before heading back to London. She will be back next month.
I'd like to go back to swimming at 11 on Sundays once I get comfortable with the crowds and how things are going. I miss the group and sitting on the beach. I'll post more when that change seems like the right thing to do
I'll swim Tuesday morning at 8.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
I spoke to Jodi near the second crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier. She was already at 5K+ meters and heading back to the Avila Pier.
Duke, Jodi, myself and whoever wants to join us will jump in at 7:30 Sunday morning.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
I had a nice solo swim today. Mornings in Avila are overcast and gray this time of the year and will clear by 10 or 12 o'clock. The air temperature was 54° and the water 53.5°, which surprisingly felt noticeable warmer than Sunday's 52°. I did my two triangles route and pushed the east and west ends out past the last buoys in order to make almost 3,200M. Towards the end of the swim a SW wind and chop was starting up. The chop wasn't very pesky but near the end of the Avila Pier the accompanying current was pulling up deep water and dropping the water temperature by a few degrees. It is sure motivating to swim into that large of a temperature drop!
I spoke to Tom Lorish along the pier and saw Sue on the beach. She had just missed me when I was getting in and we never connected in the water.