Niel, Jodi, Leslie and Tiki swam at 8:05, Stephanie got in later, started on her own, never found us and joined up with Tom when he got in at about 9. The air temperature was 55° and the water was 59°. It was nice and flat and calm. The fog and low clouds had visibility down to 3/4 to 1/2 mile. I felt kind'a chilled before getting in and had to not think about getting cold during the swim.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
I started out swimming over to the second crossbars on the CP Pier
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The Wild Women will swim tonight at 5.
Duke and I will be back on Thursday morning at 9:30.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
The water and air temperatures were 59° this morning. There was no wind, small surf, nice and glassy but a bit of red tide in some places near the Cal Poly Pier.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
I'll be getting in at 8 on Saturday and Duke and I will swim at 11 on Sunday. Company is always welcome.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Ick. It was 59° in Avila this morning but it was drippy wet and felt chill. The water was still 61° so that was a plus. Mr. Lindsay had predicted that there would be rip currents along the coast and sure enough, there was a big one on the left side of the pier. There were occasional 3+ foot waves and a swell out of the SE, which is typical of a storm. There was some extra power in the water with the foam doing a better job than usual of trying to push me over. When I was swimming I could feel a deep movement in the water. Perhaps our first hint of winter?
I was on my own today. Duke texted me that he was too comfortable with his coffee to get up out of the chair and come swim and would ride to Cayucos later. Gezzz, was he drinking decaf? I wonder if there was a double chocolate Costco muffin next to his coffee cup? We miss ya buddy.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Duke and I will be back at 8 on Tuesday. It sounds like this week's Wild Women In The Water evening swim will be Tuesday at 5.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
It was just another dull morning in the sleepy Central Coast beach town of Avila Beach. No one had any idea what terror was about to over take this idyllic setting. It was gray and overcast with fog coming and going, hiding who knows what terrors of the deep that were lurking out there, waiting for unsuspecting swimmers to venture out over the great depths of the ocean. The air and water temperatures were 61° and the water was flat and clear, the better to see something coming.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
My Avila Beach weather and swimming condition reports are getting boring, but that is actually a good thing.
Again Avila was overcast and grey with no fog, an air temperature of 60° and a water temperature of 61°. 2 foot plus surf, nice clean water and flat and glassy ocean.
Neither Duke or I felt like anything special, Duke didn't want to do any sprints and I just wanted a nice swim, so we did two triangles and enjoyed a great hour in the water. I took me the first thousand meters to start feeling right and energetic, then the rest was fun. I have conformation that Tom was out there somewhere but we didn't see him.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Avila Beach was just starting to clear when I got there at 10:20. At 10:30 it was 63°. The wind was getting started and the water was getting lumpy. The water temperature was back into the low 60's at 61.5°, so we got our 3 or 4 degrees back as fast as we had lost them.