Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021


At 10:30 this morning Avila Beach was a sunny hole in a ring of fog and clouds. It was 65° with a coolish breeze that was full of moisture that made me reach for my sweatshirt. The water temperature was 58°.  The surf was mostly 2 foot and the afternoons wind chop was just beginning to build. 
Niel, Jodi, Leslie, Duke, Tiki, David, Alex and Adam were ready to swim. Nobody wanted to pick a route so I suggested that we get in the water, swim to the first buoy and figure it out from there.
Duke, Jodi, Leslie (behind) and Tiki at the first buoy.
Everyone is smiling and Tiki is being a good sport because the way 
her cap is on makes her look like an Ewok.
Jodi stepped up and under her direction we swam to the left to the last buoy, out and around the reef buoy, to the end of the Avila Pier, to the end of the Cal Poly Pier, along the pier to the third crossbars, back to the end of the Avila Pier and in to shore. There was a steady current and chop out of the SW to work against on the leg to the CP Pier and it pushed us all to the left on the way back to the Avila Pier. 

Leslie, Niel, Jodi, Duke and David at the end of the Avila Pier. This was the flattest water we would see during the entire swim. The water clarity was best here. Over at the CP Pier the water was more green and opaque.

Late breaking news provided by T. Lorish, Cub Reporter:
The first group in today was Paula Dooley and the SLO Masters, followed by Maria and Heidi, then Tom followed by a group of 4 fast guys who nobody identified. That makes the Dolphins the fifth group in the water Sunday morning. 
Duke and I will be back at 8 on Tuesday.


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