Saturday, January 8, 2022

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

The 8 AM group had a 48° air temperature, a 54.5° water temperature, a steady and strong offshore breeze and clean water. The surf looked pretty flat but some 4 foot sneaker sets kept us on our toes getting out. The Blue Water Task Force's water samples for human bacteria from Thursday for Avila Beach and the creek mouth were in the safe zone so were were good to swim on the creek side of the Avila Pier.

Jumping in this morning were Tiki, Niel, Jodi, Leslie and Stephanie. Tom got in at 9. 

That's Tiki, Stephanie and Jodi walking down to the water on the right side of the Avila Pier.
If you take a close look you'll see that Stephanie's wetsuit is unzipped. This was not a mistake. The sipper had blown out earlier in the week so Steph was going to go 'bareback' and see how long she lasted.  I floated the suggestion that in solidarity with Stephanie others should unzip their wetsuits, but solidarity lost.  

We swam out to the fence on the Avila Pier, to the second crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier and  to the end of the pier. From there Leslie, Stephanie and Tiki swam to the end of the Avila Pier and in.  Jodi and I swam to the creek buoy, in to the phantom last swim buoy and back to the pier. The swimming conditions were much like Thursday. Swimming out to the end of the CP Pier was easy. Heading back was into the chop was a nice piece of work.   

Jodi providing directions to the Avia Pier from the end of the CP Pier for Tiki and Niel.  

I connected with Tom on my way in along the Avila Pier. 

I'll be back tomorrow to swim at 11. Duke, Jodi and maybe some others should be there.


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