I got back from measuring the water temperature and found a plate of 3 blueberry muffins on my chair, a gift from Tom Lorish. They were shared with David and Tiki.
Tiki successfully completed the tryouts for the Avila Beach Lifeguards yesterday and will begin the Lifeguard Academy in April. This means she will be spending her weekends doing physical training instead of fun swims with us. GOOD LUCK TIKI and we hope to see you on a tower this summer.
The lifeguards were back today which means that the No Boats buoy line should be back soon.
The air temperature was 60°, the water 53°, it was sunny with some SW wind and when we got in there was a nice surface on the water. There was an occasional 4+ foot wave. Neither Niel, Tiki or David felt like going long so we planned a route that would give us opportunities to add distance if we felt the urge.
We went down the beach towards the Fossil Point, to the end of the Avila Pier , towards the creek mouth, then under the pier and back to the end of the Avila Pier before coming in.
After the first pass of the end of the pier the wind shifted into the West and rapidly gained strength, pushing up a whitecapping chop. This is Tiki and I near the Avila Pier.
Tiki, David and Niel on the west, sheltered, side of the Avila Pier.
David at the end of the Avila Pier.
I'll be back at 8 on Tuesday and at 8:45 on Thursday.