I'll be back to swim on Tuesday morning at 7. That will be it for me for a week as I'll be out of town Wednesday through Sunday.
Tom L's Monday morning, swim report: On the final day of the three day weekend, it was still crowded enough that I could not get a front row parking spot when I arrived at 9:15, hence, the no ocean view photo. It was cloudy with scattered blue spots in the sky. Air temperature was 62°. Being the tourist curmudgeon that I am, it is times like this morning and Saturday that I miss the emptiness that came with the Covid shut down. As I was getting in, I saw sushi seal just past the break searching for breakfast… The water was 52° with a wind chop and bump to it. Swimming was nice, though, and tourists free!
Tom L's Friday morning swim report: the gray days of May continue at Avila. It was 60° when I arrived at 9:45. The marine layer was thick, but would be burning off by the time I finished my swim. The water was smooth, flat and glassy with temperatures ranging from 52-54. Aquatic microclimates. Good swimming.
Tom L's Monday morning swim report: arrived at 9:30. Air temperature it was 56°. The marine layer, and calm, glassy water. The water temperature was 55 on the east side, and 56 on the west side. The Villella jellyfish regatta has sailed on to points beyond. Beautiful morning swim.
Tom's Friday morning swim report: I arrived at Avila at 915 and was greeted with a low, marine layer or high fog... regardless of what it was called, it was thick and solid, and would not be burning off anytime soon. There was a slight breeze out of the south that created a chop on the water. The water temperature was 54+, which allowed me to enjoy a longer swim. A nice way to ease into the weekend.
Tom's Monday morning swim report: there was a thick marine layer at Avila when I arrived at 920. Air temperature was 57°. There was a 3 to 4 foot swell coming through and a slight bump on the water. Apparently, I missed the tropical warm water yesterday, because it was back to 52°. We've had a couple of these four degree water temperature swings this year, so it's not totally unusual. It was a good morning swim.
I'll swim tomorrow morning at 11.
Tom's Friday swim report: foggy bottom and 51°. It was an interesting morning when I got to Avila at 920. Sort of foggy and sort of clear. It was 58° air temperature and the water was smooth and calm. The water temperature was 51° with a few spots a little colder. Excellent swimming.
Niel, Jodi and Tom Israel will swim Saturday at 7
Tom's Monday morning swim report: if you look closely at the picture above , you might notice the significant low tide and think to yourself, it almost looks like you could walk out to the buoy. Of course, that would be an exaggeration... but not that much of an exaggeration. It was low tide. And if you look really closely at the picture, you might notice Avila Rock out there and how much longer it extends to the south than you might expect. All that is to say, it was low tide, the swell from last week has fizzled just about down to nothing, and the water was smooth and calm with a slight breeze, creating a small bump. The air temperature was 58 when I arrived at 9:30, and the water temperature was 52. Excellent morning swim.
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