Sunday, March 19, 2023
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
Tom's Thursday swim report: it was clear and sunny at Avila this morning. The air temperature was about 58 when I got in at 10:15. The water was about 50 or 51 again today. And yes, the water had some debris in it, and was definitely stirred up, but out at the end of the other Avila Pier, it was more green and less murky. I know Niel is shaking his head, saying I was swimming in tons of bacteria, but I have two theories on that… The first is, if the creeks aren't washed out by now, then we're always swimming in tons of bacteria. And the second is, there wasn't really that much rain in the past week… but, then, I did swim the day of the tsunami, so maybe I'm not the best judge of these things. And finally, you'll notice the lifeguard tower is back. Tis the season.
Thanks Tom. I hope you bacteria theory holds up. The entire creek channel and bottom has been scoured clean but after every storm the bacteria levels in San Luis Creek have gone back to the same high bacteria loads. This is a new thing for this winter and seems to indicate a bacteria source that has not been previously identified or a new one. You can keep an eye on the numbers at https://bwtf.surfrider.org/explore/34
I'll be traveling a lot an will probably only get in a few swims before April, when my plan is to get back in the water as much as possible.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Tuesday, March 13th, 2023
Tom's Swim Report -
Tom's between storm swim report: it was about 59° when I got in the water at 10:30. The water was glassy with a pretty decent swell coming through. The water was a little stirred up, but it wasn't dirty. I did stay on the east side out of respect for the possible bacterial residual. The big news, though, is the water is up to 50 or 51°. Amazing how much warmer at feels than when it's under 50!
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Sunday, march 12th, 2023
Tuesday doesn't look likely because of heavy rain. I'll not be swimming again until Sunday, if the water cleans up.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Thursday, March 9th, 2023
Tom's Thursday swim report: glassy, calm water, Clear blue skies and sunny. Gorgeous day at Avila. It was 56° air temperature when I got in at 9:45. The water remains 48°. Beautiful swimming day, although I can only handle about 50 minutes at that temperature. Nevertheless, an excellent day swimming.
With several inches of rain predicted for Friday/Saturday I do not expect to be back in the water until Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
Tom's Tuesday coordinates for my Avila swim: air temperature was 55 when I got in at 9:50. As it has been for the past week and a half, the water was 48, 49 based on my toes. There was a breeze, and the water was very choppy. The water was clean and clear. Very nice morning swim.
I'll be back at 7 on Thursday morning.