Sunday, September 10, 2023

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Sunday was another great day for swimming at Avila Beach. At 10:30 it was 70° with one lonely wispy cloud hanging high in the SW. There was a light breeze to keep it comfortable and the swimming a bit more interesting with a ripple on the surface and a long swell out of the SE. The water was clear with a temperature of 62°.      

Ton I.  David and Niel at the 4th buoy on the west side. 

We swam one clockwise and one counterclockwise triangle.

A few random beach thoughts:

For other than a few weeks in the spring the water has been consistently clear this summer without the usual red tide creating a red brown muck for us to swim in. I've no idea why we are so lucky so far this summer.

The sand was pockmarked when I arrived so it rained in Avila Beach last night. We had nothing in SLO.

It is about a nice as it get at Avila Beach right now; the weather is warm but not too hot, the water as warm as it will get, the summer crowds are gone and there was not a single pop up on the east side of the pier so everyone had an unobstructed view of the ocean.

About the water temperature, into mid-October of last year the water temperature was 58° to 60° but by the week after Halloween the temp had cratered to 51° and didn't pull above 51° until late June.  That was seven months of water temps between 47° and 51°. I cannot explain how we kept swimming. We'll know about this year when we get there.

Next week I'll swim Tue., Thurs., and Sat. at 7 and Sunday at 11.      


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