Saturday, February 24, 2024

Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Tom and I got in the water a bit before 7. It was 45° with a light offshore wind, the water beyond the surf line was rippled but not choppy. It was close to high tide and the beach still has a steep slope into the ocean. The surf was 2 to 3 foot and was breaking very close to shore  which made getting out, and back in, a short, busy experience.

We swam out to the end of the pier, over to the second crossbars on the Poly Pier, to the end of that pier and back to the end of the Avila Pier.  The wind had picked up and there was a head slapping wind chop now that we pushed into all of the way from the end of the Poly Pier to the shore.  The water felt a bit warmer and I measured 53.5°. With the weak sun and the wind it do not feel more like 52°.

Niel and Tom at the second crossbars on the Poly Pier.

I'll swim tomorrow at 11. Tuesday's swim will depend on how much rain we get on Monday.
Swimming Thursday looks pretty certain but the possibility of rain on Friday may mess up next weekend. 


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