Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

The water temperature at Avila was 55° today. 

The comfortable swimming season has arrived. (Now that I've posted that, watch the temp plumet back to 50°). 10 days ago the water was 49° and I was beginning to wonder if or when summer conditions would arrive. I was in the water for 1:40 and was comfortable when I got out. 
As for the rest, we have June gloom in May.  An air temperature of 59° at 10:30 and a thick deck of clouds with no sun. It was 70° at 1:30 and a strong breeze out of the west had put a chop on the water. The water is very clean with great visibility. The surf was up a bit with the largest waves about 4'+ but still soft. I spoke briefly with Tom Lorish after he got out. He had a nice swim and did not see any Moon Jellies over at the Poly Pier. 

Stephanie and I at the end of the Avila Pier. 

Stephanie did one triangle, I did two triangles and a lap around the Avila Pier.

At 55° I'll be comfortable in the water for 2 to 3 hours so I will start pushing my distance into the 4K range to see if I can get in shape for this year's 7,400M birthday swim.

The weather looks stable so I plan on swimming Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 and next Sunday at 11.


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