Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thursday, May 23rd, 2023

There was much grayness at Avila beach this morning with low solid clouds and a light mist. The air was 54° and the water was up to 52°. The surf was small and the water clean. It was calm in Avila but there already was a SE chop on the water out towards the end of the Poly Pier.   
Jim joined me today. We swam over to the second crossbars on the Poly Pier. From there Jim swam to the end of the Avila Pier and in. I went out to the end of the Poly Pier, over to and around the reef buoy, back along the buoy line to the Avila Pier and finished with an out and back around the Avila Pier.  

Between the end of the Poly Pier and the reef buoy the chop was pushing on my right shoulder but the size of the chop was just right to twist me to the right. I must have made eight course corrections to the left.   
A 360° of the chop at the end of the Poly Pier.

Today's 52° was noticeably more comfortable that Tuesday's 50°.

Tom Lorish is traveling to Spain with his seniors water polo team for a tournament which he will follow by finding some great spots to swim.  Their WP team was 3rd last year and has high hopes that they will place better this year. 

I'll swim Saturday at 7 with Jodi, Tom Israel and whoever else shows up and on Sunday at 11. It would be nice to be able to sit out in the sun on Sunday.


1 comment:

  1. Hey Niel, I've swam with you guys a few times over the years and am back in SLO this weekend. Myself and a few friends will hopefully join you Saturday and/or Sunday. Looking forward to it!