Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

It Is Spring and the Water Is Cold -

This morning a steady and strong offshore breeze had chopped up the water and pushed its temperature down to 47°F.  I did two triangles which gave me a chance to work the chop in many different directions so I had a good swim, but 47° is just cold. By mid June the water should be 55° but at this point neither Tom Lorish or I can remember what 55° water feels like.  
The good part about spring is that is was about 60° and sunny when I got out. The sun felt warm on my skin and the concrete at the showers felt fine on bare feet which makes getting changed much less of a crazy dance to get into your warm stuff.
The water around the Avila Pier is still full of plankton and it has a unpleasant metallic taste.   

Avila Beach With Booties and Buoy

Dare I say it? In my experience the water at Avila has never been colder than 47°, so this is the coldest the water will be until the temperature turns and move into summer conditions.

I'll swim Thursday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 11. 


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