Thursday, September 17, 2009
Next Swim: 6:30AM Friday Klode
Last night's swim:
Water temp: 71
Waves: 2-3 feet
Water Clarity: Lots of gunk being pushed in to the beach, but a few meters out the water was cloudy with sand, but much more pleasant
Crew: Gumdrop, Cap'n, Patriarch
We were looking forward to playing in the giant waves that he forecast predicted would be building throughout the day, but once again the forecast was wrong. They were still big, but smaller than the morning. But the warm (71) degree water made for a very comfortable swim.
This morning's swim:
Water temp: 68
Waves: 2-3 feet , rolling and regular
Water Clarity: same as last night
Crew: Gabriel, Cap'n, Patriarch
We should have known something was wrong when we quickly and effortlessly reached the rock wall. Even though it wasn't apparent from shore, there was a huge current pushing north, which we found out when we turned around. After swimming what seemed like forever, I looked up to shore to see we had barely moved. The trip back was serious work, and when we finally got back to shore we faced the next challenge. With the water warmer than the air and the onshore breeze, we started shivering very quickly. It helps to have lots of dry clothes at the ready.