Friday, August 26, 2011

Skin is Back In!!!

Next Swims: Friday 6PM and Saturday noon at Steve's (see 8/24 blog entry: )

Last Swims: Thursday 8/25 5:45AM & Friday 8/26 5:45AM

Friday's conditions:
Water Temp Official Patriarch reading 65 but much warmer away from Klode (70ish!!!)
Waves: calm
Clarity: clear in spots
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, SonofKahuna, Bubba Speed, Beth, Ben, Matt, Steve, Chris, Capt'n

Thursday's conditions:
Water Temp 48!!! (...but reports of warmer water 200 meters from shore)
Waves: calm
Clarity: clear
Crew: Diablo, Kahuna, Bubba Speed, Beth, Capt'n with guest appearances from The Patriarch, Sir James & Ben

Wow....what a difference 24 hours can make this year! In prior years, when the water temps took the plunge it would days if not weeks for them to bounce back. This year there have been several occasions where the temps have taken an unexpected plunge only to bounce back nicely in 24 hours.

The resiliency of the crew yesterday was nothing short of amazing. Despite a numbing water temp of just 48 several crew members walked the plank and logged a swim up to the Garage and sleeveless wetsuits.

Today was a completely different story. We comfortably swam skin up to mudslide and back. The calm, warm and sometimes crystal clear water made for an almost effortless journey.

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