Sunday, July 8, 2012

Warm and Choppy

Next Swim: Mon 7/9 6M, and probably 6PM
Update: there will definitely be a 6PM swim on Monday

Last Swims:  Sat & Sun 7/7, 7/8 at 9AM
Water Temps:  Low 70s
Waves:  1-2 feet very choppy
Water Clarity:  Very clear Sat, stirred up and cloudy Sunday
Sat Crew:  Mike, Showgirl, Diablo, Kahuna, Patriarch
Sun Crew: Anna, Ryan, Kungfu, Diablo, Kahuna, Patriarch

Onshore winds brought in warm water, but also created very choppy conditions and clouding the water by stirring up silt and sand from the bottom.  Waves were 1-2 feet and very irregular, not the predicted 3-5 foot waves.  Apparently the professional forecasters aren't any better than me and Cap'n at predicting Lake Michigan.

It' harder and slower to swim in big chop, but lots of fun too.  You just have to careful about breathing or you're going to get a mouthful.

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