Monday, June 24, 2013

Super Mooon Swim Summary

Next Swim:  5:30am Monday 6/24

Last Swims:
   Saturday 6/22 @ 1pm
   Sunday 6/23 @ 1pm
   Sunday 6/23 @ 8:30pm (Super Moon Swim)

   Saturday 6/22
      Water Temp:  59-62
      Air Temp:  upper 60's and fog at the start / 70's & sun at the end
      Waves:  moderate chop from southeast
      Clarity:  surprisingly clear considering the chop
      Crew:  The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Amy, Capt'n
      Pitch Count: 5
      Suit Count: 5

   Sunday 6/23 @ 1pm
      Water Temp: 56.4
      Air Temp:  84 & Sunny
      Waves: rippled surface
      Clarity:  clear
      Crew:  The Patriarch, Diablo, Riptide, Diamond Dave, Capt'n
      Skin Count: 2
      Suit Count: 3
      Pitch Count: 4

   Sunday 6/23 @ 8:30pm  (Super Moon Swim)
      Water Temp:  54.3
      Air Temp:  73 & clear
      Waves: calm
      Clarity:  difficult to tell / cloudy?
      Crew:  Gumdrop, Kahuna, eRun, Ele, Ele's Mom, Neo, Heidi, David, Lindsey, Andy, Joey, Nick, Dave, Matt, Molly, Capt'n with special guest appearance by The Patriarch and Perry!  (Post Pitsch cameo by Gigi)
      Skin Count: 2
      Suit Count: 14
      Pitsch Count:  12

The Klode Kru just prior to walking the plank at our first ever Super Moon Swim!  Pictured from left to right:  Capt'n, eRun, Lindsey, Ele, Andy, Ele's Mom, Neo, Molly, Kahuna, Matt, Joey, David, Gumdrop, The Patriarch, Heidi

The Klode Kru following our traditional round of Pitsch.  Pictured from left to right:  The Patriarch, Perry, Gumdrop, Kahuna, David, Neo, Lindsey, Andy, Ele, Ele's Mom, eRun

Kahuna and David pose for a picture while Kahuna is heard muttering "Fla, Fla, Fla"....which I do believe translates to 'come on in...the water's great!'.

The Super Moon climbs over the horizon just before 9pm.  Note how it appears to be 14% larger than usual....     


Showgirl said...

Monday 06/24, 5:30am
Water Temp: 51
Air Temp: low to mid 70's and muggy
Waves: almost none
Clarity: crystal
Crew: Showgirl, with guest appearance by Been Speed! (and his thermometer)
Suit Count: 1.5

I was hoping this might be my first skin swim of the summer..... until I put my toe in the chilly water. I suited up and swam south to the pipe/concrete things.

When I got back to the beach there was Ben Speed, who told me the water was 51.

Showgirl said...

I'll be swimming Wednesday 5:30 AM. tho I could be persuaded to go at 6am.

Showgirl said...

Last Swim:
Wednesday 06/26 5:30AM-ish
water Temp: upper 50's?
Air Temp: Warm but dropping
Waves: few
Clarity: crystal clear near shore, stirred up further out
Crew: Diablo, Gumdrop, Showgirl
Skin Count: 3!

It was a brisk swim south to the picnic table and back around the rocks for a little extra distance. It was also my first skin swim of 2013, and as we all know, once you go skin, there's no going back.

Next Swim: 5:30am Thursday? I'll try to be on time. :)

Patriarch said...

I stopped by Big Bay at 5:30 this evening (Wed). Water temp 52. Yikes!

Showgirl said...

Next Swim: Friday 06/28 5:30am

Last Swim: Thurs 06/27 5:30am
Water Temp: mid 50's?
Air Temp: Warm and lovely
Waves: None
Clarity: Good not great
Crew: Kahuna, Showgirl and probably Diablo
Suit Count: 2
Skin Count: 1 (Diablo)
Pre-swim Kahuna said, "this is like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane." As in, why would one want to leave a warm bed to swim at 5:30am? But as usual, the swim was great, and was an enormous reward for getting up early.

Kahuna said...

Wait, didn't Showgirl say above "as we all know, once you go skin, there's no going back"? What's she doing swimming in a wetsuit the next day?

Yes, that was Diablo, swimming skin, and I would put the temp at 52 or 53. Krews have been pretty light in the morning -- folks are missing some beauty.

Gumdrop said...

Whats that-"once you go skin, there's no going back"? Well in that case-The check is in the mail. I'll respect you in the morning. I'm from your government, and I am here to help you. All things I'm sure you've heard before :-)