I checked the beach on base first but it looked rough and ominous. I passed and went over to the pier. The bottom three pictures are taken today on base about 4:20 PM.
So, too rough to swim (freestyle) at the pier so I decided to lie on my back and kick around the pier with my fins. Give the arms a rest. I used them to hug myself to keep warm. The water really was rough and angry; it didn't want me out there. Out past the pier there were 4 to 6 foot big swells but all chopped up. It was a good workout for kicking. I got the current correct this time; it was mild running north to south. I had to go home and take a hot bath to warm up. Only one surfer in the water and a trio of people for a bit playing in the waves.