I forgot my camera yesterday (Wednesday) when I went to the Pier to swim. The waves had picked up to the 3 foot range and the water was 58-59 degrees. It was calm water past the breakers and a nice swim. I stayed chilly in my upper body for a good ten minutes; the swim was 30 minutes. Lots of surfers on the south side when I was coming in; I had to dodge them to get in and not mess up their rides. I got dumped hard once coming through the surf zone, but that's fun as long as you don't lose any goggles or swim caps.
"The first time you quit is the last time you try."