Monday, August 3, 2015

Beach Swimming Oceanside CA South Side of Pier

      I hit the south side of the Pier today for a swim.  Today is a great day in Oceanside.  78 air temp at the beach.  The lifeguard's tower board said the water temp was 66, but I'd put it at 68.  Below 4 feet it was colder-maybe 64 degrees.
     The swim area was very crowded.  I don't like that.  And for some reasons the Lifeguards are staking out large sections of sand with orange cones for vehicles--really ridiculous large areas.  I don't know what's up with that, maybe a new boss. 
     There was one surfer in water with 2 to 4 foot waves and lousy shape.  I swam out past the breakers but it took me a heck of a while to cover 150 yards.  The water is very choppy today.  I wanted to do a swim but I couldn't make much progress.  I went south for a hundred yards or so and headed in.  Chop, chop, chop.
     Nevertheless, the water was clean, 5 foot visibility, warm, and enjoyable.

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."