(It sounds crazier than it was and nothing like this http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_22410094/san-francisco-eve-mavericks-contest-riptides-put-surfers )
This was the first time I've tried to swim in the ocean on a non-pancake day, but the jetty blocked the scariest stuff during the entry/exit and the sets were far enough apart that it was rather tame. The only snag came when I walked out of one of my fins (Thanks Kique for saving my fin and swim).
|Waist deep and still smiling. What a beautiful morning.|
|And this was Kique BEFORE he saved my fin!|
|I wish my little lumix had captured this better, but you can see the action towards Kelly and our turn around buoy.|
Definitely want to thank Joel, Randy, Gabor, Lezlee, Dan, KeKei and the shore patrol (Nicole, Nancy) for making this happen. I can't think of anyone else I'd want to spend 30-40 min in 52 degree water with.