Nicholas Canyon Beach Dive 6/14/2008

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Posted by Walt on June 14, 2008 at 17:46:01:

The seas were flat and the high tide perfect as the LA County 3-R’s group entered the surf at 8:30 AM. Some swells started to build around 11 as we exited. From Noon onward, we had fairly heavy winds of 20 knots and the surfers came out in droves. Fortunately we were conducting the lecture part of the class on the bluff by that time. Many thanks to the LA County Baywatch Life Guards for providing a boat to shuttle our group to the outer kelp beds!


Early AM – ankle slapper flat with an occasional 2 – 3 foot wave at about 12 – 14 seconds. Vis at the kelp beds was 6 to 8 feet with little surge or current. Some plankton-green water. Water temp was 62 F – seemed tropical after this winter’s cold waters.

In the afternoon the wind waves built to 3 to 4 feet with a mixed Southerly and Westerly swells. Good for surfers, but the sandy water extended out about 200 yards.

Winds are suppose to die down tonight, so early AM tomorrow should see good conditions. Happy Father’s Day!

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