Swell, or lack of swell models

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Max Bottomtime on January 26, 2014 at 18:26:00:

Predictions looked undiveable this weekend. Overhead surf was predicted for Palos Verdes. Kevin Lee and I braved the ferocious sea this morning for a couple of dives. We braced for the largest swell we saw. It was nearly a foot. Well, six inches anyway.

Our first dive was a return to Golf Ball Reef. We can't get enough of the muck diving macro paradise. Kevin said he could see at least thirty feet as the anchor descended. Unfortunately the visibility didn't reach the bottom. It was the worst we've seen here. We didn't move far from the anchor, which turned out to be a blessing. I had hundreds of barracuda surround me during my ascent.

 photo GolfBallReef12_zps74ebd75b.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef11_zpsae832d13.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef16_zps12f1a149.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef17_zpsb38bf300.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef14_zps452fadef.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef9_zpsb88db022.jpg
Callioplana sp.

 photo GolfBallReef4_zpscbb47c3b.jpg
Conualevia alba

 photo GolfBallReef1_zpsccb40f2d.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef10_zpsb555c1d3.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef7_zps51abd215.jpg

 photo GolfBallReef8_zpse177fb87.jpg

We headed north to the Redondo Artificial Reef. There, we found blue water but strong surge on the barge. Even the Man in the Little Boat was laying on its side. I righted it and looked for photo subjects. The surge made it difficult to fire the camera before it lost focus.

 photo RedondoBarge5_zpsf69c6a92.jpg

 photo RedondoBarge1_zpsb19db54a.jpg

 photo RedondoBarge3_zps42f3811c.jpg

 photo RedondoBarge4_zps6db5dbfa.jpg

Maybe the swell models were correct. It was pretty rough out there, but only below the surface.

Follow Ups:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
Text Key: