This weekend marks the halfway mark for summer swim season (fortunately not continues well into fall). Record water temps at 75 degrees, calm seas and clear skies are forecasted creating a perfect storm for ideal conditions both days. Meet at 6:30 or just before 8:00 both days. Enjoy…
6 thoughts on “Some Seriously Sweet Mid-Summer Swim Conditions”
Tom, while I truly appreciate your goal of enticing more swimmers to come out, swim and enjoy the ocean as well as your enthusiasm and love of all sports ocean related, I think it’s time to take off the ozone depleted glasses and start reporting the actual ocean temperature range, not the weekly max. This morning was not only not 75 degrees but it was unequivicably freezing. To make it even colder when I arrived there were 2 20 or 30 somethings suiting in their 3 mm suits for a swim . I told them it was my first time without a suit, they tell me they’re in training for a tri, but that I’ll be fine with just a pair of shorts. Took me 15 minutes just to not feel numb this morning. An hour later I ran into Liz and her crew of 4 or 5 real swimmers who were out to swim the beach with a pit stop at A street for nourishment. To a swimmer they ALL agreed it was not only not within the margin of error of 75 degrees but was no where near that warm! And that was after the sun was up for two hours.
After this morning’s swim i officially reject NOAA and the notion the oceans are warming. But does it help that there are supposed health benefits from submerging yourself in cold water for an extended period or that mild hypothermia is known to induce a state of euphoria? We need an oceanographer to explain what the eff happened to water temps between last night and this morning. My guess is the water was 58-60 degrees. But i did have fun swimming to the brick house and back.
After this morning’s swim i officially reject NOAA and the notion the oceans are warming. But des it help that there are supposed health benefits from submerging yourself in cold Ayer for an extended period or that mild hypothermia is know to induce a state of euphoria? We need an oceanographer to explain what the eff happened between to water temps last nights and this morning. Everything you say is true and if i has to guess, the water was 58-60 degrees.
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Crusty barnacles in the news: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/cape-may-crusty-barnacle/377697/
Covid-19 Update: WHO recommends all ocean swimmers maintain a social 6 foot distance from all other sea creatures. The Megalodon is exempt from these general guidelines as there are no confirmed cases of human to Megalodon transmission of the virus.