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Ocean Swim, Saturday, June 15th @ 8 am, in Huntington Beach

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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You’re invited to our ocean swim: meet at the tower off the intersection of PCH and Huntington Street. It’s on the beach by Jack’s Beachside Concession. If you see 3 medium-sized hotels from Tower 9, you’re in the right place. If you see smokestacks nearby, you’re in the wrong place.

Meet at 8 am and in the water by 8:10. Usually done by 9 am-ish, depending on length of swim.

*Our usual swim is 1,200-1,600 yards. That’s 2-3 Towers, parallel to shore, once we’re beyond the breakers.

Or, a combo Buoy and Tower Swim.

Some caveats:

Water temp has been 59-63 F recently. Generally, Surfline is more accurate with water temps than other sites, but this varies daily. For Socal, 60 F is generally the line of demarcation between comfortable and uncomfortable.

Oh, and the wave conditions have been influenced heavily by the wind and the swells. Some mornings it’s been choppy; others, it’s been very calm. ¬†Wind has been the greater creator of surface chop recently. The swells are recently fighting between north and south. South is starting to win again. Summer is coming.

Keep in mind that if there is a marine layer or wind, it will feel a little cooler.

If you need fins to help you swim, that’s cool.

You can wear fins for extra propulsion and confidence through the waves.

We’re fin-friendly. Some of us are triathletes, some are swim runners, some are training for lifeguard tryouts, some are interested in cold-water immersion. Heck, some of us are in it for fun, fitness and friends.

Whatever your motivation, you’re welcome to join us so long as you can swim 300 yards continuously and can swim 1000 yards in one session. Even if you need fins to do so. As Tom said, “Fins are the greatest swim hack ever!”


June 15
8:00 am - 9:00 am