Swim Report – June 27, 2015 – Summer Swells

I was a bit concerned about what the lake would present to us at 5:15am since the forecast called for 20mph+ winds – typically a precursor of very high waves. Fortunately, the lake was nowhere near as bad as it could have been!

Our first official meetup of summer sure didn’t feel like it. The air temperature was a brisk 59F when we arrived at L1, and we had a steady wind from the north that was making it seem more like an early spring morning. Nevertheless, the lake rallied in our favor and provided us with a magnificent 63.1F reading.

The swim was a bit of a challenge given rather heavy chops and 2-3 foot swells. Plus, the winds picked up mid-swim and intensified the swells even more. Still, for as agitated as it was, the lake was perfectly clear and you could easily see 8 feet to the bottom.

Great stuff overall!

Gearing up

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Scoping out the swim scene

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In the drink

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Lake Monster action shots

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Ron, Lake Monster 356

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Sarah, Lake Monster 357

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Laura, Lake Monster 358

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Swim start video

One Comment

  1. Diver Dave
    July 3, 2015

    I FOUND 4 DIVVY BIKES ON THE BOTTOM OF LAKE MICHIGAN IN THE LAST TWO YEARS… I CALLED THEM TO ASK HOW MUCH REWARD MONEY THEY WOULD PAY – THEY CARGE $1,200 TO THE RENTER FOR EACH LOST BIKE ! THERE REPLY WAS WE DO NOT PAY ! THEY MIGHT CONSIDER GIVING ME A ONE DAY FREE RENTAL ???
    I TOLD THEM I WILL NEVER RECOVER ANOTHER BIKE FOR THEM !


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