A small pack of intrepid swimmers came out at 7:00am and braved the 52F air temperature and 5-6 foot swells. Present this morning were Beth, Michelle, Nick, Mike, and yours truly. Also making an appearance was Ethan, a portrait photographer who brought out some pretty nifty equipment.
Given a sustained southeast wind and partly cloudy skies, most of us opted to wear wetsuits – despite the surprisingly comfy 65F lake temperature. The high volume waves were manageable once we got away from the wall. The beach landing, though, was a bit of a challenge.
Nick and I hit Oak Street Beach at the same time and spent some time body surfing on the crashing surf. I rode in on one particularly large wave that stripped off my goggles and claimed my Alcatraz Challenge swim cap. So if anyone finds it, you know where to send it!