The forecast for Sunday morning was pretty grim – namely, a beach advisory with expected 7 foot waves. So I wasn’t too optimistic that there would be any swimming out at L1. However, I decided to check things out even if it meant making it a photography-only outing. And lucky for me, the wind gods were napping when I got out to the swim site!
We didn’t really get much of a sunrise as we had some pretty overcast skies at 6:15am. But the high waves didn’t materialize, so the swim was a go. I took the lake temp, and it came in at a surprisingly high 72.2F – yet another unexpected bonus! So I went minimalist (i.e. jammers and goggles) and climbed down into the lake.
While we didn’t get any larger waves, we did have some swells that would occasionally crest to around 3 feet. But certainly nothing that would hamper our swimming. In fact, the swells were quite regular which made it easy to time – particularly on the way back. But the higher than expected water temperature more than made up for everything!