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    January 22, 2010

    Tiger Shark Spotted / Terranea Beach Access Closed

    After high surf advisories, flash flood and tornado warnings, the storms here in Southern California are subsiding.

    Yes, there was an actual tornado warning here a few days ago…

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OXNARD HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LONG BEACH… * UNTIL 115 PM PST

    Max Bottomtime has pointed out a problem with beach access at Terranea Resort.

    Thank You Max for the following:

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    Due to the current storm activity, the following public trails at the Terranea Resort have sustained significant damage and are temporarily closed to the public for safety reasons until further notice:

    — The Terranea Beach & Cove Access Trail – please do not attempt to access this trail or the beach while it remains closed.

    — The Discovery Trail (at the southern point of the property beneath the spa building). The rest of the Discovery Trail continues to be open and an alternate route around the damaged portion of the trail is available.

    The Links at Terranea golf course is expected to be open following the conclusion of the storm. The Resort, restaurants and spa remain open with normal business hours.

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    Thank you Crazy Ivan for the following Tiger Shark photo and warning:

    Tiger Shark on the prowl.

    This picture was taken off of our coast, before the rains.

    Be careful when you go back in the water, the Tiger shark is still out on the prowl.

    Rain is forecast for this coming Tuesday; I plan on staying dry this weekend while the runoff dissipates.

    January 17, 2010

    Terranea Resort Dive Condition Report

    There is suppose to be three storm fronts moving in, which probably accounted for the light diver turnout at Terranea Resort.

    The Cove at Terranea Resort.

    The water looked a little green and the surf zone had three to four foot swells between the calms.

    “It’s rough but doable,” I was told.

    Rather than prove that I can make it in and make it out alive, and hopefully not hurt, for a dive that was sure to be low vis, I decided to start debriefing early.

    Seven divers, in three teams made it out of The Cove.

    Instructor Ed and Crazy Ivan enjoy a red cup beverage at the Cove.

    Instructor Ed and Crazy Ivan joined me at the Cove for a red cup breakfast.

    The first divers emerged, reporting seven to ten feet of visibility.

    The first divers emerged, reporting seven to ten feet of visibility.

    A couple of free divers entered during our debriefing period.

    The tourists felt safe, since I wore my German Police shirt.

    The tourists felt safe, since I wore my German Police shirt.

    The second group emerged from SCUBA diving.

    The second group emerged from SCUBA diving – “You didn’t miss much, I would say five to seven feet at best..”

    Debriefing was light.

    There was a skeleton debriefing crew – Crazy Ivan, Instructor Ed, TwinDuct, Eric and me.

    We broke out the ghetto grill to cook some spicy sausages, but nobody had any matches.

    After 20 minutes of trying to flame tissue paper with a car lighter and rubbing two sticks together, it looked like we were going to go hungry.

    I dug down to the third layer of treasures in the Duster’s trunk, and found a book with four matches still in it.

    I split them in half giving us eight.

    We barbecued at a secret, undisclosed location.

    We barbecued at a secret, undisclosed location.

    Debriefing wrapped up a little afternoon.

    Instructor Ed suggested that we go to the best and friendliest bar in San Pedro – Rebel’s Cocktails.

    Instructor Ed tells Eric and TwinDuct how fat I was before he taught me to SCUBA dive.

    Instructor Ed tells Eric and TwinDuct how fat I was before he taught me to dive and made them both promise to never quit SCUBA diving.

    It is suppose to be stormy all this week – massive rain, thunder and lightning.

    It doesn’t sound like I will be getting in much lobster hunting in this month, but I hope to hit the end of the season hard.

    The thing is, after all these storms, where are the lobsters going to be?

    Deeper, I know, but how deep?

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