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    May 19, 2011

    Good Day For Surfing, Not For Diving

    High Surf Advisory

    From Yahoo Weather…

    …HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT FRIDAY…

    A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT FRIDAY.

    * SURF AND TIMING: A SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL PRODUCE BREAKERS OF 5
    TO 7 FEET WITH MAXIMUM SETS TO 9 FEET TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON
    SOUTH FACING BEACHES .THE SOUTHERLY SWELL IS NOT EXPECTED TO
    SUBSIDE UNTIL AT LEAST FRIDAY EVENING.

    * TIDES: A HIGH TIDE NEAR 6.0 FEET WILL OCCUR AROUND 1100 PM
    TONIGHT.

    * IMPACTS: HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES COULD COMBINE WITH THE
    SOUTHERLY SWELL TO PRODUCE MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW LYING
    BEACH AREAS DUE TO TIDAL OVERFLOWS IN SOME LOCATIONS…SUCH AS
    MALIBU AND PACIFIC PALISADES. PEOPLE SHOULD STAY OFF JETTIES
    AS HIGH WAVES CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE AND SWEEP YOU OFF INTO THE
    OCEAN. ALSO…DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE HIGH SURF AS LARGE
    SURF CAN SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET. BEACH EROSION MAY ALSO OCCUR.
    THERE WILL BE A PARTICULARLY HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
    CURRENTS ON AREA BEACHES THROUGH FRIDAY.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
    THE ADVISORY AREA…PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
    EROSION.

    IF YOU GET CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT…DO NOT FIGHT AGAINST THE
    CURRENT. SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORE UNTIL YOU BREAK FREE FROM THE
    CURRENT.

    May 14, 2011

    Freedom Dive #1 At Redondo Beach!

    After almost two weeks of freedom from Psycho Woman, I decided to get back into the water for a short dive to see whether or not I need a refresher course.

    A number of Open Water classes were being taught, as usual, in addition to Rips, Rocks and Reefs having a course.

    Veterans Park - Redondo Beach

    Logged SCUBA Dive #379

    Veterans’ Park, Redondo Beach, CA

    Solo Diving

    In With: 2400 psi
    Out With: 1000 psi
    Max depth: 50 feet
    Waves: Some pain in the ass waves coming towards shore
    Visibility: 10 feet above the canyon, better at depth
    Water Temperature: 57 degrees, colder at depth
    Air Temperature: About 70 degrees
    Total Bottom Time: About 25 minutes

    The surf was up towards the shore, but I made an easy entrance.

    I was cameraless and, having left my hood at the Santa Monica crash pad, hoodless.

    I submerged in 15 feet of water and swam towards the canyon – the water felt fairly warm.

    As soon as I started over the canyon, it got really f’ing cold – ice cream headache set in big time.

    My stay at 50 feet was short lived – I was just too damn cold without a hood on.

    Visibility was 10 feet at best above the canyon, but seemed to open up at depth.

    I saw the usual assortment of sand, trash and crabs – my camera wasn’t needed at all on this dive.

    After messing around above the canyon lip, testing my buoyancy while trying to sing Dean Martin’s Volare, I headed in – underwater is the only place I don’t get complaints when I sing.

    Of course, as it always happens, the waves picked up on my exit.

    I skillfully made my way, walking, to one feet of water when I slipped on the sand and got thrown by an incoming wave – right in front of the entire Rips, Rocks and Reefs class.

    A couple of their Dive Masters came over to see if I needed help.

    I stood up and thanked them for their potential assistance – they probably couldn’t tell how macho I really am.

    It is nice to finally go home to the Long Beach Ghetto, but word about my new found freedom has been getting around.

    I went to a local watering hole for a beer, and when I came out, four young chicks were hanging all over my car.

    The chick magnet Duster.

    I don’t know if women like me for who I am, or if they just like my car?

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