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  • January 18, 2009

    Palos Verdes Dive Conditions

    January 18 2009 swell map

    The swell map in the morning did not promise very good conditions.

    Arriving a little late to Old Marineland, I was greeted by the regulars pulling out of the lot.

    “We’re going to check out Hollymoon Cove,” a regular advised me.

    Old Marineland’s cove looked flat, but very muddy.

    Marineland’s cove looked flat, but very muddy.

    I headed over to Honeymoon Cove.

    Honeymoon Cove was undivable, with surfers enjoying the waves.

    Honeymoon Cove was undivable, with surfers enjoying the waves.

    Christmas Tree Cove looked muddy also.

    Christmas Tree Cove looked muddy also.

    Some parts of the coast were getting pounded by waves, others were just plain muddy; it was almost as though we were looking at the after effects of some pretty hard swells.

    A report came in from Redondo Beach – Veteran’s Park was “clear and flat.”

    Some made their way to Redondo Beach, others went back to the parking lot of the Old Marineland.

    One diver, Brian, managed to test the conditions of Old Marineland.

    “Vis is four to eight feet, but it was worth it to me,” he said.


    1. I’ve just found your blog. I’m almost local (N.Cal!) so its great reading about the dive areas down there.

      Comment by Paul Wakefield — January 19, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    2. Seems I picked a good weekend to strap on a pack and blaze some trails in Death Valley. For once, I didn’t miss 25ft vis.

      Comment by New Chris — January 19, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    3. Looks like the beginning of a 12 day period of heavy swell. The LOLA report on surfline shows considerable swell for atleast that time frame. Thanks for the report! Looks like its time for a trip to Casino Point:)

      Comment by Frank — January 19, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    4. I guess I was better off killing the alarm and sleeping in Sunday.

      Comment by Jill — January 19, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    5. I’m heading down there at the end of this month, so it was nice to find your blog.


      Comment by Luxury Yacht Charter — January 20, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    6. Very cool blog..Palos looks awesome.. We have some sweet diving here in Alabama!

      Comment by Dive Alabama — August 2, 2010 @ 1:39 am

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