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Old 08-20-2017, 10:59 PM   #8866
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:34 AM   #8867
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Hazy 20+ in the outer beds north of town
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:50 AM   #8868
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Checked viz at a bunch of spots in town yesterday. Viz went to shit. Currents looked pretty strong and there was a good amount of wind chop. Some hook and line guys said the viz was crystal clear in the am and started getting worse around 2pm...
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:50 AM   #8869
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Got a shore dive in Sunday at a nice kelp bed in town right at high tide. Some bait (anchovies) hanging out with murky top to bottom viz. Lots of calico at the bottom but no other game fish seen. Felt great to get a good shore dive in this summer--feels like the good days are few and far between. Chop started picking up as the fog burned off but didnt impact viz much...
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:07 PM   #8870
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Was at Gaviota yesterday. Water around 2pm at the pier was pretty choppy, but viz seemed very good from above the surface. 10ft plus. Did not dive down to look at more. By the way, what is the 'pole' sticking out of the water just east of the pier? A rock and the pole is likely a warning for boats, etc.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:02 AM   #8871
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Any vis reports?
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:45 PM   #8872
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Any vis reports?
Murk city at Goleta beach at lunch today. Swam at east beach last night and the viz was 3 ft tops.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:16 PM   #8873
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Hazy 10ft at best north of town
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:51 AM   #8874
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Dove at sunset today. Viz in shallows was shit soup and in 15 feet of water it was 10-20. Water was warm. Lotta bugs out and about. Hope that portends a strong season. Otherwise a very uneventful dive
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:42 AM   #8875
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:57 PM   #8876
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Any one find some decent viz? Iím really hoping it will clear up for next weekend!
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:14 PM   #8877
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Any one find some decent viz? I’m really hoping it will clear up for next weekend!
With this wind, I wouldn't get my hopes up for THIS weekend, but things should calm down middle of next week and that might make for decent conditions. Its brown and turned over today off the Mesa (and whitecapping)
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Edit: Wow, I just realized it was over 7 years ago that I started this thread.. Wild...

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Old 09-22-2017, 10:16 AM   #8878
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Whoa... water temp dropped from about 65 yesterday to 58-59 overnight.
http://sbc.lternet.edu/data/stearns_wharf/index.php
Time to bust out the 7mm suit sooner than expected for bug season.
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