This afternoon wasn't the best for swimming, but it was great for body surfing!
|Gords after boogie boarding at the Great Salt Lake.|
The weather took a turn for the worse this afternoon and it got cold and windy. A little wind in the city usually translates to a lot of wind at the Great Salt Lake. For those that swam last night, the waves were a WAY bigger today. I have seen pretty good sized waves at Silver Sands Beach and have always thought about trying to body surf. There was a story in the news recently about a 9 year old girl that actually surfed out there. It was too good to pass up today, so I decided to just mess around rather than try to swim.
When Gords pulled up, I had a huge smile on my face and so did he. He and I have both been emailing Katherine about the upcoming race on Saturday. She is new to the sport (and the Great Salt Lake) and I offered to meet her at the lake tonight to swim and show her the course before Saturday. The waves looked a little too rough and she decided to come back to swim with us on Thursday. I don't blame her at all, it was NUTS!
Gords swam out of the marina, to the white buoy and in to Silver Sands. I couldn't wait to play in the waves so I went straight down the path to Silver Sands. I had a huge smile the whole time. The water was really murky because the waves were stirring up all the sand and mud. After a while I saw Gords making his way through the mayhem. The waves that were coming in were completely random, so it was hard to judge when a good one was coming. It wasn't like the ocean at all, but I did manage to ride a few decent waves.
Gords went to grab his boogie board and fins and I started to get cold so I got out. I watched him do a little boogie boarding and then we headed home. I had a LOT of fun tonight and hope to do it again soon!
Here is the video Gords made: