Been up at 6:30 lately? It's dark and if there's heavy clouds it's proper night-time dark! Down the South End I saw people heading out for a swim around to Shelley Beach in the pitch black. Not my cup of tea. I think I'd be staying on the beach getting my sit-up's done up the light of the beach groomer until there's a decent glow on the horizon. Once again conditions are super glassy. It's tiny at South Steyne but a little bigger up the Queensie end.
The water temp is dropping and if you're in the market for a new suit this year check out our friends across the Tasman, Seventh Wave. Hailing from Christchurch, I reckon they'd know a thing or two about keeping warm in the water. Custom Suits in 10 days!