On August 18 a group of 14 of us headed out to Santa Barbara county line to swim all piers heading south to San Diego. Well, I will let you know that half of us quit and only one conquered the whole thing. Logistically, it’s better done by a small wolf pack of die hards and I will not mention their names :-)
I completed the following piers:
Elwood (near the Bacarra resort)
Goleta (near UCSB)
Stearns Wharf (downtown Santa Barbara and my favorite)
I skipped Carpinteria because there was a shark posting sign. I was jealous when I saw everyone get in. I waited too long to get in.
Richfield pier…this pier is gnarly. It is the pier that you can see heading North on the 101 past Ventura with the man made island. I got in and got out. I just felt it spooky. One day I will do it if anyone wants to.
Port Hueneme pier
Malibu’s paradise cove easy peazy
I skipped Malibu pier because I was exhausted and my glow sticks sucked. I was kind of done at this point.
Some went on to swim around Santa Monica. I was already asleep in the bunk of the RV at this point.
I stayed in the wolf pack RV as others went into Dennys and the other RV went home. I got up and the others agreed to get a hotel and carry on in the morning. I got a decent amount of rest and carried on to LA County and Orange County piers. I did them all except Santa Monica.
They are Venice, Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, Cabrillo, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport (2), and San Clemente.
In conclusion, this is best with a mini van with limited stops and snacks in vehicles. It is best with non-negatives and a fun upbeat group.