Coastal Currents: Some People Swim The Bay For Fun
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 @ 12:19 p.m.
Today's Coastal Currents topic is the Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl, a 4.5-mile swim from the Coast Guard Station to Woodley Island Marina on July 13. We checked in with Taylor Daniels and Sarah Green, swimmers and co-organizers for the event.
"We're looking for swimmers that are experienced in open water swimming, because temperatures can hover around 50 to 60 degrees on average and can change throughout the swim," said event organizer Sarah Green. "I think it's appropriate that our inaugural swim is to help benefit the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center and the elephant seal pups because they inhabit the waters we swim in. There are a lot of things that make this timely in supporting the center."
Sarah and Taylor highlight the best parts about bay swimming:
- see wildlife
- your body goes numb
- jellyfish stings aren't that bad