We were just checking the forecast:
Coastal Waters from Pigeon Point to Point Pinos California out to
808 AM PDT Fri May 21 2021
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
.TODAY…NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind waves
10 to 12 ft, decreasing to 9 to 10 ft this afternoon. Swell S
around 2 ft at 20 seconds.
.TONIGHT…NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Wind
waves 9 to 10 ft. Swell S 2 to 3 ft at 20 seconds.
.SAT…NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Wind waves
7 to 8 ft. Swell S 2 to 3 ft at 18 seconds.
And, after confirming the conditions at the site, our board decided to cancel the dive.
We look forward to diving with you in April, check out the details of our April dives at our website https://montereybayseaotters.org/
All the best – Corey
All times are for mandatory check-in – divers must be geared up for the briefing 30 minutes later.
Divers must RSVP with Dive Coordinator and sign COVID waiver to confirm a space for a club dive!! The club has resumed diving, with some safety modifications. All divers will have to RSVP in advance with the Dive Coordinator. All divers will also need to read and sign a supplemental waiver.
North Monastery is one of those rare places where you can do a short kick from shore and go as deep as you would like to possibly dive. The huge granite boulders drop off at 60 degrees into the black abyss of the deep-water trench that comes very near the shore. It is possible to see the usual rockfish and perch and an abundance of lingcod that seem to thrive and grow large in this marine protected area. This is an ADVANCED dive and divers that come here should be prepared for a more challenging entry and exit in course gravel.
We will talk about some strategies for safely diving here on the steep beach that has humbled even the most experienced divers at times. Because this can also be a deep dive, we recommend that only experienced divers attend this club dive. If conditions are not agreeable we will retreat to our sure-thing dive location, San Carlos Beach.
RSVP if you are coming by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and meet at the dirt parking strip along HWY 1, at the North end of the beach.