These wonderful photos by Valerie Salez were taken the evening I went for my first ocean swim of 2010(Sept 6th I think). The ocean was warmer than any memories I've had of it, and though the pictures make the water look calm, the waves were pretty powerful. After an hour of jumping around like a fool I was very tired and refreshed.
I was lucky to go to the ocean two more times that week and then bam! tropical storm and no more tropical water!