Sunday, January 18, 2009
Here's a shot of the Keauhou Sheraton from a distance. You can see what the surf was doing today. It's pounding off the Sheraton observation deck (the old Kona Surf saltwater pool area) pretty well. It was actually down a bit today. Tomorrow I expect it to flatten out, it might be OK by morning, nice by evening, and should be pretty nice come Tuesday.
If you take a look at the photo, you'll notice a more toothpaste blue in the shallows to the right of the splashing. The last day or two that's pretty much been all along the coast. It's pretty to look at, as long as you're above the water, it sucks to dive in. I'm not sure if it's a combination of sand and air bubbles or what, but the viz is really bad when the water looks like that from a distance, and unfortunately it's been that way on most of our dive sites the last couple of days. We only need about 12 hours of relatively non-heavy surf for it to all fall out and clear up for diving.