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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 03:05 PM
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very cold.

the squamish river enters the ocean immediately up wind of the launch spit, and it's basically flowing ice from glacial run off. even in july & august i'll sport a dry suit and clothes underneath there. people either wear a dry suit or a full winter suit there. some may wear a bit thinner suit, but not too many. the water on the down wind side of the spit is cool, but on the upwind side it's downright COLD. if anyone goes down in the river current a couple of jet skis are scrambled ASAP to go and retrieve them/ensure they're a-okay, because even in the summer it'd only be a mere matter of minutes before they lose consciousness due to the water temps being so low. if they're way out in the bay it's not AS bad if they get caught in the current of the river's outflow, as it'll just take 'em out a bit... but it's still brutally cold & the ski's are sent scrambling david hasselhoff stylee. :P
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