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Venice beach swimming

Sydney, Australia
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Venice beach swimming

Hi whats the swimming like there? Is there a shark proof net or rock pool? I am from sydney and most of our swimming beaches have them or a rock pool. Plus is the water rough. At my age the roughness of water tends to put me off now not like when i was 20 he he

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1. Re: Venice beach swimming

No sharks nets in CA, we just swim with the men in grey suits and no rock pools, Waikiki Beach has the only one I know of.

How rough depends on the swell, but Venice is not known strong currents.

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2. Re: Venice beach swimming

We don't have sharks. Water is usually pretty tame

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3. Re: Venice beach swimming

Bondi Beach water temp in Summer (your summer) is about 25C

Venich Beach water temp in Summer (our summer) is about 20C

The grey suits help keep one warm

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4. Re: Venice beach swimming

Wow really i had no idea. I have swum in very cold water though. I am a bit more resiliant than most when it comes to water temperature. Whats a grey suit? Those things the surfers wear?

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5. Re: Venice beach swimming

Oh didnt know that there were no sharks here cool thanks

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6. Re: Venice beach swimming

Ah thanks for that info. I love to swim so much

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7. Re: Venice beach swimming

Carolyn - the beach at Venice and Santa Monica is one long, glorious stretch. You'll love it! Yes, water temps are lower than most expect, but by July, when the air temps are higher, it feels very nice, just a bit chilly when you first go in. Ask the friendly lifeguards about conditions before you enter, they will be happier to help you before you go in than to have to blow their whistles to get your attention. In addition, keep an eye open just past the surf break as I've seen more and more dolphins cavorting just outside the waves. Enjoy your swim!

If you feel the water is too cold or too choppy, consider visiting Santa Monica's own beach club pool:

http://beachhouse.smgov.net/

Sydney, Australia
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Oh thanks yes sounds ideal. I never go to chlorine pools. They r so toxic. I cant stand the smell and my eyes burn...thanks tho

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9. Re: Venice beach swimming

Shark sightings are by no means rare in Southern California waters, including Santa Monica Bay. What is unusual, experts say, is how close sharks — particularly great whites — have been getting to local coastlines in recent years.

argonautnews.com/scientists-study-rise-in-sa…

My family all go surfing, boogie boarding and swimming in the local area. No one worries about sharks.

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10. Re: Venice beach swimming

There are tons of sharks in LA's beaches! Have you all not seen Sharknado ;-)