Labor Day is the weekend that usually signals the end of summer and recreational boating. However, in Southern California, now is the best time to be on the water, because the weather is warm, the sea temperature is in the 70s and the crowds will be thinning. Because our waterways do not ice over, nor do we experience the bitter cold as in other northern waterways, we have the luxury of boating year-round.
This weekend, the seas will be less than 3 feet for the west and the winds might kick up to 20 knots in the afternoons, also from the west. I do see Hurricane Jimena about halfway down Baja California, and the storm should cross into the Pacific by Saturday morning. Other than Erika, a tropical storm currently below Puerto Rico, the hurricane season is slow this year. I am hoping Jimena might bring rain while I am relaxing in Lake Arrowhead this weekend.