JJHACK wrote:Making sure I’m in line with this.
As we approach the end of the jetty the current will dictate the decisions and the point to turn around.
Then: Getting into the water early on Saturday is no issue as long as we are away from the end of the jetty before 1:00 (13:00)
You got it. There will be some water movement before slack with the 1.9 flood, but as long as you take it slow and pay attention you will be just fine. I did forget to mention that there is a large obvious rock in the sand next to the built up stuff at about 35 ft or so with a rope heading east. This is the point where the current often splits, with an eddy shallower and the outbound current slightly deeper. The bottom flattens out just past the rock. That’s where I usually make the call. If it’s feeling ok just take it slow and explore rock by rock until either you start turning the corner to the west or you don’t feel comfortable. There’s plenty to see no matter how deep you go so just take it easy and enjoy yourself!
Also, with the nice weather forecasted and the decent exchange, you’re probably likely going to have other divers there to talk to and get more pointers. Just don’t forget your discover pass (or to pay for the day). The rangers regularly check and are pretty ticket happy!