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Eric - The Keeneroo
Mar 15, 2021
Hey There Raf, Thank you for sharing. If memory serves, I don't think you've ever reached out to me, which is fine, but wanted you to know that I often take newer/new to the area divers out. If you're in the Monterey area and want to dive, let me know. If my schedule works out, you're welcome to join. One reason I'm personally a Bamboo Reef proponent is that they are the only shop in our area where 90% of their employees are bonafide spearos, instructors of some level, and genuinely knowledgeable (from experience) about rigging and maintaining spear gear. They definitely have the largest freedive spearo gear of any shop in the area (by far). They've also been huge contributors and leaders in spearo events, comps, and community (like pre-covid friendly friday freedives - where people of any experience level can come meet people and learn some technique from a freedive instructor or their recent, free-to-Tritons, "safe dive buddy" classes (zoom and pool work). These are some of the main reasons why they're set apart from other shops in the area (in my opinion). As for the club's association with Bamboo, @Alex Reynaud will be sharing more info in detail about the reason for the transition (it is a good reason and one that all club members should understand). I hope you stay tuned and know that there is more going on that meets the eye. I was just diving with Bob Pennal not to long ago when he told me something similar about why the MBTs were formed. The good news is, meet ups, freedive education, dive trips, cooking classes, and much more will be resuming here shortly. COVID-19 threw a big wrench into things as you know. If you have additional feedback, please let us know. In the meantime, I hope you get an opportunity to enjoy the ocean's bounty.
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MEETING CANCELLED. 3/14/20 MEETING CANCELLED.
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Eric - The Keeneroo
Mar 13, 2020
MEETING CANCELLED. MEETING CANCELLED. MEETING CANCELLED. COVID-19 and the TRITON MEETING: As dive day director (which includes advising and making decisions on safety), We are cancelling the meeting tomorrow in the interest of public health and safety. DO NOT COME TO THE MEETING tomorrow. With so many social distancing precautions being taken by everyone else, we would be foolish not to do the same. King of the Tritons entries will not be accepted until our next official meeting, but Fishy Triton entries will still be accepted. If you still want to dive tomorrow, see the info below. DIVE CONDITIONS: Dive reports around Lovers Point to Point Pinos have promising 20+ foot vis and very little surge. The wind wave forecast has picked up slightly since yesterday, but the NW swell has dropped. Looks like it might turn out to be a above average dive day. The below forecast from (NDBC - raw data from ocean buoys) is looking not bad: SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds and S around 2 ft at 14 seconds. A chance of showers. This makes me comfortable saying that Northern Big Sur might actually be accessible. Potentially sporty (surface chop from wind waves and mixed swell) but I'm guessing not unsafe (depending on the spot). Always watch the ocean for at least 15 minutes at the site you intend to get in at to understand how entry and exit might affect your dive. If you have any questions for me, please comment on this post. I have email notifications turned on and will check it throughout the day/evening.
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MEETING CANCELLED. 3/14/20 MEETING CANCELLED.
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Eric - The Keeneroo
Mar 12, 2020
LOCATION FOR MEET UP: For those who need a dive buddy (we highly encourage diving in pairs, one up one down) or need a place to dive if you're not familiar with Monterey area, the meet up spot will be Coral st. at 8:30 AM. It's easy to launch a kayak, usually pretty protected from shore break (easy launch & shore dive) and has great structure both near shore and out further (the further out spots range from 30-60' over the band of pinnacles). Park near the red circle in the image below and dive either north or south, depending on where you want to go with your buddies. In the shallows (with a bit of hole hunting) you will easily find Monkey Face Prickleback Eels (it's actually a fish, not an eel, but looks like one) deep in small cracks and holes, black and yellows, kelp rock fish, cabezon, blues, opal eye and an assortment of perch. Deeper out in the kelp you're likely to find just about everything (including sheephead and lings). I'd encourage wearing a shark shield if you have one, just to be safe. NOTE: You can NOT take invertebrates in this location (e.g. scallops) because it's an SMCA. If you have any questions about the meet up, please let me know asap. UPDATE FOR 3/12 @ 8 AM: Reports from divers yesterday of good vis and a little bit of water movement at depth (surge) along with some decent shore break which is to be expected with the marine forecast for yesterday (Wind waves, NW 6' @ 14sec, S 2' @ 16sec) Mixed swell with a long interval south swell is a recipe for some surge but still very divable. Thankfully we are going Saturday which is a touch smaller on both sides than it is today and less windy but we still want every one to choose a spot they are comfortable diving and remain well within your limits.
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Fishy Triton 2020: Submit your fish here!
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Eric - The Keeneroo
Feb 18, 2020
@Cole Pickford Anything above 14".
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