A few days ago, the water was cold enough to make Barry White sound like a eunuch. But it feels much warmer now — probably between 57 and 59 degrees. Even though it was supposed to be flat in Venice today, there were about ten people out. Good day for beginners. Most of the handful of waves were pretty small. But if you could ignore your bootie-less feet turning blue long enough, every so often a larger set would roll in with enough energy for a shortboard. I saw some garbage in the water. But at least it looked like clean garbage.