This was my seventh Alcatraz, my sixth with SERC. Every year the conditions surprise us!
Water was a tolerable 62-63, but the boat dumped us on the middle-west part of Alcatraz and the current was pulling west hard! It took a lot of work to get myself on course to thread the needle (entry into Aquatic Park), and in the chop sighting requires a breaststroke type peekaboo! Covid thinned the entries. We still had a blast!