231 Red Tide

This morning on my run, I noticed that the ocean was filled with surfers. Ummm...I thought to myself...something is up. At home, I opened the paper and saw a brief article announcing "South swell with 3 to 5 foot waves at South County beaches." Okay...that makes sense. Later we went down to the beach and the ocean had turned a ruddy brown. I thought it was the water just churned up, but I was later schooled by my junior-lifeguard daughter that we are experiencing a red tide. I told Hubby, "Maybe our leaves don't change color in San Clemente, but the water does."