I told the wife to set the alarm for feb 7 because that is when we go from upstate Ny to San Diego. I heard you can paddle out to maybe see whales but have no idea what kind of boat to rent and what is the water temp! Anyhow it will be good to see my sister who lives there. She takes her daughter out for a walk almost every day. However, can you imagine they had to wear a jacket on one of these walks?! So we must go out there and rescue my sister. I also have a sister in Buffalo who does not require rescue. The only time I paddled salt water I got a rash under the arm from pfd rubbing. Any advice for a snowbird headed southwest!