San Diego's Winter Sunshine Returns

On this first clear weekend of January, people were out and about enjoying that sweet San Diego sunshine we all know and love

Although a wind advisory remains in effect for San Diego County, locals and visitors soaked in the sunshine Saturday, some even taking to the water on the first clear, rain-free weekend in a while.

NBC 7’s Liberty Zabala forecasted a clear, sunny day – with gusts, too – with temperatures in the upper-60s for the coast, low-70s in the valleys, low-50s for the mountains, and deserts mid-60s. The wind advisory is set to expire at 4 p.m. Saturday.

At the bay, NBC 7 spotted lots of people enjoying the water and sun, partaking in activities like paddle-boarding and kayaking. The sunshine helped keep them warm – although some spectators on the sand traded in their flip-flops for boots.

Lots of locals headed to Torrey Pines Golf Course on Saturday, too, to enjoy the third day of the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open. The golf tournament is known for its breathtaking vistas of the ocean.

The sun, the surf, and supporting a local cause brought out San Diegans and visitors alike on this beautiful winter day to La Jolla Shores, where the 1 Wave Challenge took place.

The 1 Wave Challenge invites surfers of all ages to ride one wave together, all standing up for more than five seconds. The surfers – 180 of them to be exact—came together in hopes of breaking a world record set seven years ago where 110 people rode a wave together in Cape Town, South Africa.

Proceeds from the 1 Wave Challenge went to the Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a San Diego-based non-profit dedicated to guiding and supporting high-risk and fatherless boys on their journey to manhood.

After the challenge, surfers got to listen to live music and explore great eats in the vendor village. The 1 Wave Challenge also featured the Torrey Pines Adventure Run, a 5 mile course that took racers on a scenic route of La Jolla Shores, passing by the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

What are you doing to enjoy the clear, sunny weekend? Comment in the thread below our story.

Get weather updates throughout the weekend from NBC 7 here.

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