With a large swell and solid waves over 300 swimmers plunged into warmer waters than had been experienced at Bondi. You can just see the first distance bouy marker.
Team members of the group from left to right Steve Cole, Anthony Janjic, Phil Johnson, Scott Sparks and mate.
Before the first band of swimmers are released, the paddle boarders set out to their positions.
This event's sponsor was Blackmores who are Australia's largest supplier of health supplements.
Everyone was cheered back ashore and to the finish line. Young and older participate in these great australian beach events, I met one chap who commented that he'd been doing these events for the past 30 years.
Phil makes 1.5km look easy as he approaches the finish line ahead of Mr E.
Mr E making his way out of the surf, apparently a few minutes after Phil.
During the course of the event the tide increased in size and the clouds rolled in.
Spotted a wonderful beach house with horizon edge pool.
Recycled reindeer are all the rage as table decorations. The kids love to make them.
You just can't stop the post swim hunger for sausage sandwishes otherwise known as "snag sangers".