An old skool Saturday for the hard core B&B - we woke up to a chilly, dark and wet morning. It enticed 104 core Bold Beautiful out to model their hard earnt skills and badges - not a newbie to be seen!
The surf and rips had built and JK advised the half way option - some made their opinion known...
The surging waves were an inspiring sight...
Some great photos of the battle out were being captured by some of the few brave B&B taking on the rip
There appeared to be dissent amongst some of the older and wiser, hmmphh Jane was heard to mutter..woosses said Izzi. Dr Cathy couldn't help but agree.
It was but a splash to paraphrase Monty Python,
That got everyone swimming...
Visibility was limited...
Better above water as we passed the set of Dead Calm
Not everyone was happy about only being allowed to swim back to Half Way
But after a quick Tooheys, the smiles were back and we headed off
The swell was rising and JK's advice was starting to look wiser..
A brief stop to try out the self portrait feature and ensure a blog tart appearance..
Anna was waiting, "Please vote for my photo as photo of the week" as we swam in,
Well Anna, it worked - here is Anna's photo from yesterday selected as photo of the week!
The security guards were there to protect Anna from being mobbed,
The surf was bigger than when we left generating intense conversation
Dramatic scenes as a handfull of brave swimmers emerged triumphant (and some more than slightly relieved)
Sparkles and Fifi proved the most beautiful of the bold...
Turbo was impressed
John Bond was John Bond
Another great swim and Blue Water breakfast.
Regulars: 104 Old Skool
Water Temp: 21.6 degrees
Air Temp: 13.1
High Tide 8.05am
Low Tide 1.51pm
WINTER BADGE – Starts June 1st. To qualify swim minimum 20 times in 7 different weeks. Each week starts on a Monday and there are 14 weeks in the season.
AND if you go without a wetsuit you also qualify for the Winter Without Wetsuit (WWW) badge! Put a W by your name every time you tick the attendance.
To celebrate the start of Winter Badge Season which is a Saturday (1 June) – please come down wearing a ONE-SIE (or jumpsuit) – the funnier the better!!
AND let's make it a charity event!
Please bring a gold coin on Sat June 1st and we will donate it to the Royal Far West Hopsital!
Speaking of badges there is also another NEW BADGE – the 500 km badge! See the Pacific Challenge top left of the blog to see how many km's you've swum – if you've hit 500 or more you get a badge....(for $10)
33 People have already qualified for their badge – they will be presented at our NEXT monthly dinner at Bluewater – Tuesday 4th June at 6.30pm (or any time after that night). See the “management” for more details!
ALSO at the above dinner one of our swimmers Dr Ray Hodgson will be giving a talk about the work he does in Nepal with women who suffer prolapse after child birth. He organises trips for volunteers for 2 week stints and is always looking out for more volunteers to go to Nepal and help. If you want to hear from someone who is making a difference to peoples lives and want to find out what you can do to help, then come along to the dinner.
TO BOOK INTO THE NEXT MONTHLY DINNER PLEASE RSVP HERE!!
We want to get as MANY people as we can that night so we can book the whole restaurant out!!!! Remember it's only $20 for a starter AND main course of delicious food!! Desserts and drinks are only $5 each and no corkage on wine!! Bluwater now offer a special $25 menu too.
Special offer from Whitewater . . .
Exclusive offer for all the Bold and the Beautiful swimmers, Whitewater is pleased to offer all Bold and Beautiful swimmers 25% off your entire bill *(valued up to $30). Join us for lunch or dinner at Whitewater restaurant, Manly. Please mention this offer when making your reservation to ensure you receive the discount. Reservations: call 02 9977 0322begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02 9977 0322 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Offer valid until 30th June 2013 * not valid in conjunction with any other offer * Only one discount per bill *Discount does not apply for breakfast
Izzy's MMMs (Manly Movies Mob) is on this coming Tuesday 28th May, all welcome!
While there has been little wave action to test the surf skills, you never know when the sea will show its turbulent side. Stay safe by knowing how to read the signs with these water safety tips courtesy of champion Ironman Craig 'Riddo' Riddington. It’s a great read and can help keep you safe in the surf. To read, or even download click here.