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You can usually determine relative air v water temp by how much of peoples bodies are underwater at Shelly – warmer in today I think! -------- A long walk in today with a bit a swell rolling through now and again ------- ----- Super low tide with ramp exposed. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Temp: 17.9º. Umbrellas: One Sam and Wednesday Hacksaw Club went in at 6.05 a.m. It nearly rained ... (no warming sun) Too wet for triathlon club's cake. Sorry ... I have to rush Roger Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Another beautiful sunrise to wake up to ... makes the early wake up and cold start 100% worth it!! Low tide this morning made the swim a little shorter for us all! Just caught the blue groper on camera this morning ... unfortunately I think he's a bit camera shy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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A promising sunrise as I was walking along the beachfront towards the clubhouse at 6.15 this morning ... before the murmurs started Gathered around the B&B tree. 6.33 goes by and I haven't seen any swimmers walk down the ramp yet. Talk was of a 5.30 swimmer who had been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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CONDITIONS Air: 10º and crispy Sky: Crystal-clear Moon: Full and bright Venus: Risen @ 5.50 a.m. Water: 18.8º (16.5º @ Shelley) Vis: 65% (probably still polluted) Newbs: Three Swam: 185 Rain: Nil Sun: Yes! ------ Fashion: Leisa turns it on ------------- Trending: Suits you, Craig ------------- Controversy: Three mirthful folk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Hailed by critics. Thirteen tracks (plus a few more old standards ...) ----- Skipper Hayes is back on dry land ------ The Solstice Swim 2019 Saturday 22nd June 6.15 am Only the one Solstice swim this winter (Badges have been printed) ---- The concrete's complete ----- Long Weekend and there's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Perfect conditions this morning. Flat, clear water ... and brisk yet sunny. --------------------- 5.30s: "Hurry up, Billy." ------------------- Maurizio the freediver shot this pic yesterday ------------------------ Five sleeps until the 'other' Palmy to Manly swim kicks off next Saturday at 6 a.m. ---------------------- Chris Taylor clicks over the magic 2000... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Astrid the pocketdog ... 6.15 and still dark here at the coffee shop Viktor the Newbie from Gothenburg: "The water is never this warm in Sweden." bags of M&Ms Today's full-page advert in SMH (... and saying the island is off Tasmania) Babewatch Event Babewatch are holding their annual 6... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Air: 23º Water: 25º Blueys: Yes Rain: No Options: Harbour Crowds: Low Swam: 180 pax Newbies: Seven The 5.45 crew ran a Seabus to Curl Curl as part of weekend's final 10-km summer series. Trip involved picking up two groups of passengers b/w Shelley and Freshwater. Well - somewhere along... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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---------------- QUICK QUIZ Guess who ------------ Don't forget the gallery shindig this Saturday ---------------- Don't forget Belinda's cake stall on Sunday. Baked goods welcome! Stats: Swimmers: 310 Newbies: 10 (What - On an ordinary Thursday!?) Temp: 22.2 --------------- The Monthly Dinner is back!! – 12th February 2019 – Guest Speaker... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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How to have a better life. Temp: 20.2º --------- Operation Crayweed Grass planting in Cabbage Tree Bay If you are interested in supporting/assisting this initiative by way of signing up to be a CV (Citizen Volunteer) please read on. The SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science) Project Team expect to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Yes - it was the painter who put that toe-stubbing slab down there past the ramp BIRTHS, DEATHS and MARRIAGES Below: Richard's 'Free Sailing Day' and SUP etc About 9 pm Saturday night parents were driving frantically for hospital when she told him to pull over at surf club's toilets.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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CONDITIONS Air: 11º Sky: Clear Vis: 80% Stingers: One Wind: Westerly Rain: Nil Water: 15.3º Swimmers: 142 BLOG DATA Blog title: The Bangles Missing blogger: Simon the nuclear scientist Other Monday Blogger: 'Magic Hands’ Andrew Fill-in blogger: Roger the cartoonist Foto Support: Fiona the Oils Painter This has been a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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91 days to Spring Outside Temp: 13.5º (Strong and icy overnight winds defoliated plenty of trees) Water: 18.4º (Positively tropical) TIPS Stats: Swimmers: 250 Newbies: Three -------------------- WINTER BADGES The Winter swimming season is finally here! Although the water temperature may be a little colder than you might like, there... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Ahoy everybody: Did anyone accidentally take a pair of grey & yellow Keen sandals this morning? Please call Graham if you have them (he needs them urgently): 0411 301 030 STATS Swam: 317 New: 30 Temp: 21.2º Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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---------- FIVE a.m. COFFEES - Available Here When too much coffee is never enough; you too can join Guy Dunstan in the black of night. Limit: Five piccolos per day ---------- DEVON DREAMING "Waiting for Midge" segment ---------- ----------------- ---------- Help country kids learn how to surf! A 'Working with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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The 5.45 crew stretch before their hitout. Do you ..? ----------------- These drafthorses came off the beach at 6.30 am yesterday; hired for a Cup gig at Skiff Club. The bigger (Saddleless) fella was to be brought inside venue -------------- Monday's violent waters leave us with much weed ----------------- Our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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---------- QUESTION: How often should you change your BluTac? --------------- HE'S BACK: One's Irish and one met his first wife in Ireland ------------- ADVICE: Guy says: "Always keep your weekend cash well clear of the Webber." ---------- NEWBIE: Kate, from Wales ----- A-TREE UPDATE: One of them dropped this today... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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-------------- Third and final Solstice: 6.20 a.m. Sunday. Be there or be a square --------- Global distance swimmer explains Channel tides and routing ------ Nick Howard's band appearing Boatshed on Corso, 9 pm Saturday 9th Sep. I'll be drunk and heckling ------ Meanwhile; over at Manly Wine ... Stats: Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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--------------- B&B Monthly Dinner at Bluewater Cafe Tuesday 11th July at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. Chief Superintendent Kenneth Murphy (aka Smurf) Clarification Tuesday week 11th is monthly dinner - and not to be confused with bookings for Trivia Night - which is THE FOLLOWING WEEK! Warning: Kenny is not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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CONDITIONS Air temp: 6º Sky: Clear Ocean: 18.5º Vis: 9 outa 10 (With phosphorescence at 6 am) Sunrise: Shot blood red Beanies: Everywhere … it’s chilly today!! Two winters ago (Lesbubs Productions Pty Ltd) Click and Play Below: My vote for this year's calendar cover (Denton Photography Pty Ltd) Below:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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When after all grains of sand have slipped silently from your togs, and the last whisper of gentle Easter breeze has drifted off beyond those pink hues of rising sun; only then will you find it less difficult to stand by the water cooler ... as if somehow the load... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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THIS WEEK Tuesday night: Badgefest at the restaurant --------------- Wednesday Morning: One person only turned up for Booty Camp (And promptly went back home) ----------- Wednesday night: Met a Midnight Cowboy on the game ... ------------------- Thursday Morning: Justin Beiber had a swim with us. Gary was chosen to mind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Blubber Report I swam normal Shelly at 6 a.m, and saw only a solo jimble. Big waves before point may have chewed them about a bit, and there was nil wind overnight. But boy -what a hot night's sleep! ------------- Six weeks until the Rottnest Channel Swim. Over the horizon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Pacific Jules