A wave of pink heads swims north, into the wind
A few swimmers ahead of the pack early
Leaders, and followers
A couple of swimmers maintain an early lead, but the pack isn't far behind
First bouy, more gusts
They're almost to the first bouy. The dark patches in the water ahead is a sign of more headwind.
The 2000m swimmers are standing by for the countdown.
And the 2000m swimmers are feeling the splash of cold water as they start out.
And the 1000m swimmers await the countdown
1000m heading out
1000m swimmers sprinting by the first lifeguard
A few spectators walked up to the higher vantage point to watch their family and friends nearing the first turn.
Yellow shark buoy?
This buoy looked like a giant yellow shark face to me.