Maraetai Beach Anniversary Day Swim

It looked reasonably peaceful before the start of today’s swim, but the wind was picking up and blowing against the direction of the tide. That wind against tide combo creates a lot of surface chop, making it hard to breathe efficiently in the water.

Between the bumpy water and the prevailing mindset of the group I was joining today, I was persuaded to wear my wetsuit. That meant I was kinda hot and sweaty, but I swam a good bit faster… came in 12th overall which put me in the top half.

Later I had enough energy to nap and walk into town for an ice cream.

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