Tathra Wharf to Waves a 'spectacular' day | Photos, Video

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IT WAS a spectacularly sunny day as contestants splashed in the ocean during this year’s Tathra Wharf to Waves.

The water was calm and clear, and a large crowd gathered on Tathra Beach to watch and support the swimmers during their races which operated throughout Sunday morning.

Aside from swimming, participants or viewers could walk to the markets behind the surf club were there were stalls featuring candles, clothes, cakes and more.

There were 103 entered in the Tathra Beach Real Estate Splash for Cash this year, and around 220 in the age divisions.

Operations manager Linda Badewitz-Dodd said numbers were down a little compared to previous years, and they had about 80 per cent of what they normally had.

But she said the NSW Stramit Country Surf Life Saving Championships were held in Mollymook at the same time, and some previous contestants had gone there.

Despite this, Ms Badewitz-Dodd said it was “absolutely spectacular day”.

She has spent 14 years on the event’s committee, and said four of its core members were retiring so the executive was looking for more people to step up for next year’s event.

Winners of this year’s Splash for Cash were James Macri and Georgia Langford, who won $500 in cash as well as a medallion made by local goldsmiths Martin and Dorte Planert.

There were also random draws, with prizes such as a surfboard, as well as Tathra Beach Holiday Park and Tathra Beach House Accommodation vouchers given to lucky recipients.

* GoPro footage thanks to Stan Gorton.

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