Crazy surf meant it was challenging to get past the shore break, but with the help of jet skis and expert paddlers happy to lend a hand, all 100 made it out.
In what has been described as the worst conditions in at least 8 years, paddlers endured rain, large swell and wind, making it to Headlands, before calling it quits.
Organisers toyed with cancelling the event, however when they received such enormous support, decided to go ahead, and were glad they did, so far raising more than $15,000, with more to come.
Organiser Aaron Hughes says much of the money will be used to help the local community. “All the cash will go to Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre,” he says. “They recently suffered a funding cut, so this money will help people in our community who are struggling. The remainder will go to help sponsor children through the Compassion organisation.”
Donations are still being accepted HERE