For over a decade now paddles have been making their way down Sydney Harbour for the annual B to B (Bridge to Beach). Originally the race went from Manly to the City but with numbers increasing and waterways getting more crowded we opted to bring the race finish to Manly. For the last eight years the Harbour Bridge has become the start line for what is regarded as one the country’s most iconic ocean paddling events.
The last couple of years have seen some adverse conditions which gave some of the back markers and middle of the field competitors some hairy moments around Middle Head and Dobroyd. Fortunately 2014 saw a rather tame sea state with only small to medium chop around “the Heads” area.
A big field was on hand for this year’s event so extra safety was brought in with the help of the Manly Firies who all just happen to have fishing boats and are also all very competent watermen who spend most of their spare time filling their freezers with the bounty of their fishing trips. Thanks to Neil, Billy and George who looked after the back markers and pulled few out.
2014 Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach RESULTS Photos available online “Get all your action photos from the B2B for $6 each from www.GeoSnapShot.com“