Monday, January 31, 2011
A Day Without Bathing Suits Outcome
‘A Day Without Bathing Suits’ at Papamoa Beach, set for Saturday 29th January, was upset by the weather and postponed until the Sunday. On Saturday, when we put up ‘postponed till Sunday’ notices, the water at low tide was up to the high tide mark, with huge surf breaking well out, so not a good day for swimming. But once Cyclone Wilma had finished wreaking havoc on the area and moved on, the sun came out and the wind dropped to make a very pleasant beach day.
On Sunday, over 40 people visited during the day, including 4 families with young children.
We had a volleyball net up and a few exerted themselves to toss the ball and tenniquoits around. Several people played petanque. The surf was warm and not too wild. We handed out brochures about naturist venues in the area and collected $150 for the local surf clubs. I sent some of the money to the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club and the rest to the Omanu Beach Surf Club, as they both did a patrol to our area. Thanks to all present for your donations. You were very generous. I advertised the event on www.eventfinder.co.nz and got over 6500 hits!
So all in all it was a great day out and everyone is keen to do it again, so we have pencilled in Sunday 6th March as another family day at the beach (cyclones permitting)!