The event kicked off on the south side of the pier and ended on the north side. Swimmers began diving in a little after 8:30 a.m. and had to swim one mile all the way around the pier in a clockwise direction.
Swimmers from all over the state came out for the event. The swim is done in waves by age group. Among those hitting the surf was a young man named Mark, who told Fox 5 News about his experience.
“The water was really nice. It has been a while since I’ve just swum straight out in the surf like that fast," Mark said. "Usually I’m just looking for waves, since I body surf and that was different.”
Each swimmer received a lanyard for participating during an awards ceremony after the swim.