January 18, 2012
The inaugural Manzanillo Bay Sharkfest Swim took place today from Majahua around Majahua Point to the beach at Hacienda Eden on Manzanillo Bay. 13 swimmers representing an international contingent including Belgium, Australia, Mexico and from throughout the United States swogged (swam slowly) their way through the 84 degree water. Nine women dominated the field under clear skies in perfect sea conditions with an escort flotilla of sea kayaks, stand up paddle boarders and the command ponga under the command of Captain Samba. This event kicked off the start of theInternational Sharkfest Swim Series, which includes swims in the following locations: Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Boston, Austin, Charleston and Cape Fear. The group came ashore in a little over 50 minutes at picturesque Hacienda Eden, where post event festivities were hosted by restaurant Jardin del Eden, whose chef/owner Jean Pascal Bochet also participated in the swim. The 2nd annual Manzanillo Bay Sharkfest Swim is tentatively scheduled for Big Wednesday, January 16, 2013.