The ocean was speckled with colourful blobs between Stanwell Park and Thirroul on Saturday for the annual Paddle Against Poverty.
Ninety-five paddlers turned up with surf rescue boards, SUPs and kayaks with a lot more children giving it a go than previous years.
“Another big turn out, perfect conditions so we’re super stoked,” spokesman Aaron Hughes said.
“Was a little bit down on the fundraising front but we still got a heap so we’re happy.”
As of Monday the event had raised $7000, far less than the usual $15,000 though many paddlers are still fundraising through the website.
All cash donations this year go to Illawarra-based non-profit organisation Project Purpose - Waves for Water who provide water filters that enable clean drinking water for communities in need around the world.
Donations made online go directly to feed, house, clothe and educate children through Australian charity Compassion.
To donate, visit: www.paddleagainstpoverty.org.au