Bulli's Lachlan O'Grady is well placed to taste success in this year's George Bass Surf Marathon.
O'Grady, 24, notched up his second straight victory in the men's spec ski category in Monday's leg from Moruya to Tuross Head.
O'Grady said there were two types of ski races during the marathon: spec and ocean. He said the spec ski was an "Ironman type race" while ocean ski was "more suited to ocean paddling".
"I'm pretty happy with myself but I've got to keep doing the work down the coast now," he told the Mercury.
"It was good conditions today with a favourable north-east wind so I was able to chase the runs a bit and have some fun. My plan was to try and get four wins up early and then hold on until the finish.
"Every race you go in is tough, there's always people you've got to watch out for. I was pretty happy to be hanging out front. But all of the guys are pretty fit and ready to go. It's going to be pretty challenging later in the week when everyone gets a bit tired and fatigue start to set in."
Bulli's open men's crew continued their strong title defence by notching up their second leg win on Monday. The Bulli masters crew finished second while the club's super vets crew took fourth place on day two.
The George Bass Marathon continues on Tuesday with a leg from Tuross Head to Narooma.
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