First Swim of the Year
Seriously the best way to clear away a New Year’s hangover, Vino & Co have been running this free event for the last nine years until it has grown to its now epic proportions. On Tuesday January 1, 2019 from mid-morning onwards the brave crowd gathers on the sunny beach at Las Salinas, between Beso Beach and Malibu for the First Swim of the Year 2019.
The friendly and generous Dutch wine experts supply the vino, and everybody else is invited to bring a dish of food to share. After a swift refreshing whistle-wetter, the first dive is a united group run into the sea at 12pm sharp. For latecomers there is a second run at 1pm, and then a final run at 2pm for those that really couldn’t drag themselves out of bed before then. A plastic-free event, the wine is served in biodegradable cups and there is a beach-clean afterwards to ensure this a Leave No Trace event. Wash away the sins of 2018, in the freshest island waters, and if that all feels too clean, DC10 is just down the road to sully things a little on the way home.