If the race committee deems the weather conditions dangerous, it may abandon the event The Palm Beach to Shelly Beach swim base will broadcast the following message using VHF channel 77. Text messages will also be issued and social media updates posted.

Your attention please Palm Beach to Shelly Beach Swim event participants, this is the Race Director. Race conditions have deteriorated and the forecast does not indicate any improvement. The Palm Beach to Shelly Beach Swim has been abandoned. Please remove your swimmer from the water. Please put your proceed to the boat. Do not move your boat to the swimmer. I repeat let the swimmer proceed to the boat and do not move your boat to the swimmer. Please do not proceed to shore until all swimmers around you have been collected.


An event of this nature is dependent upon weather conditions.

The swim is subject to weather conditions. If unfavourable conditions develop, advice will be sought as to whether to postpone or cancel the swim. Any decision in this regard rests solely with the safety committee of the swim.

If the swim is not held it will be postponed to a date 2 weeks after the original swim date.