Despite suboptimal weather, hundreds gathered at Goftons Beach on Australia Day for the annual Bridport Splash.
Bridport Surf Life Saving Club vice-president and Bridport Splash coordinator Derek Arnold said though the wind and rain had an impact on attendance numbers for this year's event, the crowd was better than they anticipate.
He said one of the major drawcards of the event was the great jelly drop, where someone laid down on the sand with an open mouth, waiting to catch the jelly being dropped by the person standing above them.
"The great jelly drop has always been a big event. It always draws a good crowd," he said.
"The beach sprints are always good for the open fellas and ladies, they like to get a bit competitive.
"The sandcastle competition is always good."
Nine-year-old Alex Clark took part in the great jelly drop competition for the first time on Sunday, and won his heat.
He said he decided to take part because it looked like fun.
"It was awesome," he said. "But it was really messy."