Scott Zornig - Newport Harbor Islands

Counter-clockwise circumnavigation of the six islands of Newport Harbor - Balboa Island, Harbor Island, Linda Isle, Lido Isle, Newport Island Park, Bay Island.

13.5 km (8.4 miles)

4 hours, 8 minutes on 30 April 2019

Observed and documented by Cherie Edborg

First circumnavigation of Newport Harbor islands


  • Name: Scott Zornig
  • Gender: male
  • Age on swim date: 59
  • Nationality: United States
  • Resides: San Clemente, Calif.

Support Personnel

  • Cherie Edborg - observer / kayaker

Swim Parameters

  • Category: Solo, nonstop, unassisted.
  • Rules: MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, without exception or modification.
  • Equipment used: Cap, goggles, swim suit, vaseline.

Route Definition

Start at China Cove Beach, counter-clockwise (CCW) around north of Balboa Island, north of Harbor Island, north and west of Linda Isle, north of Lido Isle, CCW around Newport Island Park; then return via west and south of Lido Isle, south of Bay Island, south of Balboa Island, finish at China Cove Beach.

  • Body of Water: Newport Harbor
  • Route Type: circumnavigation
  • Start & Finish Location: China Cove Beach, Corona del Mar (33.596788, -117.879334)
  • Minimum Route Distance: 13.5 km (8.4 miles)


No known previous swims of this route.

Swim Data

  • Start: 30 April 2019, 06:11:04 (America/Los_Angeles, UTC-7).
  • Finish: 30 April 2019, 10:19:04
  • Elapsed: 4 hours, 8 minutes, 0 seconds.

Summary of Conditions

Feature Min Max
Water Temp (F) 58 62
Air Temp (F) 57 62
Wind (mph) 0 0

GPS Track

Trackpoint frequency: 30 minutes. Download raw data (CSV).

Speed Plot

Nutrition: Hammer HEED at 1 hr and 2 hrs elapsed, then every 30 min alternating with Clif Shots

Observer Log

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