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Caves Beach ocean swim

Sun, 29 Apr 2018

Caves Beach ocean swim

The Caves Beach ocean swim is another chance to get away from the rat race and enjoy a day-trip to Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle.

This ocean swim is one for the family as the geography of Caves Beach actually provides spectators a chance to watch the competitors complete the course from start to finish; all they have to do is make the short walk up to Spoon Rocks.

The Caves Beach ocean swim started in 2004 and is run by the local surf life saving club.

The swim itself is a relatively simple 1.5km swim that encompasses some of the most breathtaking scenery the area has to offer.

It starts at Spoon Rocks and finishes at Caves Beach itself.

Swim courses

The Caves Beach ocean swim is a 1.5km swim that takes swimmers from Spoon Rocks to Caves Beach.

Swimmers will assemble at Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club before moving to the starting point at Spoon Rocks.

The start at Spoon Rocks is a smooth entry into the water, due to protection via the Mawson breakwall – fun bit of trivia: the Mawson breakwall was built in the 1960s to try and make Caves Beach into a safer harbour for ships carrying coal. Today, it provides a safe, secluded beach for locals.

The swim then follows a reef almost directly north towards Caves Beach, and will pass cliff formations, beaches, and caves.

On a clear day and clear conditions, swimmers will be able to see the ocean floor for much of the 1.5km course.

All in all, it’s a relatively simple course for most swimmers.

Begin with a short walk north to the breakwater. The start heads out from Spoon Rocks and then the course turns south along the reef before heading into the finish at Caves Beach.

While you’re there

After the Caves Beach ocean swim, competitors can head back to the local SLSC.

There’s a presentation scheduled for between 12.00pm and 12.30pm at the lawn area in front of the club.

After that, competitors can stick around, and enjoy the club’s kiosk and bar which will be open for the afternoon.

The club has some of the best views of any SLSC in Australia; stick around, tell tales of your heroic swims, and make the most of the beautiful vistas after your swim.

Instagram highlights

#cavesbeachoceanswim

Travel and parking

Plenty of street parking and free carparking areas.

Caves Beach ocean swim results

2017 reults
2016 results (overall | category | gender)

Event details

Date:
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
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Organiser

Caves Beach SLSC

Other

Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
point to point
Swim lengths
1.5km

Location

Caves Beach
Caves Beach NSW
Caves Beach, New South Wales 2281 Australia
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Weather forecast

Apr 29

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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