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Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim

Sun, 18 Feb 2018

Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim might not be the most notable event on the calendar, but it’s one not to be missed.

Malabar Beach, located on the south side of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, was often overlooked for more famous beaches like Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, and Bondi, but it’s one you should know about.

Once upon a time, Malabar was one of Sydney’s dirtiest beaches. Today, it rates every bit as clean as Dee Why, according to the annual Beachworth report.

Malabar isn’t as photogenic as its close relatives, but it’s as every bit as special in its own way, and so is the Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim.

It’s an event named after the great Australian Olympian Murray Rose, and all money raised goes towards the Rainbow Club Australia, which provides individualised swimming lessons for disabled children.

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic is one of the later events on the calendar and one to test yourself before autumn kicks in.

Swim courses

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim offers two different courses: a 1km course and a 2.4km course.

With the structure of the day, it’s possible to take on both swims and really test yourself over the combined length.

Both the 1km and 2.4km courses follow similar paths.

The 1km course heads out past the break, before turning right at marker buoys, and coming back in to shore.

The 2.4km course is similar: it again heads out past the break, but it takes you all the way out past the headlands before bringing you back in to shore.

Depending on conditions, it can be a rough swim and a bit of a challenge.

The 1km course heads out past the tiny break, before turning right at marker buoys, and coming back in to shore.

The 2.4km course is similar to the 1km: it again heads out past the break, but it takes you all the way out past the headlands before bringing you back in to shore.

While you’re there

Unless you’re knowledgeable on the Botany area, you might not even have known about the suburb, let alone the Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim.

The tiny beach at Malabar is a secluded cove fringe with none of the amenities you’d expect from an eastern suburbs beach like Bondi.

There’s no hotels, no boardwalks, no beachside restaurants, but there’s a café in a converted corner store not far from the beach which is worth checking out.

If you’re a golfer, the Randwick Golf Club isn’t far from the beach either, with some holes almost overlooking it.

Take a look, and if the area tickles your fancy, you can spend your next weekend with a swim at Malabar before squeezing 18 holes into your Sunday.

Instagram highlights

#malabarmagic

Travel and parking

A parking lot is available off Fishermans Road on the north side of Malabar Beach and street parking is available.

We recommend catch the bus, one of these routes will get you there: 393 394 L94 X94 399 X99.

Murray Rose Malabar Magic ocean swim results

2017 results (1km | 2.4km)

Event details

Date:
Sun, 18 Feb 2018
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Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
around the buoys
Swim lengths
1km & 2.4km

Location

Malabar Beach
Malabar NSW
Malabar, New South Wales 2036 Australia
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Weather forecast

Feb 18

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
12am 21°C 3 m/s
1am 21°C 3 m/s
2am 21°C 3 m/s
3am 20°C 3 m/s
4am 20°C 3 m/s
5am 19°C 2 m/s
6am 19°C 2 m/s
6:33    
7am 20°C 2 m/s
8am 20°C 3 m/s
9am 21°C 3 m/s
10am 22°C 4 m/s
11am 24°C 4 m/s
12pm 24°C 4 m/s
1pm 25°C 4 m/s
2pm 26°C 5 m/s
3pm 25°C 6 m/s
4pm 25°C 6 m/s
5pm 25°C 6 m/s
6pm 24°C 5 m/s
7pm 23°C 5 m/s
7:46    
8pm 23°C 5 m/s
9pm 22°C 4 m/s
10pm 22°C 4 m/s
11pm 22°C 4 m/s

Disclaimer

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