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Newport Pool to Peak ocean swim

Sun, 7 Jan 2018

Newport Pool to Peak ocean swim

The Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim is one of the first ocean swim events in the New Year, and certainly one not to miss.

It takes place on the first Sunday in January, and both the 800m event or the 2km event are a great chance to kick the new year’s resolution into gear, and hit the water.

Both swims offer something for those new to ocean swimming, as well as seasoned veterans.

There is also a 400m swim for the younger swimmers, with 10-14 year olds able to test their skills just like their parents in a circuit just off the shore.

The beach itself can also pose a challenge.

Newport is an open beach, with shifting breaks, gutters, and rips. Its intensity really depends on the tides, winds and swell, with a reef off the southern end of the beach offering protection to some swells from the South East.

If the conditions are right, it can be a tough swim.

The swim is held at Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and is the second stage in the Pittwater Ocean Swims series.

Pittwater ocean swim series

The Newport Pool to Peak ocean owim is the second part of the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series.

The five swims in the series are held across five different parts of Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Bilgola, Newport, Avalon, Mona Vale, and the Big Swim from Palm to Whale Beach.

If you manage to complete three of these five, you go into a random draw for a chance to win a weekend in Byron Bay.

But that shouldn’t be the only thing to entice you to tackle the Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim and the rest of the Pittwater Ocean Swim Series.

The entire series is a brilliant excuse to take in the beauty of five of Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Swim courses

The 400m, 800m and 2km events in the Newport Pool to Peak ocean swim both offer something for those young, new to ocean swimming, or well seasoned veterans.

The beach itself can also pose a challenge.

Newport is an open beach, with shifting breaks, gutters, and rips. Its intensity really depends on the tides, winds and swell, with a reef off the southern end of the beach offering protection to some swells from the South East.

If the conditions are right, it can be a tough swim.

The 2km course takes you out away from the beach, before turning north, and following a rectangular route around the beach, eventually bringing you back to shore near the beginning.

A kids-sized circuit out around the buoys and back, giving 10-14 year olds the chance to have a go and enjoy this amazing sport.

A simple circuit out around the buoys and back. Great for beginners or as a warm up for those looking to do the double on the day.

The 2km course takes you out away from the beach, before turning north, and following a rectangular route around the beach, eventually bringing you back to shore near the beginning.

While you’re there

You’ll be in the heart of the northern beaches, so there is plenty to do up and down the coast.

Newport Beach itself doesn’t have much on offer apart from the beach, you could check out the beaches either side – north to Bilgola (which also hosts an ocean swim) or south to Bungan Beach.

If you’re craving good coffee and late breakfast or lunch, head for the popular cluster of cafe’s on Barrenjoey Road: Background Coffee (the coffee is to die for), ShotLab Espresso, Zubi Bar or Little Box Coffee Co.

Instagram highlights

#newportoceanswim

Travel and parking

There’s a decent beach carpark alongside the Newport surf club, the organisers and volunteers will be there early to nab most of them so don’t hold your breath.

The back streets have free parking, so do the laps and look for a gap.

Newport Pool to Peak ocean swim results

Other

Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
point to point & around the buoys
Swim lengths
400, 800m & 2km
Swim series
Pittwater Ocean Swim Series, Global Swim Series

Location

Newport Beach
Newport NSW
Newport, New South Wales 2106 Australia
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Weather forecast 7 January

12am 21°C 4 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 20°C 3 m/s
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6am 20°C 3 m/s
7am 20°C 3 m/s
8am 21°C 3 m/s
9am 22°C 4 m/s
10am 23°C 4 m/s
11am 24°C 5 m/s
12pm 25°C 5 m/s
1pm 25°C 6 m/s
2pm 26°C 6 m/s
3pm 26°C 7 m/s
4pm 25°C 7 m/s
5pm 24°C 7 m/s
6pm 24°C 6 m/s
7pm 23°C 6 m/s
8pm 23°C 5 m/s
8:10    
9pm 22°C 5 m/s
10pm 22°C 4 m/s
11pm 22°C 4 m/s

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