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NZ Ocean Swim Series – Sand to Surf

Sat, 10 Mar 2018

This is what ocean swimming is all about – taking the plunge in summer at one of New Zealand’s best destination surf beaches. Playing host to national surf and surf life saving competitions, the Mount’s Main Beach is the perfect location to test your ocean swimming skills in the surf conditions in the Sand to Surf, the fifth of seven events in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, the Sand to Surf provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

  • ‘I’m Going Long’ 2.6km – a swim off the Main Beach, around Motuotau and Moturiki Islands
  • ‘Step it Up’ 1km – a swim off the Main Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience
  • ‘Give it a Go’ 500m – a swim off the Main Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming
  • ‘OceanKids’ 200m – a swim for children aged between 7-12 years old, consisting of a 200m shallow water swim along the Main Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Event details

Sat, 10 Mar 2018
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Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
around a feature/island & around the buoys
Swim lengths
200m, 500m, 1km & 2.6km
Swim series
New Zealand Ocean Swim Series


Main Beach
Mt Maunganui NZ
Mt Maunganui, 3116 New Zealand
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Weather forecast

Mar 10

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
12am 16°C 1 m/s
1am 16°C 1 m/s
2am 16°C 1 m/s
3am 16°C 1 m/s
4am 16°C 1 m/s
5am 16°C 1 m/s
6am 17°C 1 m/s
7am 17°C 1 m/s
8am 18°C 2 m/s
9am 20°C 2 m/s
10am 21°C 3 m/s
11am 21°C 4 m/s
12pm 22°C 4 m/s
1pm 22°C 5 m/s
2pm 22°C 5 m/s
3pm 21°C 5 m/s
4pm 21°C 4 m/s
5pm 20°C 4 m/s
6pm 19°C 3 m/s
7pm 18°C 3 m/s
8pm 18°C 2 m/s
9pm 17°C 2 m/s


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