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NZ Ocean Swim Series – The Big Tahuna

Sat, 31 Mar 2018

Taking place off Nelson’s beautiful Tahunanui Beach, The Big Tahuna is the newest addition to the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Consisting of four different swim events, The Big Tahuna provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:

  • ‘I’m Going Long’ 3km – a swim off Tahunanui Beach, around the iconic Fifeshire Rock
  • ‘Step it Up’ 1km – off Tahunanui Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience
  • ‘Give it a Go’ 500m – off Tahunanui 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 Tahunanui Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.

Event details

Sat, 31 Mar 2018
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Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
point to point & around the buoys
Swim lengths
200m, 500m, 1km & 3km
Swim series
New Zealand Ocean Swim Series


Tahunanui Beach
Nelson NZ
Nelson, 7011 New Zealand
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Weather forecast

Mar 31

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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11am 17°C 8 m/s
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4pm 17°C 7 m/s
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8pm 15°C 6 m/s
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