NZ ocean swims are a fast becoming an integral part of summer for kiwi’s heading to the water to play and holiday.
As an island nation, 65% of New Zealanders live within five kilometres of the coast, and that percentage increases when you start to include beautiful inland rivers and lakes.
New Zealand is the home of 100% pure open water swimming.
The largest and most popular summer ocean swims series in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.
This single distance 2.9km swim across Auckland Harbour, and the opening swim of the NZ Ocean Swim Series, has become one of the largest and most iconic ocean swims in New Zealand.
Nestled in the stunning Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s first capital Russell will play host to this summer’s Bay of Islands Classic – the second of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.
An ocean swim hugging the Oriental Bay Beaches, with some of the best spectator vantage points around the Harbour, the Capital Classic is the third of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.
The Legend of the Lake, at Rotorua’s stunning Blue Lake adds a fresh new dimension to the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, and is the forth of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.
Take the plunge at one of New Zealand’s best destination surf beaches, the Mount is the perfect location to test your ocean swimming skills in the surf, and is the fifth of seven events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series.
Taking place off Nelson’s beautiful Tahunanui Beach, The Big Tahuna is the newest addition and sixth event in the NZ Ocean Swim Series, with the 'I'm Going Long' swim around the iconic Fifeshire Rock.
Regardless of whether you come in first or last in the seventh and final event of the NZ Ocean Swim Series, you’ll feel like royalty as you gracefully glide up the beach to the finish in the stately surrounds of Takapuna Beach.