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May 15

South Head Roughwater – Bondi To Watsons Bay ocean swim

15 May 2022

The South Head Roughwater from Bondi to Watson’s Bay is an epic 10km swim and is not for the faint-hearted.

Also known as the “Bondi to Watsons Bay ocean swim” – obviously because of the course the swim follows – the Roughwater provides the ultimate challenge for advanced ocean swimmers looking to take on the elements and themselves just as winter starts to set in.

If you’ve been training all summer, taking in many of the ocean swims on offer throughout the country, then this swim can be the icing on the cake.

If taking on the Roughwater is a step too far this year, why don’t you get a team together and enjoy this magnificent swim with your friends.

You can put together teams of up to six swimmers.

More to it than your average swim

As you can imagine, this swim brings with it a lot more challenges than your average off the beach, around the buoys swim.

There are compulsory briefings, each swimmer/team must have a boat accompany them and a number of other responsibilities you will need to research before you register.

For this swim, we recommend you take the time to learn about what’s involved, give yourself plenty of time to organise a boat (mandatory) and lead paddler (optional), and ensure you’re completed the necessary training to ensure you’re in the best shape come event day.

You can read about the Process For Entering on the ‘Event Details‘ tab.


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