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Tathra Wharf to Waves ocean swim

Sun, 20 Jan 2019

The Tathra Wharf to Waves is a stunning and historical open water event taking place at the beautiful Tathra Beach.

Starting at the famous Tathra wharf, competitors have the option to swim either a 600m or 1200m course finishing on Tathra Beach in front of the Surf Life Saving Club.

The 1200m event is open to those aged 12 years and older and swimmers as young as 10 can take part in the 600m swim. Every competitor has the chance to win great prizes.

There is plenty to see and do while in Tathra, so why not stay for the weekend. With stunning walking tracks and beaches, immerse yourself in nature or relax on the beach. Venture to Bermagui to go deep-sea fishing or taste award-winning cheeses at Bega.

Swim courses

The Tathra Wharf to Waves is a fun set of ocean swims for athletes as young as 10. The event suits swimmers both new to open water swimming as well as those who are more competitive.

Starting at the historic Tathra wharf, swimmers aged 12 years and above have the choice to take on the 1200m ‘Splash for Cash’ or a series of 600m age races for those as young as 10.

Both events finish in front of the Tathra Surf Life Saving Club. The Splash for Cash heads out into the bay and around a few buoys before ending up on the beach. The 600m swim heads straight towards the middle of the beach and ends up at the surf club.

While you’re there

Tathra and the surrounding areas provide the perfect destination for a scenic and relaxing weekend away.

With stunning walking tracks, like Kangarutha, and national parks get amongst the nature in Tathra. The beaches are ideal for relaxing, surfing and soaking up the sun. Tathra is also famous for its oysters, so make sure you get to have a taste before you leave!

Venture to Bermagui to go deep-sea fishing or head to Bega to taste award-winning cheeses. If you’ve got time head to he former whaling town of Eden for whale watching.

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Event Date

Sun, 20 Jan 2019
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Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
point to point
Swim lengths
600m & 1.2km


Tathra Wharf
Tathra NSW
Tathra,New South Wales2550Australia
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