Have you been looking for a summer ocean swims getaway? Look no further…
In February 2017 the Noosa Summer Swim celebrates its fourth birthday and in its short existence has already become Queensland’s largest ocean swim, with seven distances on offer over two days.
The crystal clear and sheltered water at Noosa is the perfect setting for an action-packed summer weekend, not to mention the ideal spot for apríÂs-swim refreshments with epic ocean views!
This summer the event expands to a two-day program of events with the introduction of the 5.0km Grand Prix event on Sunday, February 12. This one is already attracting some of Australia’s superfish with a healthy pot of prize money up for grabs.
The new event, a marathon distance swim, is a multi-lap course around the sheltered waters of Noosa Main Beach. This is the perfect opportunity for any seasoned swimmer to push their limits beyond the typical open water distances.
“Participation levels at Noosa have been climbing every year and now swimmers are looking for new, longer challenges.” World Series Swims Director, John Guise
The Noosa 2.0 (Saturday, Feb 11) is the event for the masses and is the most popular event on the program. The course takes you out and back from Noosa Main Beach alongside the Noosa National Park. For those taking on their first long course event, there is an option to start with friends and other weekend warriors in the Mates Wave.
Since it was introduced in 2014, the Noosa Summer Swim has attracted an all-star cast of past and present Olympians, including Libby Trickett, Emma Snowsill, Jan Frodeno and Ambassador Michael Klim.
In 2016, Olympic golden girl Libby Trickett presented 2016 Rio Olympian, Chelsea Gubecka with the silverwareó_ after knocking over a 2km swim herself! Lining up next to past and present Olympians is part of what the Noosa Summer Swim so popular.
And when you’re not swimming
Whether it’s shopping, surfing or sightseeing, Noosa pretty much has it all. Hastings Street is lined with high-end boutiques and exquisite cuisine that will please even the fussiest of family members.
The Noosa National Park is a renowned longboard hotspot with point breaks ideal for beginners – be sure to pack your board, you won’t be disappointed.
Getting there a breeze
Getting to Noosa is also a breeze with Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas all flying into Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) which is only a 20-minute drive from Noosa Main Beach.
So, pack your bags and join Michael Klim on the Noosa start line for February 11 & 12!
For more information on the Noosa region or to book accommodation visit www.visitnoosa.com.au