King of the Bays – Saturday 14 April 2018

Are you a chlorine junky new to swimming in the briny blue ocean? This is the perfect time and place to dip your toes in the good stuff. Set your challenge and enter today!

200m Banana Boat OceanKids
Start Time: 2.10 pm Location: Takapuna Beach $24.95 Restricted for Ages 7yrs - 12yrs
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500m Give it a Go
Start Time: 1.07 pm Location: Takapuna Beach $34.95 Restricted for Ages 8yrs & above
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1000m Step it Up
Start Time: 1.05 pm Location: Takapuna Beach $44.95 Restricted for Ages 10yrs & above
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2.8km I'm Going Long
Start Time: 11.00 am Location: Milford Beach $64.95 Restricted for Ages 12yrs & above
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Event registrations not yet open

Sorry, registrations for this event are not yet open. Registrations open on Thursday 31 August at 2:00pm.

Future Prices

200m Banana Boat OceanKids
$27.50If you enter between
3 Mar - 30 Mar
500m Give it a Go
$39.95If you enter between
3 Mar - 30 Mar
1000m Step it Up
$49.95If you enter between
3 Mar - 30 Mar
2.8km I'm Going Long
$74.95If you enter between
3 Mar - 30 Mar

King of the Bays – Saturday 14 April 2018

Regardless whether you come in first or second to last (maybe even if you come flat last too), you’ll feel like royalty as you gracefully glide up the beach and under the finish line at the King of the Bays. Why? Because, you have conquered the noble challenge of a classic open water swim in the stately surrounds of Takapuna Beach. With Rangitoto watching your every stroke, along with the large safety contingent of lifeguards from Surf Life Saving New Zealand, the stunning scene leaves you poised to see off summer in style.

The King of the Bays, offers the full suite of event distances, meaning there’s absolutely a swim (or two) to fit your level of awesomeness.

Are you a chlorine junky new to swimming in the briny blue ocean? This is the perfect time and place to dip your toes in the good stuff. A safe and reassuring environment will ensure your confidence grows and your personal challenge is ticked off in style!

 

Are your 7-12 year old kids enjoying their swimming?

Why not extend their skill range and confidence in a safe and fun environment with the Banana Boat OceanKids – a 200m ocean swim. What better way to encourage your children to have fun and be safe in the ocean, than being surrounded by their peers and inspiring life guards! Find out more here.

Key Event Information

King of the Bays

I'm Going Long

Distance: 2.8km Start Location: Milford Beach
I'm Going Long

King of the Bays

Step It Up

Distance: 1000m Start Location: Takapuna Beach
Step It Up

King of the Bays

Give it a Go

Distance: 500m Start Location: Takapuna Beach
Give it a Go

King of the Bays

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 200m Start Location: Takapuna Beach
Banana Boat OceanKids

King of the Bays

Contingency Courses

Contingency Course

Decisions for all swims will be made by the Race Director in conjunction with Surf Life Saving NZ

‘I’m Going Long’ 2.8km Swim

In the event of weather  preventing the ‘I’m Going Long’ swim going ahead safely, the swim will be moved to Takapuna Beach and a 1km triangle course will be swam twice. If this is the case all competitors will be advised prior by email, text message, on the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Facebook page and website.

‘Step it Up’ 1000m, ‘Give it a Go’ 500m and ‘Banana Boat OceanKids’ 200m

In the event of weather that prevents the swimmers from being able to complete the swim courses safely, the swims maybe altered from the advertised courses to provide the safest and most enjoyable swimming conditions.