Generation Homes Sand to Surf
– 4 April 2020


Based on the newly-announced Government mandate around mass gatherings of 500 people or more, and our own commitment to health and safety, this event has been cancelled. All registered swimmers will receive an email regarding their entry.

Iconic summer hot-spot, Mt Maunganui, hosts the Generation Homes Sand to Surf once again so make a plan to swim at our most diverse one-day event!

Events on offer at Generation Homes Sand to Surf:

  • 500m at Main Beach (8yrs +)
  • 1.25km around the island (10yrs +) and 2.6km around both islands (12yrs+)
  • Amphibian Swim-Run – 500m swim plus 4.5km run around the Mount Base Track(12yrs +)
  • Banana Boat OceanKids 100m (7&8yrs), 200m (9&10yrs) & 400m (11&12yrs)

The 2.6km swim around the seaward side of both Rabbit and Leisure Islands has been a series favourite for a number of years. This point to point course takes you around Mount Maunganui’s two iconic islands before finishing on Main Beach in front of your family and friends, or take on the Amphibian run/swim event!

Event day also features loads of opportunities for supporters and spectators to make the most of the shoreline action with family-friendly activities and a chilled beach vibe.

Travelling from out of town? Series partner Bachcare have an impressive range of holiday homes available for rent in Mount Maunganui. If you’re keen to fly in book early with Air New Zealand to save.

Global Swim Series Global Championship

Generation Homes Sand to Surf will host the Global Swim Series Global Championships on the 4th of April 2020. Swimmers entered in the 2.6km swim will be automatically registered for the Championship event which has Global Swim Series awards up for grabs for the top three male and female swimmers in both the wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. More info on the Global Swim Series is available here.

Tauranga is the host city of the Global Championships and is a harbourside city in the Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand’s North Island. For city and regional information please . If you are interested in attending the Global Championships and need assistance with you travel plans please email and reference the ‘Global Championships’ in the email subject line. Ready to register for the 2.6km Championship event – click here


The Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series is going ahead as planned with all events, locations and dates unchanged. We treat the health and safety of our swimmers, supporters, volunteers and staff as our top priority and we are actively monitoring the advice and instructions of the Ministry of Health and all other relevant stakeholders. If you are a swimmer or supporter and you feel unwell, please do not attend our events. For more information please take a look at:
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