Sand to Surf – Saturday 19 November 2016

The Sand to Surf – a favourite amongst many of the faithful participants, is a compulsory event for ocean swimmers yearning to earn their stripes. Enter today and make that commitment to your goals of challenging yourself this summer!

Sand to Surf – Saturday 19 November 2016

Ahh, Mount Maunganui. Sunny skies, bleached white sand, rich blue water and a big old extinct volcano perched at the end of the beach – throw in Rachel Hunter with a ‘Trumpet’ and you have completely captured summertime in NZ!

The Sand to Surf – a favourite amongst many of the faithful participants, is a compulsory event for ocean swimmers yearning to earn their stripes. For ‘I’m Going Long’ 2.6km swimmers it’s the only chance to swim out around picturesque Motuotau & Moturiki Islands with the confidence of professional local Surf Life Saving New Zealand guards alongside you every stroke of your journey. “Make the most of this opportunity grasshopper”

We reckon Mount Maunganui is definitely one of the best beaches in the world, join us in paradise on Saturday 19th November to kick off summer with a truly memorable open water swim!

Your swim entry will contain;

  • Timing Chip and Strap
  • Silicone Swim Cap (that you must wear for the event)
  • Bottle of Loaded electrolyte drink at event finish line
  • Tasti Bars at event finish line

Swimmer Information Sheet

Click here to read the Swimmer Information Sheet for this event – this includes all of the information you need, to ensure you are prepped and ready for Event Day!

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

Sand to Surf

I'm Going Long

Distance: 2.6km Start Location: Mt Main Beach
I'm Going Long

Sand to Surf

Step it Up

Distance: 1000m Start Location: Mt Main Beach
Step it Up

Sand to Surf

Give it a Go

Distance: 500m Start Location: Mt Main Beach
Give it a Go

Sand to Surf

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 200m Start Location: Mt Main Beach
Banana Boat OceanKids

Sand to Surf

Contingency Courses

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

‘I’m Going Long’ 2.6km Swim

In the event of weather or surf preventing the ‘I’m Going Long’ swim going ahead safely, the swim will be moved to a smaller course at Main Beach or relocated to Pilot Bay. Pilot Bay is a short 5 minute walk from Main Beach. If this is the case, all swimmers will be advised prior by email, text message, on the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Facebook page and website.

‘Step it Up’ 1000m Swim, ‘Give It A Go’ 500m Swim 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.