Generation Homes Sand to Surf

2018-19 Season dates to be announced early June

Online entries for this event are now closed off. However you CAN STILL ENTER on event day - from 8am - 9.30am for the 'I'm Going Long' 2.6km swim and between 9.30am - 12.30pm for all other distances, at the main event site at the Main Beach, Mt Maunganui.

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

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 Generation Homes 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 for a truly memorable open water swim!

Click here to read the Swimmer Information Sheet for the event – which has everything you’ll need to know 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 lifeguards! Find out more here.

Key Event Information

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

I'm Going Long

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

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

Step it Up

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

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

Give it a Go

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

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

Banana Boat OceanKids

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

Generation Homes 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.