This is what ocean swimming is all about – taking the plunge in summer at one of New Zealand’s best destination surf beaches. Playing host to national surf and surf life saving competitions, the Mount’s Main Beach is the perfect location to test your ocean swimming skills in the surf conditions in the State Sand to Surf, the fifth of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.
Consisting of four different swim events, the State Sand to Surf provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:
‘I’m Going Long’ – a 2.6km swim off the Main Beach, around Leisure and Rabbit Islands.
‘Step It Up’ – a 1000m swim off the Main Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.
‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim off the Main Beach, a great introduction to open water swimming.
‘State OceanKids’ – a swim for children aged between 6-10 years old, consisting of a fun 30min safety activity session followed by a 200m shallow water swim along the Main Beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.