Nestled in the stunning Bay of Islands, Paihia and New Zealand’s first capital Russell set the scene once again for the State Bay of Islands Classic – the second of six events in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.
Consisting of four different swim events, the State Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities:
‘I’m Going Long’ - a 3.3km swim across from Russell to Paihia.
‘Step It Up’ - a 1000m swim taking place off Paihia Beach, an achievable distance for individuals with swimming experience.
‘Give It A Go’ – a 300m swim taking place off Paihia 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 Paihia beach shore line, lined with Surf Life Saving NZ guards.