Art Deco 300m Dash

art-decoGet your bathing costume on and dive into the fun of the biggest weekend in Hawke’s Bay!

There are plenty of spot prizes for those dressed in Art Deco attire.

The Art Deco Dash will start to the left of the course near the lighthouse. Competitors will swim a loop course around buoys, before heading back the finish line. The top 3 competitors will receive a certificate.



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Age Groups

Determined by your age as at race day.

Under 15






Over 60



Surf Life Saving New Zealand will be patrolling the course in IRBs and on rescue boards. Swimmers will be no more than 120m from the shore at any time, but should be able to confidently swim the distance entered.

Race start time

Compulsory pre-race briefing at 9 am. Race starts at 9.15 am.