Napier Port Ocean Swim

Saturday 17th February, 2018


About Our Event

Our Story

The Napier Port Ocean Swim 2018 is brought to you by the Napier Aquahawks Swim Club, in association with Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Sport Hawke’s Bay and TriHB.

2018 will mark the eighth year of the Ocean Swim and we acknowledge the support and commitment of our main sponsor, Napier Port.

Saturday 17th February 2018

Ocean swimming has been growing in popularity over the last 16 years, with many thousands participating in events around the country. The Napier Port Ocean Swim will take its rightful place in the national calendar of ocean swims, and become an iconic event in the Hawke’s Bay sporting calendar.

Event Preparation

New to ocean swimming? Join a local training group or gain experience with Sport Hawkes Bay's Open Water Swim Confidence Series, held this summer at Sandy Beach by Napier Port. Read more >

Event Venue

The Napier Port Ocean Swim is held in the relatively sheltered waters along Napier's Hardinge Road.  This allows a grand spectacle for supporters along the domain and walkways next to the course.  A carnival atmosphere will be created with support from the wider Ahuriri district with its many cafés and bars.


Individual Events

Napier City PAK'nSAVE 200m Kids Classic

Napier City PAK'nSAVE 200m Kids Classic

Take the plunge, learn about water safety and have some fun! This is a race just for the kids. Water safety will be controlled by members of Surf Life Saving New Zealand. Read more >

Art Deco 300m Dash

Art Deco 300m Dash

Get your Art Deco bathers on and dive in to the fun of Hawke's Bay's biggest weekend! Spot prizes available. Read more >

Hawke's Bay Regional Council 1km Classic

Hawke's Bay Regional Council 1km Classic

A great stepping stone toward the longer swim if that’s your goal, or just rejoice in the achievement of swimming 1km in the ocean. Read more >

blueseventy 2.5km Ultimate

blueseventy 2.5km Ultimate

The ultimate test of your ocean swimming ability – take the challenge! Read more

Xero 2km Stand Up Paddle Board

Xero 2km Stand Up Paddle Board

Jump on your paddle board and get around our 2km course! Read more >

Team Events

Ocean Spa 300m Dash

Events are more fun when you have a team! Get a few of your colleagues or friends together and give ocean swimming a go. Read more >

Admin Plus 1km Classic

Challenge yourself and your friends and dive in to a 1km team swim. Read more >

MAGIQ Software 2.5km Ultimate

The ultimate challenge for your team! Read more >