2.5km Individual Arena Ultimate

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

Competitors will leave the beach and swim out to the 250m marker buoy. They will swim clockwise around the line of buoys stretching out towards Napier Port and back, turning around the first buoy again anti-clockwise and then head into shore / finish line.

Top 3 individual competitors and the top team will receive a certificate. You will be able to check your time on our website by about 2pm on race day. Certificates of completion with your time are available through our website.




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 should be able to confidently swim the distance entered.

Race start time

Compulsory pre-race briefing at 10.15 am. Race starts at 10.30 am. REGISTER HERE.