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North Bondi Roughwater Ocean Swim

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The North Bondi Roughwater Ocean Swim is a great opportunity to blow off the cobwebs before the Xmas rush.

As part of the event, there are two swims to take on: a 1km and a 2km. With the way the event is structured, it is possible to take on both swims if you’re especially motivated. You can also register for the Roughwater’s sister swim, the North Bondi Ocean Classic, which will be held on the 13th of February.


1 swim: $45

2 swims – in a single event or across both the Roughwater and Ocean Classic : $70

3 swims – across both the Roughwater & Ocean Classic: $90

4 swims – across both the Roughwater & Ocean Classic: $100

It’s an event that can attract hundreds of competitors, so make sure you get in early.

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Swim Courses

Both the 1km and 2km courses are fairly straightforward, following the buoys around as you swim out from the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club.

North Bondi Beach itself is only a moderately hazardous beach. It’s partially protected by Ben Buckler headland, and reduces wave height to 1m at the northern end. The further south you go down the beach, the possibility of bigger surf and tricky rips increases. The exact path the North Bondi Roughwater follows has the potential to change, depending on conditions on the day.

1km Ocean Swim

The 1km course is a smaller, replica of the main 2km swim that sits squarely inside the bay, not quite reaching the far flung corners like the 2km. Use this as your main goal, or go long by using it as a warm up to the 2km.

2km ocean swim

The 2km course starts in front of the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club and reaches into every corner of the bay before returning to the same spot on the beach.


Only fully vaccinated swimmers can participate in this event. Proof of vaccination will be requested when registering for the event on the day and participants will need to sign in using the QR code provided. All event staff, volunteers will be fully vaccinated.

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December 12
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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North Bondi Surf Club
Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026 Australia


North Bondi SLSC