The Oceana North Bondi Classic
12/02/2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Oceana North Bondi Classic is one of the staples on Australia’s ocean swimming calendar. The event is proudly supported by Oceana.
With a 1km course and a 2km course, it attracts participants from all over Australia who come out to enjoy a carnival atmosphere at North Bondi.
If you’re after an ocean swim on Australia’s most famous beach, The Oceana North Bondi Classic is not to be missed.
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 do both swims if you’re especially motivated.
1 swim: $45
2 swims: $70
It’s an event that can attract thousands of competitors, so make sure you get in early.
The event is proudly sponsored by Oceana Funds.
Both the 1km and 2km courses are fairly straightforward,
North Bondi Beach itself is a moderately hazardous beach. It’s partially protected by the 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.
2km ocean swim
The 2km course (starting from 10.15am) starts in front of North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club with buoys taking swimmers to the point off “Ben Bucker” across the bay to Icebergs (“Bergs”) and back along the beach to finish in front of the clubhouse.
1km Ocean Swim
The 1km course (starting from 9.00am) 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.