There's 5.3km's of swimming on offer across two swims (1.5km and 3.8km), so tick off some serious km's and accrue points in the Global Swim Series Pacific Championships - you don't need to be a gun to swim, it's for everyone.
Don't let the flashy name fool you, this swim is for swimmers of all speeds, but if you are looking for glory, then make sure you're going to peak at North Curl Curl for the Global Swim Series Pacific Championships.
For those who have swum in the other Australian events in this series (including the 3 Points Challenge swum on the same beach in December), you'll have accumulated points that will rate you amongst over 40,000 swimmers worldwide. Check out the GSS website for more info on this.
Back to this event, you can choose from 1.5km and 3.8km distances, making it one for the fitter swimmers - which most of you will be at this time of the season. If you've been holding off taking on the longer distance, then this is the time to give it a go!
If you're looking to swim long, why not package up the two swims and swim 5.3km in the morning, for a packaged price of $65.
By then you'll have earnt a huge late breakfast or early lunch, so had to Gusto On The Beach in the South Curl Curl surf club, or Curly's on the Corner at 77 Pitt Road.
Both these swims will take you on a journey out to sea and back, you'll be out in the open ocean and loving it (or kinda hating it, but then loving it).
The 1.5km swim (also known as the 'warm up') follows an L-shaped course off the beach and to the south, before returning to the beach.
The 3.8km swim is a journey of epic proportions. It starts in front of the surf club, curls (pun intended) around the headland to the north, before turning out to sea and then back along the bay in front of the surf club. When you've made it just about to South Curl Curl, you're going to spin clockwise around the turning buoys and follow a dog leg back to the beach.
While you're there
Besides the beach, there's not a lot to do in North Curl Curl if you're looking to head away from the beach. You could head south to Manly and enjoy a day out amongst the hip and happening.
Vegetarians rejoice, there's a little place called Emilia's on Griffin Road worth trying out.
Gusto on the Beach is down at South Curl Curl surf club, or for something local, try COOH cafe and roaster for coffee and something to eat.
Travel and parking
There are two fairly decent beach carparks, the largest one is off Griffin Street, south of the surf club, and there's one at the end of Huston Parade on the north side of the lagoon.