- Date16 Apr 2023
The North Steyne Ocean Swim is a must-do on the ocean swim calendar for its magnificent underwater scenery and marine life you'll enjoy throughout your swim journey.
Starting at North Steyne (middle of Manly Beach) the 2.8km swim will journey into Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve which is home to over 160 species of fish, including the large Blue Groper, the Weedy Seadragon and the Spotted Wobbegong, plus many more beautifully coloured marine life.
There's also a 1km swim in a circuit out and back through the surf.
The 1km ocean swim is the perfect ocean swim if you're not quite up to the 2.8km distance just yet, or if you'd simply love to enjoy a shorter distance. This 1km ocean swim course heads out through the surf for 50m before turning right and heading south. From here you will proceed to round the circuit buoys clockwise back to the start-finish line.
The 2.8km ocean swim starts out in front of North Steyne SLSC in the middle of Manly Beach, heads out through the surf and takes a sharp right turn south. From here you will swim parallel to the beach heading across to Fairy Bower and into the Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve and all the magic that awaits beneath the surface. From here you return to the start-finish line, guided by a line of outer swim buoys.
Manly is a world-famous surfing beach and enjoys beginner-friendly waves all along the beach. You may have to share them with the locals, but when in Rome... Right?
Apart from the obvious beach attraction, there are loads of bars, cafes and restaurants within a block or two from the golden sandy shores. Take a walk down the Corso to see what Manly has to offer, you won't be disappointed. Need some new surf gear? You're in the right spot.
If you crave the best Manly has to offer for your post-swim coffee and sustenance then try Three Beans Cafe for its organic coffee, the locals favourite and retro Showbox Coffee Brewers on Whistler Street or Fika Swedish Kitchen that serves up classic Swedish dishes like knackerbread (crispbread with egg and Kalles caviar).
Manly is a busy place in summer as local, interstate and international tourists make their way in to enjoy a day out in the popular seaside suburb. We suggest making a day of it and catching the ferry to Manly - what a great way to start the day!
If you must drive, get there early. There are two big public car parks located on Central Avenue, one in Whistler Street and one in Wentworth Street. All-day pre-paid parking is available in the National Car Park.
If you’re feeling lucky, you could take a shot at finding a street park within a block or two.
Included in your entry
The organiser of this event, North Steyne SLSC, is a registered charity. This event is a major fundraiser for the club, and all proceeds go towards providing its volunteer lifesaving services to the community.
Cancelling your entry
Should you wish to cancel your entry, for any reason, at any time, the following applies:
Should the event be cancelled due to poor and/or dangerous ocean conditions, or Government-mandated health restrictions, the following will apply:
The organiser thanks you for your understanding and support.
Note: There are no on-the-day entries
Note: There are no on-the-day entries
Transfers: You can transfer yourself to a different distance or transfer your entry to another person via your Race Roster dashboard. Fees apply.
Transfers must be completed by: 12pm, Saturday, 15 April 2023
Manly NSW, Australia
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Rachel16 Apr 2023 at 6:23pm
Great event. Thanks to all the volunteers! Awesome job and much appreciated.
Craig Fitzsimmons16 Apr 2023 at 7:02pm
Thanks to all the friendly folks at North Steyne who organised this event. From the registration process, the water safety crew, and those who looked after us at the finish line; well done and greatly appreciated.
judy16 Apr 2023 at 9:10pm
It was an exceptional experience. I raised my hand for help at one point and one of the safety boards, a gentleman came and helped guide me and that gave me the mental strength to keep going and I managed to finish the swim. Transformational, so, thank you very much. Thank you volunteers, a wonderful morning.
Daniel Lucas17 Apr 2023 at 10:40pm
Great event. One of the best ocean swim courses and it is a true 2.8km swim. Beautiful underwater scenery at Shelley and nice challenging swell back near The clubhouse. The volunteers are friendly, laidback and really helpful. See you all next year.