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Interislander The Big Tahuna Ocean Swim

Interislander The Big Tahuna Ocean Swim

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  • Sat 2 Mar, 7:00am – 1:00pm


Tahunanui Beach, Beach Rd, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 3km - Super Early Bird: $62.50
  • 3km youth - Super Early Bird: $47.50
  • 1km - Super Early Bird: $42.50
  • 1km youth - Super Early Bird: $32.50
  • 500m - Super Early Bird: $32.50
  • 500m youth - Super Early Bird: $22.50
  • OceanKids - Super Early Bird: $19.50

3KM – 1KM – 500M – 300M – 200M – 100M

The ‘sunshine capital of New Zealand’ is set to shine bright for the second year as the Interislander ‘The Big Tahuna’ returns to make waves in Nelson.

The sunshine. The stunning scenery. The arty-meets-outdoorsy vibe. Who can resist Nelson? Not us. Back for its second year, the Interislander ‘The Big Tahuna’ can only be described as the best ocean swim event in the South Island and a massive draw card for the ‘northerners’ heading down to soak up a weekend away as part of the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series schedule.

The noticeably fun-loving crowd in the debut year of the event was the inspiration behind injecting a playful twist in the swim events that is sure to bring out the big kid in everyone on Saturday 2 March 2019.

Staying true to the much-loved 500m, 1km and 3km swims, you’ll be able to really make a splash thanks to an epic inflatable slide close to the finish line!

Three distances in the Banana Boat OceanKids Series means that young swimmers can have the swim of their life at six of our annual events! The 100m swim is perfect for those starting out or finding their flippers in the ocean aged 7 and 8 years old, and the 200m distance is ideal for 9 and 10 year olds. If your 11 and 12 year old tadpole is looking for a bit more of a challenge have a go at the 300m distance.

The Jetstar Super Swim Squad has been an awesome fixture for the past 5 years as part of Jetstar’s sponsorship. Jetstar has chosen to move on this season so unfortunately there won’t be a Squad Camp but we still have loads of great rewards for swimmers in our Banana Boat OceanKids Series, including a finishers medal, photo and video!

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