The Napier Port Ocean Swim on Saturday, 16 February 2019 coincides with Napier's Art Deco weekend and has become a treasured event for locals and visitors to the Hawkes Bay.
The event has a range of swimming distances to cater to a wide range of abilities, and includes SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) races. All swims are no more than 200m offshore from the sheltered Ahuriri Beach.
The swim is held in the relatively sheltered waters along Napier's Hardinge Road. This allows a grand spectacle for supporters along the domain and walkways next to the course. A carnival atmosphere will be created with support from the wider Ahuriri district with its many cafés and bars.