The Napier Port Ocean Swim on Saturday, 17 February 2018 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 distances to cater to a wide range of abilities, and introduces a 2km SUP race in 2018. From a 200m Kid's Race, 300m, 1km and 2.5 kms. Enter as an individual or as a team. 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.