Tathra Wharf 2 Waves




Thanks Matthew Nott for continuing to capture the essence of the day! The 2018 1200m Splash for Cash Ocean Swim







​1200M winners females in 1st place Hannah Hobson 17:50.2; 2nd place Zoe Philipzen 17:58.2; 3rd place Kerrie Cook 18:12.2

​1200M winners males in 1st place James Macri 15:31.5; 2nd place John Fox 15:38.8; 3rd place Skinny Gavel 15:45.6

​10-13 winners female in 1st place Victoria Bushell 8:34.5; 2nd place Katie Tyo 9:44.8; 3rd place Grace Mounthaan 10:19.7

10-13 winners male in 1st place Jack Caldwell 8:46.2; 2nd place Matteo Rossi Hunt 9:50.4; 3rd place Zac Edward Simes 10:03.2

14-17  winners female in 1st place Ellie Parker 9:22.7; 2nd place Keira Hoyland 9:38.1; 3rd place Tayla Smith 9:40.4

​14-17 winners boys in 1st place Zak Kelly 9:06.9; 2nd place Ewan Piotrowski 9:15.5; 3rd place Alexander Norris 9:19.3

​18-29 winners female 1st place Erin Thompson 9:57.3; 2nd place Maggie Welfare 10:01.6; 3rd place Sarah Funston 10:06.6

18-29 winners male 1st place Mathew Innes 8:11.9; 2nd place Daniel Macri 8:23.0; 3rd place Airidas Untulis 10:30.2

30-39 winners female 1st place Zoe Philipzen 8:56.5; 2nd place Tegan Miles 10:57.0; 3rd place Valerie Schmidt-Oke 12.10.9

30-39 winners male 1st place Josh Enright 9:59.5; 2nd place Gavin Mahoney 10:01.7; 3rd place Sam Smith 10:42.5

40-49 winners female 1st place Caroline Makin 9:18.8; 2nd place Josephine Varney 9:31.2; 3rd place Pauline Cook 10:58.7

40-49 winners male 1st place Corey Dimmer 8:57.8; 2nd place Greg Smart 9:13.7; 3rd place Stuart Godley 9:17.1

50-59 winners female 1st place Jane McCallum 8:57.7; 2nd place Sharon George 10:07.3; 3rd place Kotti Sallai 10:57.2

50-59 winners male 1st place John Fox 7:55.5; 2nd place Steve Whan 8:46.3; 3rd place Mike Hallahan 9:36.1

60-69 winners female 1st place Jill Pettifer 11:00.5; 2nd place Adrienne Andrews 11:25.7; 3rd place Jane Conley 12:42.8

60-69 winners male 1st place Paul Hawking 10:02.8; 2nd place Alex Gosman10:09.8; 3rd place Phil Harris 10:12.6

70+ winners female 1st place Annie Herbert 15:06.1; 2nd place Mary Davis 17:53.0


70+ winners male 1st place Terry Dixon 11:45.0; 2nd place Ian Hampton 13:05.6; 3rd place Graeme Spicer 14:34.1



2018 PHOTOS CAN BE ORDERED FROM FIVEFOUR PHOTOGRAPHY contact Kit Goldsworthy www.fivefour.net au



What a fantastic weekend of fun, fitness and spectacular sunshine. Thank you for coming, being involved and supporting our community.


Over 600 people took part in the events over the weekend. The swims took centre stage of a weekend of fun and fitness, which included the 2km Coastlife Beach Fun Run and the Bega to the Beach Mountain Bike Ride. The weather on Saturday was perfect for both the Fun Run and the Bike Ride, with excellent numbers for both events.

Congratulations to all who swam, either in the 600m Age Races or the Rettke Builders Splash for Cash 1200m Open Swim. The two super fish who took out the Splash for Cash, went home with the prize money and some amazing framed photography from local Tathra photographer, Kit Goldsworthy, along with a bag of local goodies. Other major prizes were provided by Tathra Big 4 Holiday Park, Tathra Beach House Apartments, Sundeck Perisher, Lake Crackenback Resort, Raw Surfboards and Tathra Beach and Bike and Trek bikes. These businesses continue to support this event year in, year out. Thank you.

Amusements R Us once again provided a great carnival atmosphere in Tathra over the weekend. They are a great supporter of the event, and present the event organisers with a generous donation each year.

The weekend culminated with volunteers, competitors, sponsors and friends sitting back on the deck while taking in the stunning vista of Tathra Beach. 

 A big thank you to all our sponsors, particularly Bega Cheese who continue to be our major sponsor of this great community event and to Tony and Judy Rettke from Rettke Builders who were our 1200m Swim Splash for Cash sponsor this year. Also to all the wonderful volunteers who continue to support the event. Tathra Wharf to Waves is run solely by volunteers - it takes over one hundred volunteers to make this event happen - people who contribute their time and skills.

Our vounteers do everything from setting up the courses for all events, cooking the barbeques, cleaning up after the event, not to mention the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club members providing crucial water safety. There are the guys who erect the specially designed platform on the historic Tathra Wharf (and take it down again at the end of the day), and the people who help at the finish line. There are the people at check points on the bike ride advising you of the track conditions, people on stand-by with First Aid and water stops. There are age wranglers looking after swimmers and wharf marshalls. So take a bow volunteers - you are the backbone of our community.

All funds raised over the weekend will go to support our local  services -  the Tathra Surf Life Saving Club, the Tathra Pre-School, the Tathra Primary School and the Tathra Rural Fire Service.




If you are a regular swimmer in the Tathra Wharf to Waves, go to our Image Gallery and see if we have captured you in action. 


Thanks Matthew Nott for continuing to capture the essence of the day! The 2016 Swimthe 2016 Fun Run , and the  2017 Swim.


For other events held in Tathra throughout the year visit Tathra Tourism.






Tathra Wharf 2 Waves is supported by these generous sponsors