The Ocean Swims

The Tathra Wharf to Waves Ocean events are a number of ocean swims held each year in January. The swims include the 1200m ‘Splash for Cash’ open race (12+ yrs) and a series of 600m age races from the Historic Tathra Wharf where a specially designed platform is attached for the swim from which the competitors enter the water. Competitors swim around a course and finish on the beach in front of the Tathra Surf Life Saving Club. Every swimmer has the chance to win great prizes in their division. 

The best vantage point to view the swims is the viewing platform in the Memorial Gardens on the headland above the Tathra Wharf. Another great view is the walking track that takes you from the south end of the beach up a series of steps to the top of Tathra. Ask a local, and they will set you off on your way. Otherwise, stay on the beach and cheer the competitors on as they come in from the swim and run up to the finishing line!

 

 

 

What you need to know

ENTRY: On-line entries for 2018 swim events will be open in November 2017. Only the first 150 entries will be accepted for the 1200m Splash for Cash. For a set of the Race Rules and Swimming Instructions click here.

REGISTRATION: You Register at the Tathra Surf Club early on the Sunday morning of the swims. All swimmers must register from 6.30am - but no later than 7.40am - to receive your competitor number, swim cap and information bag.

All swimmers must attend a pre-race briefing given by the Race Director at 8.30am on Sunday on the sand in front of the Tathra Surf Club.

MARSHAL: You will need to be on the wharf at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled swim start time. A Shuttle Bus will be available between the Surf Club and the Tathra Wharf.

SWIM TIMES: Approximate swim times are listed on this page.

PRESENTATION: Once all results have been finalised, the presentation will be held on the beach in front of the deck of the Surf Club. All swimmers will be eligible to win prizes in a number of random draws which will take place. You must complete the swim and be at the presentation to receive your prize.

The Swim Courses

Our 2017 Sponsors

2017 1200m 'On the Perch' Splash for Cash Open

The 1200m Splash for Cash Open Swim is for competitors aged 12 years and over. The 1st female and 1st male will receive a cash prize of $500.00 and a trophy by a local artist, among other prizes.

Swim time start: approx 11.30am


2017 Series of 600m Age Swims

The Age Race Series is a 600m Dash short course. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st Female and 1st Male in each Age Race.


Countryside Caravan Park  10-13 Year Female

 Swim time start: approx 10.35am


Bega Valley Medical Practice  10-13 Year Male

Swim time start: approx 10.35am


Simply Spring Water  14-17 Year Female

Swim time start: approx 10.35am


Lake Crackenback  14-17 Year Male

Swim time start: approx 10.35am


Sportspower  18-29 Year Female

Swim time start: approx 10.10am


Sportspower  18-29 Year Male

Swim time start: approx 10.10am


Bega Cheese  30-39 Year Female

Swim time start: approx 10.10am


Bega Cheese  30-39 Year Male

Swim time start: approx 10.10am


Bruce Annabel  40-49 Year Female

Swim time start: approx 9.20am


Bruce Annabel  40-49 Year Male

Swim time start: approx 9.20am


Big 4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park  50-59 Year Female

Swim time start: approx 9.45am


 Seeto, Dodd & Dwyer Pharmacy  50-59 Year Male

Swim time start: approx 9.45am


Tathra Beach House Apartments  60-69 Year Female 

Swim time start: approx 9.45am


Tathra Hotel  60-69 Year Male 

Swim time start: approx 9.45am


Bega District News  70+ Year Female

Swim time start: approx 9.45am


Amusements R Us  70+ Year Male

Swim time start: approx 9.45am

Tathra Wharf 2 Waves is supported by these generous sponsors