YOUR FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR
Half Iron & Beat the heat
Half Iron & Beat the heat
UPDATE 5AM, JAN 1ST
The Official Event is CANCELLED due to the Marine forecast of strong gusts and rain. It is the responsible thing to do. HOWEVER, an alternative Swim will still take place today with our group - All are welcome but you must be able to swim to the conditions. Meet at Brown's Bay 11AM (not at Long Bay) for the alternative swim - Start / Finish at Brown's Bay. Then a well deserved Coffee and Chats at Ben Gusto Cafe at the Finish.
Alt Swim Start, 11.30am
Meet, 11am for Swim Brief at 11.15am
Where, Brown's Bay Marine Centre (by the playground)
New course, Start / Finish @ Brown's Bay
Distance, Finalised pending conditons at 11am
Thank You - Seti Afoa
Mob. 0279 654813
This is the fourth year of the annual New Year's Day Brown's Bay to Long Bay swim. The swim starts traditionally late in the day at BB. There are some transport logistics to organise at the finish at Long Bay prior to the start. Please refer the schedule below ...
EVENT, New Year's Day Swim / Brown's Bay to Long Bay
DISTANCE, 3.8KM (exact distance)
WHO, OPEN to All
START, 11.30AM Brown's Bay Marine Centre by the Playground (slight change from the usual place by the car park)
CASUAL or RACING, First wave is the slow wave, the second wave for fast swimmers will be timed (newly introduced option)
Finish, Long Bay by the old Cafe / Changing Rooms / Shower
CANCELLATION, if the Event is cancelled it will be posted here by 8am 1 Jan
TIMED RACE Option
Everyone in the Fast or Second wave will be given official times for their non-stop swim (second wave only, if you want a timed swim then go in the second wave)
Finish line is on the beach between the Flags
Two waves 20 mins apart (slow first)
High Tide is at 1.18PM, there will be some resistance at the start and then calms down as we round Torbay Point to the finish
This is a group swim, with 2 regroupings (for the slow group) and head count on the way. The last regroup is atTorbay Point, then a free for all to the finish at Long Bay
Bring your own bright swim cap
The Swim has three stages
Stage 1, 700m to the Point at the North end of Brown's Bay
Stage 2, 1400m to Torbay Point
Stage 3, 1900m to Long Bay finish point
Long Bay Finish
A 1.5m high yellow buoy will be set 200m off Long Bay. When you reach this mark, take a sharp left turn and swim directly to the beach to the Samoa Swim Series tent & Flags. Run past the flags to finish (for official times). Results will be posted here a few hours after the swim.
Post Swim, Coffee
Ben Gusto Cafe
111 Clyde Road, Brown's Bay - we're using the back tables so entrance from Beach Front Lane, opposite the Marine / Coastguard Centre
Showers & Changing Room
1. At Long Bay end of swim at the Finish.
2. At the Marine Centre in Brown's Bay opposite Ben Gusto Cafe
Meet at Long Bay at 10.30am to leave a few cars at the finish. Parking at Long Bay will be at a premium on NY's day. It would be better to park on the roads leading into Long Bay and not in the Park. It will be easier too for your get away post swim, back to Brown's for the coffee and eats. There is also a bus option - see below. You can leave your car at Long Bay and catch the bus to Brown's Bay for the start ($4.50).
Bus #858 departs Long Bay at 10:15am to Clyde Road (main road) Brown's Bay.
High Tide is at 1.18PM, there will be some resistance to Torbay Point. We should then have calm water past the cliffs to the finish.
Should there be a cancellation this will be posted here by 8am New Year's morning in the event of bad weather, or Mob. 0279654813 and will also be posted on Samoa Swim Series / Seti Afoa Facebook Pages
10.30, Meet at Long Bay to leave vehicles at the finish. Transfer to Brown's Bay