Big Bay Swim Events

Around the Rocks

This popular swim is the oldest organized ocean swim in Cape Town.

The swim distance is around 2500m swimming around the Big Bay rock islands with the  swell size determining the exact distance of the route. Average water temperature between 12 and 15 degrees.

Langebaan Express

This popular swim starts at Preekstoel with the 6km swim ending at Pearly’s and the 12km ending in Mykonos.

This popular swim is scheduled to utilize a strong tidal assist allowing swimmers to challenge themselves with longer than usual distances.

Langebaan Lagoon Around the Island Swim

A challenging swim around the Schaapen Island, Langebaan, pitting the swimmers against the changing tide.

Starts and finishes at the popular Pearly’s restaurant. This swim offers a 1or2 mile option and welcomes all ages.

Shipwreck Swim

The ship wreck of the Seli 1, a Turkish bulk carrier, in 2009 inspired a new swim route, starting on the beach in Bloubergstrand, swimming around the wreck and heading north until you pass the rocks separating Small and Big Bay and turn towards the finish in front of the Lifesaving Club.

Generally a cold swim around 13 degrees but relatively fast with the prevailing current.