#Fitspo Weekend: Bondi to Watsons Ocean Swim

Looking for a way to stay active this weekend? Boy do we have the idea for you… The inaugural Bondi Beach to Watsons Bay Ocean Swim (officially called the South Head Roughwater Swim) is back this Sunday and if the weather app is anything to go by, it’s set to be an absolute beauty of a day!

Photo of Watsons Beach with blue skies

The ocean swim, starting at North Bondi and finishing up at our beautiful Bay, is not for the faint hearted… Did we mention it’s 10kms? The rough and unpredictable ocean conditions also adds to the challenge (or adds to the fun… depends how you like to look at it!). It’s perfect for those not quite ready to say goodbye to the beach and salt water swims, before the wintery weather really starts to kick in. You’ll pass the entrance of Sydney Harbour and our lovely little neighbouring beach, Camp Cove. Sounds like a water proof camera is most essential!

Photo credit: South Head Roughwater Swim

You can participate as a solo swimmer and go for gold or you can take part in teams of up to six people. Enjoying this stunning, coastal swim with friends is a great option for those who are just looking for a fun Sunday activity! We would also recommend swimming as a team if you’re not as confident a swimmer. Alternatively, if you prefer to take on the role of cheer leader in this instance, you can join us at Beach Club for a breakfast feast while we await the swimmers!

Photo credit: South Head Roughwater Swim

Setting off in the rough water oceans on your own may sound a little scary, but don’t fret! Participants are very well looked after; pre departure briefings are compulsory and each individual swimmer or team must have a boat accompany them. So you can tap out at any time if you need.

The best part? When you finish, you’ll be treated to a delicious sausage sizzle in Robertson Park (trust us, you’ll need it!). Then you can head over to Beach Club where you can get your caffeine hit and/or treat yourself to a beer or glass of champers when the clock strikes 12!

Photo credit: South Head Roughwater Swim

If you think you’ve got what it takes, make sure you register. It will make for a very memorable and #fitspo weekend… Finishing the 10km coastal swim is no small feat and is an accomplishment you can be very proud of!