SWIM "THE RIP"
POINT NEPEAN TO POINT LONSDALE
Enter in August
"The Rip" is a bold, iconic 3.2km bucket-list swim across the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, the gateway to Melbourne, Australia. Steeped in history, It is one of the most magnificent, exciting and unpredictable waterways in the world. You can swim it safely with us.
Less people have conquered “The Rip” than the English Channel. If you can swim 3km in open-water, and handle choppy conditions, then you may be ready to become a Ripper! When you complete this bucket-list swim, you become part of a rare group.
Each “Rip Swim” crossing is done in a group of 6 swimmers. You will have a dedicated kayaker supplied by us. You will need to swim together. Water temperatures range from 14 - 17 Celsius and you can wear a wetsuit if you need to.
Read more or register your interest below.
This Saturday, 8 brave swimmers will take on “The Rip” in the first winter group crossing! The group consists of 4 men and 4 women. This will be a non-wetsuit swim and will begin in the dark at approximately 6.30am! Follow their journey here.
Watch the video from the 2018 event - shot by James Lauritz and Darryl Whitaker