SWIM "THE RIP"

POINT NEPEAN TO POINT LONSDALE

 

 

 

 

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SWIM THE RIP FOR EXTREME SATISFACTION

"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.

JOIN THE CLUB

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Rip Swim Club. If you are passionate about your open water swimming and looking for more adventures this is the place for you. Read more here

ULTIMATE TEAM SWIM

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.

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SWIM FASTER

You have a better chance of crossing “The Rip” with some speed. Improve your swimming with our new small group clinic. More here


TESTIMONIALS

We have been looking at “The Rip” in awe for 40+ years. As a nipper on the front beach in the 1970s we were told endless stories of its power and unpredictability. So when a group of us who were nippers together started talking about the prospect of swimming the Rip it was with a feeling of trepidation that I agreed. The swim was tough but we were well prepared. I must say, being out in the middle of the Heads stopping and taking in the enormity of that body of water is something that will stay with me. The party after the swim was pretty good too!”
— John Fergusson – Ripper number 128, Point Lonsdale Life Saving Club member
Amazing day. Have grown up wondering what it would be like to do it since I was a kid. Thanks for making it possible to achieve. Such a great experience to share with like minded mates
— Ed Polk - Ripper number 351
Completed the Rip Crossing on Sat 3rd Feb. What a great event. Well done to Grant and your team. I will be back again, and will be telling all the swimmers I know that this is a ‘Must Do’ swim. Keep up the good work and look forward to further editions over the coming years.
— Anton Stanitzki - Ripper number 269

Watch the video from the 2018 event - shot by James Lauritz and Darryl Whitaker

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The Rip

Location: "The Rip" is located in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. It is actually a triangular area of water between 3 landmarks but the swim goes from Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale.