4 April, 2015

The Rip Race is Australia’s most exciting and extreme swim. A select number of swimmers will be given the opportunity to race from Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale and become the King or Queen of the Rip! $3000 cash prize for first male and female swimmer.

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Qualifying races will apply – see details below…

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Group Swim

Due to a high demand, we have closed our books for private swims for season 1. You can still aim to qualify for the race. Go for it.

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Rip Race will be held on April 4, 2015.








Qualifying races*

Age group winners from Mentone 2.5, Bloody Big Swim and Cerberus 2.5, along with 1,2,3 (male and female) place getters at Anglesea will be offered places in the inaugural Rip Race on April 4, 2015. If they do not take up their offers, 2nd round offers will be given to 2nd and then 3rd place getters. The Rip Race now offers the richest prize on offer in Australia – $3000 for both the female and male winner.

First qualifying races:

  • Mentone Open Water Swim –   2.5km,  Sunday 14th December.  (Website) Entries now open!!
  • Anglesea Rock 2 Ramp – 2.5km, Tuesday 30th December. (Website) Entries open now!
  • Bloody Big Swim – 11.2km, Saturday 17th January, 2015 (Website) Entries now open
  • Cerberus swim Classic – 2.5km event, Saturday 21st February, 2015 (Website) – entries opening soon

All swimmers must be registered with us to qualify so don’t forget so sign up. If you make the race, your registration fee will be deductible from the race fee amount.

One NSW qualifying event will be announced soon.

If you do not qualify, you will not have to pay to try again in year 2.

*We reserve the right to assess the suitability of all our swimmers for the Rip Race.

Be the first to know

If you’re interested in swimming ‘The Rip’ in either the race or as part of a private group then sign up to our mailing list.

We have closed our lists for private group swims, but you can go on a waiting list. Go to the contact page to register your interest.

Alternatively, email us at bookings@riprace.com.au


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We are looking for existing open water swims to become part of the Rip Race Qualifying Series.
If you’d like your swim to be part of the Qualifying Series, please contact us directly. We are currently taking expressions of interest.

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