Ocean swim event at Forster from One Mile Beach to Main Beach.
The Dorsal Hotel Club To Club Ocean Swim is named for the main swim course that winds its way around the headland from Cape Hawke surf club at One Mile Beach to Forster surf club at Main Beach.
The 3.8km journey swim is as satisfying as it gets as an ocean swimmer, with all of the ocean's natural elements coming into play.
There is also a 500m beginner swim and 250m swim for the kids (8+) in the more sheltered Forster Main Beach.
The shorter 250m and 500m swims are held on Forster Main Beach in front of the surf club. This beach is north facing and well protected from the worst of the conditions, should they come into play.
The 3.8km Club To Club is truly deserving of it's 'epic' title, starting at the east-facing One Mile Beach, you will swim out and around the headland and swim on a long westward reach to Forster Main Beach. You'll be rolling around wonderfully in the swell and chop as you round the headland, but conditions settle once you head west unless the swell is not from the nor'-east, in which case it will remain choppy in the backwash from the headland. The long reach from the headland into Main Beach may test your patience. At this point, it becomes a bit of a head swim.
Always fun. Sometimes challenging. A wonderful swim.