DNOWS Header

Image Map

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Swimming State Sand To Surf

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Kane Radford and Nathan Capp are heading towards a clash at New Zealand's State Sand to Surf race in Mt Maunganui this weekend. The rivals have won the last two events in the State Ocean Swim Series and will go head-to-head for the first time in the series this season.

12 months ago, Capp beat Redford, but the two Kiwis finished behind first-place Rhys Mainstone and second-place George O’Brien, both of Australia.

Radford is on a role after winning this year's New Zealand Open Water Championships, but Capp was last seen dominating the State Capital Classic in February.

But current series leader Phillip Ryan, former Olympian and 2014 World Surf Life Saving Champion Dylan Dunlop-Barrett will not make it easy for Redford or Capp.

On the women's side, 2014 runner-up Charlotte Webby can jump to the top of the standings if she wins. Stefannie Gillespie, who is coming off a victory in La Grande Swim at Akaroa, and series leader Abi Chapman will both give Webby a strong challenge.

Over 1,000 swimmers will compete in this year’s State Sand to Surf at Mt Maunganui on March 21st.

2014/2015 New Zealand Ocean Swim Series Men's Standings (after five rounds):

1. Phillip Ryan 298.67
2. Troy Balvert 295.82
3. Yasunari Hirai 200.00
4. George O’Brien 199.14
5. Liam Albery 198.39

Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB


Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine

Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...

The Other Shore

The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:

The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.


Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program