25 Piers Challenge
Sat 2 Dec 2023 @ Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


25 Piers Challenge

The Annual 25 Piers Swim Challenge now known as the World’s Toughest surf swim event, began in the early 90’s by group of Durban Surf Clubbies doing their annual end of year swim.
The event began as 100 lengths of 100 meters in the Iconic Durban Beach baths, which then evolved to 8 x pier swims around the Dairy Pier, the North Beach Pier, the Bay Pier and the final one around North Beach Pier giving you a total of 25 Piers.
From this Durban Surf has now created what we call the 25 Piers Surf Swim a challenge to swim around the North Beach Pier 25 times, each on a timed interval.

  1. A lost chip is R80 payable by the participant.
  2. Disclaimer: I shall participate in the 25 Piers Challenge at my own risk. I hereby waive any right that I may have to claim compensation from the organizers, the city of Durban or the Lifeguards on duty, in respect of any loss injury or damage incurred whilst engaged in the 25 Piers Challenge whatsoever arising and whether as a result of negligence or otherwise and I indemnify all of the above against all such claims. Please note to be eligible for the top prizes you have to complete all 25 Piers, this event is a non-wetsuit swim, but should you wish to compete in a wetsuit you will forfeit the chances of winning any prizes. If under 18, this declaration is to be signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. Participants need to download the ‘FinishTime Passport’ in order to receive their entry chip on the day of the event.

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes. Team sizes range from 2 - 5 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp) 2 person team (pp) 3 person team (pp) 4 person team (pp) 5 person team (pp)
25 Piers Solo R 250.00 - - - -
25 Piers 2 Person Team - R 250.00 - - -
25 Piers 3 Person Team - - R 166.67 - -
25 Piers 4 Person Team - - - R 125.00 -
25 Piers 5 Person Team - - - - R 100.00

Event location
North Beach, Durban, South Africa, Durban

Coordinates -29.8475749, 31.0349434
Address North Beach, Durban, South Africa
City Durban
Province KwaZulu-Natal

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