the URM Dash for Cash, a sprint race, takes place.


The URM Dash for Cash is a swim out through the surf, around a buoy 200 metres from the beach, and returning to the beach to a sprint up the beach to the finishing line.

There are separate races for males and females. Usually there are around 25 starters in each.

Only swimmers who complete THE BIG SWIM will be eligible to start in the URM Dash for Cash. Entry to the Dash for Cash is free.

Listen for announcements after the completion of THE BIG SWIM. Enter your name with the Dash for Cash entry desk on the beach.


Cash Prizes

The winner of each of the Men’s and Ladies’ Dash for Cash wins a cash prize, and could also take away the cash Lucky Draw prize. This random prize of $50 will be won by a male and female swimmer who entered this event.

In the surf, anyone can win, coming home  on a wave to beat the faster swimmers.


Go Here for the Palm Beach Surf Cam


Swims n Fins - A separate division allowing swim aids such as flippers and wetsuits

Start Waves

The Big Swim starts in separate waves,

find out the number and starting time of your wave here.

Useful Links


Sea Surface Temperature


  • Register at BIG SWIM and/or Little Big Swim tent for your ankle band and swim cap.
  • Wearing a distinctive cap is compulsory for safety reasons.
  • Flippers are only acceptable in the Fins n Skins event