aQuellé Khula Ocean Racing Series

Come join the fun

Join as a Series Member or come and take part as a once off participant - the choice is yours.


Series Membership - once off online registration fee of R100 and daily discounted Race Entry Fees of:
Ocean Events - R100
Beach Events  - R50

Non-Members (once off entry on the day) Race Entry Fees:
Ocean Events - R200
Beach Events - R150

OR BETTER STILL - grab our Premier Membership (fully-paid up option) specials

Series Premier Membership:
Swim Events : R 1000
Beach Events : R 500

* See below for all the value add you will receive with this option

aQuellé Ocean Racing Series Swim Caps are compulsory for each of the swim races in accordance with the seasonal colour allocation. These great quality branded silicone caps are available through online purchase or on race day from merchandising at  our cost price of just R40 each. Colours of the 400m, 1km, 2km and 3km swims stay the same so that last season's participants aren't required to purchase new caps.

Finishers medals for Kids 1km beach run only. Category winners medals for all disciplines and age groups. 

Racing starts at 9am with ALL 7 events running simultaneously - entries open on site from 7.30am.

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Safety comes FIRST

Whilst we encourage the use of the swimbuoy for all open water swimming, it is now mandatory that ALL swimmers 10 years and UNDER are required to swim with a SWIM BUOY at all Zsports Events. There are numerous resellers of such items around the country and Zsports also have in stock (click here to purchase from us)

Zsports Swimbuoy water float safe swimmer


Series Membership Fee is R100 (available online only before race day).

Series members retain their Series Number throughout the season and can take part in any of the 7 events on offer. Series points are allocated to Series members based on their results each race day within the specific disciplines and count towards the overall and age group standings at the end of the Season (see Prize Template).

On race days, Series members are asked to report for entry to indicate the discipline they will be taking part in on that morning and pay in cash / Zapper the race day discounted entry fee of R50 (beach events) or R100 (swim events).

PLEASE NOTE that Series Membership can not be purchased on the beach on race days.  


Premier membership offers a hassle free season of not having to queue for entry, no cash needed on race days PLUS if you are within the FIRST 120 (SWIM), 20 (BEACH), or 20 (KIDS) premier members to register BEFORE Wednesday 28th September 2021 you will receive an awesome GOODY BAG as indicated below.

Premier Membership Swim Events : R 1000
Premier Membership Beach Events : R 500

The above membership fee covers ALL race day entries for Season 17 PLUS items listed below.

  • No hassle to bring money to the beach on race days, no long queues to report for entry as Premier Members
  • Silicone Series wristband with their race number and automatically registered each race day in accordance with the discipline which they indicate on the members attendance listing which you are required to sign on race days (to indicate they are present)
  • Swimmers will receive a COMPLIMENTARY Cappuccino each race morning
  • R250 Blu-Smooth Voucher


Ocean Swimming Races

The Ocean Racing Series offers 4 swim distances throughout the season - a 400m, 1km, 2km and 3km race. The 1km Ocean Swim consists of one lap, the 2km will be two laps and the 3km is three laps whilst the 400m is on a different course. Swim direction is anti-clockwise unless specified otherwise at race briefing before the start. Swimmers to remain in the water between laps. aQuellé branded ORS swim cap is compulsory in the specific discipline colour, wetsuits are optional. Lifeguards are present throughout the swim to assist participants.


Beach Runs

The 5km Beach Run is arguable one of the most scenic fun runs in the country. An out and back course (all along the beach) from Hobie Beach to the water table positioned in line with the Beacon (off Admiralty Way) and back.


How to enter?

The easiest is to sign up as a Member through the website (enter online). The benefit of this once-off online entry is that we get accurate (as you provide) info and you receive an immediate confirmation together with your Series race number.

Our online system accepts both credit card and EFT (your promise to transfer funds into our account) payment options AND we don't charge you extra for this like most other payment sites. Please note that EFT payment option usually closes 3 days before race weekend in order to allow payment to clear before the race. Please ensure you use the supplied order number as your payment reference to assist quick payment reconcilliation on the system.

Refund Policy

When entering, you accept that all entry fees are non-refundable - you are making a non-refundable purchasing decision and must agree to this policy. You may not give or sell your number to another individual outside of the authorized transfer policy and process - if you do, this will result in disqualification and banishment from this event. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, illness, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions. Once you register, unrecoverable race course services and items are paid for for you as if you will be attending the event.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of our control such as a natural disaster or emergency. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. We may also alter the courses and distances at any time if required due to course blockages or other restrictions or impediments. There will be no fee refunds for a postponed or canceled event. 

Africa's largest family beach event is unique to Nelson Mandela Bay