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  • Endurance

July 2011, Adam Walker's second swim of the Oceans Seven. 10 miles each way, he swam from Tarifa to Tangier and back again (breaking British record one way and first British person to swim both ways). He finished in a time of 9 hours 39 minutes, at time accompanied by dolphins and the sound of pilot whales.
  • Currents

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  • Added: 01/03/2016

    • Tides
    • Currents

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    strong current, swells, marine life

  • Added: 30/12/2018

    "Between Tarifa in Spain and Punta Cires in Morocco the distance between Africa and Europe narrows to 14.4 km. Because water from the Atlantic races into the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar there is a strong current. Effectively this makes the distance swum to cross the strait about 11km. However swimmers who aren’t fast enough are swept east and the distance between Europe and Africa becomes too wide to cross. Mediterranean waters are a comfortable temperature for swimming people, and also amenable to critters that most swimmers want to avoid. Sharks may be there but are unlikely to be encountered. It is more likely for swimmers to be put off by jellyfish whose stings can range from negligible to excruciating. More challenging than animals are the swirling weather conditions that can bring fog." Susanne Masters

    • Tides
    • Tide Watch
    • Currents
    • Rips

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

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