Athletes take on Monster for another year

Athletes of all ages and capabilities have hit the sand, surf and sea today to take on the annual Mount Monster.

The event includes a 25km epic along the Mount Maunganui coastline, comprising a 5km run, 1500m swim - including a 6m jump off the Moturiki Island blowhole - a 12km ski paddle and a 6km board.

For the second year in a row, the event has also kicked off with the Mini Monster - an endurance race specifically for athletes under 14, with the main event kicking off at 10am.

SunLive photographer Nikki South got out among the action today. See the photos below:


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