The Durban beachfront buzzed for the final weekend of the Kzn Schools Surfing Final, which took place as part of a surfing & Jetski beach festival presented by the South African Maritime Safety Association and Durban Stars. It’s been a while since the Golden Mile witnessed a beach festival featuring surfing, jet-skiing, volleyball and touch rugby, and the event, along with the tremendously well-supported and iconic East Coast Radio Big Walk, brought back a carnival atmosphere too long missing from Durban’s revamped promenade.
Congratulations to our B team who have surfed really well and made it to the semi finals before being knocked out on Sunday, and to our A team who surfed their way into the finals. The standard of surfing was really high, which is very encouraging for the sport, it was the best school surfing has ever seen.
Competitors had their pick of clean 3 foot North Beach runners in perfect sunshine and clear water while professional judges scored from the tower and parents, coaches and members of the public cheered for their charges and stressed over wave-counts and heat-management, inter-school surfing finally had the stage it deserved.
The final was very close, but it was just not our day and we were placed 4th. Well done to the boys for making the final and thank you to the sponsors and supporters who came down to the beach.
1. Crawford College North Coast “A”
2. Durban High School “A”
3. Amanzimtoti High School “A”
4. Northwood High School “A”
5. Ashton International College “A”