Beaches around Durbs to be closed

2014-11-15 00:00

SMALLER beaches in and around Durban will be closed due to strong swells at sea this weekend.

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (KZNSB) yesterday said the beaches were closed to bathers due to the removal of the shark nets.

Head of operations for the KZNSB, Mike Anderson-Reade, said they had removed nets to prevent their equipment being damaged. “Large swells may result in movement or damage to shark safety gear. In order to minimise damage or losses the Sharks Board, in consultation with municipalities, has removed shark safety gear at some of the small, less populated bathing beaches,” he said.

Wiseman Dlamini from the South African Weather Services said a cold front will be passing over KZN this weekend.

The beaches closed will include: Uvongo,

Lucien, Ski Boat Bay, Sysu, Trafalgar, Leisure Bay, Port Edward, Umzumbe, Southport,

Karridene, Umgababa, Alkantstrand, Blythedale, Willards Beach, Umdloti, Bronze Beach and Country to Laguna Beach.

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