Surf Ski: over 250 paddlers to compete in race

2011-07-15 00:00

ON July 16, South Africa’s toughest paddlers will compete in the oldest and longest surf ski race in the world, from Scottburgh to Brighton. The Discovery Scottburgh to Brighton Surf Ski is a 46,5 km race that started in 1958, and will see more than 250 paddlers compete in the singles, doubles and board categories.

Said Discovery sponsorship manager Sandile Mkari: “Surf Ski is a physically demanding challenge that sees us realise our goal of supporting healthy living and physical activity amongst sports lovers and the KZN community at large.”

The race starts at 6.30 am in Scottburgh and ends at Brighton with the official prize giving immediately after noon.

Race director Billy Harker said: “The Discovery Scottburgh to Brighton Surf Ski race is the pinnacle of the winter paddling season, and also coincides with the sardine run. It’s not to be missed.” Spectators can catch the action at the start, finish or at the half-way mark on Amanzimtoti’s main beach.

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