VW driving local surfing forward

2018-03-29 06:01

FROM March 31 to April 2, local surfers and fans will see the first of six City Surf Series (CSS) events with the Volkswagen Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, presented by Billabong taking place in Port Elizabeth.

Accredited by the World Surfing League (WSL), the CSS events form 6 of the 8 events where South African surfers can earn Qualifying Series (QS) points, the log that leads to a spot on the WSL’s Championship Tour. Until now, local surfers serious about making it at a global level would have had to find funding to compete in costly international events; a prohibiting factor for many of the country’s natural talents.

The CSS is the only series in Africa offering QS points and the only series like it in the world. It will unfold along South Africa’s famous coastline over the next few months and culminate in June with the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley (19 – 24 June).

As headline sponsor of both the opening and closing CSS events, the Volkswagen Nelson Mandela Day Surf Pro presented by Billabong (31 March – 2 April) and the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley (19 – 24 June), VWSA invites surfing fans and families to join them at these exciting competitions.

VWSA is also focused on driving an educational message through the CSS events to spectators, with an emphasis on the Ocean’s plastic waste crisis.

VWSA and Dyer Island Conservation Trust encourage locals and visitors to join them in a Clean-the-Beach event on Tuesday, April 3rd at Pollok Beach.

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