Lots to do on the beach

2015-05-06 09:34
Ethan Carins (13) and Alex Williams (14) (in the air) compete in the skateboarding competition. 

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Ethan Carins (13) and Alex Williams (14) (in the air) compete in the skateboarding competition. PHOTOS: Samantha lee

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The third annual 9Miles surfing competition was a great success despite the rain.

It was held at Strandfontein Pavilion on Saturday 2 May.

There was much to do at community surf challenge and family day from 08:30 to 17:30 as this year the event included a treasure hunt and sandcastle competition for the children and environmental walk.

There was also a drive about learning to surf and learning to swim.

A water safety talk was another attraction held by Strandfontein Lifesaving.

Hundreds of residents were also treated to a sea rescue demonstration by the Strandfontein National Sea Rescue Institute.

Other attractions included a skateboarding competition, live music performances, kayaking lessons, Scouts obstacle course, beach volleyball, beach soccer and standup paddle boarding.

“Our goals for this event are to ignite interest among the youth for our water activity sports and to launch the skateboard project,” says project founder Nigel Savel in a statement.

“[We also want to] unite the community, educate young people on the importance of looking after their beaches, encourage quality recreational family time and for 9Miles Project to forge stronger ties with the public and its partners.”

People’s Post also attended the event

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