Boost for KZN North Coast tourism as Ballito Pro returns

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Packed beach at the 2019 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill.
Packed beach at the 2019 Ballito Pro presented by O’Neill.
The Ballito Pro

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal will receive a much-needed tourism boost with the return of a major professional surfing event —the “Ballito Pro Presented By O’Neill” — to its shores this July.

The world’s longest running professional surfing event, the Pro, will be returning after having been cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown.

The 12 day-long event, from July 7 to July 18, will see surfers from all over the African continent — including Morocco, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe — descend on Ballito to participate in the surfing spectacle, depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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