Bull Beach Patrol Media Release
Livesaving Competition to Celebrate Durban’s Everyday Heroes
Durban's North Beach is set to host the second instalment of
Red Bull Beach Patrol on 10 July which will see some of South
Africa's best surf lifesavers fight it out over varying
disciplines for a chance at the title.
Durban (South Africa) - Every year eThekwini sees in excess of
1.5 million visitors, most making their way to its shores to
revel in the city’s sub-tropical climate and warm waters. This
makes for challenging times for Durban’s Lifeguard Force who need
to remain fit and alert to ensure the visitors safety in its
waters – their proficiency being what stands between life and
death. 2016 sees the return of Red Bull Beach Patrol, an event
created to honour these everyday heroes who put their own lives
on the line to save those of others.
The event consists of three disciplines before the finale; swim,
paddleboard and surfski. Racers will have to complete all three
in order to compete in the last part of the competition, which
will incorporate all three aspects as well as a run down the pier
– testing endurance and overall fitness.
Any person can enter to compete against some of the top
lifesavers in the country, however the one condition is that you
have to complete all three of the qualifying rounds in order to
compete in the finale.
"I have grown up on the beaches of Durban and have got a long
history of lifesaving and being involved with life saving,"
Sportive Director for Red Bull Beach Patrol Barry Lewin said.
"The event offers something completely different and the North
Pier on Durban's beachfront will provide the perfect location for
the event," Lewin commented. “we are going to give the best life
savers in the country the best possible platform to showcase
Lewin hopes that the racing will draw the people of Durban to the
event that incorporates the iconic North Pier.
"The event follows an upside down U shape around the North Pier
which gives spectators the chance to view the action from the
pier - making the pier the ideal spectator vantage point for the
event. People will be able to support their heroes from a
fantastic spot on the pier," he added.
To enter or for more information, head to
www.redbull.co.za/beachpatrol. Entries close on 8 July
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Durban surf lifesaver Wiseman
Mvumbu was the strongest life saver at the 2015 Red Bull Beach Patrol and
is set to return in 2016 to defend his title at the one-of-a-kind event on
the Durban Beach Front on 10 July.
Red Bull Content Pool
The Red Bull Beach Patrol will
make a highly-anticipated return to the Durban Beach Front in July as life
guards from around the country congregate to finish first at the unique
event happening on 10 July.
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