Bull Beach Patrol Media Release
Durban hero back to defend Beach Patrol title
Durban’s famous Golden Mile will host the 2016 Red Bull Beach
Patrol and should provide spectators with an exciting spectacle
as the country’s best surf lifesavers and everyday heroes battle
it out for the title across an array of disciplines for the
title, Wiseman Mvubu is one such hero.
Durban, South Africa – With some of the country’s top surf
lifesaving clubs along its shores, North Beach in Durban provides
the ideal backdrop for the one-of-a-kind Red Bull Beach Patrol
which honours the everyday heroes like 2015 champion Wiseman
Mvubu who returns to defend his title in 2016.
Spreading the surf lifesaving word is something that Mvubu and
many lifesavers in Durban are passionate about and he feels that
an event of this calibre and excitement is the perfect
opportunity to showcase an exciting angle to the sport.
“I got involved in lifesaving about six years ago when I started
swimming in Chesterville. We were then introduced to Marine Surf
Lifesaving Club and it has just continued from there,” Mvubu, a
Marine SLC member, said.
“We really want to try and get youngsters involved and grow the
profile of the sport that we love so much so having such an
exciting event in the heart of the Durban beachfront is going to
be great exposure.”
A typical day for our hero Mvubu starts at 8am on the Durban
Beachfront where he is a life guard at Addington Beach and
recently his eight hour shift has been followed by a training
session at the Kings Park Swimming Pool as he prepares for his
Red Bull Beach Patrol title defence.
“We do a bit of training when we are not busy at work but my main
training sessions in the build-up to the Red Bull Beach Patrol
have been after work.
“When I’m not training for an event I like to head home and just
relax after work – I don’t get too much time to do that so when I
can, I really enjoy it,” a laid back Mvubu added.
The event has changed its format from the inaugural edition in
2015 with lifesavers taking on three preliminary rounds of
competition before the iron man final which incorporates swim,
board and ski disciplines into one out-and-out sprint for the
“I really enjoyed the first edition of the Red Bull Beach Patrol
and I am sure that this year’s event is going to be just as
good,” a buoyant Mvumbu claimed. “It’s awesome that a brand like
Red Bull continue their support for a sport that we are so
passionate about and want to present to the public.”
“The iron man is my favourite event and I did well in that event
at the national lifesaving champs last year so I am confident
that I can do well again at the Beach Patrol,” he added
To enter or for more information, head to
www.redbull.co.za/beachpatrol. Entries close on 8 July
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Following his win at the 2015
edition, Wiseman Mvubu will return to defend his title at the 2016 Red
Bull Beach Patrol on the Durban Beach Front on 10 July.
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The one-of-a-kind event will
pit defending champion Wiseman Mvubu against some of the top lifesavers
from around the country at the 2016 Red Bull Beach Patrol on 10 July at
Durban's North Beach.
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