Bull Beach Patrol Media Release
Beach Patrol to wow the Durban crowd
South Africa’s everyday heroes take to the crisp Durban surf on
Sunday, 11 July for the second instalment of the popular Red Bull
Beach Patrol with the East Coast public set to witness a
lifesaving spectacle when the athletes take on the three
preliminary rounds before the iron man grand finale.
Durban (South Africa) – With a fully subscribed Red Bull Beach
Patrol set to wow the Durban locals the event and the venue
provide the ideal vantage points from which spectators can view
all the action as it unfolds throughout the day.
The event will consist of three preliminary rounds which include
a surfski leg, a Malibu board leg and a swim leg. Athletes will
be judged on how well they performed in each of these legs to
decide whether they qualify for the iron man final which will
incorporate all of the mentioned elements as well as a run along
the iconic North Beach Pier and a swim to shore.
Spectators have the opportunity to watch the action unfold from
the beach, the promenade but probably the most spectator friendly
point on the course will be from the pier itself as professional
lifesavers and ordinary athletes fight it out for the honours.
“The whole idea is that spectators can see all the action unfold
from the pier and we hope that that’s where most of the
spectators will watch the event from,” Sportive Director for the
Red Bull Beach Patrol Barry Lewin stated.
“We have had such a good response from the athletes and we are
expecting a really good day weather wise on Sunday so it should
be a great day out,” an excited Lewin added.
The action begins at 9am with defending champion Wiseman Mvubu
back to defend his crown with 2015 runner-up Stembiso Mbatha and
a fair percentage of the other 75 athletes vying for a spot on
the top step of the podium.
To enter or for more information, head to
www.redbull.co.za/beachpatrol. Entries close on 8 July
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The 2016 Red Bull Beach Patrol
will take place on the iconic North Beach in Durban on Sunday, 11 July and
will feature 2015 champion Wiseman Mvubu with a number of Durban's top
lifesavers and Everyday Heroes.
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