Red Bull Beach Patrol Media Release  No: rbbp1603

07 July 2016

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  Entries close on 8 July 2016.


Notes to the editor:

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Media Contacts:

Hayley Venter
Communications Specialist
Red Bull South Africa
+27 21 431 2100

Dave Macleod
Gameplan Media
(031) 764 3017

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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. Kevin Sawyer/
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