2022 Durban Winter Surfski Series Media Release

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23 May 2022

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Written by: Dave Macleod


Bay Union King of the Bay moved out by one month

Durban - The third race of the popular Marine Winter Surfski series, the Bay Union King of the Bay, has been postponed by a month as the municipality deals with the damage caused by the recent flooding.

With the cities beaches being closed and high levels of pollution in Durban harbour, the race organisers had no choice but to move the iconic race to a new date on 26 June.

The popular annual race starts at the Silt Canal on the Bluff and traverses Durban harbour before completing an out-and back lap in the ocean to the uMngeni River mouth before finishing at the Durban Underwater Club.

"The health and wellbeing of every single participant will always come first," said race committee head Neels Meyer.

Meyer confirmed that all the entries that had already been taken for the event would be transferred to the new date on 26 June.

More information can be found at www.wintersurfskiseries.co.za

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The third race of the 2022 Durban Winter Surfski Series, the Bay Union King of the Bay, has been moved to 26 June as Durban deals with the after effects of the recent flooding in the region. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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