Addington beach on the southern end of Durban’s Golden Mile will be a hive of activity this weekend as the cream of the junior lifesavers in the region do battle for the titles up for grabs at the Spar Sola KZN Nipper Surf Lifesaving Championships.
Hosted by Marine SLC, the event will feature the entire programme of events on the beach and in the surf, fuelling the healthy rivalry between the strong Durban clubs Pirates, Durban Surf, Marine and Umhlanga Rocks and the concerted challenge from the north and south coast clubs.
The weekend’s programme of swim, board, body board, run-swim-run, Iron Nipper, flags, sprint beach relay, board relay, bodyboard relay, and taplin events will feature over 400 boys and girls ranging from 8 to 14 years of age.
Durban Surf has managed to win the overall title for the last few years and will start as favourites to retain their title.
A large and talented team of Nippers from Umhlanga Rocks SLC has been training hard for the event, and could end the reign od the Durban Surf team.
There is no charge for spectators. Competition starts at 1pm on Saturday afternoon and 7:30am on Sunday morning.
The Spar Sola KZN Nipper Champs take place from 1pm on Saturday 26 January and from 7:30 on Sunday 27 January 2018.