Umhlanga Summer Festival | 10 – 23 December 2016
Umhlanga Summer Festival has been staged for 11 years and attracts over 600 000 visitors to the beach over the event duration. In 2016 we hope to exceed all records.
The Umhlanga Summer Festival will be staged from the 10th to the 23rd of December 2016. The Umhlanga Summer Festival is a multifaceted beach carnival consisting of beach, water sport and land activities and entertainment.
Umhlanga has become the premier destination for holiday visitors in South Africa and the Umhlanga Summer Festival is the most sort after beach festival in South Africa over December holidays.
The event comprises a number of interactive and spectator events designed to appeal to the diverse market attending the event. The event provides the perfect opportunity to communicate to tens of thousands of locals and holiday makers.
Just Juice Sampling from: 10th December – 18th December
Kevin Ellis and his team of Just Juice Promoters will be entertaining you and keeping you refreshed with chilled Just Juice every day at the beach from 10am to 2pm.
Just Juice have some amazing prizes to give away including hampers, T-shirts and caps, frizbees, beach balls, yoyos etc.
Games will include Tug Of War, Face Painting, Treasure Hunts, Dance offs, Promenade Family Walks and many more
Lizzard Hurricane Summer Surf | 10 – 11 December
GREAT SUCCESS AT LIZZARD HURRICANE SUMMER SURF
Over 100 entrants participated in the 2016 Lizzard Hurricane Summer Surf competition which was the opening event for the Umhlanga Summer Festival hosted by Just Juice.
Conditions on Saturday were very tricky with rain and small 1-2 foot surf. However on Sunday it all turned on and surfers were greeted with glassy 3-4 ft waves with very little wind.
The Open Men Division was won by Ballito local Richard Kidd who displayed solid consistent surfing over the two days and took home R5000 cash from Lizzard for his efforts. Mt Moreland surfer Matt Kruger was thrilled to place second and pocket R2500 as it was his first competition in many years. Chad du Toit from the Berea placed 3rd for the third year in a row and vows he will be back next year for a win. Dan Redman got fourth place and shared the balance of R2500 with Chad.
Cape Town surfer Natasha Van Greunan showed some real talent and not only took home the win in the Open Ladies R2500 from Hurricane, but also won a further R1000 cash from Zigzag magazine for being the surfer who stood out over the weekend. Runner up for the R1500 from Hurricane was Lynne Mackey, and Nicole Pallet took home 3rd with R750, and Heather Clark from South Coast 4th with R250 cash.
Hurricane Surfboards gave a custom made board valued at around R5200 to Matt Kruger as the surfer who not only surfed brilliantly, but also has a great attitude and approach to people and the ocean.
The Just Juice Tag event was again the highlight of the weekend with local Umhlanga Club ‘Wave Wizards’ taking on their fierce rivals from North Beach Durban ‘North Swell Club’. Local Beyrick de vries came alive and posted a 9 point ride helping the on form team to victory. Team mates Dan Redman, Matt Kruger, Mikey Venter and Teal Hogg were all smiles knowing they had won the lions share of the R10 000 prize money. Northswell Club placed second, the Masters Team 3rd and the Grom Team 4th.
Other local businesses helped out at the contest including Umhlanga’s Pick n Pay who supplied the judges with delicious food for the two days, Bar Ba Coa who gave vouchers, Gosh Brownies were a treat for the staff and Hooters gave some extra vouchers.
Surfers, parents and spectators were very stoked with the organization of the event and emails of thanks have been pouring in to Wave Wizards Club Chairman Jestyn Viljoen:
‘It is such a pleasure to see so many families all joining in together and having fun in the ocean. The conditions this year were not exceptional but we still saw some outstanding surfing on show. Big thanks to the sponsors, judges, committee, lifesavers and Umhlanga Tourism, who all helped out in making this year another huge success’.
|FINAL RESULTS LIZZARD HURRICANE SURF 2016|
|4||Tide Lee Ireland|
|1||Natasha Van Greunan|
|3||Dennis Van Der Zee|
|1||Rob Moore Boyle|
|2||Gary Van Wiering|
|OPEN LADIES (Cash from Hurricane)|
|1||Natasha Van Greunan||2500|
|OPEN MEN (Cash from Lizzard)||MONEY|
|3||Chad du Toit||1500|
|ZIGZAG BLOWING UP AWARD : R1000||NATASHA VAN GREUNAN (CAPE TOWN)|
|(For the person that excelled in this event)|
|HURRICANE CUSTOM SURFBOARD:||MATT KRUGER (Mt Moreland KZN)|
|(for the overall surfer that not only surfed well but also has a good attitude and approach to people and the ocean)|
|TAG TEAM RESULTS – R10 000 CASH FROM JUST JUICE:|
|TEAM NAME||NAMES OF TEAM MEMBERS|
|1||WAVE WIZARDS A||R6000||Beyrick de vries, Dan Redman, Matt Kruger, Mikey Venter and Teal Hogg|
|2||NORTH SWELL||R2500||Brandon Jackson, Chad du Toit, Chris Frolich, Adin Masenkamp and Kayla Nogueira|
|3||MASTERS||R1000||Andrew Banks, Paul Canning, Gary Van Weirengen, Mike Frew, Heather Clark|
|4||GROMS||R500||Tide Lee Ireland, Dom Southwood, Luke Thompson, Calvin Goor, Natasha Van Greunan|
|5||WAVE WIZARDS B||0||Devin Lane, Jestyn Viljoen, Saxton Randall, Rory Gibson, Olvia Izzard.|
Venue: Umhlanga main beach
Starting time: First wave / sunrise.
Mens categories: Masters 35+, Open Men, Boys u18, Boys u14, Longboard Open Men, Novice All Ages
Ladies categories: Open Ladies, Ladies u18, Ladies u14, Longboard Open Ladies, Novice All Ages
R200 per entry for 1 st division / R300 for two divisions. Family discount for more than one surfer 50% for second surfer. (This includes Temporary Club Subs for the weekend)
TAG TEAMS R500 per team to enter.
Surfers must be at the prize giving straight after event on 11 Dec. in order to collect prizes.
|LADIES OPEN & U14 & U18||DOWNLOAD HEAT SHEET|
|LIZZARD HURRICANE TIME FLOW||DOWNLOAD HEAT SHEET|
|MASTERS & LONGBOARD MEN||DOWNLOAD HEAT SHEET|
|NOVICE BOYS & GIRLS & LONGBOARD LADIES||DOWNLOAD HEAT SHEET|
|OPEN MEN HEATS||DOWNLOAD HEAT SHEET|
|U14 BOYS & U18 BOYS||DOWNLOAD HEAT SHEET|
SANCTIONED by SURFING SOUTH AFRICA
The Umhlanga Tourism Trail Run and Walk Umhlanga Millennium Stage | 6am 18 December
This event is jointly run between Riverside Trail and Umhlanga Tourism.
Sunday 18th December 2016
|ROUTE DISTANCE||Start Time||Online Entry Fee||Late Entry Fee|
|18 km||06:00 am||R140||R160|
|12 km||06:00 am||R120||R140|
|5 km||06:10 am||R70||R90|
ENTER ONLINE through ROAG until Thursday 15 December 2016.
Registration, as well as the Start and Finish of the race, will be at the Millennium Stage, Main Beach, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Click here for a map and directions.
All 3 race distances will be timed by Elite Timing. Runners and Walkers will receive a barcoded wristband during registration which will be scanned when the finish line is crossed. Results will be available on this web site.
There are 2 water tables on the 18km, one on the 12km route and another at the finish for all events. Water, Coke, Powerade and other refreshments will be available.
PRIZE MONEY and LUCKY DRAW
Cash prizes to the total value of 6200 Rand for the 18km, 12km and 5km first three places.
18km 1st R 1000 , 2nd R 500, 3rd R 250 (mens and ladies)
12km 1st R 500, 2nd R 250, 3rd R 150 (mens and ladies)
5km 1st R 200, 2nd R 150, 3rd R 100 (mens and ladies)
Lucky Draw prizes also to be won.
FIRST AID STATION
A First Aid Station will be established at the Start / Finish to handle any medical incidents. Netcare 911 will also be on standby for any medical emergency assistance.
Parking is available on Lagoon Drive. Please allow for 10 minutes walking to Registration / Start.
The Mr and Miss Umhlanga Beach Pageant | 16 December
This is a four hour informal, but hotly contested Beauty Pageant that allows anyone from the beach or modeling schools to enhance their photographic portfolio for the more official events.
FANTASTIC PRIZES to be won.
Venue: Umhlanga Millennium Stage Main Beach
The organiser and sponsor for this hotly contested event is the well know Mr Kevin Ellis. Judging for this event will be undertaken by a panel of 5 well know personalities.
The Granada Square Carols by Candlelight | 15 December 6pm – 8pm
In conjunction with Granada Square, Umhlanga Tourism and The Rotary Club of Umhlanga, this very worthy charity event is intended to collect Christmas presents by Santa Claus, for distribution to the under privileged children and child run homes where no parents are alive. Please bring an unwrapped present on the evening to donate to this worthy cause.
If you cannot attend due to other arrangements, please will you drop off your present at the Umhlanga Tourism Office opposite Granada Square between 9am and 5pm.
Venue: Granada Square, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga CBD.
Starting time: 6:45pm