The Bay Union Surfski Series began in 2013 and immediately took the Durban winter surfski circuit by storm!

With the success of Durban’s summer series, hosts Marine Surf Lifesaving Club (SLC) and their events manager Barry Lewin partnered with title sponsor Bay Union Financial Services to bring a fresh feel to the winter surfski scene in Durban. The series continues to grow year on year thanks in no small way to the backing of title sponsors Bay Union and their incredible input into the sport.

Ongoing research has seen the series evolve over the last couple of years and 2017 brings even more innovation! This year sees the series aiming to offer 3 unique surfski paddling experiences while also best utilising the great paddling conditions Durban’s winter offers.

The old ‘series’ format has been done away with, meaning no more series points, logs and prize giving. The previous format forced all races to use a similar blueprint and thus became very similar in nature. Therefore, to keep things fresh and FUN, this year’s races will now focus on offering something completely different at each outing.

The 3 races will focus on the following areas:

o Race 1 – Bay Union Singles Surfski Challenge @ Marine
o Race 2 – Bay Union King of the Bay @ Stella to Marine
o Race 3 – Bay Union Doubles Challenge @Marine

Some great prize money is on offer throughout the Bay Union Surfski Series while there are always plenty of incredible lucky draw prizes up for grabs each week.

Through Bay Union’s generous support, the series’ loyalty programme also sees those that meet the minimum participation criteria rewarded with an extra special gift!

So come along… dust off those skis, haul out the life jackets & we’ll see you on the start line of the Bay Union Surfski Series!

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