11 Dec

Whether you prefer baking in the hot summer sun or basking under the Just Juice umbrellas in the cool breezy shade, an action packed holiday awaits you at Umhlanga Main Beach this December.

The Umhlanga Summer Festival 2014 starts off with the Lizzard Hurricane Surf Pro which takes place on 13th and 14th December. Pro Surfers from all around South Africa come to this very popular event, which is hosted by Umhlanga’s Wave Wizards Surf Club in association with KZN Surfing Association.

Young novices from 5 years old are welcome to surf with their Dads in the ‘Ballie’s Division. There will be both short and long boarders taking part. For more information, visit www.hurricanesurf.net.

Then the exciting Just Juice holiday program begins. Beach lovers of all ages will be treated to a host of great free entertainment, including: volleyball, Beach Olympics, dancing, games, Miss/Mr Umhlanga, promenade walks, soccer, face painting, tug-of-war and and lots more. Gorgeous bikini-clad girls will be handing out chilled refreshing Just Juice to quench that hot summer thirst.

Beyrick de Vries. Photo: Alex Mcgeown

Beyrick de Vries. Photo: Alex Mcgeown

Sunday 14th December will also see the Jockey Trail Run/Walk which will start and finish on the Millennium Stage at Umhlanga Main Beach. Trail enthusiasts will have the option of 5km, 12km or 18km to choose from. To register, visit www.roag.co.za.

Spar Umhlanga will also be hosting a couple of days of packed beach entertainment, with the Ocean Heroes Surf Ironman Series present on many of the afternoons. On Thursday 18th December at 6:30pm, the Umhlanga Village will be brought alight by the harmonious sounds of Shelly McClain and her choir at the Carols by Candlelight. Visitors are encouraged to bring a gift for underprivileged children.

“We are all very excited about this year’s Umhlanga Summer Festival. Our aim is to provide good entertainment for our visitors and ensure they have a fun relaxing time – the Best Holiday Ever – on our magnificent, recently nominated Blue Flag Beach. We want them to have great memories of Umhlanga when they are back home so that they return year after year to our wonderful tropical coastline,” says Chairman of Umhlanga Tourism, Peter Rose.

For more information, please visit www.umhlangafestivals.co.za.

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