It’s official: the premier waveski surfing competition, the 2024 World Waveski Surfing Titles, will be held at Nahoon Reef in South Africa from the 28th of June to the 7th of July 2024.
The event which is held every two years, draws the best waveski surfers from around the world and includes Open, Closed, and Tag Team events for Men, Women, and Juniors, as well as adaptive divisions.
Nahoon Reef is known for its world-class waves and perfect conditions for waveski surfing, and the South African Waveski Surfing Association is thrilled to host the event at this iconic location.
“South Africa has always been seen as one of the leading nations when it comes to developing the sport of waveski surfing worldwide. Nahoon can be regarded as one of the most iconic waveski surfing spots in the world, if not the greatest. We are over the moon and privileged to be able to host the WWST 24 at Nahoon Reef” shares South African Waveski Surfing Association President, Francois Steyn.
The City of East London, where Nahoon Reef is located, offers a vibrant atmosphere, excelling dining options, and a rich history and culture.
East London has several museums and monuments that explore the region’s past, including the East London Museum, which is the oldest museum in the Eastern Cape and has an extensive collection of natural and cultural artifacts, including the famous footprints, known to be the oldest examples of human-like footprints ever found.
“Footprints” is a popular tourism attraction, featuring a set of human-like footprints that were discovered in 1930’s on the beach near Nahoon Reef. The footprints are believed to be around 200 000 years old.
Accommodation options for competitors, management, and supporters are plentiful, and teams from around the globe can also look forward to exploring the diverse beauty of the South African coastline before the major contest.
“On behalf of the World Waveski Surfing Association, I am delighted to officially endorse the 2024 World Waveski Surfing Titles to be held at the famous Nahoon Reef, East London South Africa from 28th June – 7th July inclusive. The South Africa Waveski Surfing Association has planned a comprehensive world-class event ensuring that the competition creates an atmosphere of cameraderie, sportsmanship, and international fellowship” shares World Waveski Surfing Association President, Jackie Dillon.
“I have personally surfed in South Africa on 4 previous occasions and each time I have gone home with fond memories of the people and culture, the vast and diverse landscape, and of course the amazing surf that will have everyone wanting to come back for more” Dillon continues.
Entries to the 2024 World Waveski Surfing Titles will open on the 1st of September 2023, via the South Africa Waveski Surfing Association website.
The event is an excellent opportunity for South Africa’s hospitality, tourism, SMME, sports, and recreation industries, as it is expected to bring in over R5 million to the economy during the nine-day contest.
Supporters from around the globe can also look forward to supporting the competition from home through live streaming and social media updates.
Businesses, brands, and individuals interested in partnering with the 2024 World Waveski Surfing Titles are encouraged to contact Trystan Viaene, the event coordinator. For more information, visit www.sawaveski.co.za or contact email@example.com