Ballito Pro 2024: Experience the best in music and surfing

Ballito Pro 2024: Experience the best in music and surfing

Get ready to rock at the 2024 Ballito Pro Festival.

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The Ballito Pro is here! This is one of the most prestigious surfing events in the world, drawing top surfers from across the globe to the beautiful shores of Ballito, South Africa.

This annual festival, known for its high-energy atmosphere and stunning beachside setting, has evolved over the years to become a multi-faceted event that combines world-class surfing with a variety of entertainment options.

While the days will be dominated by sports and retail action at the 55th Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill, music and dance lovers will be treated to some of the best local artists who are bringing the vibe to the sunset, after-dark, and concert sessions,

These rocking parties form part of The Ballito Pro festival, which is running alongside the surfing action in KwaDukuza from 25 June to 8 July.

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Corona Sunset Beach Bar Sessions

Until 7 July from 4pm, partygoers can head to the Willard Beach Retail section where they will hear the best in local DJ talent. This year’s epic lineup includes: 

Wednesday, 3 July 

4pm: Tatum Tides

5pm: DJ Royal Love

7pm: Austin Cassim

Saturday, 6 July 

4pm: Freddy L

5pm: DJ Royal Love

7pm: Ryan Stylz

Sunday, 7 July

4pm: DJ Royal Love

6pm: Ryan Stylz

7pm: Roxy Louw

The Ballito Pro After Dark Programmes 

The vibes extend throughout the region with Ballito Village hosting daily entertainment and after-parties for The Ballito Pro festival-goers. Music and food lovers will find what they want at Conchilla and Good Vibes!

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Conchilla in Ballito Village

Wednesday, 3 July - Karaoke

Thursday, 4 July - Delavante, B_Rad, & Jay Reid

Saturday, 6 July - Household Funk & Brent Crude

Sunday, 7 July - Freddy l & half-price sushi 

Good Vibes in Ballito Village

Tuesday, 2 July - Swimsuit Show

Wednesday, 3 July - Kyle Cassim

Friday, 5 July - Tim ODV

Sunday, 7 July - Roxy Louw 

….. and lots more!!

Battle of the DJs

The Ballito Pro gives local talent a platform to showcase their DJ skills with the Battle of the DJ auditions taking place at KwaDukuza Town Hall on Tuesday, 2 July. The top DJ from this event will get the chance to perform alongside internationally acclaimed musicians as they take to the main stage of the Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona on Thursday, 5 July.

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The Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona

Another Ballito Pro festival highlight is the two-day Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona taking place at Salt Rock Main Beach on 4 and 5 July. These free-to-attend concerts cater to a diverse range of musical tastes so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Night 1: Thursday, 4 July from 4.30pm to 10.30pm

The Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona will kick off with some local skill as the winner of the Battle of the DJs takes to the decks. Next up is DJ Merlon, a pivotal figure on the South African music scene who’s renowned for his deep house tracks and captivating sets. South African DJ and amapiano sensation, Young Stunna, will then wow the crowds with his infectious rhythm and soulful melodies, before Asante takes over the stage. The set concludes with Durban’s own Stanky Deejay, an amapiano expert and KZN favourite. 

Night 2: Friday, 5 July from 4.30pm to 11.30pm 

The second night of the Ballito Pro Music Concerts Presented by Corona gets underway with Pretoria’s indie pop band December Streets taking to the stage. This level of high energy can only be matched by fellow Pretoria indie pop band, Desmond & the Tutus who are renowned for their infectious rhythm and quirky lyrics. Then it’s time for Durban based electronic duo, Veranda Panda who create a unique, genre-defying sonic experience. Joburg’s Wade and Kyle Saxby, AKA the Saxby Twins will show why they’re making waves in the South African music scene before the talented TIMO ODV ends the night on a high with his pulsating rhythms, atmospheric melodies, and introspective lyrics.

Watch LIVE The Challenger Series will be broadcast LIVE on, the free WSL app, and the WSL's YouTube channel. Also, check out more ways to watch from the WSL's broadcast partners.


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