LISTEN: KZN surfers take to waters in protest of 'senseless' lockdown restrictions

LISTEN: KZN surfers take to waters in protest of 'senseless' lockdown restrictions

A group of surfers has taken to the water in Durban in protest over what they say are senseless restrictions under the current Level 3 lockdown.


At the crack of dawn this morning they staged their frustration by surfing at Durban's Golden Mile. 

They're saying the ban is affecting their ability to practice the sport as some are involved in a profession capacity meanwhile other sporting events have been given the green light. 

This also happens as recently PE-based Surfing SA wrote to government appealing for a reconsideration for the benefit of professionals making a living from the sport. 

ALSO READ: Cele: Mtsweni-Tsipane has criminal record for not wearing mask

Back in Durban organiser of this morning's protest Ray de Vries says it makes no sense that surfing in the open environment is not permitted while some gatherings in a close space are still allowed. 

READ:  Craft beer industry in dire straits

surfers durban

"On a day to day basis,  these guys go down there in the fresh air, they cross the beach, they get in the water and surf for an hour or so and come back out and go on their way."

"And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you take the contradiction to that, is we are allowing people to be in a taxi where you sit right next to somebody but you are not allowed to go into the sea." 

He adds, "his protest is highlighting what is crazy about this law." 

Listen to interview below: 

New Newswatch podcast banner red

Show's Stories