Since its inception at the turn of the millennium, the Dolphin Coast Challenge has become synonymous with great downwind, challenging surf and exploring the beauty of KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, making it a must-do event for all of Durban’s downwind paddling community.
Over the years the Dolphin Coast Challenge has evolved, making use of different race formats. In 2017 the race goes back to its routes though, with two days of back-to-back doubles (S2) downwind racing and the combined time of paddlers’ two days giving each team their overall result.
The event also hosts the 2017 SA Doubles (S2) Surfski Championships, drawing some of the countries top paddlers to take on wild oceans of the KZN North Coast.
Gara Racing Paddles are the title sponsorship of the event and it is great to have this exciting, Durban based paddle brand – used by World Champions like Hank McGregor – supporting the local surfski community. We look forward to a long relationship with Gara’s Ken Holden!
For more info on the Gara’s great products, visit www.gara.co.za