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Cape Town to host City Surf Series in May

CAPE TOWN, 5 March 2020 – In partnership with World Surf League (WSL) and Surfing South Africa (SSA), Accelerate Sport have today announced the dates and venues for the fifth edition of City Surf Series, the largest series of surfing events in Africa.

This illustrious series is set to bring the global surfing community together during the

Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing pres by Hurleywinter season in South Africa across four key locations, namely Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Alfred, Vic Bay and Cape Town.

Entering its 5th year, the series will be action-packed with quality surfing from men, women as well as junior athletes, providing competitive WSL Qualifying Series events for local South African surfers.

“The City Surf Series is a fantastic opportunity for young surfers to really introduce themselves to the world stage and we are delighted to once again have 5 events on the calendar. Returning to Cape Town was always a target and through the support of the City and Thirsti Water, this is once again possible,” said Daniel Quinta, CEO of Accelerate Sport.

“This series would not have become reality without the huge commitment from our partners and support of the local municipalities. We would like to extend our utmost gratitude for their support in making this series the success that it is today”, he added.

The City Surf Series has proven a huge success since its inception in 2016, with Michael February and Marr McGillivray both using it as a platform to qualify for the Championship Tour for 2018 and 2020 respectively.

Confirmed dates and venues:

11 – 13 April: Nelson Mandela Bay Pro
Event Venue: Pollock Beach, Summerstrand

15 – 17 April: Royal St Andrews Port Alfred Town Classic
Event Venue: East Beach, Miles Bowker Drive

20 – 24 May: Thirsti Cape Town Pro – 3 Event days, 5 day waiting period
Event Venue: Multiple venues across Cape Town

29– 31 May: Vic Bay Classic
Event Venue: Vic Bay Beach

13 – 17 June: VW SA Open of Surfing
Event Venue: Pollock Beach, Summerstrand

About City Surf Series
The City Surf Series is a collaboration between Surfing South Africa (SSA), the World Surf League (WSL) and Accelerate Sport which aims to provide competitive WSL Qualifying Series events for local South African surfers.

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