Kiteboarders, longboarders and stand up paddleboarders still have time to enter the lucrative South Coast Surf Carnival presented by Jeep Apparel and the Independent on Saturday. The wave-riding festival takes place on the weekend of November 1 and 2 at Scottburgh main beach on the KZN south coast.

“Nerve Events is really proud to be staging the sixth edition of the South Coast Surf Carnival which has already attracted a host of the country’s top watermen and women to take part. We are encouraging others to enter before all of the slots are filled to avoid disappointment and also to book accommodation soon as it is a very busy weekend for the mid-south coast,” commented Paul Godwin, Event Organizer from Nerve Events.

South Coast Surf Carnival entry forms are available from the Durban Surf Coffee Shop, Larmont Surf Shop and
Salsa or contact For accommodation listings please contact Paul Godwin on 031 201 2169 or 083 560 1185.

The carnival, backed by Tourism South Coast, boasts the biggest longboarding event in South Africa with R11 500 cash and fantastic product prizes as well as accommodation prizes for contestants entering next years SA Longboard Champs in Jeffrey’s Bay. Divisions to be contested include Open Men, Ladies,
Over 35 Men ad Over 50 Men.

The nationally rated SALSA longboarding event is open to all surfers and since 2005 no KZN longboarder has won the premier open men’s event. Komunity project has donated a prize for the most progressive longboarder with Natural Curve having sponsored a longboard as well.

The South African Wavemasters Kitesurfing event also has fantastic prizes on offer and the stand up paddleboard “SUP” main prize is a BILT SUP valued at R12 500.

Festival organizers have ensured that there will be something for the whole family to enjoy from the spectacular, bright kites to traditional forms of wave riding and clinics held for newcomers to water sports. Scottburgh has first class facilities with a variety of restaurants offering fantastic sea views as well as a waterslide and the opportunity to buy some local curios from the sellers in the vicinity.

The South Coast Surf Carnival is sponsored by Tourism South Coast, Jeep Apparel and Independent on Saturday. Contributing sponsors to the event are Pick’ n Pay Scottburgh, Bilt Surfboards, Thermo Plastic Concepts & Equipment (TCE), Maisch Fins, Pro Class Wetsuits, Nestle Pure Life Water, Komunity Project, Natural Curve surfboards, Bokomo, Cyclone kiteboarding, Ocean 2 Air kiteboarding, uShaka Surf and Adventures and African Surf Rider Magazine.