'We've broken no rules': Surf's up for Durban beach ban protesters

A group of Durban surfers defied the government's beach ban by taking to the water to protest against restrictions on Wednesday.

2021-01-27 04:15:00 PM

A group of Durban surfers defied the government's beach ban by taking to the water to protest against restrictions on Wednesday.

A group of Durban surfers defied the government's beach ban by taking to the water to protest against restrictions on Wednesday.

“We purposefully chartered a boat and we entered the sea through the harbour mouth,” he said“We took the boat beyond the shark nets, so the boat followed all the right rules.“We then dropped out deep at sea, paddled over the shark nets and all the way to the break. We surfed for an hour. We had fun.

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“You're allowed to play soccer, allowed to go to the gym, as long as the right protocols are followed.“So we followed all protocols - we wore our masks, and kept a social distance and then jumped off the boat. Then we paddled out isolated and surfed our own separate waves, and we left the sea, paddled back to the boat.

“So in our eyes we haven't broken any laws.“The next step from here is for us to work within the law. We believe that surfing is legal, so we've taken up a further legal opinion.”Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read more: Sowetan LIVE »

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