It’s one of South Africa’s most popular holiday playgrounds, attracting thousands in summer. Photographer and Durbanite Teagan Cunniffe captures a typical day on the beachfront – and the many marvellous ways South Africans use and delight in it
Its beaches are beloved by all, and if homegirl Teagan Cunniffe‘ s photos of them don’t make you want to dive right in, nothing will!
When was the first time you saw the ocean? For these school kids, this was the day. Travelling by bus all the way from Limpopo (876 kilometres), and supervised by their smiling teachers on shore, they splashed and screamed their way through the shallows, beaming throughout. Some schools make the journey annually, but you’ll still find countless children in SA who have never seen the sea.
OPPOSITE These surfers who are part of Surfers Not Street Children ( surfnotstreets.org) can be found at New Pier most afternoons. Some go on to compete in surf contests, but all learn the value of living in a supportive community with people who want to help them achieve their best. Out on the waves, these kids get respite from stressful environments and a chance to connect with nature and each other, reshaping their outlook on life and, ultimately, their future.