Sand to fly at beach contest
DURBAN’S Golden Mile is known for its sand castles that not only show off the city’s landmarks and icons, but provide the odd sarcastic dig at the “hoi polloi” and happenings that are in the news.
In preparation for the arrival of Starbucks in the city, the newsmakers themselves will be squaring up for a sand castle building contest.
Hosted in conjunction with Durban Tourism on Saturday, the contest will see the public, together with media personalities, swap their laptops and microphones for buckets and spades as they go up against each other and the Starbucks teams, representing the Florida Road store (opening on Saturday) and the Gateway store opening early December), to burrow, mould and shape their way to a win.
“Rest assured, sand will fly before the day is over. We’re very competitive and each team will be determined to build the ultimate sand castle. The only problem is that the last time I did this, I was about five,” one wanna-be participant said.
The sand castle clash starts at 8am and ends at 11am.
Be sure to make your way to North Beach on the Golden Mile to cheer on the participants and join in on some classic Durban fun in the sun. For those interested in participating, register with firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEENS OF THE CASTLE: Durbanites are among those invited to take part in Starbucks’ sandcastle challenge this Saturday.