Sand to fly at beach con­test

The New Age (Western Cape) - - Western Cape News - TNA REPORTER provinces@the­newage.co.za

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 wanna­be 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 sim@black­incevents.co.za.

QUEENS OF THE CAS­TLE: Dur­ban­ites are among those in­vited to take part in Star­bucks’ sand­cas­tle chal­lenge this Satur­day.

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