Four Elements Ocean Challenge Success

Four Elements Ocean Challenge Success

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Four Elements Ocean Challenge, a 7 km ocean swim along the beachfront in Durban, South Africa took place in perfect conditions on May 3rd.

Olivia Taylor, race director, described the event, “16 tough competitors conquered the 7 km swim from Blue Lagoon to the Durban harbour’s north wall. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about ocean degradation and celebrate World Oceans Day.

We had amazing conditions with gentle offshore winds, waves big enough to break a safety paddler’s surfski, beautiful visibility, warm water, dolphins, rays and shoals of fish. Overall, the inaugural Challenge was a wonderful success, with the passionate swimmers very excited about the prospect of the Challenge becoming an annual event

Four Elements Conservation NPC is the brainchild of the 17-year-old race director. Her passion for the natural environment moved her to form the organisation in 2012. “Our objective is to support, communicate and promote environmental activities, including the protection and preservation of endangered, threatened or suffering creatures. Humanity is threatened by mass indifference, and we want to have a positive effect on our environment by mobilising people and inspiring them to uphold our principle of Dive Deeper, Aim Higher, Fly Further.”

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Steven Munatones