April 04, 2017

The HI-TEC Walker Bay Xtreme, situated in the heart of the beautiful fishing village, Hermanus, is a multi-discipline adventure sport challenge. This year (and for the following 3 years) HI-TEC will be partnering with this inaugural event where participants will be challenged in their speed, strength, stamina and skill in a variety of disciplines.

Hermanus, one of South Africa’s gems, lies along Walker Bay on the south coast of the Western-Cape and offer rugged yet beautiful cliff paths, breath-taking mountains and lapping shores, making this the perfect setting for spectators and athletes alike. Locals, to this day refer to the town as “the village”. HI-TEC and Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX) invite extreme sportsmen and women to come and partake in a family friendly festival of events. Whether you’ll be competing or observing, the live streaming spectator pavilion, entertainment line-up, kids play area and variety of local stalls and restaurants make the Walkerbay Xtreme one of a kind event, catering for the whole family’s needs.

HI-TEC’s Marketing Manager, Joanne Esterhuizen describes the partnership as a perfect fit. “HI-TEC Sports really is the embodiment of Frank’s (HI-TEC’s founder) dream; to let everybody enjoy things that he loves – sports, the world outside and spending this time connecting with those most important - your family and friends. HI-TEC inspires everyday people to do extraordinary things, whether it’s the HI-TEC Extreme Fun Walk, the SUP race or the bike event, we hope to inspire and encourage many athletes great and small to have fun and enjoy themselves at the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme.”

The success of this event can be credited to the combined efforts of the local Sea and Sand, a sports and life skills orientated training centre, and the Hermanus Business Chamber. The event is also whole-heartedly backed by the Overstand Municipality, the Hermanus Tourism Bureau and the local community. The overwhelming support the event has been receiving makes it a date worth marking on anyone’s calendar.

Spectators can expect a weekend festival packed with outdoor extreme events, stalls and live entertainment. There really is something to do for everyone. The challenges include running, Crossfit, SUP, cycling, foot-up trails, swimming, triathlon, marathons and Strongman. Some are divided into different heats that will carry on during the course of the weekend. For the spectators there will also be a music event at the end of Saturday and Sunday. It’s definitely one of the more versatile sports events South Africa has seen and HI-TEC’s involvement as a brand offers everyone a unique opportunity to come and see what they live and breathe for: “Our products are designed to be instantly comfortable and lightweight, combining the latest performance materials and cutting edge design, from high level performance wear to lightweight urban outdoor shoes, HI-TEC has you covered no matter what your destination”, says Joanne.

What more do you need? There’s a beautiful scenery, people enjoying themselves, and a combination of sports and relaxation. It’s the perfect getaway for the long weekend.

South Africa’s breath-taking mountains and diverse terrain together with an ideal climate for outdoor activities make events like these extremely popular. So, keep your calendars open and come and join HI-TEC and Walkerbay Xtreme for a weekend filled with adventure and possibly doing something you’ve never thought about doing. Life is full of adventures. All you have to do is take one. 

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