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Old Harbour Xtreme Surf-Ski

After initial concerns about the ocean conditions for Race Day, it was all systems go on Monday, 30 April, when paddlers set off from the New Harbour in Hermanus to tackle their choice of the 8km or 16km surf-ski course along the rugged Hermanus coastline. 16km...

Walkerbay Xtreme Junior Triathlon

It was an afternoon of fun for the kids aged 8 – 13 participating in the inaugural HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme Junior Triathlon – an event that aims to introduce young participants to multisport in a safe, fun and non-threatening way.

Walkerbay Xtreme MTB Triathlon

It was a double deal for Xterra World Champ – and European, Asian & African 70.3 Half Ironman Champ – Bradley Weiss, as well as Stellenbosch tri coach and triathlon star Vicky van der Merwe, who both won the inaugural Walkerbay Xtreme MTB Triathlon, hot on the heels of their Sprint Triathlon win earlier  in the morning.  

2018 Big 6 Xtreme Standings

Standings Updated to 29 April 2018: The Big 6 Xtreme requires an athlete to complete the six premier events that form part of the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme. Earning points based on their performance in these events (a percentage, relative to that of the leading Big 6 Xtreme participant), these athletes compete for top honours over the course of four days.

Open Water Swim

The 2018 Walkerbay Xtreme Open Water Swim returned with another stunning day in the ocean, as skins and wetsuit swimmers braved the long 2.5km stretch between the New and Old Harbour. This year, the event also saw the introduction of a new distance – the shorter 600m swim within the Old Harbour for those who want the challenge of an ocean swim without the commitment of a long distance.

Walkerbay Xtreme Sprint Triathlon

Xterra World Champ – and European, Asian & African 70.3 Half Ironman Champ – Bradley Weiss smashed the competition with a convincing win in the 2018 edition of the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme Sprint Triathlon on 29 April 2018.

Urban Xtreme MTB Criterium

The Urban Xtreme MTB Criterium is always a crowd pleaser, and this year was no different. We saw some incredible talent showing off their skills in this short-course technical race, made even better by the awesome spectator support and great vibe.

See en Sand Swim-Run-Jump

The See en Sand Swim-Run-Jump is unique in the sense that it is the only race of its kind in the world. While swim-run races are gaining popularity across the globe, the Walkerbay Xtreme See en Sand Swim-Run-Jump also incorporates a daring 18m cliff jump off the iconic Dreunkrans, nestled between the Old and New Harbours.

Cliffpath Fun Runs

The Walkerbay Xtreme Cliffpath Runs are undoubtedly among the most beautiful fun runs in the world, with unparalleled views in a spectacular setting, as athletes make their way along the coastal boardwalk. This year was no different, and we were thrilled to welcome a record number of runners to the early morning start at the Hermanus Old Harbour.

Valley Xtreme MTB Challenge

The inaugural Valley Xtreme MTB Challenge added a whole new dimension to the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme’s overall event offering, by giving athletes access to the incredible trails and some epic riding on the mountain trails above Hermanus.

Windsor Marine Mile Sprint

The Walkerbay Xtreme Windsor Marine Mile Sprint opened the four-day sports adventure festival on 27 April 2018, when runners of all ages sprinted along the Hermanus coastal road. The event also opened the Walkerbay Xtreme’s premier competition, the Big 6 Xtreme.

Inspiring Story Leads To Walkerbay Xtreme

We love to see the Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX) family reaching out to those with a passion for sport, but who don’t necessarily have the resources to compete. When we saw Nick Quenet, a serious contender in the 2017 WBX, posting a touching story about Mobeni Emmanuel Dlamini and Mhlangabezi (Bezi) Mbuntshu , we helped to get them – and fellow team mate Michael Khunyana – to the 2018 edition of the event. Good luck to them!