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The 2018 Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme may be behind us, but the coastal town of Hermanus is still humming from the buzz and excitedly anticipating the 2019 event taking place from 26 to 28 April. Prior to completing the event, I believe I totally underestimated the small...
Athletes, adventure seekers and families who enjoy an active lifestyle flocked to Hermanus for the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX), a four-day adventure sports festival from 27 to 30 April. Recreational athletes as well as members of multi-sport clubs such as Embark,...
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...
The Blue Mountain Xtreme 17km Trail Run returned, together with the introduction of a new 10km distance. Local runner Jimmy Bongezi was crowned the official winner of the 17km run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our SUP participants braved some choppy seas for a fun afternoon in the waves. We were even joined by SA SUP champ, Khara Doyle!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Athletes, adventure seekers and families that enjoy an active lifestyle will converge on Hermanus between 27 and 30 April 2018 for the HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX), a four-day adventure sports festival which returns to the Whale Capital for a third time. With several...
The HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX) is BACK! Now, a four-day adventure sports festival, the WBX will return to Hermanus for a third time between 27 and 30 April 2018. Entries are open!