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Surf-Ski Safety

Safety always come first when you go out for a paddle, especially because sea and weather conditions can change in the blink of an eye. Take your surf-ski safety to the Xtreme with our list of surfski-safety essentials… Entries into the Old Harbour Xtreme are...

Wesgro Puts Weight Behind Walkerbay Xtreme

The HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme has received official endorsement from Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. Their support not only speaks to the greater region’s confidence in this new event on the race calendar, but also their belief in the sustainable benefits that the event offers to the community outside of peak season.

The Strongman Golden Age

Before Brian Shaw. Before Žydrūnas Savickas. Before Samuel Frauenstein, Lawrence da Silva, Ettiene Smit and Tristan O’Brien, there was a group of athletes who were each stronger than 10 men. They could bend iron bars with their teeth and break chains. They represented the rise of the strongman golden age in the late 19th and early 20th century…

Challenging The #FindYourXtreme Fear Factor

It’s natural to feel fear. Henk Esterhuysen, event coordinator for the Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme Sea & Sand Xtreme (Swim-Run-Jump) shares what it takes to find the courage to step out of your comfort zone, try something new and #FindYourXtreme.

What Makes For A Great Event?

Paul Ingpen has completed roughly 100 half or full marathons, 150 mountain bike races, 200 road races, 250 triathlons and a pile of other multisport events, surf trips, paddle races, snowboard parks, hikes and open water swims around the world over the past 30 years. He shares his insights on what makes an event stand out on a saturated calendar.

#FindYourXtreme, no matter your finish time and ability

What does it take to #findyourxtreme? Must you be a champion athlete? Is it about facing your fears or taking risks? Somerset West triathlete Bennii van Rooy reflects on her own journey, and concludes that in order to #FindYourXtreme, you must be prepared to break out of your comfort zone – regardless of your athletic ranking, fitness level or skill…

Arafat Gatabazi: The Swimmer Who Doesn’t Give Up

Arafat Gatabazi is a beloved member of Cape Town’s open water swimming community, and his passion for the ocean shines through at every OWS event. But this is not the story of a young man who has been winning swimming trophies since he was a toddler. Instead, this is...

Well known Athletes test WBX2017

Picture above ((from L-R) – seasoned triathlete Paul Ingpen, elite triathlete and international rising star Theo Blignaut, Vicky van der Merwe – defending WBX triathlon champion, former junior world biathlon champ and founder of Stellenbosch Triathlon Squad...

Dear 2015 Walkerbay Xtreme participant

We are all hard at work organizing the numerous aspects needed to host a successful and unforgettable Walkerbay Xtreme Adventure Sport Festival, and we are excited to announce that we have a secured HI-TEC and Sumaridge Wine Estate as our sponsors for the next 3...

HI-TEC partners with WBX

The HI-TEC Walker Bay Xtreme is a multi-discipline adventure sport challenge, that happens in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Hermanus. This year (and for the following 3 years) HI-TEC will be partnering with this inaugural event where participants will...

WBX2017 is a go !!!

After last year’s success we are proud to announce that Hermanus will once again become the playground for the Walkerbay Xtreme Adventure Sport Festival! Next year HI-TEC South Africa and Sumaridge Estate Wines have come on board as our primary sponsors for our...