Mingle with top SA celebrities at Tropika Summer Fever beach festival 2014 in Ballito!

A number of South Africa’s celebrities will be taking some time out from their busy schedules this summer by relaxing in the VIP Chill Zone at this year’s Tropika Summer Fever beach festival at Ballito Main (Willard) Beach this Boxing Day.

One such celebrity is Springbok surfer and winner of the 2014 U20 ASP South African Championships, Shane Sykes, who said he couldn’t wait for the beach festival.

“I am really excited to be part of this event. It’s my first time coming on board with an event like this and I think it will be really great to meet other celebrities and professionals on the day,” said the 17-year-old surfer.

Another up-and-coming sports’ star who will be relaxing in the Chill Zone at the Tropika Summer Fever beach festival’s Ballito leg is this year’s SA Champs winner and recently awarded Springbok surfer, Sophie Bell.

“I’m really excited and it’s such a privilege to have been invited to the festival. Events like these are just so great for the area,” said Bell.

And joining these top-notch surfers is one of the most accomplished South African paddlers of all time, the legendary Hank McGregor who has a number of international titles including under his belt, including four world championships.

When not enjoying the company of sporting celebrities in the Chill Zone, the gorgeous former Mrs Durban, Karen Landman, as well as eye-catching Renalda Hoffman, who held the titles of Miss Ballito 2012 and Miss KZN 2014, will be judging the beach body competition on 26 December where the coveted titles of Mr and Miss Tropika Summer Fever 2014 are up for grabs. On the same day, Durban’s Number One radio station, East Coast Radio, will be broadcasting live from the centre of the Tropika Summer Fever action at Ballito Main (Willard) Beach, ensuring the smoooth summer fun will be filtering through radios across the province.

And, once again, this popular beachfront event – which is KwaZulu-Natal’s longest-running beach festival in Ballito – will host a number of family-friendly activities including limbo dancing, a daily sandcastle building competition, two dance competitions a day, children’s dance lessons, as well as daily giveaway prizes. Tropika dancers will be keeping the crowds entertained with dancers taking to the stage every hour.

The sports’ enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in one of the many beach volleyball or touch rugby events. There will be three games a day for each sport, including a daily knockout tournament to declare the day’s winners.

Beach goers will be thoroughly entertained participating in the exciting Tropika treasure chest hunts, which will be held every hour. For this adventure, people are encouraged to buy a refreshing Tropika with which they will receive a key that could potentially open the treasure chest. Those lucky enough to have the right key will be able to select any item from the treasure chest as a prize.

For those wanting the fun to continue into the night, Tropika Summer Fever will be taking over Crush night club in Ballito on 26 December 2014 featuring Celebrity DJ Dino Bravo.

The Festival will run at Ballito Main (Willard) Beach from 26 to 29 December from 10am to 4pm daily, and entrance is free.

To keep informed and find out more about Tropika Summer Fever 2014, follow on Facebook at facebook.com/tropikaisland, or follow @MyTropika on Twitter and Instagram.

In addition to the Tropika Summer Fever 2014 beach festivals, Tropika will be staging Durban New Year’s Eve Festival on the lawns of Sunkist Beach. The festival will offer partygoers a number of VIP areas and bars, a chill zone and several food stalls with musical acts still to be announced. To keep updated with information on the Durban New Year’s Eve Festival follow @DBN_NYE on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit www.durban-NYE.co.za

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