The Heritage Festival is a celebration of outdoor adventure activity. The event aims to incorporate competitive sport, community skills development and local commerce in an interactive weekend of fun on Fish Hoek Beach. The central activity of the event is a middle distance ocean race. However, there is something for everybody: a beach run, beach cleanup and lifesaving showcase culminating in a spec ski showdown between the top competitors. Quality food, drink and great music will characterise the after event.
The Heritage Festival brings together the Sentinel Ocean Alliance project and the Safe Passage initiative, giving legs to the aims we state above.
23 September 23 @ 07:00 am
8km short course open to any and all paddle craft (CSA paddlers, lifeguards and other relevant qualifications accepted) R150pp payable at registration on the morning.
A local big wave surfing legend, Frank Solomon, has been running a successful community outreach program since 2018. They actively support marginalised youth with up-skilling courses not limited to, but including, learn to swim, ocean sustainability and lifeguard courses. The Alliance also founded and runs the Hout Bay Lifesaving Club, their home-base and centre for activity.
Safe Passage is a broad initiative focused on transport accessibility. It aims, through any means, to connect marginalised communities in segregated South African cities to business centres. This includes cycle/pedestrian lanes, electric vehicles, taxi efficiency programs and community security initiatives.