LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event
Jul13

LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event

In honour of Women’s Month, the LaMuse Classic women’s longboard surfing event will be held in Muizenberg, Cape Town this August.   LaMuse is a love of the Ocean The LaMuse Classic is a dynamic event that encourages women of all ages, backgrounds and varying capabilities, who might otherwise feel intimidated to surf in a regular contest, to come together to enjoy and share a common love for the ocean. As the name “LaMuse”...

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We’ve become better people through Surfing
Jul10

We’ve become better people through Surfing

On a beautiful Winter’s morning, Amanzi Mag met with some of the surf coaches at Waves 4 Change – our surf therapy community programme. The venue was not the typical surf spot, instead, we met at Monwabisi Beach. We chatted to these inspiring guys who have turned their lives around through surfing. From a Life of Gangsterism Lwandile and Kanyiso are both 22 and live in Kuyasa Township off Baden Powell Drive. They first...

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Lifesaving SA KZN Provincial Champs
Jan24

Lifesaving SA KZN Provincial Champs

Youngster Bianca von Bargen from Marine Surf Lifesaving Club gave South Africa’s queen of the sand, Mandi Maritz, some tough competition in a stunning Beach Sprint victory at the General Tire Lifesaving South Africa KZN Provincial Championship. Women’s Lifesaving Results  Von Bargen also took first in Marine’s team victory in the Sprint Relay. Mandy Maritz from Durban Lifesaving Club and South Africa’s reigning champion narrowly...

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Underwater rugby? We find out how and who’s playing it
Jan17

Underwater rugby? We find out how and who’s playing it

Rucks, scrums, and line-outs are all familiar rugby terms. However, can you imagine playing a game of rugger – underwater?  Well, many do. Underwater rugby was invented Köln, Germany 1961 and became popular in the Nordic countries. The game has since evolved and 13 counties were represented at the latest championship. What’s the underwater rugby concept? It’s the only truly 3-D team sport where both the ball and the players can use...

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Swimming is good for you & it makes you smarter
Nov21

Swimming is good for you & it makes you smarter

Swimming is not only good for you – it makes you smarter too For swimmers that feeling of euphoria and sheer relaxation after a race or a hard training set, is all too familiar. It’s what keeps us coming back for more. That’s because the feeling of well being is addictive. Much like a ‘runners high’. The release of endorphins from the brain when swimming, reduces the perception of pain. This ‘happy hormone’ interacts with the opiate...

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Shooting the breeze with S.A.’s top Kite Surfer – Michelle Sky Hayward
Nov17

Shooting the breeze with S.A.’s top Kite Surfer – Michelle Sky Hayward

She’s South Africa’s Kite Surfing champion, a Maaji Swimwear model and travels extensively while blogging about ‘living the dream’. And she’s only 25.  Amanzi had the pleasure of shooting the breeze with Michelle Sky Hayward about her journey, her secret health tips and her aspirations for the future. Q: What have been some of your major successes and milestones in your career that led you to becoming a professional kite surfer?...

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