The KZN Sharks Board have installed drum lines on all KDM bathing beaches but still no shark nets due to high whale activity.
The beach has been sorely tempting for lockdown lawbreakers this weekend.
Local well-known faces in the street vendor business, sister and brother, Phakamile and Moses Ngcobo have been selling beach towels, sunglasses and buckets and spades used to build sand castles by little ones for nearly 30 years in Ballito.
A resident told the Courier that it was not that the holidaymakers were not aware of the rules, but they were just ignoring them.
“The Ballito Pro just about to start, we wanted Ballito to put its best foot forward.” – Donavan Harvey
Holidaymakers and locals alike flocked to Willard Beach during the Ballito Pro festival.
The Ballito Pro saw Brazilians surf against each other and Saffas bringing out their skills for the wildcard.
The event will see young surfers from KZN’s iLembe Surf Riders, Ubuntu Learn to Surf and Swim Club, Sisonke Surf Club and Surfers Not Street Children (SNSC) take to the waves in a fun tag team event.
“Every year coming here we get good waves and it is a super special place for me, Africa is amazing”- Brazil’s Wiggoly Dantas.
The Pro Junior event is a collaboration between O’Neill and former Junior champion and two-time Ballito Pro winner Jordy Smith.