Catch all the action at Durban X Fst


Head down to the Bay of Plenty beach in Durban from July 15 to 17 for Durban’s extreme beach festival, DBNxFST.

With the vision of creating an annual event that showcases all elements of Durban lifestyle and alternative sports, the festival will host a number of events along with partner brands to bring Durban a unique taste of the strength of the industry in the birthplace of surfing and skateboarding in Africa.

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Here’s a taste of what you can expect at the weekend.


Surfing takes centre stage at the historic Bay of Plenty beach as DBNXFST hosts a number of epic surfing events:

O’Neill are proud to announce the second instalment of the Super Grom event. O’Neill will be looking for 28 of KZN’s best up and coming surfers from six to 14 years of age, to compete for some sick prizes.

Catch Surf Expressions Session will invite 12 pro surfers to surf two 15 min expression session heats on Beater boards provided. The winner will score themselves a Catch Surf Beater Board and Catch Surf signature baggies.

DBNxTAG is our signature surfing event. Mixed 5 member inter-brand teams go head to head in an “old skool” tag format surf showdown. The event promotes good vibes on the sand and in the sea, with the winning team taking home R5000.

We see the return of the Holmes Brothers Modern Retro Masters Challenge, where the surfer who rides all the boards the best wins some epic prizes including a Holmes Brothers surfboard and more! Entry fee R100 at La Lucia HB store or email


The Kimberley Diamond Cup Qualifiers will return to the Durban Beachfront on Saturday, 16 July to find the top Durban skaters to qualify to compete at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October 3-8.

Along with the top Rider Cup team, the top 5 previously unqualified skaters in each the TopGrom (13-) division and Open (14+) division will earn a spot into the KDC South African Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley.

The contest will be held on the Durban Beachfront Skatepark with added obstacles to make it more exciting.

Register early mail Make sure you check out the details for entries on KDC facebook event: (


Free yoga sessions take place from 8am – 9am on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your mats, all are welcome.


This year’s FST sees some great live musical entertainment. On Saturday Red Bull presents the Red Bull Studio Nights featuring top artists from around South Africa. Friday and Sunday afternoons will play out with some great music on the lawns. Details of this will be released soon.


Fox “No Pro” BMX Jam brought to you by BMX Direct. Top BMX athletes will be competing in a Jam style format to see who can throw down the biggest, most technical and stylish tricks on their BMX bikes. The winner walks away with R2000.

Freestyle BMX riding is more of an art form than a sport and the rider who creatively makes the best use of the park, whilst performing innovative tricks that are flawlessly linked together with style and finesse will be deemed the winner on the day.


Saturday will see the I HEART Market serving up some tasty treats and awesome crafts on the lawns. The food will continue through to Sunday to keep your bellies full and hearts warm.


Friday, July 15

  • 08:00 – 14:00 Bay Beach – O’Neill Super Grom
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bay Beach – Catch Surf Expression Session
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Bay Lawns – Live Music

Saturday, July 16

  • 07:00 – 12:00 Bay Beach – O’Neill Super Grom
  • 08:00 – 09:00 Bay Lawns – Free Yoga
  • 09:00 – 14:00 Bay Lawns – I Heart Market
  • 09:00 – 16:00 Skate Park – KDC Qualifiers14:00 – 17:00 Bay Beach – DBNxTAG surfing event
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Bay Lawns – Live Music
  • 19:00 – 22:00 Bay Lawns – Red Bull Studio Night

Sunday, July 17

  • 07:00 – 14:00 Bay Beach – Holmes Brothers Modern Retro Surf
  • 08:00 – 09:00 Bay Lawns – Free Yoga
  • 08:00 – 16:00 Bay Lawns – Food Market
  • 09:00 – 11:30 Skate Park – KDC Qualifiers
  • 12:00 – 16:00 Skate Park – Fox BMX Jam
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Bay Lawns – Live Musicil

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