Meet Norwood’s kayaking enthusiast

A group of kayaking enthusiasts take on the exhilarating Thrombosis Falls on the Umzimkulu River in KwaZulu-Natal.

A plethora of avid kayakers took to Thrombosis Falls on the Umzimkulu River in KwaZulu-Natal, including Norwood resident and keen whitewater enthusiast Dr Luke Longridge.

One of Longridge’s passions is to organise the annual Thrombi X-Fest kayak race.

Spokesperson for the Gauteng Canoeing Union, Jennie Dallas said, “The Thrombi X-Fest hosts a dedicated crowd of whitewater enthusiasts every year, who battle it out in head-to-head sprints down class 4 rapids. Competitors have to win through a number of rounds of heats, semifinals and finals for the honour of being the Thrombi champion.”

This year, the event was won by Parys whitewater kayaker, Philip Claasen.

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By Andrei van Wyk

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