The search for the 2017 Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme King and Queen is on. The three-day WBX adventure sports festival is scheduled to take place in Hermanus between the 29 April and 1 May next year. Race organiser Rick Oosthuyzen says that the addition of the 6 Big Xtreme challenges to the existing program, will add a whole new dimension to the Xtreme.

The challenge will undoubtedly test the mental and physical limits of each entrant. Athletes will be required to participate in more than one event per day, testing them to the limits. This will be no mean feat and even the most seasoned of athletes is bound to find the trail severe. In addition to the glory of being crowned the ultimate Xtreme King or Queen, podium winners will also share in a prize purse of R30 000.

Cycle Xtreme

Cyclists riding up the steps at the entrance of the Old Harbour

The Addition Big 6 Challenges and Schedule

The new events that have been added to the original program are:

  •   Cliffpath Xtreme –  18.1km tun
  •   Blue Mountain Xtreme –  17km trial run
  •   Urban Xtreme MTB Criterium – 800m criterium style circuit (elimination rounds on 29 April)
  •   Walkerbay Xtreme Triathlon – sprint distance triathlon – 600m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run
  •   Open Water Xtreme – 2.5km open water swim
  •   Sea & Sand Xtreme – 400m Swim, 1.5km run, dreunkrans cliff jump, 400m swim, 1km run, 500m swim

The action-packed three-day event schedule

Excitement is Building

Vicky van der Merwe is super excited about the addition of the Big 6 Xtreme. She is the defending WBX triathlon champion and says she is thrilled at the prospect of entering the WBX Big 6. Vicky loves the idea that athletes strengths and weaknesses will be tested through the various events and from experience is sure most people will have to overcome some sort of extreme challenge in order to complete an event. Vicky is also delighted to be competing in what she says is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the world.

Woman flipping a tractor tyre in the 2014 contest.

WBX Big 6 Xtreme online entries are open

The fittest and most daring athletes are invited to participate in six of WBX’s premier events. To enter you need to complete a Big 6 Xtreme entry form (do not enter the events individually). Participants will enjoy some awesome #Big6Xtreme benefits which include special hospitality, preferred start positions, massages, special race packs, laundry service for kit and VIP parking. For more information, please visit For daily updates and to join the online conversation, follow Walkerbay Xtreme on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram  and be sure to use the #Big6Xtreme, #findyourxtreme or #wbxtreme hashtags when posting.

To find more sporting events in Hermanus visit the sports category on our events page.

Photo credits: Walkerbay Extreme