Wave of projects to beautify J-Bay

Shaanaaz de Jager

A STATUE capturing the spirit of Jeffreys Bay is one of a series of projects to beautify the coastal town. The statue near Lower Point Beach – of a surfer riding a wave – will be officially launched as part of Jeffreysbaai Dorp van Drome (Jeffreys Bay Town of Dreams) next month.

Other projects by the initiative’s volunteers include the restoration of the iconic Geelstert fishing boat on Dolphin Beach, creating parks in areas where alien vegetation is growing, drought-resistant gardens near intersections and the restoration and repainting of playground equipment. They are also planning a street carnival similar to the one held on June 17 for December 16 – the same day as the statue launch – and are hoping to make it an annual event.

“Drome” facilitator Ernst Marais said the 2m-tall statue was sculpted by Renier Viljoen. “It is in honour of the town and those who surf here,” he said.

 

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