Two Durban surfers taking part in the South African long board surfing championships at Noordhoek could be forgiven for thinking global warming might be a good thing.By the way, on that same page, I see this:
The two men, unused to the cold Cape Town conditions and ill-equipped, wearing only warm water wetsuits, were plucked from the icy Atlantic on Tuesday after becoming hypothermic during their heats in the contest.
Conditions were described as harsh - even by local surfers - as a water temperature of around 10°C stiffened muscles and set teeth chattering.
Brace for extra power cuts this winter
Cape Town is set for a colder and darker than usual winter, as the City of Cape Town plans to intensify load-shedding, with up to three load-shedding periods a week from Monday.