Port Elizabeth has 40 kilometers of sandy beaches and that isn't counting the rocky shoreline in-between. Our main beachfront is our pride and joy with beaches like Kings Beach, Humewood, Hobie and Pollok Beach attracting thousands of visitors every week. And that's just the locals. I wonder how many people remember what Hobie Beach looked like before Shark Rock Pier was built in the 90's. A rocky little beach famous for the fact that many people launched their hobie cats from there. Strange how there aren't as many hobie cats around as back in those days. But I'm digressing. Shark Rock Pier didn't just cause the sand to build up and create what is now iconic Hobie Beach. It has become an icon of the beachfront in itself and probably one of the most photographed objects in the city.