My Surfing Commandments

Unlike many mainstream sports, surfing doesn’t have a rule-book, just unwritten rules. For beginners, it’s like being expected to be a mind reader. To help, here are my 10 surfing commandments. Regardless of your surfing level, whether you are paddling in the foam or out back, we all need to respect these rules. Don’t drop...

Longboard Life Lessons

I am always excited about a surfing road trip and the Garden Route is one of my favourite destinations. For the first time in 27 years the SA Longboard Surfing Championships are being held in Mossel Bay. The Eden Longboard Surfing Association is hosting the championships, consisting of 16 divisions ranging from under-14s to legends,...

Come On Summer!

Blow the cobwebs off that sun umbrella and hunt for the sunscreen, its time to take those “banting bodies” to the beach. In the last few weeks, I have noticed a growing number of new surf enthusiasts heading for our golden shores. If you are ready to take the plunge and suite up this summer….here...

My Surfing Highlight

This week marked the high point of my surfing career. National titles and representing our country have been incredible but suddenly overtaken by the greatest surfing moment I have ever experienced. I have ridden classic surf of all sizes across the globe, however it was a Monday afternoon at Muizenberg that I will never forget....

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Is Kelly Still King?

The Surfing world has just gone into melt down this week after 11 times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater was awarded a 4.17 score for one of the most mind blowing maneuvers in our sport’s history! In what seems like a supernatural ability, Kelly now aged 43, has pushed the surfing boundaries for the last...

Don’t be “That Guy”

Cape Town has certainly seen a surf population explosion. It is rad to have so many newcomers to the line up but with that comes a new surf hazard…the kook! We all know “that guy”, the one flailing around the mid break perfectly positioned to get in your way. I have encountered him in just...

One More Wave

Paddling into a wave on the set, getting the board on the rail and throwing some spray, is always the best way to end a session. You feel like a champ when you step off unscathed in the shorie, pick up your board and trot back to the car, however unless you are a surfing...

Chasing Swell

I always know when another Cape Town winter has arrived, the crowded line ups begin to empty as the first swell of winter separates the fare weather surfers from the madly devoted. The additional neoprene gear is once again unpacked…hoodie, gloves, booties and your warmest suit…all in the feeble attempt to avoid claw hands and...

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