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...

A Surf To Remember

Every surfer has a handful of stand out sessions in their treasury. They don’t have to be a particularly epic day or at a legendary spot but a session where everything falls into place. I had one of those this week! Of late, I have had one too many sessions with shifting peaks, overcrowded surf...

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...

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