A Golden Year for SA Surfing

The South African surf scene in the 1950’s started with a handful of laid back salty surfers jamming on their retro log surfboards. This fast propelled itself into a lifestyle trend many aspired to live by. International surf mag’s and movies began arriving on our shorelines as surfers quickly picked up on the new trends....

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...

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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