Surf Ninja – Charl De Waal

by zigzag / posted on 12 hours ago

The Boland is home to some of the toughest Surf Ninjas in the country, which is not surprising when you consider some of the serious waves in the area, the jagged rocks that surround them, and the sealife that keeps their toes up. Well, this wave assassin is cut from Boland cloth, and is as […]


Reunion’s Shark Saga

by zigzag / posted on 3 days ago

Davy Stolk gives us a first-hand account of what the shark problem in Reunion has done to surfers, and people in the surf industry on this beautiful Indian Ocean island. Davy Stolk, formerly of Cape Town and now residing in Reunion. Zigzag: As a surf business owner, what percentage do you think trade has slowed […]


Surfing Helped Me Fight – by Leslie Edgar

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

Facing the toughest test of his life, surfing gave Leslie Edgar strength. ‘Surfing Helped Me Fight’ is his entry into Write To Surf – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes by Billabong up for grabs (see details below). SURFING HELPED ME FIGHT – by: Leslie Edgar Two years ago, May 2013, lying in […]


Weskus Cooking – with John Grundlingh

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

Cape surfer, John Grundlingh, digs to braai. He is good at it too, and for the second time in a row has qualified for the Ultimate Braai Master, SA’s toughest outdoor cooking competition. John in J-Bay, indulging in his other biggest passion. “I’ve made it to the Ultimate Braai Master for the second year straight […]


The WSL – Where Are We At?

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

When it was announced in October 2012 that ZoSea would be taking over the reigns from the Association of Professional Surfing (ASP), questions were raised about the direction professional surfing was heading. It was hard to predict at the time, just as it’s hard to say what will happen in the next two years. But […]


Surfers Attacked with Pangas at Sandy Bay

by zigzag / posted on 15 May, 2015

After finishing up a filming session at Cape Town’s Sandy Bay yesterday afternoon, pro surfer Michael February and videographer Steven Michelsen were attacked by two unidentified panga-wielding men. The long walk to Sandy Bay can occasionally offer sweet reward. Not yesterday! According to Mikey and Steve, the two men had seen them setting up for […]


Overcoming Odds – Dries Millard to Represent SA In California

by zigzag / posted on 14 May, 2015

Langebaan local, Dries Millard is not shy of a challenge. A spinal injury sustained in a road accident in 2008 meant he’d be facing life as a T8 paraplegic, but Dries wasn’t going to let that spell the end of his surfing days. With a little help from his friends he got back in the […]


Send Us Your Stories & Win (Write To Surf)

by zigzag / posted on 13 May, 2015

Calling all aspiring surf writers and journalists. We want your stories! Inspiration can come from anywhere, anytime… Following the success of our inaugural Write To Surf comp, Zag is stoked to announce that our surf journo competition is back, with more insane prizes and the chance for your work to be featured. We’re looking for […]


It’s Back! Enter the Monster Pitstop

by zigzag / posted on 13 May, 2015

SA’s ultimate tube riding event is back and we want to see you get barrelled! The Monster Energy Pitstop powered by Zigzag in association with O’Neill, Vestal, Skullcandy and Neff has kicked-off, and we are calling all Saffa surfers to get pitted and win big. Enter the Monster Energy Pitstop. Find out more here >> […]


Surf Ninja – Dylan Stewart

by zigzag / posted on 13 May, 2015

Before he grew facial hair, this underground wave assassin was collecting heat wins across the country as one of SA’s top juniors. Years later now and he is still killing it in the surf, just not in as many heats and with a lot more hair on his chin. Meet this week’s Surf Ninja, Dylan […]