Zigzag 39.4

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

KZN north coast ripper, Shane Sykes, blasts a sick air on the cover of Zigzag 39.4 to kick-off our Reader Issue – featuring what YOU think about localism, surf media, pro surfing and more, according to our recent survey… Cover photo by: Luke Patterson. The new issue will be on sale from Thursday, 30 April, […]


Danny’s Dance – by Dougal Patterson

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

Danny waited 18 years to settle a score. ‘Danny’s Dance’ by Dougal Patterson is another winning entry into Write to Surf, which earned Dougal a R6000 hamper from Billabong and featured in Zigzag 39.1. The overall winner of Write To Surf will be announced in the next issue (more details below). *** DANNY’S DANCE – […]


Classic Ads – Take Two!

by zigzag / posted on 23 April, 2015
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Without the support of our readers and advertisers, Zigzag would cease to exist. Thankfully, for nearly four decades our stoke and hard work has been rewarded by both and we’ve been lucky enough to keep on producing SA’s favourite surf mag. There’s a long list of memorable adverts seen in Zag since ’76, some we’ve […]


Greener Grass – with JC Susan

by zigzag / posted on 22 April, 2015

For most of his life, JC Susan’s home break was Melkbosstrand, where he spent his youth honing his considerable surfing skills on punchy weskus peaks. A few years ago though, the ripping goofyfoot left the Bos behind and emigrated to New Zealand. And judging by the visual evidence, it appears Aotearoa has been kind to […]


Surf Ninja – Mark Shepperson

by zigzag / posted on 21 April, 2015

Digital marketer by day, underground wave assassin by night when the swell is up; this KZN local knows how to slay a wave. Whether that means slicing through the guts of a gaping tube in North Sumatra, or just tearing it up on another cooking day back home. Meet this week’s Surf Ninja, Mark Shepperson… […]


Moored In Mayotte – by Rian Greeff

by zigzag / posted on 20 April, 2015

Another hamper-winning entry into Write to Surf. ‘Moored in Mayotte’ scored writer, Rian Greeff, over R6000 worth of gear from Billabong and featured in Zigzag 39.3. The overall winner of Write To Surf will be announced in the next issue (more details below). *** MOORED IN MAYOTTE – by: Rian Greeff Two South African surfers walk […]


Entries Rolling In for JBU Supertrial

by zigzag / posted on 20 April, 2015

So far, 26 surfers have entered the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with an eye on a wildcard into the J-Bay Open this July. KZN ripper, Gary van Wieringen has entered the Supertrial. View his entry here >> And who wouldn’t want to surf against the world’s best at one of the world’s finest right-handers, […]


Artist’s Corner – Donald Brink

by zigzag / posted on 17 April, 2015

Many have compared surfing to painting on a canvas, so perhaps there’s a reason a lot of artists surf (or so many surfers are artists). Donald Brink is one such talented surfer/artist, and the Capetonian has been crafting sought-after asymmetrical surfboards that are both beautiful and functional at his workshop in San Clemente, California. To […]


To Surf or Not To Surf?

by zigzag / posted on 16 April, 2015

In this article that featured in Zag Vol. 14 No. 5 (circa 1990), Nick Pike weighs up some of the risks we face as surfers in SA. Then, once you’re sufficiently freaked out – convinced that surfing is nothing but a hazardous activity not to be undertaken by anyone in their right mind – scroll […]


Jordy and Bianca, Prepared for Big Margies

by zigzag / posted on 14 April, 2015

A serious swell has been predicted for the start of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, and the world’s best are readying themselves for a huge battle not only against their opponents, but with the ocean as well. Zag had a quick word with SA’s two Dream Tour stars, to see if they’re prepared for […]