Surf Ninja – Avuyile ‘Avo’ Ndamase

by admin / posted on 2 days ago

Affectionately known by the same name as the delicious green fruit that we love to spread on our toast, ‘Avo’ is a ripping goofyfoot from Port St Johns. After a devastating series of seven fatal shark attacks in five years at Second Beach, he left his homebreak behind and has spent the past few years […]


Near Perfect (Royden Bryson, Mundaka, 2008)

by admin / posted on 3 days ago

While scrolling through Zag’s newsfeed yesterday, this little gem popped up (thanks Pip Malherbe). It’s the heat review of Royden Bryson’s Round 2 victory over Damien Hobgood at the 2008 Billabong Pro Mundaka. The goofyfoot from East London won the heat with a 19.37 total, which is damn near perfect: Royden defeats Damien Hobgood before […]


Saving For World Champs, China!

by admin / posted on 4 days ago

Ripping J-Bay goofyfoot and musician, Steven Sawyer, who released his new album Summer Daze earlier this year, is currently using his music to raise funds for an upcoming trip to China. Steve in his room with a pile of his latest album – Summer Daze. If he can get the bucks he needs, Steve will […]


Have I Become a Weekend Warrior? – by Gavin Oosterwyk

by admin / posted on 5 days ago

With two kids, his own blossoming business and ‘life’ just getting in the way, this is a question Gavin Oosterwyk has been asking himself a lot recently. ‘Have I Become a Weekend Warrior?’ is Gavin’s entry into Write To Surf – Zag’s surf journo competition with epic prizes by Billabong up for grabs (see details […]


The Barge Is Complete – We Make It Sic!

by admin / posted on 6 days ago

When Slummies local Kevin Fish sent in the below image of his uncompleted ‘surf barge’ last month, we weren’t sure if the leisure seeking DIY enthusiast would get the 6 X 4 metre floating contraption ready in time for the end of our WeMakeItSic! competition, powered by Bosch and Dremel (ends 30 November). But behold, […]


Today I Went Surfing – by Big Al

by admin / posted on 19 November, 2015

Instead of his usual routine, this time Big Al just went surfing. ‘Today I Went Surfing’ is Al’s entry into Write To Surf – Zag’s surf journo competition with epic prizes by Billabong up for grabs (see details below). ************ TODAY I WENT SURFING – by: Big Al (all photos by: Blair Austin) Today my […]


Looking Back to Look Forward (Ricky Basnett)

by admin / posted on 19 November, 2015

In anticipation for tonight’s premiere of No Regrets in Cape Town, for Throwback Thursday today we’re going to be focussing on the star of Jason Hearn’s latest film. No Regrets screens tonight in Cape Town and next Tuesday in Durban. Details here. From world tour hopeful to battling alcoholism, Ricky Basnett has gone from the […]


Rockin’ Out with Robin Morris

by admin / posted on 18 November, 2015
Led Ginz pics

Music and surfing go hand in hand. For those lucky enough to be gifted at both, most would agree that the one inspires the other. Given this complimentary relationship, we’ve been introducing you to some talented ocean-inspired artists in our Surfer’s Ear features. And this week we dip into the life of Amanzimtoti-born surfer and […]


One of These Tubes Will Win 30 Grand (Monster Pitstop)

by admin / posted on 18 November, 2015

In two weeks time, one of these incredible rides will win over R30 000* in cash and prizes when it clinches the ‘Pit of the Year’ title for the 2015 Monster Pitstop: All five rides contesting this year’s ‘Pit of the Year’ grand final. Each of the five finalists for this year’s Monster Pitstop in […]


Record Breaker; Josh Enslin Surfs 30 Hour Session

by admin / posted on 16 November, 2015

In August, we reported how Port Elizabeth surfer, Josh Enslin, would be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest surfing marathon. Well, HE DID IT!!! Josh is now the official record holder after battling the elements for over 30 hours at Pollock Beach this past weekend. Josh Enslin, celebrating with friends and family […]