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A Durban Surfer’s Guide to Zakifo 2016

by zigzag / posted on 3 days ago
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Whether you visit the beachfront to drink your Cane and Creme Soda in the parking lot, rollerblade through your midlife crisis or surf until your toes web – Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’ brings us all a little closer than we think. Surfers come in all shapes and sizes and although we might curse one other when […]

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Get Frothing, Get Funded With Waves For Change

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago
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Do you dig hanging out with groms? Are you passionate about child development and community upliftment? Or do you just love the ocean and want to share the stoke? In communities where youth unemployment is 60%+, award winning Surf Therapy Programme, Waves for Change, is playing a vital role in bringing new skills, employment opportunities […]

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Waves for Change still want you

by zigzag / posted on 19 May, 2016
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Waves for Change (W4C) is an award-winning organisation using the power of surf therapy to change lives – and they’re looking for partners to spread the stoke! In communities where trauma is rife, such as the Cape Flats, where there are an estimated 100,000 gang members, W4C is bringing the therapeutic benefits of the ocean […]

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DIE-HARD KOOK AND MIX ‘N BLEND MUSO, JONO ARNOLD, SURFS INTO ZAKIFO

by zigzag / posted on 19 May, 2016
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Mix ‘n Blend producer and ripping saxophonist, Jonathan Arnold, started out playing sax and clarinet throughout school, before packing that in for a while and messing around with turntables and sequencers. He’s a complete nerd, developing software for a living – but what most people wouldn’t guess, is that the dude lives to surf. Self-proclaimed […]

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GET FUNDED WITH WAVES FOR CHANGE

by zigzag / posted on 10 May, 2016
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Let’s be honest – surfing changed your life. You look forward to the winter swells more than Christmas. Your first barrel was the best gift you’ve ever received and you love your board almost as much as your first-born. We all know surfing is more than just getting to your feet, making the drop and […]

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Shane Sykes wins Volcom TCT ‘Rhinofish’ Video Trials

by zigzag / posted on 6 May, 2016
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Shane Sykes from Salt Rock, KZN, is the winner of Volcom South Africa’s TCT “Rhinofish” video trials in association with Monster Energy and Zigzag Surfing Magazine. Shane’s entry, which he edited himself, showcased a minute of his explosive surfing from around the globe, ripping up the face and flaring above the lip. As part of […]

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Zigzag – Issue 40.4

by admin / posted on 29 April, 2016
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Anyone who’s traveled abroad will be quick to tell you that there is no place like home. But it’s not just our double coastline and world class surf that makes Mzansi what it is – it’s the people. So for the fourth of our anniversary issues this year, we celebrate some of the diverse characters […]

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The Necklace of God – Part 3

by zigzag / posted on 28 April, 2016
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SURF BOAT POLITICS The postcard is not entirely devoid of challenges either. We motor from spot to spot chasing an optimism-inspiring blob on the charts hoping to intersect with it and the appropriate winds as it makes contact with the endless series of circular reefs that surround these atolls. The next surf spot is just […]

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The Necklace of God – Part 2

by zigzag / posted on 25 April, 2016
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The Maldives, Mala Deva, is a dreamscape for many adventurous surfers. ‘The necklace of God’, is a three part story following a mixed bag of surfers into the tropics for a 10 day surf charter adventure. All words and images ©Nick Aldridge. BEHIND THE POSTCARD Surf travel has changed. Or maybe I just couldn’t afford […]

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Madagascan Mystery – by Rian Greeff

by zigzag / posted on 20 April, 2016
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Rian Greeff writes about the discovery of a new surf spot while searching Madagascar and the great dilemma of naming their newly found surfing haven, Madagascan Mystery is his entry into Write To Surf – Zag’s surf journo competition with epic prizes by Billabong up for grabs (see details below). ******** Madagascan Mystery “Maggots? I […]

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