The Surf That Saved Me – by Jessica de Kroon

by admin / posted on 5 hours ago

After a decade of undiagnosed illness had kept her out of the water, one surf lesson (and a handsome surfer) was just what the doctor ordered. ‘The Surf That Saved Me’ is Jessica de Kroon’s entry into Write To Surf – Zag’s surf journo competition with epic prizes by Billabong up for grabs (see details […]


Pass The Fish Surf Jam – Durban

by admin / posted on 1 day ago

To kick off our Pass The Fish campaign, we headed down to Durban’s North Beach and met up with the Surfers Not Street Children crew. For the next few months, Zigzag in partnership with John Dory’s will be visiting grassroots surfing initiatives around the country to share the stoke, riding the specially created quiver and […]


Surf Ninja – Avuyile ‘Avo’ Ndamase

by admin / posted on 4 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 5 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 6 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 24 November, 2015

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 23 November, 2015

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 […]