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Surf Ninja – Quinton Shabalala

by zigzag / posted on 3 days ago

Born and raised on the south coast of KZN, this underground wave assassin learned the art of wave-slaying on the powerful waves of Scottburgh. When he is not out hunting down empty tubes near his home in uMgababa, he can be found looking after water users as a pro lifeguard along Durban’s Golden Mile. Meet […]


Shafiq Morton in Black and White

by admin / posted on 4 days ago

Shafiq Morton was a prominent Zag lensman back in the 80s who photographed everything from gnarly rock ledges to secret beach breaks in and around the Cape and beyond. Some of his most iconic work was of legendary Cape surfers like David Stolk and Johnny Paarman. Shafiq has since become a veteran photojournalist, putting himself […]


Catching Up with Bianca Buitendag

by zigzag / posted on 4 days ago

Life on tour has its ups and downs, but mainly ups for Vic Bay local, Bianca Buitendag – who placed seventh overall on the ASP rankings at the end of a well contested 2014 season. Zag caught up with Bianca after her dominant performance at the final stop of the ASP Women’s WCT held in […]


Dispossessed Up West – by Byron Loker

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

On what he thought would be his last camping trip to Elands Bay before moving to the United States, Byron Loker’s red bag filled with surf gear went missing. Stolen. ‘Dispossessed Up West’ is his re-count, which he has entered into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes up for […]


Last Chance to Enter Monster Energy Pitstop

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

We are into the final stretch of the Monster Energy Pitstop powered by Zigzag in association with O’Neill and iON Action Cameras, with the fifth of five finalists to be decided at the end of the month. The Monster Energy Pitstop is a purely tube riding comp open to all Saffas, and if you’re looking […]


Zigzag 39.1

by zigzag / posted on 12 December, 2014

Kommetjie flyboy, Brendon Gibbens tweaks a spectacular projected air on the cover of Zigzag issue 39.1. And that rad moment, photographed by Bosko, is just the start on another epic issue. Before we take a look at what you’ll find inside, we’d like to remind you that another GOLDEN TICKET has been inserted into one […]


Dayni Sanderson is Miss Zag 2014

by zigzag / posted on 11 December, 2014

Following four months of competition, Dayni Sanderson has been chosen as the winner of Miss Zag 2014. Dayni up the weskus for our Miss Zag 2014 calendar shoot. The surf-stoked Kommetjie local was voted the winner after a weekend away with the TOP 6, who all took part in the Miss Zag calendar shoot up […]


One Scalp for Mother Ocean – by Dan Scheffler

by zigzag / posted on 10 December, 2014

Nothing is ever completely perfect, Dan Scheffler writes in ‘One Scalp for Mother Ocean’, which is his entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** ONE SCALP FOR MOTHER OCEAN – by: Dan Scheffler Our ship lay anchored in the lee […]


The Perils of Surfing – by: Marishka Diebold

by zigzag / posted on 5 December, 2014

There are some things more worrisome than sharks according to Marishka Diebold, and in this short story she outlines a few of these. ‘The Perils of Surfing’ is her entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** THE PERILS OF SURFING – […]


When Ciggies Were (Supposedly) Great for Surfing.

by admin / posted on 4 December, 2014

The brainchild of Peter Burness and Hugh Roe of Gunston cigarettes, the Gunston 500 was great for SA surfing and the local economy. Gunston’s financial backing saw surfers like Shaun Tomson reach new competitive heights and put SA sport back on the map at a time when political unrest saw an international ban on most […]