Gem Collecting – with Ricky Basnett

by zigzag / posted on 9 hours ago

Ricky Basnett, feeling right at home on his new (old) wooden stick. Howzit Ricky, we saw you cruising down the line on what looks like a wooden plank! So naturally, we’re obligated to ask you: what’s the story behind the photo?  Ja, that thing is epic! I actually found it online (laughs). It’s one of the […]


M-Feb On Winning, Losing & Moving Forward

by zigzag / posted on 1 day ago

Kommetjie’s Michael February is looking ahead to a big year on tour in 2015. After a solid start to his Qualifying Series campaign at the Hurley Australian Open, where he made the Round of 24, Mikey bowed out in the first round at the next event in Newcastle. M-Feb, flying back home… But the ups […]


Salty – by Mal Mule

by zigzag / posted on 2 days ago

Another hamper-winning entry from our Write to Surf competition. ‘Salty’ scored writer, Mal Mule, over R6000 worth of gear from Billabong and appeared in Zigzag 38.6. The overall winner of Write To Surf will be announced in the next issue (more details below). *** SALTY – by: Mal Mule Sheez, but those were some good […]


Centre Stage

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

Plastered on the walls of stoked groms and ballies alike since the first publication of Zag back in ’76, the coveted centre-spread has become an institution. This week we throw you back to the eighties, to six of these frozen moments taken by six talented lensmen. (click images to view larger) Greg Hastie explodes on […]


The Waiting Room – by Stephen Symons

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

‘The Waiting Room’ is Stephen Symon’s hamper-winning entry into Write to Surf, which scored him over R6000 worth of gear from Billabong and appeared in Zigzag 39.2. The overall winner of Write To Surf will be announced in the next issue (more details below). *** THE WAITING ROOM – by: Stephen Symons The ocean wanted […]


Surf Ninja – Phil Nel

by zigzag / posted on 24 March, 2015

With a smile and a wave this underground wave assassin goes about his day. But don’t let his gentle nature on land fool you, because when the surf is heaving he gets tough and paddles out. Meet our next Surf Ninja, Phil Nel… NAME: Phil Nel AGE: 33 LOCAL SPOT: Kogel Bay, Caves BEST THING […]


Zigzag 39.3

by zigzag / posted on 22 March, 2015

During his first session at Maui’s notorious Jaws, Josh Redman slotted right in and scored some incredible tubes. The Vanilla Gorilla also claimed his first Zag cover for good measure, with one of his hefty pits photographed by Zak Noyle featuring on Page 1 of Zigzag 39.3: As well as a giant double-sided poster included […]


Hawaii Survival Guide

by admin / posted on 12 March, 2015

Zag (Vol. 39.3) is hot off the press and, as well as learning how to eat for free on your next surf mission, there’s also a crazy Hawaiin feature on the current crew of Saffa chargers who took on the North Shore for the 2014/15 season. So this week we throw you back to Vol. 15.2, […]


Surf Ninja – Jacob Stokes Mellish

by zigzag / posted on 10 March, 2015

Hailing from the Western Cape it’s Jacob Cameron Stokes Mellish. When he’s not out hunting down the perfect wave, he’s out earning some dollar on the yachts for the next adventure. He won last year’s Movember Off The Lip contest held at Llandudno and he’s this week’s Surf Ninja! Check out more at his Blogspot. NAME: Jacob […]


Dungeons Called Off

by zigzag / posted on 9 March, 2015

The Dungeons WSL Big Wave event has been called off after the event was unanimously voted against by The Cape Big Wave Trust (CBWT). Social media was revved into full gear with comments and opinions by the broader South African surf community. But what is The Cape Big Wave Trust, who does it represent, and […]