Moored In Mayotte – by Rian Greeff

by zigzag / posted on 20 hours ago

Another hamper-winning entry into Write to Surf. ‘Moored in Mayotte’ scored writer, Rian Greeff, over R6000 worth of gear from Billabong and featured in Zigzag 39.3. The overall winner of Write To Surf will be announced in the next issue (more details below). *** MOORED IN MAYOTTE – by: Rian Greeff Two South African surfers walk […]


Entries Rolling In for JBU Supertrial

by zigzag / posted on 21 hours ago

So far, 26 surfers have entered the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with an eye on a wildcard into the J-Bay Open this July. KZN ripper, Gary van Wieringen has entered the Supertrial. View his entry here >> And who wouldn’t want to surf against the world’s best at one of the world’s finest right-handers, […]


Artist’s Corner – Donald Brink

by zigzag / posted on 4 days ago

Many have compared surfing to painting on a canvas, so perhaps there’s a reason a lot of artists surf (or so many surfers are artists). Donald Brink is one such talented surfer/artist, and the Capetonian has been crafting sought-after asymmetrical surfboards that are both beautiful and functional at his workshop in San Clemente, California. To […]


To Surf or Not To Surf?

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

In this article that featured in Zag Vol. 14 No. 5 (circa 1990), Nick Pike weighs up some of the risks we face as surfers in SA. Then, once you’re sufficiently freaked out – convinced that surfing is nothing but a hazardous activity not to be undertaken by anyone in their right mind – scroll […]


Jordy and Bianca, Prepared for Big Margies

by zigzag / posted on 7 days ago

A serious swell has been predicted for the start of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, and the world’s best are readying themselves for a huge battle not only against their opponents, but with the ocean as well. Zag had a quick word with SA’s two Dream Tour stars, to see if they’re prepared for […]


The Big Leagues – with James Taylor

by zigzag / posted on 10 April, 2015

Earlier this week the World Surf League announced its schedule for the 2015/16 Big Wave Tour (BWT), as well as six new invitees – chosen from the dozens of chargers who’d entered their #ProveIt Challenge – who’ll be joining last season’s Top 10 in a quest for the BWT world title. James Taylor has been […]


Centre Stage – Take Two!

by zigzag / posted on 9 April, 2015

Everyone loved our last Throwback featuring some of the best centrespreads published in Zigzag during the 80s. As the saying goes; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So here are six more epic photos that were plastered on the walls of stoked groms and surfers throughout South Africa during the 80s… (click images to […]


I Believe In Mermaids – by Bismarck Meyer

by zigzag / posted on 8 April, 2015

After a soulful session in the Boland, Bismarck Meyer spotted a mermaid. ‘I Believe In Mermaids’ is Bismarck’s hamper-winning entry into Write to Surf, which appeared in Zigzag 38.7 and scored him over R6000 worth of gear from Billabong. The overall winner of Write To Surf will be announced in the next issue (more details […]


YOU Could Earn a J-Bay Open Wildcard

by zigzag / posted on 2 April, 2015

Want to surf against the world’s best surfers at perfect Supers? Want to get paid R100 000 to do so? If you’ve ever dreamed of surfing stardom, here’s your chance… Pumping Supertubes is on every surfer’s Top 10 list. That’s right, the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA will decide the wildcard into this year’s J-Bay […]


Gem Collecting – with Ricky Basnett

by zigzag / posted on 1 April, 2015

Ricky, 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 best […]