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Which Wave Makes You a Surfer? – by Georgina Merrick

by zigzag / posted on 15 hours ago

Is it The Joker, Lady Luck, Bonecrusher or The Tailor that makes you a surfer? In this entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes up for grabs (see below for details) – Georgina Merrick contemplates exactly this… *** WHICH WAVE MAKES YOU A SURFER? The Journey from Cursing […]


Surf Ninja – Jade Mets

by zigzag / posted on 21 hours ago

Adding buckets of style and grace plus a big, broad smile to our lineup of wave assassins is KZN north coast local, Jade Mets, who is the latest addition to our Surf Ninja army… NAME: Jade Metz AGE: 16 LOCAL SPOT: New Pier and Salt Rock BEST THING ABOUT SURFING? Warm water and bikinis. WORST […]


Prepare to Get Barrelled! Major Swell Approaching

by zigzag / posted on 2 days ago

Boards are being waxed in anticipation for the swell that’s on its way, and if the forecast holds true we are in for a feast of waves from west to east over the next week. Something for the east coast over the weekend, and something something for the Cape starting Monday. And not only are […]


The Endless Summer with Robert August

by zigzag / posted on 2 days ago

50 years after visiting South Africa during filming for Bruce Brown’s iconic surf movie, The Endless Summer, Robert August returned to our shores for the first time a fortnight ago to retrace some of his steps. Mike Hynson and Robert check out the scene along Durban’s Golden Mile in the 60′s. We heard he was […]


Gone With the Grain

by zigzag / posted on 14 August, 2014

It was an age of patience and finesse according to ace lensman, Alan Van Gysen, who we asked to give his thoughts on being a photographer in the pre-digital era. A time when all surf moments seen on screen and in print were captured on film. For #TBT this week, we take a look at […]


An Ocean of Music with The Hinds Brothers

by zigzag / posted on 14 August, 2014

Music plays a major role in our lives, whether it be while we work, surf, or relax. With this in mind, welcome to our new series called Surfer’s Ear, where we introduce you to some of the artists and albums getting major spin time in Zag’s playlist. Album: OCEAN OF MILK   Artist: THE HINDS BROTHERS […]


Feral Missions In North Sumatra – by David Terblanche

by zigzag / posted on 12 August, 2014

As surfers, we often stray from the trusted path in search of the perfect wave. That’s exactly what Durban local, David Terblanche, and his crew did when they went looking for waves in North Sumatra. ‘Feral Missions In North Sumatra’ is David’s entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic […]


Surf Ninja – Remi Petersen

by zigzag / posted on 11 August, 2014

If you’ve been to Jeffreys Bay in the recent past, chances are you would have already witnessed this wave assassin in action. On his backhand at his home break, Supertubes, he is one of the standouts. And whether he is riding a single fin, twinnie, thruster, quad or even finless, this week’s Surf Ninja, Remi […]


Shark Attack Incident Report Released by City

by zigzag / posted on 8 August, 2014

While surfing at Muizenberg with some friends last Friday (1 August, 2014), Matt Smithers was bitten by a great white an estimated 4.4 metres in length. One of the many questions often raised following an incident as serious as this, is whether of course an attack could have been prevented? Or how do we plan […]


Monumental Moments

by zigzag / posted on 7 August, 2014

Mzansi’s surf history is rich and varied, and sprinkled with a number of monumental moments that stand out. This week we throw you back to our 200th Issue (Zigzag 33.7 – circa 2009), where we featured just some of these important days in our surfing annals. (click images to view larger and read) The end […]