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In The Beginning – by Brett Shearer

by zigzag / posted on 4 days ago

In this piece titled ‘In The Beginning’, Brett Shearer ponders the influence surfing has upon our lives. It’s his second entry into our Write to Surf competition, which has some great prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** IN THE BEGINNING – by: Brett Shearer In the beginning it was all laughter and […]


A Journey To Java – by Gareth Billimore

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

After a chance encounter with a knowledgeable local and tired of battling the crowds in Bali, our author heads off to remote West Java. Check out Gareth Billimore’s entry into our Write to Surf competition, which has some great prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** A JOURNEY TO JAVA - by: Gareth Billimore […]


The Warrior Spirit

by zigzag / posted on 15 July, 2014

It was while staring at this image of Fred Pattachia taking care of business in Round 3 at the J-Bay Open when it hit home. [click image to view larger] Although it is a solid point-scoring turn by the Hawaiian, if we’re being honest, it’s standard when compared to the hundreds of images we scan […]


Surf Ninja – Philip Visagie

by zigzag / posted on 14 July, 2014
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Raised in a family of surfers, this wave assassin possesses a quick and powerful style and can be spotted shredding all over the West Coast from Big Bay to Elands Bay. Meet his week’s Surf Ninja, Phil Visagie… NAME: Philip Visagie. AGE: 23 LOCAL SPOT: Anywhere between Tableview and Melkbos. BEST THING ABOUT SURFING? Getting cooking […]


Bluff Legend Rescued From Near Drowning

by zigzag / posted on 13 July, 2014

Legendary Bluff charger, Rudy Palmboom Snr, had a close call yesterday after a long hold-down caused him to blackout while surfing in front of his home at Ansteys Beach. Thankfully he wasn’t surfing alone and was pulled from the water and rushed to hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Rudy rules […]


Beers With Biolos

by zigzag / posted on 13 July, 2014

At journo school they teach you to stay impartial and level-headed, never to be in awe of the people you interview so as to stay neutral in your portrayal. Okay, sure…maybe that works for the news media. For someone who grew up in the area, July and the annual influx of the pros was always […]


Cyclone Jade (2009)

by zigzag / posted on 10 July, 2014

With all attention focussed on Supertubes as the world’s best contest the J-Bay Open, we throw you back to March 2009 when cyclone Jade sent super tubes to Durban’s New Pier. The tenth cyclone of the ’09 South Western Indian Ocean season, Jade produced three straight days of sand-churning barrels for the Golden Mile, and […]


Clubbed in the Canaries – By Brenton Heron

by zigzag / posted on 8 July, 2014

After getting on the wrong side of some gnarly locals, an Ozzie, a Canadian, and a Saffa head out for a night on the town in Tenerife. Check out Brenton Heron’s entry into our Write to Surf competition, which has some great prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** CLUBBED IN THE CANARIES […]


Five Full Working Days (Mr Price Pro Day 5)

by zigzag / posted on 4 July, 2014

Five incredible days of action have passed at the Mr Price Pro and every time we thought the performance ceiling had been reached, competitors have kept pushing the limits further. Torrey Meister raises the roof. Wednesday’s action went down in history as one of the best ever witnessed at the event, but after Day 5′s […]


We Wanna See You Get Barrelled!

by zigzag / posted on 4 July, 2014

Get pitted. Win big! The Monster Energy Pitstop powered by Zigzag in association with O’Neill has kicked-off and we’re looking for your deepest, longest, most insane pit. Matt Bromley gets the shot at a growling slab up the West Coast. Simply upload a video of yourself or another Saffa getting barrelled and you’re instantly in […]