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“The First True Surfer”

by zigzag / posted on 4 days ago

In 1982, when Zigzag’s Doug Macdonald went to have a ‘casual chat’ with John Whitmore at Coast Catamaran’s Cape Town headquarters, he didn’t expect to get “engrossed by the lifestyle and adventures of surfing’s [then] living legend…” This week we throw you all the way back to South Africa’s surfing roots, planted in the fifties […]


What Goes Around – by Brendon Booth-Jones

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

Worldly travel, especially that of the surfing kind, is right up there on the ol’ dream-filled bucket list. For some, this bucket gets kicked aside by life’s inevitable responsibilities. For others, the bucket gets filled with adventure and memories. While both have their pros and cons, Brendon Booth Jones provides a snippet of the latter, […]


Last Chance To Vote For Your Favourite Pits!

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

After five months of heavy competition, the Monster Energy Pitstop powered by Zigzag in association with O’Neill and iON Action Cameras, is in its final stages. Five of the best pits, from August through to December, have been selected and await your final vote to decide which South African surfer claims bragging rights for the grand […]


R.I.P Ricardo Santos

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

Yesterday afternoon professional Brazilian surfer, Ricardo Santos, tragically passed-away in St Joseph Hospital, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Many surfers gathered in front of Pipeline, Hawaii, to pay their respects to one of Brazil’s finest surfers. The 24 year-old was reported to have been shot three times – once in the back and twice in the abdomen […]


Surf Ninja – Gavin Greenberg

by zigzag / posted on 16 January, 2015

Ask long time Zag lensman, Louis Wulff, about the contingent of core East London surfers and he’ll tell you straight: EL ballies rip! This precise and powerful goofyfooter provides the evidence with a combination of speed, flow and tube-finding abilities. Meet this week’s Surf Ninja, Gavin Greenberg… NAME: Gavin Greenberg AGE:  2 (×-1) = log2  (33-1) =log2 […]


No X-Box, No Worries – by: Keran Coetzer

by zigzag / posted on 16 January, 2015

Mom’s know best, as the saying goes. ‘No X-box, No Worries’ is a heartfelt letter by Durban based mom, Keran Coetzer, explaining to her ten year old son why he can’t have an X-box for Christmas. It’s also an entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition which has some epic prizes up […]


Remembering A Legend, Mike Esposito.

by zigzag / posted on 15 January, 2015
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Back in ’65 the surfing world was very different. The Bay of Plenty was grooming a young pack of ambitious surfers that would later put SA on the international map, as well as play an integral part in “busting down the door” into modern professional surfing. Arguably one of the best goofy footers to come […]


A Death In The Family – by Dominic Riorden

by zigzag / posted on 13 January, 2015

Losing a surf buddy, one you’ve spent countless hours with at backline discussing things like life, is not a lekker thing. ‘A Death In The Family’ is Dominic Riorden’s entry into ‘Write to Surf‘ – our surf journo competition with some epic prizes up for grabs (see below for details). *** A DEATH IN THE […]


The Fifth Monster Pitstop Winner Is…

by zigzag / posted on 9 January, 2015

In a unanimous decision by both the judges and the public, Matt Bromley has clinched the win in the December leg of the Monster Energy Pitstop powered by Zigzag in association with O’Neill and iON Action Cameras with this technical tube at Mullaghmore Heads in Ireland: “I really like the way Matt sets up this […]


Te Wild Vir Die Wildtuin (Bunker Spreckels)

by zigzag / posted on 8 January, 2015

South Africa’s surfing history is full of interesting characters either born and raised here, or having flown into town and attracted attention. Bruce Gold is a name that comes to mind, but one of the most eccentric surfers to have written themselves a chapter in SA surf history is an American known as ‘Bunker’ Spreckels […]