Richards Bay Ready for SA Champs Invasion

by admin / posted on 5 hours ago

More than 200 surfers and officials are making their way to Richards Bay for the 50th running of the SA Surfing Champs. Citroën are the presenting sponsors of the 7-day tournament hosted by uThungulu Surfriding (formerly Zululand Surfriders Association), which will decide champions in 11 divisions ranging from Under 20 through to Under 60. Richards […]


Saffas Impress at Vans US Open of Surfing

by admin / posted on 13 hours ago

The Saffas have been flying the flag high over California’s Huntington Beach, where Bianca Buitendag is through to the semi-finals in the Women’s division, Beyrick De Vries is among the last 24 in the Men’s, and Shane Sykes and Dylan Lightfoot are still set to contest their quarter-final in the Pro Junior division at the […]


Taking Out The Trash

by admin / posted on 3 days ago

The Zag crew were so busy making a dent in the pile of litter that was smothering the banks of Durban’s Umgeni river mouth following recent heavy rains, that we barely noticed our video guy recording. ‘Junior’ did his part by filling more than 10 Tuffy bags with plenty of plastic bottles, glass and quite […]


Surfing USA (Vans US Open of Surfing)

by admin / posted on 3 days ago

After an eventful few weeks in South Africa, the WSL have shifted their focus and athletes over to Huntington Beach, California, for the Women’s Vans US Open of Surfing, as well as the QS10000-rated Vans US Open of Surfing, plus a Pro Junior event with 1000 ratings points up for grabs. With three events to […]


Some Things Don’t Belong in the Ocean – Bryan Paynter

by admin / posted on 4 days ago

As surfers we love seeing trash being picked up from our beautiful beaches, and it’s great to receive evidence from fellow ocean users doing exactly that. You’ll be receiving free 100% recycled Tuffy bags in Zag issue 39.8, but until then you can grab your own and put in some elbow grease to stand a chance […]


SA vs Indo in Smith Grudge Match

by admin / posted on 23 July, 2015

Kommetjie charger, Matt Bromley, and KZN powerhouse, Slade Prestwich, are currently in a battle with Indonesia’s Oney Anwar and Garut Widiarta in the Semi Finals of the ‘Smith Grudge Match‘ – an online freesurf video event. Right now they’re in second place a few hundred votes behind, but are hoping some support from their fellow […]


Surfer Bitten at St Leu, Reunion

by admin / posted on 22 July, 2015

News just in from Reunion is that there has been another shark incident – the 18th since 2011 (seven of which have been fatal). According to Davy Stolk, who had exited the water just fifteen minutes prior, a friend was bitten on the forearm in the channel at St Leu while paddling back in. St […]


Nobody Wins 2015 J-Bay Open

by admin / posted on 19 July, 2015

When Mick Fanning (AUS) and Julian Wilson (AUS) paddled out to contest the final of the J-Bay Open in front of a packed beach, nobody was expecting what was going to happen a few minutes later. Julian Wilson had just caught the first ride of the final and Mick was waiting out the back staring […]


That’s A Wrap – Billabong Junior Series Final Day

by admin / posted on 17 July, 2015

Instead of writing out the contest breakdown, we thought we’d put a bit of a spin on things for the final day of the Billabong Junior Pro presented by Bos. Event photographer Ian Thurtell along with Joe ‘Jnr’ Turpel take you through the action (WSL accent and all).


Wavescape Surf Film Festival Hits Durban

by admin / posted on 17 July, 2015

The hugely popular Wavescape Surf Film Festival is in Durban this weekend, and you’ll be able to catch some epic feature length surf films at Ster Kinekor Musgrave, or chill out on the grass at Bay of Plenty on the Golden Mile this Sunday evening – 19 July at 7:00pm – for some great surf […]