Battle for the Bell (Preview: Rip Curl Pro)

by zigzag / posted on 13 hours ago

We are less than 24 hours away from the start of the second event of this year’s World Surf League Dream Tour; the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. Bells, on song! Held annually over the Easter period, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach remains one of the most prestigious events on the Dream Tour. […]


Help Out a Surfing Brother

by zigzag / posted on 4 days ago

Cape surfer, Neil Parker, is facing a challenge more gnarly and frightening than a clean-up set at Dungeons. Neil suffers from a serious (and recently, near-fatal) digestive system illness, which has seen him undergo a series of operations that have left him bed-ridden and in and out of hospital since July 2014; the month his […]


Twiggy Announced as Double Finalist for XXL Paddle Award

by zigzag / posted on 5 days ago

Saffa charger, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, has been nominated not once but twice as a finalist in the ‘Paddle’ category of the annual XXL Big Wave Awards. The 2013/14 Big Wave World Tour champion earned his spot in the finals with two massive rides, one ridden at Maui’s notorious Jaws and the other at Peru’s mighty […]


Rest In Peace, Colin Buitendag

by zigzag / posted on 6 days ago

The South African surf community were saddened yesterday to hear of the passing of Colin Buitendag; former Western Province provincial surfer and father to WSL Dream Tour surfer Bianca Buitendag. “One of the nicest people I’ve ever met,” wrote former Zigzag publisher and friend, Craig Sims in tribute. “From surfing together at Seals during the […]


M-Feb Claims Quiksilver ‘Get Free’ Victory in Cape Town

by zigzag / posted on 23 March, 2015

Kommetjie’s Michael February took out the win in front of his home crowd at the first of the three event Quiksilver Get Free Series yesterday. M-Feb cruised to victory at his local break. Contested in tricky 3-foot conditions at Long Beach, M-Feb’s full repertoire proved too much for Steven Sawyer (2nd), Davey Brand (3rd) and […]


Quiksilver Get Free Series: First Stop – Cape Town

by zigzag / posted on 18 March, 2015

The first of three Quiksilver Get Free events is going down this weekend in the Kom, Cape Town. Last year’s Quiksilver Takes One To Know One series saw some crazy surfing with the bar being raised at every event. This year’s events should be no different. Boiler – one of the Kom’s potential options for […]


The JBU Supertrial 2015 – Presented By RVCA

by zigzag / posted on 16 March, 2015

The 2015 JBU Supertrials are kicking off in JBay from 1-12 June, giving the country’s best up-and-comers the chance to battle it out for the coveted wild card into the JBay Open 2015. Dylan Lightfoot took out last year’s win and will be looking to do the same at his home-break this year. But with […]


RVCA Rolling Retro 2015 – After Video

by zigzag / posted on 14 March, 2015

The RVCA Rolling Retro was held at Llandudno two weekends ago. So for all of you who didn’t manage to make it to the event, here’s the after video. Vans x RVCA Rolling Retro 2015 from we-are-awesome on Vimeo. A film by Adriaan Louw Additional footage from the water by Ross Hillier Music by The […]


Toledo and Moore Lift The Trophies

by zigzag / posted on 13 March, 2015

The Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast finished off with a bang today, in soft but fun looking two-to-three foot runners at the Snapper Rock superbank. Felipe Toledo (BRA) waving his county’s flag high after winning the Quiksilver Pro Gold coast earlier today. Carissa Moore (HAW) started off her 2015 WCT campaign on a […]


Upsets and Drama in Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

by zigzag / posted on 12 March, 2015

What a crazy day of surf action – in and out of the water. Drama unfolded throughout day 13 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast waiting period, as the day saw rounds three, four and five get ticked off. Massive upsets, surfboard abuse and an on-air interview getting cut short (due to some fowl language) […]