17 January, 2023 17 January, 2023

Pikes Bandit ft Beeg & Eli Beukes

South Africa’s freesurf phenom, Brendon Gibbens has returned home after living in California for the last few years.

We noticed an increase in content on Beeg’s socials of him surfing spots that looked all too familiar… We hit him up to see if he had returned home. He had indeed and was working on a project featuring the West Coast’s Eli Beukes.

Here is what Beeg had to say about the film and how it came about, “I returned to Cape Town in June after living in California for ages. Upon my arrival, my top priority was to check the waves at Misty Cliffs, mostly for nostalgic reasons, because that is where I grew up surfing. As I made my way there, I saw a lone surfer in the water and a cameraman on the beach. Misty Cliffs is an interesting place, the waves there are consistent but incredibly challenging. It’s rare to see someone surfing there, never mind an energized youngster with an attentive cameraman. Surprised by this odd couple, I waited for them in the parking lot. That was where I met Eli Beukes and his father, Pete. It was this unusual introduction that made me curious. I wanted to know what kind of mission they were on. I joined them on many surf trips this past winter around Cape Town, mostly accompanying Eli in the water, but also teaming up with Pete and filming some of the action from the beach. I literally and figuratively became a backseat observer. It was cool to witness the endearing relationship between them and I wanted to capture that energy. The final result is this video.”

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