Full of energy, this wave assassin is the kind of surf buddy every ripper needs. Whether it’s stormy 12-foot Vic Bay or a pap knee-high beachbreak, he’ll get you pumped-up to paddle out. Either that or you’ll force yourself to give it a go when you see how much fun he is having.
The Southern Cape local has ripped his way on to the cover of Zag (issue 34.1), through the barrels of his life at places like G-Land and Skeleton Bay, as well as into the friends list of just about everyone he bumps into along the way.
Meet this week’s Surf Ninja, Adin Jeenes…
NAME: Adin Jeenes
LOCAL SPOT: Victoria Bay
BEST THING ABOUT SURFING?
That’s easy, getting barrelled.
WORST THING ABOUT SURFING?
TO MAKE A LIVING I..?
Work offshore as a rope access technician.
THREE TRACKS THAT HELP ME SHRED?
It is of utmost importance that these banging 80’s beats are heard with visuals…
1: Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler
2: Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
3: Upside Down – Vannesa
BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
Dane Reynolds, he’s got all the tricks up his sleeve and turns better than anyone on the rail.
DAWNIE OR ARVO SESH?
Dawnie all the way!
WHICH SURF SPOT DO YOU HAVE TO SURF BEFORE YOU DIE?
Teahupo’o (… on a small-to-medium day)
WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING, YOU CAN BE FOUND WHERE?
Fishing, spearfishing, adventuring and generally just having a good time.
Death of family or friends as well as injections and spiders.
BEST SURFING MEMORY?
At G-Land a few years ago I got two of the biggest, longest barrels of my life on one wave.