Affectionately known by the same name as the delicious green fruit that we love to spread on our toast, ‘Avo’ is a ripping goofyfoot from Port St Johns. After a devastating series of seven fatal shark attacks in five years at Second Beach, he left his homebreak behind and has spent the past few years shredding up and down the coast of Mzansi. Meet this week’s Surf Ninja, Avuyile Ndamase…
NAME: Avuyile Ndamase
LOCAL SPOT: All over South Africa
BEST THING ABOUT SURFING?
The fact that it’s a truthful expression.
WORST THING ABOUT SURFING?
TO MAKE A LIVING I..?
I live by faith.
THREE TRACKS THAT HELP YOU SHRED?
Flatbush Zombies – Palm Trees
Any song from a sick surf video
Reggae (mainly Bob Marley and the Wailers)
BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
DAWNIE OR ARVO SESH?
WHICH SPOT DO YOU HAVE TO SURF BEFORE YOU DIE?
My home break Second Beach again.
WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING, YOU CAN BE FOUND WHERE?
On the Durban beachfront, looking for a lil’ wave.
BEST SURFING MEMORY?
One trip back in 2009. My younger brother Zama and I got stuck in East London with a five day budget that had to last us two weeks before school re-opened after the winter break, during which we scored epic Eastern Beach mostly alone.
Avo’s Story, as told in Part I of ZagTV’s Get Free series presented by Quiksilver.