Our Surf Ninja army now has an airforce. That’s because this week’s featured underground wave assassin is a qualified pilot.
He’s also a certified barrel hunter, who is not adverse to smashing a few ankle-snappers when his hometown of PE is not offering up much in the way of waves.
NAME: Etienne Potgieter
LOCAL SPOT: Fence, Port Elizabeth
BEST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Getting pitted off your face and being so buggered at the end of the day that all you want to do is eat and fall asleep ASAP.
WORST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Missing good waves. Silly kooks. Sharks and crowds.
TO MAKE A LIVING I…?
I fly these bad boys around Africa:
THREE TRACKS THAT HELP YOU SHRED?
Franz Ferdinand – Lucid Dreams
DJ Shadow – You Can’t Go Home Again
M83 – We Own the Sky
BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
That’s a toss up between Jordy, Dane and John John.
DAWNIE OR ARVO SESH?
Big fan of the arvo sesh. I’m not very good at getting up early. Then there’s also something about sleepy legs…
WHICH SURF SPOT DO YOU HAVE TO SURF BEFORE YOU DIE?
Cloudbreak and Restaurants are on the list, but I should rectify that shortly.
WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING, YOU CAN BE FOUND WHERE?
In the mountains!
Getting to the other end of my life and realising that I held back and didn’t squeeze every drop out of it.
BEST SURFING MEMORY?
A number of days up the west coast these last two years. I’ve had the best waves of my life.