24 April, 2014 24 April, 2014

The Tipping Point (Zag 32.3)

With numbers multiplying in the lineup and the onset of new technologies, can the idea of localism still actually even work? This was the question we looked to answer in our April 2008 issue. The article was called ‘The Tipping Point’ and you can give the full article a read below.


“Ultimately, crowds aren’t going anywhere and no-one can lay claim to ‘owning’ the ocean. But if reasonable locals can rein themselves and their more volatile members in, acting as regulators rather than enforcers, there will always be a strong argument for localism to remain the source of ordered lineups and even protect our beaches.”

Excerpt from ‘The Tipping Point’ by Miles Masterson – featured in Zigzag Issue 32.3 (2008)

(Click images to read article)




  1. Daager112
    24 April, 2014 at 1:15 pm · Reply

    Interesting. The more I read about Hawaii the less amped I am. Durbs is way more crowded that it used to be and yet less tense compared to when I started. People are pretty mellow except for New Pier. Only people who p*ss me off are some of the SUPs and longboarders, they are definitely the worst culprits with snaking. On the whole, I think the durban surfers are a bloody good crowd – havent seen a punchup in years.

  2. PiB
    24 April, 2014 at 2:39 pm · Reply

    why the f. would anyone want to claim the glen? llands i get…

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