Down in the cold, deep south there’s a whole crew of underground rippers pushing each other to shred harder. And when this wave assassin isn’t boosting with the best of them, you’ll find him either skating or on a film set, making cash for his next dream surf trip to warmer waters. Meet this week’s Surf Ninja, Josh Olive…
NAME: Josh Olive
LOCAL SPOT: Long Beach, Kommetjie
BEST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Making a deep barrel at the Hoek or the Dune.
WORST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Putting on a wet, cold suit in winter.
TO MAKE A LIVING I..?
My dream is to become a paid free surfer, but in real life at the moment I work in the film industry, which is also pretty fun.
THREE TRACKS THAT HELP YOU SHRED?
Jimmy Hendrix – Voodoo Child
Rangdangs – Brain
Nirvana – Love Buzz
BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
Filipe Toledo is a freak, but I’m gonna have to say Dane Reynolds.
DAWNIE OR ARVO SESH?
Preferably an arvo sesh.
WHICH SPOT DO YOU HAVE TO SURF BEFORE YOU DIE?
WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING, YOU CAN BE FOUND WHERE?
Skating, playing guitar and chilling with friends in Kom.
BEST SURFING MEMORY?
Pulling into the widest, longest, forehand barrel at Dunes with the lip chopping the sandbank right next to me, then getting spat out.