Raised in a family of surfers, this wave assassin possesses a quick and powerful style and can be spotted shredding all over the West Coast from Big Bay to Elands Bay.
Meet his week’s Surf Ninja, Phil Visagie…
NAME: Philip Visagie.
LOCAL SPOT: Anywhere between Tableview and Melkbos.
BEST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Getting cooking waves with only your friends in the water is hard to beat!
WORST THING ABOUT SURFING?
Being at work when you know the waves are firing… and SUP’s (laughs).
TO MAKE A LIVING I..?
Finished my studies at UCT last year and started working as a quantity surveyor this year.
THREE TRACKS THAT HELP YOU SHRED?
1. Notorious B.I.G & The XX – A Juicy Intro
2. Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around The World
BEST SURFER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
Right now, John John is on another level, but Kelly is still the king.
DAWNIE OR ARVO SESH?
Late afternoon session followed by a beer in the car park.
WHICH SPOT DO YOU HAVE TO SURF BEFORE YOU DIE?
Skeleton Bay or one of those barreling right points in Mexico.
WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING, YOU CAN BE FOUND WHERE?
In summer you’ll find me kitesurfing. Otherwise just hanging out with friends having a good time.
In terms of surfing, probably sharks.
BEST SURFING MEMORY?
Just being a grom in a surf orientated family was the best lifestyle I could have asked for.