Without the photographers who share their inspiring images, we’d never know what Durban was like during its best day ever (Tuesday, 9 June according to some), or at Sunset Reef and Dungeons on Thursday, 6 August – unless we were out there charging ourselves.
“Photos or it never happened,” they’ll say! Well here are the six most-viewed slideshows featured on zigzag.co.za this year – with thanks to all our contributing photographers for sharing them – as we conclude our 2015 Hit List round-up.
1. 25 LINEUPS YOU’LL WANT TO FIND
25 Tantalising lineup shots, zero clues as to where they are – except that they’re somewhere along the SA coast waiting for you to find them. View gallery here >>
2. AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE CAPE TOWN FIRES
Environmental photographer, Jean Tresfon captures plenty of interesting photos during his regular marine patrol flights above and around Cape Town. At the beginning of March this year, he went up and photographed an aerial perspective of the devastating fires that burned for days in parts of the peninsula. View gallery here >>
3. DOUBLE XL (Sunset and Dungeons)
Mike Wrankmore and Grier Fisher took some breathtaking photos of the big waves that were ridden at Sunset Reef and Dungeons on Thursday, 6 August. The sets were solid, the conditions were good for most of the day, and both spots produced some spectacular moments for a crew of brave surfers that rode them. View gallery here >>
4. BEST EVER (Durban, Tuesday, 9 June)
On Tuesday, 9 June, perfect six-foot sets rifled down the Golden Mile’s banks – all day. Some were even claiming it as the best surf Durban has ever seen. Photographer, Nic Aberdein shared his favourite moments from a great day in eThekwini. View gallery here >>
5. THE BEST PHOTOBOMB EVER!
While filming cooking surf at Supertubes with his drone, Brad Grobler from Aerial Media caught this seagull photobombing his lineup shot. He also recorded some superb action photos from above during a firing day at the world’s best right point break. View gallery here >>
6. WEEKEND SPECIAL (Eastern Cape)
BEST OF SHOT BRU (Any Month)
Every month since January 2012, we’ve featured a selection of the best photos uploaded to Shot Bru by our readers the previous month. Featuring underground rippers and superb shots from around the country, we always look forward to posting our ‘Best of Shot Bru’ galleries. Pick a month, any month, and we guarantee you’ll be as stoked as us: January 2015; February 2015; March 2015; April 2015; May 2015; June 2015; July 2015; August 2015; September 2015; October 2015; November 2015