27 March, 2014 27 March, 2014

Israel Is Unreal (Zag Issue 11.3)

“Oh no, it’s the kids!”

We’d tear all night, come home to our rooms belonging to a barber shop a stone’s throw from the surf in Haifa, and collapse. At the crack of dawn the kids, usually three or four of them, would be pounding on the door, rattling the louvres, demanding that we get up, get out and go surf – so they could watch.
– excerpt from ‘Israel is Unreal’ – Zigzag issue 11.3

While thumbing through this 1987 copy of Zag, we came across an article about Israel. It describes the stoke of a growing scene in the Middle East, and shows that despite what you may think about the Mediterranean Sea and its waves, there is in fact some good surf.

For example, check out former world tour campaigner, Durban’s Mike Burness, deep in the pit in Haifa.


If you would dig to read the full article, click the image below to view larger.



‘Israel is Unreal’ appears in Zag Issue 11.3 (May/June 1987).
Dave Hardy is the surfer getting slotted at Cave Rock on the cover of another classic issue.


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