Check out the highlights of Day One of the Mr Price Pro Ballito 2011, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Some FANTASTIC waves!
Durban surfer Jordy Smith has become the first South African to win a World ASP Tour Event, after winning the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay this weekend, and is now leading the World Surfing Tour. He shot to the number one spot in the world ASP Rankings over the weekend, knocking veteran Kelly Slater off. The [...]
by Fiona McIntosh When his wetsuit and custom-built surfboard didn’t arrive at the invitational Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest in California’s Half Moon Bay, things looked bad for South African surfer Chris Bertish. He’d flown for 36 hours to be there, was jet-lagged and had slept for only three hours. But he borrowed a board [...]
This Week’s Highlights
Jacob Zuma’s state visit to London has sparked controversy and brilliant photos of Zuma and the Queen. Our featured SA blogger in LA, Caren Best, is caught up in the Oscar buzz (holding thumbs for Invictus), Femina‘s closing its doors, we’ve taken a trip down memory lane with videos of some favourite old SA adverts and SA surfer Chris Bertish talks about his epic win at the recent Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest where he discovered “in life there are times when you only get one chance to realise your dream”.
More than 100 surfers rode a wave at the Earthwave beach festival in Muizenberg, Cape Town on Sunday 4 October to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’. “We estimated that there were more than 120 surfers on the fifth of the seven waves surfed at Muizenberg during Earthwave,’ [...]
SA National Anthem Debacle Ras Dumisani sings what he believes to be his “beautiful version” of the South African National Anthem, at Toulouse in France. The Springboks subsequently lost 20-13 in the Test match against the French. Earthwave 2009: World record attempt at Muizenberg beach, Cape Town, on the 4th of October to have the [...]