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Frankie O

Matt Warsaw’s Encyclopedia of Surfing post on Frankie Oberholzer goes like this:   “Camera-friendly pro surfer from Warner Beach, South Africa. Oberholzer was born (1972) in Port Elizabeth, raised in Warner Beach, south of Durban, and began riding waves at age nine on a discarded ironing board. He proved to be a surfer of rare talent,… Continue Reading

HPSA Future Legends Winners’ Coaching Program

In January, February and March this year the Legends hosted and ran a series of three events, The Future Legends Series. Talented junior surfers from all surf zones of South Africa were invited and from accumulated results over the three events the winners emerged.  The highest scoring four under thirteen boys, four under 16 boys and… Continue Reading

The Greek

  The first two things that struck me about ‘The Greek’, George Thomopoulos, when I first met him as a class mate at Glenwood High School in the early sixties were the size of his muscle and the size of his smile. The school had some big heroes like Rocky Ailwood the first team rugby… Continue Reading


          The Max Wetteland Story 29 August, 1938 – 5 July 2015 By Pat Flanagan (published in 40.2 of Zigzag) When the time is ripe and the world needs to take a step ahead and explore new boundaries, someone like Max Wetteland will come along and shine his light.During a life spanning nearly eight… Continue Reading

Future Legends 3.0 full report

Surfing: Future Legends Final Event Great Success: Goor Wins JBU Supertrial Wildcard Durban, Saturday 19 March – Promising conditions at the New Pier in Durban saw event organizers move the final Future Legends Coaching Series event across to New Pier from the Dairy Bowl. It was a great decision, as the waves improved throughout the… Continue Reading

Future Legends 3.0 Forecast

Great Waves And Top Action Forecast For Third Future Legends Coaching Series event       New Pier, Durban – the final event in the three-part Future Legends Coaching Series is set to take place this Saturday 19 March. South Africa’s top swell forecaster Spike from mention of good conditions for Saturday amongst the Durban piers.… Continue Reading

Future Legends 3.0

Durban To Host Third Future Legends Coaching Series Event This Weekend New Pier – The third event in the Future Legends Coaching Series – the coaching and training contest series organized by South African Surfing Legends – will take place at Durban on Saturday 19 March. This will conclude the highly successful coaching series, and will… Continue Reading

Future Legends 2.0

Blistering Performances At Second Future Legends Coaching Series Event In Durban Durban – another classic Future Legends Coaching Series event took place in Durban on Saturday, and all invited surfers stood up to the challenges put forward by the South African Surfing Legends team. The only tangible way to ascertain the effectiveness of the South African… Continue Reading

Future Legends – Second Event

Durban – The South African Surfing Legends have embarked on their Future Legends Coaching Series, and the second leg of the series will take place in Durban this Saturday 27 February. The first event that took place at Dairy Bowl on Saturday 23 January, highlighted the goal and objectives of the South African Surfing Legends, as… Continue Reading

Legends 2015 Video

In May 2015 we put on a Gala Diner to raise funds for our ongoing junior surfing program. Tim Williams and I put together this video for the show. Its a year old now, but intrinsicly it states who Legends are and what Legends do. As Shaun Tomson says at the end of the video,… Continue Reading

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