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Mike Larmont Tribute

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On Friday December 1, Bruce Jackson organised an evening for old friends to pay tribute to Mike Larmont at the Oyster Box. Tich Paul flew in from Cape Town and Cheron Kraak, Michael Ginsberg and Jonathan Paarman from PE. There was laughter and tears aplenty as all those juicy stories were retold. Video tributes from all around the world were shown, rounding off an evening that will be long remembered. Thanks to all those responsible for putting this on and also to all those who took the time to come along and say hi to Mike.

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Kayla Nogueira – rising starlet

  Kayla Nogueira started getting attention two and a half years ago, for her surfing but more importantly, for her enormous appetite to be in the water catching waves. Since then she has climbed the junior ranks to become one of SA’s most talked about competitors after she won back to back titles in both the… Continue Reading

Shaun Tomson talks to the HPSA group

Surfer’s Code is a program that Shaun Tomson has created to empower young athletes around South Africa and in the USA. As the vanguard of South African Surfing Legends, he dedicates time and energy to the HPSA, the group’s coaching program. On Monday while he was in Durban and juggling a super busy schedule of… Continue Reading

Gavin Varejes – making a difference

  When we decided to get this Legends thing going in 2014 on the North Beach Pier, Graham Cormac made the suggestion that we model the group on South African Rugby Legends. I kinda recalled the organization that celebrates the sport of rugby by honouring retired players. However it was only when we were in… Continue Reading

Micro Grom Coaching Program Gets Underway.

The High Performance Surfing Academy was launched a year ago and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the past seven months, Chad DuToit and Jason Ribbink have been coaching a group of juniors with the expressed purpose of preparing them for competition. Come rain or shine, onshore or offshore, the group are putting in the… Continue Reading

The Legends Story So Far

Here is a short history and activity update through the eighteen months since the official inauguration in August 2014. The Legends story started in May that year, when a group of past SA Surfing greats decided to start a Section 18a company with the purpose of inspiring , developing and mentoring future generations of South African surfers… Continue Reading

Sisonke Development Challenge

Sisonke roughly translated means ‘together’. On the weekend of 22/23 October 2016, Sisonke Surf Club, a loosely knit group of surfers from Trafalgar, Umzumbe and Durban came ‘together’ to run a highly successful event at Dairy Beach in Durban. Saturday morning a small rolling swell made for contestable, if somewhat fat conditions, but the offshore… Continue Reading

Warrior Mindset

In 2017 Shaun Tomson celebrated the fortieth anniversary of winning the 1977 IPS World Title. The only Saffa ever to do so. This exchange with Adriano De Souza, the 2015 WSL title holder is priceless if you have any aspirations of gold and glory as a competitive surfer. It took place just after the 2015 Bells… Continue Reading

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