Gavin Varejes – making a difference

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...
Sisonke Development Challenge

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...
Warrior Mindset

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...
Frankie O

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...
The Greek

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...
LUMINARY

LUMINARY

          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...