Everything that’s wrong with the Ballito Pro

Unless you've been living under a rock, you have by now heard of the furore surrounding the pay disparity for the winners of the...
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The Constant

For many of us, the ocean is a place to escape to when life is overwhelming. For Jess Grimwood, a sufferer of post traumatic...

Sharks: Should we be scared?

This week is shark week and for many surfers, the very word 'shark' strikes fear into our hearts. With a range of shark apps...

Who run the world? Girls!

https://youtu.be/VBmMU_iwe6U Yes, that's right. Women are taking over the waves. While young men are turning their backs on the beach in growing numbers, a recent...

Challenges In Paradise

How far would you go to ride the wave of your dreams? This is a question I asked myself while on a 14 hour...

DIY: Ding Repair

 The strange yet familiar scents that transport you straight back to a time long forgotten. To your childhood, a place, or maybe even just...

Surfing Possibility: The Surfer Girls of India

Courtesy: Storytellers For Good 'Don't let your fears stop you from doing something.' In a country with a population of 1.2 billion people, Ishita is the...

Waves For Change

“You know how beneficial surfing is for your wellbeing, so go and find someone else who really needs it and teach them to surf!”...

An open letter to the older guy at my local break

Yesterday was the last day of winter.  There was a bite to the air as if winter was giving a final reminder of the last few...

Top 5 Songs for Facing Fear

I always seem to get songs stuck in my head... If you're paddling out the back and notice a random chick singing along to...

Surf Forecasting 101: How to read a chart

Learning to read weather charts can be a bit daunting… what are all those colours and lines anyway and why, when I can easily...

The joy of surfing in cold water

“In life, there are no shortcuts to joy” It can be hard to imagine even the concept of surfing in water just above freezing… but this...