Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach
Nov06

Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach

Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach Join us under the stars for the 14th year of the Wavescape Surf & Ocean conservation festival. We’re proud to have become one of Cape Town’s premier summer festivals. This year, we bring you 26 surfing and ocean films from around the world screened in 3 indoor locations, The Labia Cinema (6pm and 8pm, Thu 7 to Sun 10 Dec, R80), Jack Black Beer (7pm, 5th Dec, R80) and Wawa Wooden...

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Swim now, Breathe later. Q+A with S.A.’s Synchro Champs
Nov06

Swim now, Breathe later. Q+A with S.A.’s Synchro Champs

Their world is Water.  The sheer physical beauty and absolute precision of their aqua ‘ballerina’ routines – is truly mesmerising. They have been to four World Championships representing South Africa in the free and technical duet. They are Emma Manners-Wood and Laura Strugnell. Amanzi found out more about their journey and what it takes to be champions. The Journey to Budapest The love affair with synchro started...

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S.A.’s Extreme Adventurers – Superpowers or Super Mind-Power?
Nov03

S.A.’s Extreme Adventurers – Superpowers or Super Mind-Power?

We are constantly amazed at how many extreme aquatic adventurers South Africa has produced. There seems to be a plethora of them from Lewis Pugh and Braam Malherbe to Riaan Manser and Chris Bertish. They have all completed the impossible by challenging the human spirit. Amanzi Magazine wondered what they all have in common (besides being completely crazy). Do they have super-human genes? Was their motivation was sparked by a...

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Amanzi Magazine takes the Surfer’s Pledge with SA’s own ocean watch ambassador
Oct25

Amanzi Magazine takes the Surfer’s Pledge with SA’s own ocean watch ambassador

She’s a self-confessed ocean-addict with a surfboard leash permanently in her handbag, sand in her bed and a fixation with wind guru. She’s Diony Lalieu who only started surfing at 29, made it to SA champs at 41 and is now the Soul Surfer Ocean Watch Ambassador and the founder of the Surfer’s Pledge. Amanzi Magazine met with this go-getter to find out what motivated her and more about the Surfer’s Pledge. Fear Factor It was...

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A true story about Turtles – Georgina Jones
Oct25

A true story about Turtles – Georgina Jones

Over a hundred million years ago, a lumbering armour-plated creature decided to head back to the sea. Maybe life on land was just too dangerous. Or maybe the effort of hauling all that armour around on its sturdy legs was just too much. Or maybe there was tempting food to be had.  Our guest contributor, Georgina Jones, a highly-regarded marine naturalist and author, shares her extensive marine knowledge on turtles with our...

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