Jeffreys Bay is ready to host the descent of top surfers for the Corona Open JBay
Jul04

Jeffreys Bay is ready to host the descent of top surfers for the Corona Open JBay

Jeffreys Bay is ready to host the descent of top surfers for the Corona Open JBay The best Championship Tour surfers have arrived in JBay to kick off the Winterfest. The Corona Open JBay is known as the most popular stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), and it is stop number 6 on the 11-event tour. The fabled right-hand point of Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay is ready to host the descent of top surfers for the Corona...

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Lifeguarding is a Profession and an Essential Public Service
Apr05

Lifeguarding is a Profession and an Essential Public Service

Lifeguarding is a Profession and an Essential Public Service Did you know that beach lifeguards are now like doctors and police – they’re not allowed to strike? Lifeguarding is a Profession and an Essential Public Service, removing the right of employees to strike as tis could lead to the loss of lives, lifesaving experts say. But here’s a thing in some places in South Africa, lifeguards are only paid intermittently or not at all,...

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Riding the thoughts behind non surf topics – Surfing with Satre
Apr04

Riding the thoughts behind non surf topics – Surfing with Satre

Riding the thoughts behind non surf topics – Surfing with Satre When you mix the skills of a lifelong surfer with the writings of a Prof in philosophy, understandably we would be expecting some sort of commentary on freedom and exploring the simplicity of what is behind the human subject. Author, Aaron James cleverly “unbundles” how growth in capitalist wealth has released many from the dreaded seven-day work week,...

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Frank Solomon – Surfer & Ocean Sentinel
Dec13

Frank Solomon – Surfer & Ocean Sentinel

We had the pleasure of interviewing our local ocean entrepreneur and activist Frank Solomon – an international pro surfer, lifesaver endorsed by various brands and founder of the Sentinel Ocean Alliance.  Want to tell me a little bit about yourself?  I grew up in Hout Bay, in Valley Road – lived around here my whole life. Went to Krenendal, Camps Bay High then started life-saving. I have been surfing since I was...

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Ecoboards – The Future of Sustainable Surfing
Aug27

Ecoboards – The Future of Sustainable Surfing

Most surfers are conservationists by default.  However, if we were to unpack the materials surfboards are made of, we may start to question our altruistic naturalist stance. Surfboards of polished wood  Gone are the original Hawaiian days of surfboards made of polished wood. Surfboards are built out of non-biodegradable foam, plastered with fiberglass, and then coated with toxic resins.  Surfboards are made almost...

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LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event
Jul13

LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event

In honour of Women’s Month, the LaMuse Classic women’s longboard surfing event will be held in Muizenberg, Cape Town this August.     The LaMuse Classic is a dynamic event that encourages women of all ages, backgrounds and varying capabilities, who might otherwise feel intimidated to surf in a regular contest, to come together to enjoy and share a common love for the ocean. As the name “LaMuse” suggests, the event...

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