Nobody wants to get up close and personal with a great white shark, but what if you did? And what if you had a GoPro mounted to your head to capture what happened next? Well, that’s precisely what happened to a spear fisherman named Johan Potgieter while he was searching for a catch off the coast of South Africa. The shark approaches him out of sight, only for Johan to turn at … [Read more...] about Great White Shark Encounter!
When J-Bay lights up South Africa’s finest are there in a flash, and that goes for Jordy Smith too, who wastes no time in getting back to home turf in between contests. A strike mission that really paid off for the WSL surfer, who knows this wave like the back of his hand.. and man does it show! He makes slotting himself into deep barrels look effortless, and luckily his trusty … [Read more...] about Jordy Smith – JBay Strike
The South African shredder is back! Starring in his first full feature since 2013, Just Now follows Jordy Smith across the globe, showcasing his insane freesurf skills, the stuff you don't always see on the WSL. Filmmaker Dane Staples followed Jordy to locations like Namibia, Europe, Hawaii, and around his home turf of South Africa. This flick is cut with precision, spiced up … [Read more...] about Jordy Smith in Just Now
Shining a light on the South African skateboarding scene, if you want to watch a skate flick with a whole bunch of sick street spots you’ve never seen before then here it is. South and Beyond showcases the insane skills of the adidas South Africa skateboarding team, guys like Pieter Retief, Khulu Dlamini, Allan Adams, Daniel Miltiadou, Dlamini Dlamini, and many more. These … [Read more...] about South and Beyond
Greg Belgum is one of the coolest people I’ve ever known. He performed a stint as intern at my high school for 3 months in my Associative Student Body class and we became good friends. He carried himself with bravado and a cool boxing mustache that I think, in my opinion, completed him as a person. Greg was just graduating from California Polytechnic University … [Read more...] about ALEPH Surf: Changing Lives in Africa