A Chat with Chris Bond, SA Junior team coach

I met Chris a couple of years ago during a Ticket to Ride surf trip to one of my favourite city in the world, Cape Town in South Africa. Chris is a bit of a local legend around town and I thought I would catch up with him since he is now coaching the South African Junior team all the way to the ISA World Championship … Continue reading A Chat with Chris Bond, SA Junior team coach

Gnarly Tree: A brand shaped by ethics and nature

  When we see clothes we like, we generally worry first about our wallet. Should I treat myself with this? It’s a pretty cool [insert piece of clothing]. What should be our first thought is: “But who made my clothes, where are the resources coming from?” Realistically we don’t. We selfishly think about our bank account, turning a blind eye to the impact. Gnarly Tree … Continue reading Gnarly Tree: A brand shaped by ethics and nature

Surf Snowdonia, Wales

Love it or hate it? I tried Surf Snowdonia

  People seem to have a lot to say about mechanical waves. Whether it’s about the technology, the philosophy, the performance or whether they will surf Kelly’s one day, everyone is chipping in.  So I was quite curious about what the most average surfer (aka me) would do with some man-made water movement. My background is scuba diving, and to me, there is no good … Continue reading Love it or hate it? I tried Surf Snowdonia

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Tacos, Tonias and surf: Staying at Nicawaves

Going to Central America was always a bit of dream, and finally I was going to spend 3 weeks surfing it. We decided to have a base in one place, Popoyo. With waves for different levels all around, it meant that the way more surf experienced boyfriend could get his share of nice waves and so did I, each to our abilities. We opted for … Continue reading Tacos, Tonias and surf: Staying at Nicawaves

The ugly journey of our trash…( Spoiler! It ends in the sea)

How many plastic bottles, broken plastic fishing gear, or random objects have you seen (and hopefully picked up) on the beach. But we might forget about it, once we are back in the car, driving away. The problem of our trash however is not going away. It’s staying right there all around us.  In 66 years we managed to multiply by over 300 times our … Continue reading The ugly journey of our trash…( Spoiler! It ends in the sea)

Surf, Souks and T-Rex

North Africa’s best kept surf secret is out the bag, and just a three hour flight from the capital discovers Kathryn Clarke-Mcleod   Here’s the dilemna. Apparently, there is a strict code amongst surfers. If you discover a surf spot that consistently delivers to the highest standards, you are expected to keep mum to avoid having to share. For the first time, this strange and … Continue reading Surf, Souks and T-Rex

Where to stay in Cape Town: Stoked Backpackers

If it had been possible I would have never left. Stoked Backpackers is the right choice if you want beautiful views, a polite and dedicated staff, amazing food and a reasonable price. Located right in the heart of Muizenberg, Stoked backpackers offers a unique chance to stay right off the beach with many local surf shops, restaurant and cafes right on your doorstep. The days spent at Stoked Backpackers … Continue reading Where to stay in Cape Town: Stoked Backpackers