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Archive for March, 2011

Driving around NZ


Took a drive up the coast. Saw a lot of sheep, rivers, a long pier and not much else. Other than that it’s a really nice drive and I’m sure there are lots of good waves too.


Gizzy Pipe Sunrise

Since our arrival, we haven’t seen much sun. I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by such a beautiful sunrise at Gizzy Pipe. At least we have had waves everyday. We all prefer waves to weather.

You be the judge.

Who do you reckon had the last laugh in this fight? Me or ‘The Cage Fighter’ Dale Staples. Only kidding, he broke a bone in his hand surfing and I took a board to the face.

New Zealand

In Gisborne, New Zealand at the moment for the first Cold Water Classic of 2011. We have had some fun waves, despite the horrendous weather. Dale has also managed to injure himself. Let’s hope it’s not too serious……


One day on our recent boat trip, I decided to follow Greg Ewing around while he took lifestyle shots on a local island. The locals were really friendly and allowed us to shoot some portrait’s of them. Thanks again for an epic trip Sheriff!

Photographer: Craig Kolesky

Profiles of the South African action-sports\surf photographers are on the rise. Check out this “18Seconds” article on Red Bull shooter, Craig Colesky. Although most of the shots featured Jordy, I lucked into one as well – saweet!! “18seconds” is a great Ozzie online magazine and also ran an article on Thomas (Tomatie) Woods – check it out.

Alan van Gysen featured as one of “15 top international Surf Photographers”┬áin Chris Power’s book “Shooting the Curl”.

And the best for last…….Sheriff (Greg Ewing) scored the cover of “Farmers Weekly”…..heh heh, how cool is that !!!!

Memories: Maldives “15Below” boat trip 2006

Matt Bromley

Brendon Gibbens

Shaun Joubert

Alan Van Geysen, water-photographer, Captain of the motorboat….

Thomas Woods

Nicky Godfrey

Dale Staples, Mikey February, Dane Staples, Matt Bromley

Mikey February

Good times on a boat in the Maldives……during the filming of Jason Hearn’s movie “15Below”. Good crew, Woods brothers James and Thomas, Staples brothers Dane and Dale, Nick Godfrey, Brendon Gibbens, Mikey February, myself. Jason did the filming and Alan did the photos for Zigzag.


On my way to the Maldives for a boat trip with Sheriff and a few Saffas. We are going to the Southern Islands – apparently more and bigger surf than the north. I have been to the northern islands a few times before – for my 14th birthday we stayed on Lohifushi and scored good Coke’s for a day or two but surfed the left at Lohifushi mostly. This photo of Lohifushi was taken on the opposite side of the island, we stayed in a bungalow just behind the deck chairs on the beach……good memories….and I was rippen !!!