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Maldives Boat Trip

Good memories, many moons ago, my first boat trip, for Jason Hearn’s movie “15 Below”, frothing groms. Dale and Dane Staples,  James and Thomas Woods, Nick Godfrey, Brendon Gibbens, Mickey February and Matt Bromley – good friends -miss them – sadly I don’t  see enough of them anymore…

Alan van Gysen photo


J’Bay, the warm-up

It’s All Happening Durban

Chris Leppan, Myself, Matt Hewitt, Dale Staples and Matt Bromley at the SA Surfing Awards. Thanks to Zigzag for an amazing night and congrats to all the winners!


Red Bull x Jordy Smith Nighshift at Northbeach. Flood lights were set up and all the boys were getting whipped in at night. It was pretty crazy to surf in front of such a huge crowd at nigh! Hope I get the chance to do it again next year. Pics by Kolesky.

Last, but not least the Mr Price Pro is on at Ballito. They have only done 9 heats of Rd1 so far, but hopefully the waves pick up and we can get amongst it!!

Jordy…..some time ago

It was Jordy’s birthday recently, thought I would dig out some old photos. U18 final of the ISA 2006 Worlds in Brazil – what a line-up !! Jeremy, Jordy, Julian…with Julian sneaking the win over Jordy.

Jordy….always more comfortable in the air than everybody.

Pappa Gee, what a LEGEND, loved traveling with him, and he shapes a mean surfboard too….

Contest at D’Bah – Jordy scored 5 perfect 10’s on one day.

Nicky, Chad, Dale, Jordy, Jaco, me and Dane hanging at Bells. Jordy inspired us to travel and compete in Oz…some serious good times !!!


The American’s love a holiday, and Thanksgiving is their favourite. The day is all about relaxing with friends and family, eating amazing food and of course, giving thanks. It was a sick day, because we relaxed with friends, had a huge feast, gave thanks, had a good time, and had some good waves!

Shaun Joubert

Dale Staples


The Try That Never Was…….

We went to watch the game at the Galaxy Sports Bar in Seminyak – a few SAFFAS amongst the hundreds of Ozzies. Claiming Pat Lambie’s try big time…..good times….sad to loose….



Sights and sounds around the contest in Ericeira. Who needs a digital camera when you got Hipstamatic?


Saquarema, Brazil

We’re in Brazil for the Saquarema Pro. Waves for the first day too small, swell predictions for later in the week looks good. (Scored the photos from the contest site and internet)


Almost time to leave Mexico. I have had an amazing time with some super fun waves. Long journey home begins soon….

Board Swap

 Dale on my board.

Me on Dale’s board.