Author Archives: CTS Editor

Meet Andrew Wilsnagh

For surfers, a typical day includes checking if there are any waves, having breakfast, and surfing the entire day. This is also true for Andrew Wilsnagh on a day off. Andrew began surfing at about 12 years old and attended Rondebosch Prep and High but eventually left because he hated it and went to Art… Read More »

Meet Buzzy Joell

Buzzy Joell is the owner of the business “The Board Box”. “The Board Box” was just recently opened and they do repairs and custom artworks on all types of boards. They also sell some surfing hand goods and just recently installed a 25 sq. meter infinity wall (still studio) to rent out to photographers. The… Read More »

Meet Billy Ackerman

Billy Ackerman was originally born in Durban in 1957 and started to surf there at a very young age, till they transferred to Cape Town in 1985. Presently, he is working at the biggest Valve Supplying Company in RSA, as one of the Tech Sales Team members. He loves to travel and search for new surfing spots.… Read More »

Jennifer Clarke

According to Warren Lee, Jennifer Clarke is the type of mother that every wave-riding child wishes for: Jennifer owns a surf shop a short trot from the beach and is deeply engrained in the Western Province body boarding community. She drives long distances and understands the yearning impassioned love of a grom. When she is… Read More »

Miles Gilham

Miles Gilham has worked at Sport ‘n Surf for 10 good years. Everyone remembers him having that friendly face whenever he said hello to customers. His daily routine starts with a cup of Seattle Coffee, reading his star sign in the horoscope, getting touch with the good people at Safari surfboards on stock and custom… Read More »

Greg Bertish

Greg Bertish is the brother of Chris Bertish, who won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave Challege in Half Moon Bay California. He is a stalwart of the South African big wave scene himself and has a epic story of his own. He is most well know as the Owner of the epic True Blue Travel,… Read More »

Megan-Mouse Smith

Hi Megan, thanks for chatting to Cape Town Surfers! Tell us about Megan’s typical day: Wake up at 7am. Tea. Gaze up at the mountain till I decide to get ready for work… Work… then surf if there’s enough light still or head for a swim if not. Then grab some Kauai goodness (just below my flat), visit friends… Read More »

Michelle Davy

Michelle Davy runs a well-known surf school called – Stoked School of Surf. Stoked School of Surf was started out of a pure passion for surfing and sharing the ‘stoke’. Michelle likes it as every day is different for them as they introduce people from all walks of life to the joy of surfing which makes… Read More »

Gary Van Rooyen

Gary Van Rooyen was known as “the main man” at New Balance South Africa. Before this he had been in the surf industry for 10 years, he started a number of small sports agencies, lost the ranch and all its contents, before he was picked up by Converse and Saucony as their local Agent. This led him… Read More »