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Meet Andrew Birkett

Andrew grew up in Cape Town in Southern Suburbs. He started surfing when he was 12 years old at the Berg. He’s now 29 so it’s been almost 17 years of single-minded obsession over the ocean. He moved out to Kommetjie 11 years ago and has lived between Kom and Kalk Bay since 2002. Since…

Bernie Shelley and Friends

Meet Bernie Shelly

Bernie Shelly is one of Cape Town’s true surfing legends and who would have thought that she is a 65 years old surfer and a Grandma of six potential surfers. Aside from her husband, Alan, surfing is one of the determining elements of her life’s course. Although she didn’t surf for 25 years, stopped travelling…

Andrew Wilsnaugh

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…

Buzzy

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…

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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…

Sport n Surf

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…

Greg-Bertish

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,…

Megan Smith

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…