With season 4 of The Regular Guy kicking off shooting this week, with no presenting sponsor, we are trying to raise some funds for the production. With this in mind, I decided to raffle off the, Ferral Dark Horse Midlength from Season 3. This was one of the most beautiful surfboards I have ever seen and is definitely one of the most unique.
Buy your Raffle Ticket
If you would like a chance to win this incredible piece of art and functional, Midlength Twin Fin, here are the details.
Tickets cost R150 and you can deposit the money into the bank account below:
Kai Linder – Capitec – Acc: 1717213896 – Branch: 470010
MAKE SURE TO USE YOUR NAME AS THE REFERENCE AND MAIL PROOF OF PAYMENT TO KAISURF@YAHOO.COM WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Thanks in advance for your support!
The Dark Horse
This board was a mind bender as can be witnessed in my review of it!
Matt Bromley has been traveling to score the biggest waves on the planet for his current movie project. While putting in ridiculous performances at some of the world’s biggest waves, his exploits have been filmed and featured. HE also got 3rd place in the Mavericks Big Wave Awards, rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in the sport. Check out the video above and follow Matt to see his mind blowing new film soon…
Retro Surfboard Rental Pop Ups This Weekend in Cape Town
In order to help Cape Town surfers get their entries in for the 2021 Digital Rolling Retro, the are will be doing board rental pop ups this weekend. Surfers can come down to the West Coast on Saturday 22 May and along the Southern Peninsula on Sunday 23 May to rent a board, get filmed and walk away with a limited edition 2020 Tshirt (The event was cancelled due to covid).
A wide variety of the Rolling Retro collection’s Single Fins, Twin Fins and Thrusters will be on offer. Surfers are also invited to bring their own retro craft and show them off to us, go surf them and get filmed.
Surfboard Rental: R300 (You get a 2020 Event T-shirt after you return the board)
Saturday 22 May – 8am Big Bay to Melkbos (We will choose the best spot early and notify on FB and IG accounts
Sunday 23 May – 8am Llandudno to Scarborough (We will choose the best spot early and notify on FB and IG accounts)
All Covid protocols will be followed and we ask everyone joining us to observe the following:
Wear your Mask
Keep your distance (1.5m)
Don’t gather in large groups on the beach.
You will be required to take your temperature and sign an indemnity form.
If you have been in contact with anyone with Covid or displaying symptoms, please don’t risk others.
We have sanitization on site.
All videos will be put into edits and your clips will count for the Digital Competition. You can win these epic prizes:
With the cancelation of so many events over the last 18 months, including the Rolling Retro at Llandudno Beach, the organizers decided to revive the event with a special digital edition in 2021. This year Rolling Retro are inviting surfers from across South Africa, to film themselves with their Retro Surfboards. The organizers want to see the old boards and hear their stories. Rolling Retro, organizer, Captain Kai,
“It was heartbreaking to cancel the event in 2020 just a week before we were supposed to run it. Robby and I could not face another year of inactivity. So, we decided to go out there and get everyone in the SA surfing community involved. This year anyone can submit clips of their boards and some surfing on them, to win incredible prizes.”
So, dust off those Retro boards, Logs, handguns, waveskis, Kneeboards, Bodyboards and tell Rolling Retro their stories, why you love them and show them off on a few waves. Rolling Retro have some epic prizes for their favorites, including a trip to the 2022 Rolling Retro at Llandudno (The event is almost guaranteed to run in 2022.)
How To Enter:
Entry is free!
Make a video where you introduce your Retro Board (Any wave Riding machine), catch a few waves on video and put the videos together – you dont need music.
Put the video clips in a folder (No need to edit) and Wetransfer to Captain Kai at firstname.lastname@example.org (We will edit and post the clips on our Platforms)
Cape Town Pop Ups – we will have 2 pop up Board Rentals with a camera guy in Cape Town over the entry period. Watch our social media for the dates and times. (If you paid your entry in 2020, this is valid for these pop ups.) Rent a board for an hour and get your clips filmed for R400 (2020 T-shirt for every person who rents.)
“We know a lot of guys and girls don’t have access to their own Retro Boards or filmers, so we are doing two pop up rentals in Cape Town over the waiting period. You can come down to the beach, rent a board from the collection and we will have a filmer on the beach. People who paid their entry in 2020 will be able to use it for this rental and all people who rent a board at the pop ups will receive 2020 event tshirts.” Robby from Vudu Surf and Rolling Retro.
The two pop rentals will be at any beach on the Cape Peninsula and the Rolling Retro team will notify of the day, times and other details on the Retro social channels.
4 May – Competition Open for entries
Thursday 6 May: Jack Black Social Media Competition Launches – Win the Jack Black Art Board
Tuesday 08 June: Cut Off for Entries
Tuesday 11 June: Men, Grom and Ladies Finalists Announced (4 per category) – Have 2 weeks to get 3x Final entries
Wednesday 23 June: Cutoff For Finalists Entries
Wednesday 30 June: Winners Announced (Including JB IG Surfboard Winner)
Come with us and drive, ride, fight and surf; the athletes of the Monster Energy roster are nothing short of sensational. From conquering the highest jumps, fastest roads, and toughest opponents; it takes something very special to beast the sporting world at an elite level. What’s more few people ever get to witness the levels of focus and dedication needed to turn ambition into reality. That was until now…
Through an incredible six part series, Monster Energy’s Come With Us, charts the lives, careers and journeys of six very different athletes. Each striving to compete and win at the very top of their game, and within their chosen discipline.
Better still, it’s the raw behind the scenes access that fans love, and you have been waiting for; covering rallying, free skiing, motorcycle Grand Prix racing, big wave surfing, mixed martial arts, and freestyle mountain biking.
Strap in and hold on; because it is time for a wild ride into sporting greatness, that you definitely won’t want to miss…
The rise and rise of Oliver Solberg through the ranks has been as fast as the 19 year old on a twisting mountain rally stage. Son of 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg, Oliver is so much more than just part of an off-road racing dynasty. His talent, focus, and results fly in the face of his relatively young years. Together with his co-driver Aaron Johnston, Solberg is determined and redline obsessed to become World Champion. With thousands of kilometres and corners laying ahead though; it’s going to be anything but easy. Delve into rallying and Solberg’s quest for victory like you’ve never seen before.
The pool of incredible talent in women’s Slopestyle skiing has been getting stronger every season and part of that new wave is Giulia Tanno. The 22-year-old Swiss skier has been competing on the world circuit since the age of 15 and has won some of the highest accolades in her field; including 4 XGames medals, Audi Nines wins and podiums at several FIS World Cups. While a lot of ladies show technical skill or stylish riding, Giulia is one of the rare few who are blending both, blazing a trail for a new type of women’s Slopestyle skier. With huge air comes huge risks and despite weathering multiple injuries and a concussion Giulia is as hardcore as they come. Take a fresh look at Free-skiing with her story.
Episode 3: Wake up in the morning. Charge some crazy slab waves. Welcome to Nic Von Rupp’s world. The 30-year-old surfing prodigy has already nailed a successful competitive career, and has now changed direction to focus his sights on becoming the best big wave rider in the world. For the uninitiated it is a sight to behold; waves that could dwarf apartment buildings; speeds in excess of 80km/h; the full force of the ocean harnessed in a single wave. Yet Rupp stares it all down with a relaxed stance and a sunbathed smile, and hours and hours of preparation. Don’t just take our word for it; Come With Us on a big wave ride like you’ve never seen before.
Adolf Silva: Ripping on a bike is what 23 year old Silva lives for. He risks his life for it; because it’s what moves him, what makes him feel alive. Knowing that every day he can improve and grow with his sport motivates him immensely. A true lifestyle action sport athlete, Silva’s career has already encompassed dizzying highs and total lows – not least when at age 17 he spent 10 days in a coma due to a crash, only to bounce back from injury to land the first ever triple backflip on a Slopestyle bike. If it’s got wheels he’ll ride it, and if there’s a ramp he’ll likely jump it. Come With Us and witness it all.
Fabio Quartararo: They don’t call him El Diablo for nothing. If ever there was a rider on the very cusp of greatness then surely it is Fabio Quartararo. The son of a former French 125cc motorcycle champion, Fabio cut his teeth in motocross at a very young age before moving to Spain with his family aged seven. From there he quickly progressed through the Pre-GP Mediterranean ranks, counting off the championships with nonchalant ease. In only his first year of premier class racing, in 2019, Fabio scored an impressive seven podiums from 19 starts with the Petronas Yamaha SRT team. What’s more this season, the French ace replaces none other than Valentino Rossi at the factory Yamaha racing team. Come With Us to witness Fabio’s rise and blistering pace, now at the bars of factory machinery.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: You don’t get to be a six time Muay Thai world champion, and a leading mixed martial arts fighter in the UFC without being truly and undeniably hardcore. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – or JJ to her fans – knows this, and the string of opponents she’s knocked out don’t need telling again either. There’s an incredible flip side to the 33 year old from northern Poland though, who pushes herself to the limit outside of the ring too. JJ recently said: “My biggest opponent is time because there are only 24 hours in the day and I have so many things going on. I’m just trying to live my best life. In or out of the cage, with or without the belt, I carry myself as a champ and work on my legacy, every single day.”
Since it was unveiled in 2008, Skelton Bay has become part of our everyday lexicon, a synonym for never-ending sand bottomed tubes. But unlike Pipeline, G-Land, or [insert your preferred iconic world class wave here], the two-kilometer-long left on the edge of the Namib Desert is in a constant state of flux. If satellite imagery is anything to go by, the wave we know today didn’t even exist 30 years ago.
The Story of Skeleton Bay
Mirage is a 15-minute doccie that traces the genesis of the Namibian sandspit and how it became one of the most sought after waves on the planet, as told by pioneering locals and some of the best tube riders in the world.
But before you put it on the top of your post-pandemic bucket list, perhaps take heed of Koa Smith’s veiled advice from the film: “People think oh, easy, Skeleton Bay aka Donkey Bay. I’m going to go get the barrel of my life. But then they show up here and realize it’s more like Teahupoo on sand.”
I felt pretty privileged to be the first guest on this new Podcast from the team at Ferral Surf. Anton Butler, the man behind Ferral, is well known for his eccentric surf craft, featuring radical art and resin tints, but they now have a full brand and have started this Podcast.
Steve, the man behind the marketing at Ferral and interviewer had done his research and we covered a wide range of subjects. I think its safe to say you will get a pretty comprehensive look into my past, my way of thinking and what I would like to see happening in the SA surfing scene.
The Podcast – Ferral Life Ep 01 with Captain Kai
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The Shorter version for Millenials
Yes, yes, over an hour and you have the concentration level of a goldfish…
The concept was simple, create a surfboard review show that was relevant to the every day, normal surfer. At 42, weighing 110kg and being a good, but certainly not a pro surfer, I was the perfect candidate. If a board goes well for me, it will more than likely go well for you! Plus who else but Captain Kai knows the whole of the SA Surf Scene.
It is simple, in order to win the Nixon Tide Watch or one of two Hurricane Grips, you need to have watched Season 1, of the Regular Guy. Then you take the survey below (It will take 3 minutes) and make sure you follow both Captain Kai and Nixon on Instagram.
Season 1 of The Regular Guy was filmed over 10 days at Supertubes, Jbay and I tested six surfboards from some of SA’s finest board makers. The brief was simple, send a board that would make surfing big winter, swells easier for the average surfer. The surfboard must paddle really well, have a high performance level and, of course, suit a surfer weighing 110kg and 42 years old, myself.
If you have not watched all the episodes, here you go:
Season 1 The Regular Guy
Now, do the survey!
The survey will take 3-5 minutes and will help me improve Season 2, so that you, the viewer, get more out of the surfboard reviews. Make sure you follow Captain Kai and Nixon on Instagram! Winner announced 18 October 2020!
Kai Hall grew up in South Africa surfing predominantly right waves. He has enjoyed a solid competitive career in the South African junior series, even at his young age and now finds himself living in paradise in Bali.
Bali improves your left surfing
Living in Bali, Kai has had to learn to ride left pits and he has adapted very quickly to riding pig dog. Wearing wetsuits and a helmet for protection from the live coral reef, he is making a name for himself in the islands and all over the world. Kai Hall is possibly the most tubed 13 year old on the planet!
When you look back at the generations of South African surfers, not many groups can compete with the style and class of this generation. Royden Bryson was one of the stand out surfers on tour, until a horrible injury at Jefferys Bay ended his career. He is now living on the South Coast and coaching and by all accounts shredding again.
Davey Weare was the coolest and calmest competitor we have ever produced. I call him the ice man. Now a financial advisor, he still gets in the water and puts on a. power surfing display every time.
Undeniably one of the most stylish surfers to ever come out of South Africa, Simon Nicholson still shreds. He came perilously close to qualifying for the Championship Tour and won some of the biggest events on the planet. He still rips and now works in real estate.
What we talked about
Amongst many subjects was just the pure stoke for these guys catching up. After years spent traveling the globe, Simon and Royden had not seen each other in a decade. We also chatted about that hunger retired to compete with the world’s best and what its like when the tour is over and you have to adjust to “Normal” life.
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