Steven Sawyer – The Lockdown Episode 1, WSL Longboard World Champion

Fans of the Captain Kai’s World show on, 2 Oceans Vibe Radio, have been badgering me to start up the show again. With the current Corona Lockdown, I thought it was the perfect time to start chatting with some of the world’s best action sports athletes again. So, welcome to #TheLockdown with Captain Kai. The first guest, Steven Sawyer.

Episode 1 – Steven Sawyer

I could not think of a better person for my first Episode than good friend and World Longboarding Champion, Steven Sawyer. One of the most talented surfers I know, he equally rips on a shortboard or longboard. Growing up in Jbay with a famous shaper as a Dad, he has been blessed with crazy talent both on the board and when making them, plus he is an exceptional musical talent. Hope you enjoy the first Episode.

Help Steven Sawyer & friends support the #letsFeedJbay Initiative

Help Steezy and the Jbay Pro Surfers raise money to feed the local community. Unfortunately, the current 35 day lockdown in South Africa has forced all non-essential businesses into closure and left thousands of wage earning employees in Jbay without any income.Please help us raise money that can go towards purchasing food and distributing it to those most in need.

Lets Feed Jbay

Next Week on the Show

Coming up next week I chat with Bmx superstar, Kevin Peraza, from the States. This guy is at the forefront of Bmx and rides for Monster Energy, Vans and Mangoose Bmx. He would have been in South Africa last month for Ultimate X, if not for the Lockdown.

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Meet Mr Multi Talent – Steven Steezy Sawyer

Steven Steezy Sawyer is an incredibly talented young guy. Whether strumming the strings with making soulful tunes, winning national longboard titles or coming up against the best in the world at the Jbay Open, he always impresses. He is one of my favorite guys to watch on the longboard and now he is learning the craft of making surfboards from his legend, old man, Des Sawyer. Have a watch, get to know Steezy better and help a young gun out by sharing this post!

This is a short clip of Steezy, jamming music, shaping boards, surfing and talking about 2016’s festivities.

Special thanks to Grant Beck of (Pineapple Productions) for the interview and editing of the clip
Jonathan Mcgillivray, for the drone footage
Cara Sawyer, for the surfing footage

Jbay Supertrial Highlights – Steven Sawyer Wins

I cant tell you how stoked I am for my guy, Steven Steezy Sawyer. The kid has been on a serious roll, with the release of his first album, which rocks, winning the SA Longboard Title earlier this year and now he takes out the Jbay Supertrial against a stacked field of the best SA Supers rippers. I am also stoked because I know Steezy can cause havoc in the Jbay Open, he won the wildcard, and I promise you the top boys will be very nervous! Nice to see the old boy, Shaun Holmes in the final and still ripping the place apart. Check out this cool video of the day with an even cooler soundtrack…

Billabong Junior Series – Cape Town

Wow! The waves flared, the weather was great for Cape Town winter and the groms were abusing the ocean with incredible surfing! I spent the weekend at Long Beach on the mic with good mate Dutchie and we were thoroughly entertained. These Junior events just get better and better with every event and I cannot wait for the big final event in Seal Point next month. Who were my picks from the event? Diran Zakarian ripped and punted one of the biggest airs in a comp ever, so he won the Under 20 division. But, my pick from this division was definitely Steven Sawyer, from Jbay, who was on fire on the final day. It was really good to see him surfing his forehand for once and the guy has both directions waxed! Josh Smit took his second Under 18 win for the year and is looking more and more polished every time I see him surf. Was stoked to see my cuz, Britney Linder owning her first heat in the Under 18 girls. I thought she was a little ripped not to make her next heat (And that is not just the blood relative talking!) In the groms, Max Elkington is looking such a good call for the future! This kid charges for a little Under 12 and probably would have given the Under 14 kids a run for their money. The other good news is that we can cancel the use of “development surfers” in the junior ranks. Kids like Ntando Msibi and the Faulkner brothers are caning it and will earn their respect in the water from their surfing and nothing else! So join us next month at Seal Point, which went off for the comp last year and come see our bright junior future ripping!