Will someone please explain to me what look Whallid Wayne Parnell is going for at the moment when it comes to his hairdo? Fantastic cricketer, average sense of style. And that is all I have to say about that …
The notion that English opening bowler Jimmy Anderson is on a par with our very own Dale Steyn really shits me. To be fair, it is usually the Poms who fuel this fire and bless them for it. They need something to pick them up and out of the mucky-muck lives they lead on that wet and dreary island of theirs. True to form, the Steyn vs Anderson argument was reignited recently by none other than the current English skipper, Alastair Cook, who told the press that in his esteemed opinion, Jimmy was in the same class as Dale and at one stage even insinuated that perhaps Jimmy could do more with the ball than Dale could. Pffffft! Whilst in my biased opinion, that is a load of shite, I feel it high time to end this argument once and for all. To achieve this, we need to keep our emotions out of the situation and focus on the cold, hard stats.
Dungeons is an extremely difficult and challenging big wave surf spot just east of Sentinel peak in Hout Bay, Cape Town which recently got added to the Big Wave World Tour. The watch period – which runs between April 15th and August 31st – for the three Southern Hemisphere spots (Pico Alte in Peru, Punta de Lobos in Chile and Dungeons in South Africa) is quickly coming to an end and everyone involved in big wave surfing – or surfing in general – is holding thumbs that a storm will hit the southern tip of Africa in the next two weeks and bring with it swell and waves of epic proportion. If this happens, big wave riders across the globe including legends such as Marcus Monteiro, Makua Rothman, Mark Healey and local dude Twiggy Baker, will descend upon The Mother City for a stoke-fuelled event.
Whether it’s a bodyboard, surfboard or the good ol’ palm – aka a body surf – there’s nothing quite like catching a wave, regardless of what you’re riding. The only thing which might top that experience is sharing it with mates. Or a pig. Like a real pig. Who happens to be your pet. At this juncture, I feel it necessary to alleviate you of your confusion and clarify my statement by introducing Kama The Surfing Pig. I am not even shitting you here. This farmyard-animal-turned-pet goes surfing with his Hawaiian owner at every opportunity he gets. Check him out.
On the eve of the 2014 Super Rugby final we look back at some of the biggest hits the season has given us. The season itself has thrilled from an entertainment point of view and in my opinion there is nothing more exciting than a big hit or two. I’m referring to the type of hit which sees the poor bastard on the receiving end rolling on the floor in pain and the momentum swing in the defending team’s favour. It’s one of the reasons why we play and watch the sport, isn’t it?
I bought a surfboard over a year ago and told myself that I would get back into the water. I consider myself a water-baby and have loved everything to do with the ocean and beach since I can remember. Summer for me is the beach. Yet for some reason I have only made use of that surfboard two times since purchasing it. I can’t seem to find the motivation to get into the water. What’s funny is that I want to surf. I want to develop another sporting pastime. It’s almost like I want to surf but haven’t committed to learning to surf yet. But we all need to start somewhere. We all need to take our baby steps. Perhaps I should make a commitment to you that I will be surfing by summer? Let me dwell on that commitment before I confirm it. This Samsung advert sums up where I am and where I’d like to be.
Before we knew it the World Cup had come and gone and whether the champions were to your liking or not, there is no doubt that the entire competition will be hailed as a success. Brazil brought the heat on all fronts, despite their team’s poor showing and credit to them for it. Despite the opportunity to watch some top-class footie, what has always kept me interested in World Cups is the droves of diversely beautiful people who flock from every corner of the globe to support their teams. These are some of this year’s hottest.