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.
I’ve wondered where Cape Town’s wunderkind, Anton Taylor had disappeared to? Rumours suggested that he had endeavoured to continue his Van Wilder-esque tenure as a student at UCT and that his days as a Boet on Jozi Shore or as an opinionated Cape Town socialite had been put on hold for the time being as he took time to do some push ups. Mind push ups that is. It seems we haven’t lost Anton completely this year as his Boet persona has made an appearance in the new Red Bull X-Fighters advert, which has something of a Hot Rod feel to it. Yes Anton is a daredevil stuntman and yes he tries to ramp a swimming pool. It’s a laugh and Anton nails it. As usual. Continue reading