Anthony "Ant" van den Heuwel, Piers Pittard, and Gavin Rudolph
owned Jeffrey's Bay point back then. Climbing and
dropping were the order of the day. Noserides and hanging ten were
de rigueur. Occasionally you'd see an outrageous skeg first
takeoff. And if you didn't get tubed, it was probably because you
If you simply got up on a wave at Jeffrey's Bay, Jeffrey's Bay
Anthony "Ant" van den Heuwel
But "slashing"? "Tearing"? We weren't there yet. And as for
aerials? Maybe when going over the falls ... but intentionally?
Back then, almost every longboard surfer in
knew all the other surfers in the country on a first name basis.
Many of the faces in the
chapter of The Endless Summer were
We drove our Volkswagen Kombis and Beetles and Austin Mini Minors
replete with roofracks with about six boards lashed to each down
the dirt road to the Jeffrey's Bay village. There was no official
parking lot at the point. There was no construction at the point.
Just sand dunes. And the local townsfolk didn't know they lived
near some of the most amazing waves on