| Get surf report

Wavescape - Surfing in South Africa

Fri, 28 September 2018

This video just dropped of a dangerously close shave for Jem Johnson and Murray Wilcocks fetching Darty Louw from the soup in giant Sunset Reef on Saturday. Well done there skipper!

In the words of Murray:

Saturday was the biggest swell of the year (caused by this - ed) and my good friend, Jeremy Johnson, and I headed out to Sunset early. Upon arrival, the wind was howling and the waves we pumping. As we pulled up, we watched Matt Bromley get whipped into an absolute monster (the same one that has been doing the roads on social media).

It was hands down the biggest wave I have seen ridden in Cape Town. The boys out there were all frothing and absolutely charging! After towing Jeremy into some waves, he took a heavy wipeout and came up seeing stars. He was done for the day.

We saw the set of the day capping on indicator reefs that I have never seen break beforeWe decided to run some safety together for a bit to practise as we haven't been out much this year. We saw the set of the day capping on indicator reefs that I have never seen break before. Darty Louw was lined up for what was one of the biggest waves of the day. He ended up pretty deep and had to straighten out at the last second to avoid the lip and took a heavy beating. The second wave of the set behind was even bigger and Jeremy just flawed it.

It was going to be close. He popped up quite a way from where we were. We would only have one shot. Jeremy swooped in an hit reverse to slow down. Darty just managed to grab the last hoop in the sled before yelling "Clear".

Jeremy hit the gas, and for a second, we went nowhere. The whitewash was so aerated that the ski just cavitated. Jeremy calmly took his finger off the gas a little bit as the whitewater got closer. We gained traction just as the whitewater was touching Darty's booties.

The GoPro doesnt really do the raw power and size of the whitewater justice. But hopefully it got your heart racing a bit.

Add comment

Please don't say anything you would not say to a real person, and please use your real name.

Security code

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Wavescape on Twitter

Mon Dec 10 16:30:41 +0000 2018

New Brazilian World Champ https://t.co/k9x83UMVra
Mon Dec 10 16:30:01 +0000 2018

Four weeks of ocean and charity events at the Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival culminated last night in a cheque f… https://t.co/9ZYS0Mn8k9
Sun Dec 09 07:27:11 +0000 2018

What an awesome night! Sold out show for our #AllAfricaNight Come support our final screening and event tonight, f… https://t.co/ZxOJao8ddL
Fri Dec 07 13:20:27 +0000 2018

RT @2OceansAquarium: Watch now! 🐢 The #turtle that had a plastic bag removed from its throat is making a full recovery - check out the late…
Fri Dec 07 12:36:13 +0000 2018

See you at 8.15pm @LabiaTheatre for epic film Priboi from Siberia, and the hilarious The Outrider, by surf satirist… https://t.co/suD6Q5sDNS
Fri Dec 07 09:53:56 +0000 2018

Full house last night for York Surf night! 🎥🌊 Momentum Generation was incredible... Tonight we have another incre… https://t.co/Dnke2y7BcO
Follow Wavescape on Twitter

Wavescape friends and partners Isiqalo Foundation DIFF CSIR Isiqalo Foundation Surfing  South Africa Save Our Seas Shark Centre Isiqalo Foundation Red Bull Media House DIFF National Sea Rescue Institute Shark Spotters ASP Africa