Jeffreys Bay. Photo: Jeff Divine
Gavin Rudolph, Sunset Beach. Photo: Dan Merkel
Mike Esposito. Photo: Pat Flanagan
Eddie Aikau. Photo: Dan Merkel
Years before Shaun Tomson reconfigured high-performance surfing in the mid-1970s, South Africa's best riders had proven themselves to be of international caliber: Peers Pittard was the fastest man alive in the long pointbreak peelers near Cape St. Francis; Jonathan Paarman threw his board up and down the faces of huge reef waves near his Cape Town home like the Afrikaner version of Barry Kanaiaupu...