Shark Dive – Aliwal Shoal – IT’S A WRAPPP !!.


Our 2 underwater cameramen Tyrone and Mark Addison made some amazing shots
of the shark dive we made at Aliwal Shoal . Great visability, loads of wildlife
which was very curious about us joining them !!.  All in all an epic day in our shooting
schedule and a wrap to our shoot.. Many thanks to Mark and his team at Bluewilderness
for working with us .


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BIG DAYS IN DURBAN


We packed our cars and headed for Durban after hearing about record swell conditions that were hitting the city beach breaks inc the infamous New Pier.. Too big and with a packed line up of Durban’s Finest for Lungani and Avuyile..

We did however send in our hero Roosta who was knocked out cold the night before by a falling branch from a tree,but still was keen to ride.. So got him some free taxi rides from the local Beach Rescue.. Thanks guys for that ..

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KZN – South Coast Sessions


Finally after many days on the road we arrive to the South Coast
home breaks from Andrew Lange – “Roosta” a fishermans son from the Umzimkulu river in Port Shepstone . Here will be our base for the
next few weeks where were we will concentrate now on shooting epic surf
footage of our guys in locations only known to the locals.

While in town we managed to see some great live music which add the perfect feeling to this film..

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Port St Johns


After meeting Avuyile Ndamase in East London, we drove with him to his home town in Port St Johns.  This town has a reputation for fatal  shark attacks on surfers the most recent in Jan 2011 – Avuyile’s younger brother.  ” Second beach” is now offically closed and is now viewed as one of the most dangerous beaches in the world.

Here we got a chance to speak to the local surf coach Mike Gatcke and Avo’s Mother
to discover the stories as they happened.

 

 

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East London – South Africa !


With 24hr’s to spare only in East London we made some of the most important and influential interviews with key characters – Mark Addison, SA’s top shark expert, Andrew Carter one of few people in with world to have survived a double shark attack in Nahoon Beach, and Avuyile Ndasmase a 16yr old surfer from Port St Johns, voted most dangerous beach in the world, Avo lost his younger brother in Jan 2011 surfing his home break and escaped to East London to continue his passion for surfing.

 


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Port Alfred – Lungani Memani


Finally we arrive to Port Alfred to meet up with Lungani Memani
SA’s first Xhosa surfer to win all the border champs and compete for his
country internationally. While in town we conducted a traditional Xhosa
ceremony in Lungani’s parents front yard !. Then interview’s with his father
over local traditions and also one of his surfing mentors David McGregor
who helped Lungani and other local Xhosa’s learn to surf.


 

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Dawn shark research trip with Alison



4am early morning start with Alison and her research team to seal island off the coast
of Muizenberg approx 8kms behind the lineup ! – Epic conditions for June with the sea boiling with dolfins – loads of seals and plently of breaching and curious white
pointer sharks ..

Alison gave us a new angle and experience to our trip separating myth and reality
around surfing and sharks – here are some shots from the day.. Stay tuned

Thanks to Peter Verhoog for the great photography from the trip.

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The sardines are running !


So new photos just in from our shark dive experts Bluewilderness – The 2011 Sardine run has started – June in South Africa is always the time of year with record swell conditions for amazing surf conditions and the whole marine food chain active underwater eating including all kinds of sharks .. Thanks to www.bluewilderness.co.za/ for letting us show these first impressions of what we will see..

 

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Good News!!


The guys at Safari Surf have just designed and shaped a new board for Lungani Memani for the film !!  Thanks Spider !!

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Website hero’s


Many thanks Alex Constantinou and his team for the hard work – Then a special shout out to Niels Mulder at Studio Raar for the content details.. looks great guys.

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Check the detail!


Good work guys.. Thanks to Alex Constantinou for the wicked graphic’s ( Alex also designed our blog :www.surfingandsharks.com )

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Thanks Hoodlamb!!


Nice ! our sponsor gear from Hoodlamb Arrives – Thanks guys, it’s going to be winter when we get back to South Africa so these jackets will be our saviour !

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There it is!!


CUT AND POLISH – Now it’s looking like a film !!

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Moodboard Wall..


Then making the wall – looks like a plan !

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The moods..


Bringing words to life

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The strategy


Rough cut of the film strategy coming together

 

 

 

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Back in Holland


Back in Holland – Time to get to work !

 

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Home base time to digest..


Back at the Endless Summer – end of the road for our first visit to this
great spot in the world..

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Cover Shot !


Andrew on the cover of ZIG ZAG a South African surf magazine,
andrew is also busy with a surf/travel blog on their site..

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Andrew boosting


 

Many thanks to Mr FOX . for these cool profile shots of Andrew Lange

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Ride that wave!!


Andrew getting busy!!

 

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Andrew “Roosta” Lange


Meet Andrew “Roosta” Lange

Sponsored  pro surfer Roosta tells us about his life style. 

Llandudno, South Africa

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Umzimkulu river in Port Shepstone


Here is a typical river mouth in South coast of Kwazulu Natal- shark paradise
the home of Andrew Lange .  Its common for some species of sharks to give birth
to their young in these rivers making them potentially a dangerous place for surfers.

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Camera testing


Stefan  Van der Kamp – astonishing us with his skill

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Lungani shows us some of his awards – representing South Africa !!
looking sharp lungani..

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Huck magazine presents


So . looks like he has quite a reputation !

 

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Lungani is in the news


Lungani shares some of his fame and fortune with us.

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Guys got talent!


Lungani Memani

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Lungani Memani


Meet Lungani Memani

Porth Elizabeth, South Africa

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BRAAI


Getting local BBQ style with an Ausi behind the South African grill!!

Blouberg, Table View, South Africa

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Checking out swell @ every surfspot


Amazing spots to see – this spot is amazing..

Kelders, South Africa

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Up-Close


Great Shots from Stefan Van Der Kamp from the upper deck -
Gansbaai South Africa

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Researching to the max..


 

Shark Cage Diving Unlimited – Meeting up close with Great Whites and talking with the staff is exactly what we needed to know ..
Gansbay, South Africa

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Walkin’ on down the road


‎6am Walking into Gansbaai Port – Shark Cage Diving City for Tourists

Gansbay, South Africa

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Big


‎2 hrs later – the first one arrives – well worth the wait

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Into the wild


Talking to the locals – next stop Wilderness – MosselBay South Africa

 

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Different Break


Good break – Mosselbay South Africa

 

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Point Break


Point Break at Mossel Bay – South Africa

 

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Roadtrippin


After surfing Wavescape’s backyard, Muizenberg and new info in hand it’s time to hit the road – JAN-FEB 2011

 

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Nice Pictures!!


Road Tripping with a talented photographer – Stefan Van Der Kamp

 

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Surf event @ Camps Bay


People gathering for a big surf event @ Camps Bay – South Africa

 

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Shark Spotting Programme


Great idea guys – Shark Spotting Programme – A cool project to help reduce the number of shark encounters – attacks in South Africa’s beaches

 

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They’ve seen it all!!


Muizenberg – South Africa
Meeting the locals..
They had some stories to tell – they’ve been here and seen it all

 

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The Map, drawn by N.D. Mazin


Check out this map!! ( wavescape ) – Looks like these are the places we have to visit – Time to start road tripping…

 

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Alex Vliege and his Friends


Alex Vliege – Partial Owner of the Endless Summer Beachhouse and our host, introduces us to his local friends right in his front yard !!

 

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vw vans


Looks like these guys live to ride

 

 

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The Endless Summer Beachhouse


Arrival at the Endless Summer Beach House – basecamp for the research trip – So far thing’s look good from the front yard !!

 

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We’re off!!


JAN 15th 2001 — Ok we’re off – Amsterdam to Capetown here we come!

 

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