Monday, April 30, 2012

surf & turf motion picture

This is just a short edit from the weekends mission.Good times!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

surf & turf

Spent a lovely weekend up the west coast with two good friends. We dived, took photos, surfed a bit but most importantly we chilled hard. Epic times, some funny footage for a lifestyle edit that I will make tomorrow hopefully.

I love it up there. Even though we didn't get the best waves. Good times!

Monday, April 23, 2012

caves, my old friend

It scares me. The sharks aren't leaving and it scares me. Caves is a second home to most of us. We practically live there in the summers. We even sleep there. I have surfed it alone many a time. Surfed till way after dark many a time. Surfed before the sun was up many a time. And all of this while feeling safe. A feeling of safety that was built up over 6 years. Now we start at square one again.

I am scared that what we had we might not get it back. Not all of it atleast. We had a meeting with the local shark spotting organization this evening discussing the possibility of shark spotters at koeel bay caves. As promising as it seems it will probably still not allow me to experience that feeling of safety I used to have.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

the mountain man

This weekend I did not surf at all. It was a bit of an emotional weekend. Happy times celebrating, sad times reminiscing.

Today, after waking up from my hibernation-type sleep my brother and myself went for a hike up helderberg mountain. It's quite a hike with a really amazing view from up top and super stoked I did it. It helped clear my mind.

Here are some gopro photos from the quest.

Not yet at the summit, what a view though

At the top, can see the whole helderberg basin from up here

Steeper up there than we expected


Random GoPro image

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Today was the David Lilienfeld paddle out in celebration of his life. The turn out was amazing with hundreds of people turning up to celebrate the life of a legend.

The whole paddle out was conducted very well and I am very happy to have been part of it. I have the highest of respects for Davids brother, Gustav Lilienfeld for being able to give such a good speach today, his dad aswell.

I filmed quite a bit of the service with my GoPro and would like to make a edit in memory of David and the paddle it.

May he rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I watched a movie

I watched a movie last night instead of studying. The movie is called into the wild, and it changed my perspective on life. Im not going to give a movie review, because that would be boring. But I would recommend that you watch it.

It is what I want to do. Fuck society.

fooseball soldiers. perfect.

Monday, April 16, 2012

in flames

a pretty interesting photo taken a while back at Hoebens Garages

Sunday, April 15, 2012

where the streets have no name

This weekend was boring. So boring, I would even go as far as to say it very boring, indeed.

Nevertheless todays barrels made up for it. Got a fair amount of surfing done and was stoked to surf some bigger waves again.

All of the land photos from the reef on my blog were taken by my sister, Cara Cabano and the other few I took myself.

Hope you enjoy the weekly stokage dosage.

Francois and I braved the paddle

The foamies were large

The barrels were wide

RIP turbo 5 ltd. Allan riding his board before it was taken

Werner big wave riding

Werner on a sick insider

Myself on a pearler

Trippy barrel shot at main beach

Sick left at betties

Post-surf grommet froth

Friday, April 13, 2012

please sir, can i have some more?

The photos taken with this oh-so cheap film I recently bought, came out surprisingly well, so much that I would like to buy some more!

These are some photos from the orange river taken with film. They tell a different story.


A view I am happy I get to revisit

K9 diamonds

Canon A-1 light leak? happy days

Monday, April 9, 2012


Spent family day today getting some waves, there is a nice little edit from my session at pipe this morning on facebook at this place :

Once I moved back into my room in stellenbosch, Jandre, Armand and myself headed into the mountains and witnessed one of the maddest waterfalls I have seen, let alone stand in. It must be about atleast and 100m drop.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


My friend, my brother, Mafoos just won a substantial amount of cash money (20k) at the 2012 Kumba Iron ore west coast classic!

I have known the lad since the tender age of 10, we went to school together, we played rugby together, we even started bodyboarding together.

We started surfing boland together and, up until recently when I started studying, pushed each other each time we surfed together. Now look where he his!

Im proud of the oke!

Friday, April 6, 2012

ice ice baby

After an steaming hot week on the orange river and my first surf is in 12 degree water. It was icy cold, very shallow and good fun!

Spent quite a bit of time in the channel taking photos and got some pretty nice photos. This little Gopro surprises me more each time.

Marius most probably mind surfing this one hard

Marius in a bit of a barrel

Marius on a more sizeable one

Chandre on a dredger


Beyers on a sick insider close to the rock

Myself in a bit of a barrel

One of my favorite shots

This gives you a slightly better perspective on how shallow it was

Tomas tucking in

Looks like a postcard

Andre-Hugo with a sick little flip

Crouching tiger hidden Chandre

Flaring lip

Quite an abstract angle