Brendon Gibbens, a proud Cape Townsfolk, back in his element on the African tip. While relevancy is a difficult thing to keep when choosing not to surf competitively, Brendon is one of the few who’s surfing (and excuse the cliche) really does do the talking. ”I don’t have anyone forcing me to surf contests or whatever,” he says. “I surf, I get exposure, I have loads of fun along the way. I used to surf contests, but my interests have changed. Some people might think that the lifestyle of surfing events is cool and who am I to knock it? It’s just not for me. What I am doing now is very satisfying.”
A generation later, The Search is still alive and stronger than ever. Koby Oberholzer styles onto this issues cover, the youngest ever at 13 years of age. Style and grace runs strong in the Oberholzer family. Honoured to have photographed them in remote Indonesia and to snatch another cover.