Streaming issues? Report here
CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500
Best of Talk
00:00 - 03:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Weekend Early
See full line-up
Best of Talk
00:00 - 03:00
Home
arrow_forward
Sport
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

Lost surfboard travels 1650 km from Kommetjie to Namibia

12 November 2018 12:49 PM
Tags:
Surfing
A surfboard lost at sea three months ago turns up on a remote part of the Namibian coastline.
Photo: Wavescape, boards on display

A surfboard turned up on a remote part of the Namibian coastline and the amazing thing is it didn't belong to a local in the area. It had travelled 1 650km all the way from Kommetjie in Cape Town.

Wavescape's Steve Pike writes that the surfboard was a 10-foot big wave board which was lost three months ago at Sunset Reef near Kommetjie during a rescue in which the victim and the rescuer had to ditch their boards.

The board was lost by a young Swede from Kommetjie called Odd Grimm Persson. It was lying on a remote stretch of coast 140km south of Walvis Bay in the Namib-Naukluft Park, which encompasses bits of the Namib Desert.

Persson is planning a little surf trip to Namibia to fetch his errant board.

His rescuer Dougal Paterson's also embarked on its own epic journey and was found in the West Coast National Park near Hondeklip Bay 450km away. He had written his name and number on the board and was contacted by the people who found it.

Paterson’s board is a part of an exhibition and Big Wave Night comprising more than 55 big wave "rhino chasers" next Thursday at Jack Black's Taproom in Diep River. Big Wave Night is part of this year's Wavescape Festival in Cape Town. Info at www.wavescapefestival.com


12 November 2018 12:49 PM
Tags:
Surfing

More from Sport

20200124nienaberjpg

Jacques Nienaber named Springbok head coach

24 January 2020 3:21 PM

Jacques Nienaber will take charge of the world champions, a step up after years of being a part of the backroom staff.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

checkmate-chess-king-queen-123rf

Why is there is a separate World Chess Championship for women?

23 January 2020 1:07 PM

The Women's World Chess Championship is underway. Here’s why we separate men and women when physical strength doesn’t matter.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ali-bacher-john-studiojfif

[WATCH] Ali Bacher discusses history and future of South African cricket

17 January 2020 5:42 PM

Cricket legend Dr Ali Bacher has seen South African cricket come a long way. He reflects on the country's best bowlers and more.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

siya-kolisijpg

Last season ever at Newlands: ‘We’ve got 7 Springboks and a new playing style'

14 January 2020 9:52 AM

Refilwe Moloto interviews Stormers coach John Dobson and his scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies and flyhalf Damian Willemse.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190219-exercise-gym-traininjpg

New laws and regulatory body proposed for fitness trainers and gyms

13 January 2020 1:56 PM

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called on the public to submit their comments on the draft bill aimed at the fitness industry.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Desiree Ellis

Star coach Desiree Ellis dedicates CAF Award to Banyana team

9 January 2020 3:23 PM

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis was crowned the Women's African Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cassiem-2jpg

Meet Boeta Cassiem, the legendary ice cream vendor who makes Newlands come alive

8 January 2020 12:46 PM

Cape Town icon Boeta Cassiem reflects on his amazing innings as the premier ice cream vendor at Newlands Stadium.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cricket-ball-sport-123rfjpg

4-day Test cricket: Do we need it, or has the world gone completely bonkers?

8 January 2020 11:32 AM

We’ve just seen an absolutely cracking five-day Test match, says Adam Gilchrist. Why change? It's all about the money.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191227-nic-dlamini2-edjpg

SA cyclist Nic Dlamini in positive spirits and hasn't ruled out 2020 Olympic bid

6 January 2020 4:25 PM

Nic Dlamini's calendar for the 2020 season will be decided after his medical team gives out a final prognosis later this week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

pepe-dos-santos-facebookjpg

SA has skilled soccer players, what we need is good coaches - Pepe dos Santos

5 January 2020 3:10 PM

The soccer legend on local football and his style of coaching for the up-and-coming Cape Town Chiefs team.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Lifestyle

feed-kakapo-project-noordhoeked-facebookjpg

Wire whale trash-eater could be rolled out on more Cape beaches

23 January 2020 3:54 PM

Environmental activist Karoline Hanks reports back on the success of the Kakapo Project in Noordhoek and her other initiatives.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Vitality Air

People are buying tinned air for R330 per can. We’re not kidding

23 January 2020 2:32 PM

Vitality Air (from Canada) bottles air in the Swiss Alps then sells it for $23 a can. It’s like The Lorax (Dr Seuss), but real.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

brooks-and-maya-spector-facebookjpg

I'm lucky to have parents who always supported my creativity - Maya Spector

23 January 2020 1:14 PM

The Cape Town musician and her US foreign policy expert father Brooks Spector join Kieno Kammies in studio.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mahindra KUV100

Cheapest new car in South Africa: 'Well-built and a lot of car for the price'

23 January 2020 11:55 AM

The Mahindra KUV100 is the most affordable new car in South Africa. Motoring journalist Ciro de Siena took it for a drive.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Man woman male female bathroom toilet pee restroom

Gender-neutral bathrooms are coming! Would you use them?

22 January 2020 1:27 PM

We must do away with separate toilets for men and women, argues Bonginkosi Madikizela (DA leader in the Western Cape).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

stress-black-man-papers-laptop-work-tax-fees-money-finance-woes-businessjpg123rf

Trend: Higher salary hikes at bottom (rather than top) end of companies - survey

22 January 2020 8:17 AM

The report says the average salary increase in the country over the last year was 6.2%, reports P-E Corporate Services.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rental-agreement-contract-landlord-tenant-lease-homeowners-couple-house-property

How to get rid of non-paying tenants without much of a hassle

21 January 2020 2:13 PM

Dodgy tenants who don’t pay – a perennial headache for landlords. Kieno Kammies interviews credit bureau TPN’s Michelle Dickens.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Pills pharmaceuticals medicine health

Don't make codeine a prescription drug says pharmacy association

21 January 2020 2:01 PM

ICPA agrees codeine does need to be better controlled because of potential abuse but the prescription route is not the solution.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

doctorjpg

Your expensive medical aid is woefully inadequate, but cheap gap cover helps

21 January 2020 1:16 PM

Despite the huge expense, few medical aids cover members in full when they're hospitalised, leaving them with massive shortfalls.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Children river rafting adventure 123rflifestyle 123rf

Legal tips and questions to check before signing your child's indemnity form

21 January 2020 7:59 AM

Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel Justin Malherbe explains the scope of indemnity forms and what to look for in the fine print.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward