Brendon Gibbens became accomplished in professional surfing in a humble and pure manner. With a deep love for South Africa and Cape Town, he has his own surf culture and does not really follow a model. His alternative path is undoubtedly the key to his success. Moved by the music, he gives everything at each session in a style which is at the same time both light and powerful. STAY PURE.
NATIONALITY: SOUTH AFRICAN
HOME SPOT: Cape Town, South Africa
FAVORITE MOVE: Riding waves
DREAM WAVE: My local spots (in Cape Town) when the conditions are good
3 REASONS TO GO SURFING: Surfing is enjoyable, healthy and great way to experience nature
BIGGEST INSPIRATION: Music
FAVORITE MEAL: Vegetables
Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for surfing? Surfing can be cathartic, it’s a healthy escape from everyday life. It also makes me appreciate nature. I think surfing is special because of those qualities.
You just won the lottery, what would you do first? I’d probably just make sure I’m financially sound. I’d try not to be ostentatious.
Next destination? Hopefully to a wave that’s fun and uncrowded.
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced? I visited Iceland a few years ago and was lucky enough to see the ethereal northern lights. It was an otherworldly experience!
What are you doing during a day without waves? Many things. It depends on my to-do list.