Mike Johnson's photo of Durban

Aerial of Allan Johns taken at Sunrise Beach Ballito north of Durban.

Average rating of 4.44 from 52 votes


Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Durban

Date Taken: 6th May 2009. 10434 page views since 6th May 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 8s 106.98° 1.1ft 12s   4
Sunny 75°f
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Spongerdudette May 1, 2010 Rating: 1

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Spongerdudette May 1, 2010 Rating: 0

Wow amazing. For a moment there I was speechless when I seen this +5.

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harveywallbanger May 11, 2009 Rating: -1

ridiculous!! so sick. Most of yers couldnt even do that on a bodyboard,

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.....SPARTACUS!! May 11, 2009 Rating: 0

harvey +1 for you for being harvey!

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cuntface May 11, 2009 Rating: 0

i have 1 pennith for this: From personal experience in the uk waters for many a year, i have barely ever picked up my 6'2 shortboard. (6'2 cos im a baby hefffalump muencheklerr) he is called pigdog and is black but i smashed im up surfing down caerphilly mountain last january when the snow came. in fact i surfed him mroe in that week theni have in the last 3 years in the water...you know why? cos i dont think it is ever 'too big' for my fish! I have surf my 5'8 twinnie nad my 6'0 twinnie pretty mcuh eevry session from 1 foot mush to 6+ hollow beasts (which were sketchy but makeable). I geuss it is mainly a style thing, i dont want to do airs that much, i prefer cocy-esq carves and biiiiiiig cutbacks. But you know, often i have found myself wathcing a longbaorderr wishing that was me if only i had the penniths, then again ive sen some little groms on toothpicks doing so well, and again thinking, if only id surfed from age 5, rather than being an international violinist empressario. Ho hum. So now i just surf my fishies, get great rides and look like i trying to be a retro surf monkey when i get out. but i guess that beats being a bleach blonde, stickered up psoer boy with a shitty tiny board - cos those guys NEVER look happy. Stink faces go home and learn about stoke!!! boom.

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frits houwaart May 10, 2009 Rating: -2

wow this is a very nice pix!!!!! I wish I had a change to make a pix like this one

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bestwelshsurfer May 10, 2009 Rating: -3

are all south abricans so stupid! why is this guy upside down doing an impression of a kook!!! haha i hope this comment annoys you all.

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.....SPARTACUS!! May 8, 2009 Rating: 3

Actually the new american trend is to not do moves like this.......this guy is soooo un trendy...what a kook!! If he was a cool surfer (like me) he would spend his sessions bobbing around in the lineup bitching about how people are sooooo un trendy......now where did I put my grossly oversized sunglasses and my baseball cap with the un bent bill.

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Mel in Florida May 7, 2009 Rating: -1

how? :O

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poomanbude May 7, 2009 Rating: 0

awesome photo

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aWANGatang May 7, 2009 Rating: -6

obviously photoshopped. Its impossible to get above the lip in this position on a surfboard. I can do it on my 6 7 soft top though :)

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Jackopoo May 9, 2009 Rating: 0

Dont buy into it buddy. We all know at this stage that hotbody(what a sad name) is an idiot who prob cant surf. so if we all just ignore him he might just go away some day. I know im contradicting myself, but the message has to be spread. Sick shot and sicker surfing.

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mayo-surfer11 May 9, 2009 Rating: 0

chill out, surfing isnt about everyone arguing with each other, its about coming together and enjoying something we all love and do, doesnt matter if you take pictures or not, just enjoy life as it is PURA VIDA!

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Shorey May 8, 2009 Rating: 0

Dude go and take up boxing or cage diving with no cage or something rather than trying to ruin these photos with your BS.

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shabs May 7, 2009 Rating: 1

Ace picture but obviously dead easy as everyone is doing it...Well in america anyway....Its true i read it somewhere...www.fullofsqirlhotair.com.......:):)

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Credit Name: May 7, 2009 Rating: -1

FEK OfF!! go feltch a witch

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.....SPARTACUS!! May 7, 2009 Rating: 4

a brit bitching......now thats unusual!!

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shabs May 7, 2009 Rating: 2

an american bragging .....now thats unusual....!!!!!!!!

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DonWon8420 May 7, 2009 Rating: 2

You obviously wish you could surf, but sit on the beach judging people, because you can't surf. That guy obviously RIPS. Don't be a Hater KOOK!!

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Mike Johnson May 7, 2009 Rating: 0

Are you envious? Allan Johns does this often. I post the sequence sometime.

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hotbody08 May 7, 2009 Rating: -8

come surf in the US. this is all you will see. people ripping

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Shorey May 7, 2009 Rating: 0


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westmonster May 12, 2009 Rating: 0


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soutie May 12, 2009 Rating: 0

South Africa, like the US, has some really cool place names. poepholsfontein and the like. wonderboom. toti. fish hoek. potch....

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.....SPARTACUS!! May 9, 2009 Rating: -1

Toti scum!!....still think toti would be a great name for carry on luggage.

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Shorey May 8, 2009 Rating: 0

Toti, only on here a lot because I have a fecking boring job.

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Major Cow May 7, 2009 Rating: 0

Hans is from Warner

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Brod The Magnificent May 7, 2009 Rating: 0

Warner? or Toti?

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Brod The Magnificent May 7, 2009 Rating: 0

Hey Shorey, judging by your name and the amount of time you spend on MSW, I would say that you on on the South Coast KZN?

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Knife on Water May 7, 2009 Rating: 2

Something I will never do on a surfboard, but can certainly appreciate. Throw your head and the body will follow.

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bushbabi May 6, 2009 Rating: -2

Awesome, love this photo!