The Brew, the Barrels, and Flipping the Birdwith Graeme Bird
And from that I really wanted to get to the essence of Durban Surf culture, maybe the tip of the iceberg to start, but to see what Graeme’s experiences and lifestyle have involved to shape one person’s perception of their and my city.
André Schubert, the other half of the Poison City Brewing team, graciously brewed me a beverage of the caffeine persuasion. And I was able to have that just before Graeme emerged…
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Graeme tells us about the history of one of the things that us non-surfers take for granted – the piers and the impact they have had for surfers: THE WAVES!
Map illustrating the original Patterson Groynes (built mid 1950s) and the “new” piers (built early 1980s).
In 2016, Zigzag Magazine featured an article on the Durban piers and their impact on the surf and the environment. READ HERE