Chef Named SA’s Top “Underground” Surfer

Adin Jeenes is used to cooking and boiling up a storm – what with being a professional chef in Wilderness and all.

The dude has proven that he is just as at home in the surf as he is in the kitchen. The 28-year old has been named South Africa’s top “underground” surfer after beating about 300 other hopefuls to win the Zigzag/Hurley Sponsor Me Shootout. The aim of the contest is to uncover South Africa’s top unsponsored surfer – someone unknown to the surfing media who isn’t a professional surfer. It began in April and competitors were able to develop a personal surfing portfolio online by submitting blogging and loading their surfing videos and pics. The public was able to vote in order to help select the winners.

Along with the bragging rights, and the title of SA’s top “Underground” surfer, Adin’s prize includes a full sponsorship deal with the Hurley surfing brand, and a surf trip to Indonesia with Zigzag surfing magazine, where he will then be featured in the magazine.

A stoked Adin told the Weekend Post: “I really, really didn’t think I was going to win this. The final trip was insane. We couldn’t have asked for better waves to surf in.” He added that the competition was stiff and any one of the finalists could have taken the title.

Well, they didn’t, so congrats Adin! We’ll keep an eye out for Zigzag mag to see your spread in it!