Zeal Surf is a locally designed and manufactured range of Stand-up Paddle boards and accessories, to provide world class products at a more accessible price.
The Zeal Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP's) are the first of many high tech products to come. The vision for Zeal surf is to provide world class, industry leading waterborne sports equipment for the local and international market.
Ian is the founder and developer behind the unique brand of Zeal surf.
Jon is the shaper behind Zeal who innovates and creates some of the best surfboards on the market.
Leo heads up design, brand development and marketing.
Meet Mitch, a world class windsurfer and SUP rider,
and Paul, West Coast Surf n Sport shop owner.
I am Mitch Wagstaff, a 24 year old born and bred Capetonian. I have windsurfed most of my life and compete nationally and internationally for South Africa in the disciple of slalom racing, I am the current South African champion and overall point leader for the last 4 years at our local racing spot, Milnerton Aquatic club. I am rear Commodore at Milnerton Aquatic Club for Windsurfing. I started stand up paddle boarding with a 12'6 cruiser, first addition and then slowly progressed on the more wave specific boards. My favourite Board size/brand is the Zeal Surf 8.8 Apex Pro. I love the ocean but also know you have to respect its beauty and unrelenting power.
Name: Mitch Wagstaff
Nationality: South African
Favourite Board size/brand: Zeal Surf 8.8 Apex Pro
Favourite discipline: Wave
Best sailing conditions: Glassy 5-6ft waves
Best Sailing spot: Doodles
When did you first start SUPing and why: 2009 Was blessed to have a father who brought in 1 of the first stand up paddle boards in to Cape Town. So of course had to give it a try.
I got my first windsurfer when I was 21 years old and this began a love for the sport that has spanned 32 years and is still going strong. I was lucky enough to have one of the first SUPs in SA, back in 2008, the starboard 12. This was the wave board of the day. Fast forwarding 9 years, I’ve seen so much change in all areas in the SUP scene, from 14 ft race kit, to small 7.2 wave boards, to recent developments in inflatable SUPs making this sport highly accessible. It was only a matter of time before the local manufacturing market would start producing SUPs dedicated to our coast line. ZEAL SUPs are, in my mind, the best quality locally manufactured boards, fully on par with imported products. The passion at ZEAL SUPs is second to none, always looking to improve manufacturing skills in pursuit of perfection! I am the owner of West Coast Surf n Sport in Blouberg and together with my son, Mitch Wagstaff, a top SA all round water man and ZEAL team rider, we strive to bring this exciting new brand into the main stage of the SA SUP scene, so call on us - we have a range of ZEAL SUPs to view today.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0)72 257 9980