Who's representing your country?
South Africa
DIVISION: Open Women
Roxy Davis
  • Age / 40
  • Born / Kommetjie, Cape Town
  • Resides in / Kommetjie, Cape Town
  • Favorite surf break / Victoria Bay
  • Board / Sawyer
  • Sponsors / Ocean Freedom, Roxy, Sally-Ann Creed Nutrition
  • Biggest Achievement / 9 x South African Surfing Champion / represented South Africa in Surfing, SUP, Longboarding at ISA events
  • Hobbies / Anything that involves being in the ocean.
Roxy has over 27 years of surfing experience and is a nine time South African Surfing Champion.  Roxy has represented South Africa at numerous Shortboarding, Longboarding and Stand Up Paddleboarding World Championships.

In 2017 Roxy made surfing history in South Africa with her selection as Captain of the South African Longboard Surfing Team, becoming the first individual to represent South Africa as a Shortboard Surfer, Stand Up Paddle-board Surfer, Longboard Surfer, National Surf Coach and National Surfing Manager.

Roxy has over 20 years of professional surf coaching experience having coached and managed Development, Provincial and National Teams within South Africa and on tours abroad. Roxy holds an International Surfing Association (ISA) level two Surf Coaching qualification. Roxy is an International Surfing Association (ISA) Coaching Course Presenter. And most recently was the head coach for Team South Africa at the 2022 ISA Para Surfing World Championships where the team placed 5th overall. 

Ocean Freedom

In 2002 Roxy founded the widely acclaimed Surf Emporium, a surf school and surf store located at the renowned Surfers Corner, Muizenberg, Cape Town.

With over 20 years of experience in the Surf Industry, Roxy has launched the brand Ocean Freedom. Ocean Freedom is a purpose developed range of mineral sunscreens, technical sun protection apparel and a range of accessories for everyday use by families who love to live outdoors.

Ocean Freedom is built on being purpose driven and a portion of sales support the Roxy Davis Foundation Surf Therapy Programme, a NPO teaching South Africans with a physical, intellectual, cognitive or sensory disability how to surf.

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Roxy Davis Foundation

In 2019 Roxy officially launched the Roxy Davis Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization, that aims to affect meaningful change in peoples lives by improving their mental and physical well-being through ocean based therapy programmes. Passion, Purpose, Possibility and People are at the core of the Roxy Davis Foundation. 

The Foundation sustainably focuses on understanding, broadening, connecting, educating and sharing evidence-based best practice principles through delivering ongoing life changing ocean based experiences with the intended outcome of enhancing both people's physical and mental well-being.

Roxy's dream and the foundation's vision is to make the ocean accessible to everyone. "Surfing changed my life, it was and still is my therapy, my medicine. My dream is to share it with others" says Roxy.

The Roxy Davis Foundation delivers regular free Surf Therapy Clinics for individuals with a physical, cognitive, intellectual or sensory disability. The foundation has over 150 participants registered in the Surf Therapy programme and over 200 registered volunteers.

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Roxy is currently completing a PhD degree in Disability Studies at the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Cape Town. Roxy’s PhD research topic is “How children with disabilities in the Western Cape experience participating in a surf therapy programme”.

Roxy holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and Communication through the University of South Africa (UNISA) and is a registered as a Psychological Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Roxy has completed a Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management and is also a qualified Chef, having studied at the world renowned Silwood Kitchen.
South Africa
Sam Christianson
  • Age / 26
  • Born / Durban
  • Resides in / Durban
  • Favorite surf break / New Pier
  • Board / 9'3 self-shape
  • Sponsors / Hoalen. Praia eyewear. Single Fin Surf Shop
  • Biggest Achievement / 3x South African Longboard Champion (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Hobbies / Surfing, shaping surfboards, free diving
I'm 26 years old. Originally from Durban, South Africa now living in Cape Town.

I'm stoked to have the opportunity to come back to El Salvador, I love this place!
South Africa
DIVISION: Open Women
Marishka Myers
  • Age / 33
  • Born / Jeffreys Bay
  • Resides in / Jeffreys Bay
  • Favorite surf break / Point
  • Board / Sawyer Surfboards
  • Sponsors / None
  • Biggest Achievement / 2nd Place South African Champs
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Learning Languages, Reading
South African with German roots, I speak English, German, Afrikaans, French and some Korean.

I watched the ISA World Longboarding Champs online last year & made it my goal to qualify for the 2024 World Champs, so just taking part feels like a huge achievement :)
South Africa
Mbuso Zozi
  • Age / 26
  • Born / Cape Town
  • Resides in / Cape Town
  • Favorite surf break / Muizenberg
  • Board / 9,4ft Good Hope Optimistic Surf Craft
  • Sponsors / J-Bay Fin Design, Good Hope Optimistic Surf Craft and RYD
  • Biggest Achievement / Placed 2nd South African Longboarding Championships J-Bay 2023. Qualified for the SA National Team for El Salvador.
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Football and DJing
Name: Mbuso Zozi Nationality: South African Date of Birth: April 30, 1998 Height: 5.2ft Preferred Stance: Regular Sponsors: J-Bay Fin Design, Good Hope Optimistic Surf Craft, RYD RESULTS: I competed in both shortboarding and longboarding contests, securing notable achievements like: - 2nd Place South African National Championships 2023 at J-Bay. - 3rd Place U/23 Tigers Milk Winter Classic 2018. - 2nd Place U/23 Tigers Milk Winter Classic 2017. - And a few more along the way. In 2023, I was honoured to be awarded Stand Out Surfer of the Competition at the South African National Championships. In 2024, I was awarded my National Colours to represent my country as a team member for the ISA World Championships in El Salvador. FOLLOW: my journey on Instagram @MbusoZozi as I strive to make waves both in and out of the water Outside of surfing, I find joy in playing football and DJing, but the ocean remains my ultimate playground. With the support of sponsors like J-Bay Fin Design, Good Hope Optimistic Surf Craft, and RYD, Surfshack Surfschool, I continue to chase waves and dreams. This is my Story- I dreamt an Impossible Dream. My name is Mbuso Zozi, and I'm 26 years old. I hail from the township of Vrygrond in Cape Town, South Africa. Vrygrond, akin to a ghetto/favela, is a suburb predominantly occupied by black and coloured communities, created in the Apartheid era and shaped by the shadows of crime, drug abuse, and unemployment. Gangs rule, and children are recruited young. Surfing emerged as my lifeline amidst these challenges.At the age of 11, my younger brother and I found refuge in surfing through Surfshack Surfschool's outreach program in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Muizenberg, renowned as the birthplace of South African surfing, became our sanctuary, just a short walk from Vrygrond. Under the mentorship of David and his wife Fiona, we not only learned to surf but also imbibed the values of community and resilience. Surfing became more than a sport—it became a way of life. Initially introduced to shortboarding, I spent countless hours surfing Muizenberg with the Surfshack team. We were very competitive and pushed each other hard. I pretty much grew up in Surfshack alongside my teammates. We got picked up after school, had lunch, did our homework (not really), at the Outreach Centre then surfed all afternoon. Weekends were for contests or more surfing, and school holidays were for surfing and activities at the outreach. When we got old enough, most of us chose to earn extra money by being surf instructors. I eventually worked my way up the ladder to Senior Manager at Surfshack, my current position. I have been able to support my family ever since I started earning money as an instructor. We all surfed both shortboarding or longboarding, but my true passion was ignited when I transitioned to longboarding more seriously. Inspired by role models like Mathew Moir, an ISA World Champion, Thomas King, Alfonso Pieters, and Simone Rob, who were regulars on the backline, I embraced the art of longboarding with fervour. Embarking on my journey to El Salvador for the ISA World Longboarding Championships was no easy feat. Faced with the daunting task of gathering the necessary funds, I set up a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of realizing my dream. What followed was nothing short of remarkable. The outpouring of support and generosity from the global community left me awestruck and profoundly grateful. My story is not just about chasing waves; it's a testament to the power of unity and community. Surfing has taught me resilience, but it's the strength of community that truly moves mountains. I owe my success to the global network of surfers and supporters who stood by me, turning My Impossible Dream into a Reality. Together, we've proven that no wave is too high to ride, and no dream is too big to achieve when we stand united. I am honoured to be in El Salvador representing not just my Country but the hopes of all that Dream Impossible Dreams.
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