Women Who SUP: Melissa Volker

This week we interview Blogger, Writer, Tweeter and SUP girl extraordinaire – Missy!

Name: Melissa Volker (for formal occasions and when I am in trouble with my Mom.) I have been called Missy since I can remember.

Age: Hahahaha. You’re kidding right?  On a public platform?  I am a smidge north of forty. I’ll just leave that there.

CTS: Tell us a bit about yourself and your website / blogs…
MV: I am originally from the Eastern Cape and I go back there every year to Kromme River Mouth at St Francis Bay. I’m a beauty & sports massage therapist by occupation, but I love to write, so when I am not working in my salon or mothering my children, (or SUPping) I blog at missmelissawrites.com about writing, surfing and travelling; and at sunrisebeautyblog.wordpress.com about health and skincare. I also spend way too much time on Twitter and I write eco/romance novels that no one wants to publish. Yet. Continue reading “Women Who SUP: Melissa Volker”

Spots: Muizenberg

Muizenberg aka Surfer’s Corner is probably the most famous and well know beginner surf spot in Cape Town. It is one of the few spots in the Cape Peninsula that has waves all year round and it’s gentle, rolling waves is suited to everyone especially long-boarders and stand up paddle boarders. Even onshore here is more or less ride-able. The added bonus is that its waters are approximately 6 °C warmer than those of spots on the Atlantic side, thus you don’t always need a wetsuit. Continue reading “Spots: Muizenberg”

Insider Interviews: Zeal Surf

 

Cape Town SUP caught up with Ian Wolmerans, the founder and developer behind the unique brand of Stand Up Paddle boards — Zeal Surf.

Here is how that went down…

CTS:Thanks for your time — Tell us about who you are and what do you do?

IW: My name is Ian Wolmarans, I have been married to my wife, Lezandre for 2 years and 4 months. I grew up in Cape Town and make most of the outdoors that Cape Town have to offer.

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