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WHILE oth­ers were rid­ing waves for fun, the grand­son of surf­ing leg­end Baron Stander was de­ter­mined to pre­serve the fam­ily cul­ture.

The 27-year-old Tyler Stander of Dur­ban North said he wanted to keep his grand­fa­ther’s legacy alive. He also said surf­ing had be­come a cul­tural bug for peo­ple liv­ing along the coast.

“It’s some­thing that one grows up lov­ing. Once you start, you never stop.

“The more you do it, the more you learn about surf­ing and sea ad­ven­tures.

“It’s like ba­si­cally be­ing out and about, just like any­one play­ing rugby or cricket. But, for us on the coast, surf­ing be­comes cul­tural and per­sonal be­cause you can­not ex­pect to find a per­son liv­ing on the coast who can­not surf.”

Al­though Stander does not par­tic­i­pate in com­pe­ti­tions as his grand­fa­ther did, he said he would like to carry his fam­ily flag by urg­ing his chil­dren to take up the sport.

“That’s the only way we can keep our grand­fa­ther’s legacy alive,” he said.

Simangele Lu­vhengo Sadiki with her hus­band, Daniel Sadiki, and rel­a­tive In­no­cen­tia Sadiki – they are proud of their Venda cul­ture.

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