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.