Watch: Chad DuToit // Before the doors closed
As of today, South Africans are on day 53 of hard lockdown. Or it could be day 54, they're not sure, it's hard to count all the chalk marks on the cell block wall.
Time ticks interminably onwards, the pantry empties, leaves turn brown and fall, swells come and go.
For surfers like Chad DuToit it's a matter of living on memories; recalling pre-lockdown life so you can make it to post-lockdown with all your marbles.
Durbanite Chad, who went on a QS tear last year, placing second and third in consecutive domestic comps, took one last trip to the south coast, lucking into a great run of swell just before the doors closed.