Watch: Chad DuToit // Before the doors closed

Stu Nettle
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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.

 

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 11:53am

Beautiful waves

Pristine

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sirboonie commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 12:06pm

Beautiful man

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derra83 commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 12:10pm

If you're into Joe Exotic.

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Yendor commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 1:19pm

Classic! That B reel is about as cheese ball 80s as it comes.

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blackers commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 1:44pm

Yes but perfectly curated cheese. I was waiting for the Kenny G sax solo.

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andy-mac commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 1:19pm

Epic!

Botak

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 1:55pm

Great surfer & great surf! It's also a good technique lesson from Chad. So many good ZA surfers with fluid & powerful styles, great positioning. I think of Frankie Oberholzer as an example from the 90's, still going strong.

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Solitude commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 2:14pm

Waves were the star of that, as I like to see.

Like good NNSW/SEQ with appropriate crowds.

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bipola commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 4:24pm

love the glassy waves, no crowds not used to that, bet there on there way now.

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sangsta commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 5:31pm

Mixture of 70's porn star and waterman. Jealous. Wonder where he gets his tan from as he spends so much time in the shade of beautiful waves.

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old-dog commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 5:54pm

Slick production, nice rail work, looks like a bit of a hipster but thank god his equipment
is state of the art and not another twin fin poser. WCT style and talent IMHO.

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Francis1 commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 8:47pm

Nice slow motion when u watch, never in my life I ever had a chance to surf in the Tube before, am sure u have to be good with surfing which means getting up on ur surfboard fast to be able to surf inside the Tube, while I am a slow coach could get up quickly enough to make into the tube. Well, it will be tricking on a longboard too that I love to surf with?

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Dan87 commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 9:09pm

Fucking sick movie!

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 9:50pm

Nice waves. God-awful muzak.

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see.saw commented Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 10:13pm

Sick waves. Pity filmmakers cut to one manoeuvre so often. I like seeing those waves peel off and dudes dealing with sections etc and surf the whole wave. That’s why I like watching contest footage on utube.

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D-Rex commented Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 8:58am

Noticed Jordy Smith in background, but no footage of him is most unusual. Also wasn't aware that Fabio surfed .

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Sunnysideup commented Friday, 22 May 2020 at 8:16am

Beautiful man butter melting hearts.

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Val van Zyl commented Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 5:20pm

Good waves, that’s about it