Eli Buekes Releases ‘Chommies’ Surf Movie


Eli Buekes Releases 'Chommies'

Beukes, West Coast lien air © Van Gysen

 Cape Town surfer Eli Beukes has delivered his best surfing video yet. So, this movie was filmed in and around South Africa, with the lion’s share of filming duties attributed to his dad and Alan Van Gysen. Thus the movie Chommies is a remarkable demonstration of this soft-spoken regular footer’s surfing talent.

 Overwhelming Determination

One thing that might have been mentioned about the Long Beach surfer in the past is that he sometimes needs more confidence. Those asides are gone as he pulls off some intense airs and glides through endless metres of churning barrels. In fact he displays overwhelming determination and tenacity in his surfing.

 Eli and his chommies score some ridiculous waves, including several of his favourite waves around Cape Town and the West Coast. He also lucks into Donkey Bay. The right-hand barrels they score at all-time Mozambique clearly explains why the call that wave the African Kirra.

Eli Buekes Releases 'Chommies'

Beukes, West Coast © Van Gysen

 His chommies are Brendon Gibbens and Luke Slijpen, who accompany Eli, riding endless metres of spinning water in the barrel fest of Donkey Bay and Mozambique. They are also highly adept at air moves and keep impressing as the movie progresses.

 Eli’s Humble Brag

As Stab Magazine said in their review of Eli Buekes Releases ‘Chommies’ – “It’s yet another testament to South African surfers. A reminder that if one can brave the elements, the big fish and a debilitating currency exchange rate, good things can happen. Consider this Eli’s humble brag.” 

Eli has the complete package, and he is also quite delighted when taking gnarly drops at chunky and unforgiving slabs. The movie also has a rocking soundtrack to go with all the charging. Check the 15-minute film here – Chommies.

Eli Beukes WSL Profile here – World Surf League Athletes 

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