Jason Hendry

Jason Hendry

Hand Job Body Surfboards Team Rider

I’m Jason Hendry. I’m 29 and from the Deep South of Cape Town. I stay in a small village called Fairie Knowe which is about 6km from the closest beach. Having said that, I’m also situated in a special area of the Cape where the Cape Peninsula reaches out into the Cold Benguela current on the west coast, and if I were to drive only 12km across land,I have the warm Agulhus current on the east coast which handles a good amount of wind and swell, but doesn’t compare to what we get on the west coast.

My favorite wave would have to be a small beach at the base of the chapmans peak mountain range. It’s a break that not many people get to experience due to its position. I can’t give a name to the spot out of respect for the guys who surf it but what I will say is that it’s down the beach and around the corner (guys who know the spot will understand haha).

I have only been bodysurfing seriously for about two years now. When I started bodysurfing I just used to rock it with my hands, but I wasn’t getting that feeling I was looking for in the waves so I spoke with Jonathan and he got me the Handjob board which was a finless model. I think it was one of his first designs? it was a great board and I have no complaints. I actually still use it when we take the kids down for a day at the beach. As I progressed onto the bigger and more hollow waves, I was finding it hard to stay high up in the face of the wave and get more speed. Luckily, I was just sponsored a brand new Handjob board which has been designed with a three fin set up that gives me extreme hold in the face of the wave and allows me to hold my line in the barrel and change my direction on the wave with ease..

FAVORITE FOOD: Anything that’s cooked – just not cooked fruit, but my ultimate chow would have to be a good old burger, you just can’t go wrong.

FAVORITE MUSIC: I’m easy going with music and it would be a lie if I were to say I like one genre over the other, but if I had to rate a handful of great music it would have to be Mississippi blues some Bob Marley, the Black Keys, the Dead South are always good choices. Eminem’s just a legend. Local music I would say Sean Koch and Jeremy loops are my top choices.

WETSUIT: The wetsuit I have always used and won’t ever change is the REEF SUPERX 4:3

FLIPPERS: Again I have only used REEF flippers/fins for bodysurfing and haven’t needed to try any other brand

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