Saturday, June 27, 2020

Sunnies Fun - Surfing Ballito

Winter on the Ballito North Coast is special time. Every once in awhile you get to share days like this. What also makes this video special is the song written by my daughter on her ukulele. Song: No Plane Jane by Kai Coates I have also been enjoying my Twig Ultimate Stepup 6'3" by Grant 'Twiggy' Baker This day I was so surfed out from the week of waves I decided to use the extra vol in the 6'3 Twig to get into the draining sand spitting barrels. Best call ever, that board is a barrel slut. Hope you enjoy Coatesman

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Exploring Northern Madagascar - Speartopia Spearfishing Heaven

Madagascar's remote northern tip is mostly uncharted and difficult to get to. This makes for some of the most incredible spearfishing on the planet. Most of the spots on this trip had never been speared before, making this the ultimate spearfishing adventure. For more info on Coatesmans Madagascan spearing adventures :

Monday, April 29, 2019

Barren Island Dogs Spearfishing Madagascar

Click to Watch - Barren Island Dogs Spearfishing

This 👹 Devilfish 🐟 Rodeo to Madagascar was soooo much fun. This is my annual west coast run from the Barren islands 🏝to Castor Banks. This was a serious case of the young bull 🐮… Humoud Al Hajlan vs the old bulls ….Abdulla Al Malki  & Yousef Almalki. Lots of bets, banter and tom foolery went down, the only time we were not laughing was when we were holding out breaths.
As always there was a bit of friendly competition… just a bit. This trip there were loads of 30-40kg fish with the odd tank causing through the action. Picking your fish and making the shot count 🎯is easier said than done, even when the damn things are on the surface. Then one morning the the old bull Abdulla strolls out gets in the water with the 1300 double roller amidst the chaos of a Couta and Doggie wrangle and picks off the fish of the trip, a 45kg Doggie. This fish came in on his brother Yousef’s Doggie, which had come in on Humoud’s Spanish Mackerel. Three fish on, sharks and chaos, absolute spearfishing ecstasy.
Young bull Humoud came back with fire putting in a couple great stone 🎯shots. But unfortunately a good size Black Marlin and tank doggie that did not get landed will be on replay every night for the rest of the year.

This spearfishing spoof on Alt-j’s ‘In Cold blood’ video was an in the moment thing that just stuck.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Spearfishing Dog Tooth in Madagascar

CLICK TO VIEW - Spearfishing Dogtooth Tuna in Madagascar with MJK

Finally here is the spearfishing video from MJK's Madagascan exploratory trip he did with me at the end of last year. We found some crazy new spots far off the beaten track that had some amazing shoals of dog tooth tuna.
This trip was a little different as we spent alot of time looking for bigger fish. MJK only pulled the trigger 5 times on this trip and converted 4 fish losing only one to sharks. Pretty much setting the std now for landing doggies over 100lbs.