Meet Aloe Africana, the most famous plant in the world if you’re a surfer. For decades this large succulent has framed juicy lineup shots of Jeffreys Bay and you’d be hard-pressed to find a wave rider who doesn’t immediately recognise its distinct orange and yellow flowers, to the point where the plants have become synonymous with cooking waves. Part of this has to do with the fact that Aloe Africana starts to flower from July to September – the same months that Supertubes is graced with epic winter swells.
Like many succulents, A.africana plays a vital role in the ecosystem, from pollination to providing a food source for hundreds of bugs and birds, while acting as a natural stabiliser for the dunes that feed the points of J-Bay with sand.”
70 x 70cm Limited Edition (2.3ft x 2.3ft)
1 of 50 Limited Edition Print, Signed by the artist
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
Bespoke 70 x 70cm raw wooden frame Non-Reflective UV museum quality glass