A flurry of swell activity around South Africa sent charger Grant "Twiggy" Baker on a nation-wide strike mission for two weeks, pooling his knowledge of the 1,500-mile coastline with the country's panoramic swell exposure to surf peeling walls and hollow barrels in seclusion. "With forecasting as good as it is, I’m on call for ten or so waves around the coast that are the best I've found in 20 years," Baker says. "We traced the swell from one coast to another, starting in the west, and essentially charted the circumference of the whole coastline. It was a world-class two weeks. I didn't even need to leave home." Opening photo: Fox. Above & subsequent photos: Gumby.