The Legend Of San Borondon

Chasing slab mythology around the Canary Islands

Legend has it that Saint Brendan (San Borondon) and his Irish-Catholic followers stumbled upon a mythical island west of North Africa in the year 512. The island was later named after the monastic navigator and appeared on a few maps during Columbus’ day, but from the nineteenth century onward, reported sightings of the land mass were less frequent, and soon fell away entirely. But the spirit of exploration in the Canary Islands still lives, especially if you’re looking for treasures and terrors in the guise of North Atlantic slabs, brought to you in beautiful cinematography from Director Rayco Cano. Featured surfers include Alexander Zirke, Ayoze Fernandez, Daniel Bruch, Vilayta, and Manuel Lezcano.