Posted: January 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Neal Stephenson, in the mid 90′s was South African Champion and the country’s most standout rider. He rode for the prestigious Morey label and his performances at Pipe were fearless. Along with Dean Seppings, The Cockwell Bros  and a young Alistair Taylor they put South Africa on the bodyboarding map competitively. In ’98 while surfing a local wave back home called Keurboomstrand he was attacked by a white pointer shark and suffered severe injuries to both legs. His left leg was saved, but his right leg was amputated above the knee and a prosthesis was fitted later. The attack finnished his bodyboard career but undetered he is now a champion wave-ski surfer. Photo Stroh Neal competing in the Pipe Championships around ’94.

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