About us

Established in 2001 by Robby Macdonald, Vudu Surf has developed a reputation as an authentic surf store in the heart of the Mother City that welcomes all. Proudly Capetonian, Vudu Surf has become a popular gathering place for local surfing and beach culture, where surfers of all kinds from across the city – and the world – can gather to talk story, get advice, find out where the waves are cooking, discuss the latest board designs, check out the best wetsuits for the icy Cape waters – and get those nasty surfboard dings repaired.

The pride of Vudu Surf Shop is our wide range of sleek Vudu Surfboards, from high performance shortboards, to retro fishes, entry level boards for beginners and mini-mals. Pick one off the rack, place a custom order, or check out our great selection of secondhand boards. We stock a rad range of rubber, including wetsuits, hoods, gloves and booties for men, women and kids, as well as everything you might need for the surf or beach, including bodyboards, fins, towels, boardshorts, hoodies, t-shirts and caps, as well as the mandatory surf wax and sunblock.

We also stock the world’s ultimate surfing and board riding cross training device – the Vudu Surf balance board, ideal for practicing your stalls, carves and turns on flat days, attempting technical skate style shove-its and ollies, or simply to keep fit and stay sharp in between surf sessions. Plus, we offer surfing and SUP lessons, a day long surf adventure that will take you to some of Cape Town’s most spectacular beaches and will guarantee you end up absolutely stoked and smiling from ear to ear.

Aside from our surf shop, Vudu Surf also has a fully functioning surfboard factory in nearby Salt River, where our master shaper and surfboard craftsman extraordinaire, Jeremy Fowks, shapes our Vudu Surfboards to sublime perfection. Led by Jeremy, our experienced factory team is adept at providing the best sanding, glassing and finishing in the business, as well as personalised spray jobs and other custom modifications to order.

Open Monday to Saturday, there is always someone at Vudu Surf who is keen to give you expert recommendations on which equipment might be best suited to your surfing skill levels or other needs, as well as to offer those little, insightful pearls of surfing wisdom that will ensure you don’t freeze in the Atlantic, get barrelled off your nut and always stay stoked.

Robby McDonald
Robby McDonaldOwner
Robby is lucky enough to be a second generation Surf Board Manufacturer and Surf Shop Owner.

Surfing is in his family’s blood. His father Ian McDonald was one of the founders of the Gunston 500 Surfing Competition. He also pioneered the first Surf Shop in Durban – Surf Centre.

His uncle, Rod McDonald, is the top Surfboard foam blower in South Africa.

Robby’s love and knowledge of the ocean and surfing has afforded him the ability to make the surf lifestyle his passion and career. Vudu Surf was established in 2000 and has been providing quality products and service to the Cape Town surf community ever since.

Jeremy Fowks
Jeremy FowksShaper
I work closely with Vudu Surfboards in Cape Town. Where I have developed models and designs for Vudu and personally shaped more than 4000 Vudu surfboards.  I have learnt a huge amount from Robby McDonald, who has had a big influence on my overall shaping skills. I have shaped around 7000 boards over the years.