The High Line: March 2023

South African jazz, hand crafts, and true crime.

Light / Dark

TSJ’s monthly digs concerning surf, mostly.


by Morgan Maassen

“Surfing is beyond a sport,” ’CT vet Malia Manuel says in her new profile film. “It’s an artform intertwining myself with the elements. It lets me dance with nature.” Manuel punches her card in Indo tubes, South African walls, Euro beachbreaks, and at home in Kauai. The film’s airy trip-hop soundtrack and gorgeous b-roll is trademark Maassen. 

Saturn Raw. Indonesia

Thirty minutes of unpolished makes-and-breaks by Quiksilver’s young powerhouses Kael Walsh, Rolondo Montez, and Al Cleland Jr. Watch the trio hunt tubes and bury rail around the archipelago. 





Yakhal’ Inkomo
by Mankunku Quartet

This recommendation comes from Mikey February in his episode of Soundings: With Jamie Brisick (listen here). South African jazz saxophonist Winston Mankunku Ngozi chose to remain in his native Cape Town as a Black man during apartheid. During a 1964 performance with an all-white big band at city hall, he was forced to play behind a curtain to remain out of sight due to the unjust laws of the time. Mankuku would go on to record Yakhal’ Inkomo in 1968, a masterpiece that won him Castle Lager’s “Jazz Musician of the Year.” 


One Winter Horror Story
by Greg MacGillivray

Oscar-nominated cinematographer and seasoned surf auteur Greg MacGillivray breaks down how he landed a gig working with Stanley Kubrick on his 1980 horror film, The Shining, in our current issue. Click here to read MacGillivray’s words, watch a short film, and revisit The Shining’s haunting opening title scene—the result of his innovative camera work. This is just one thread of many found in his new book, Five Hundred Summer Stories.


Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain

TSJ 32.1 profile subject Max Hazan walks Bourdain through his motorcycle fabrication process in this short edit. “This is very familiar to anyone who’s made pasta,” Bourdain says.

Murf the Surf

TSJ 32.1’s “The Space Coast” touches on Jack Murphy’s role in Brevard County’s early surf scene. This new series digs deep into his criminality. Click here to watch Episode 1.


at Indoek Gallery

TSJ contributor and publisher of Surf Shacks Matt Titone recently opened a gallery space in Ventura, California. Indoek’s latest show features works by Jim Olarte, Mark Cunningham, and Cooper Root built from found materials combed from Southern California’s beaches and Hawaii’s reefs. The exhibit runs from March 24 through April 23. Stay tuned to Indoek for more details and future events. 

[Feature image: Liam O’Brien by Duncan Macfarlane, pulled from TSJ 32.1’s On Style]