Brendon Gibbens was born on June 10, 1991 in Hamburg, Germany, to South African parents. Returning as a child to live in Cape Town, Brendon was captivated by and began surfing before he was a teenager. Brendon excelled as a junior champion before spending two years on the WQS, but Brendon’s heart was in freesurfing. When he wasn’t grinding it out on the QS or hitting massive ramps into cross shore winds at any given South African wave, he was busy filming and editing his own surf clips – clips that would eventually catch the surf worlds eye. Within a few short years Brendon’s style and abilities has made him one of the progressive-surfing poster child of South Africa.