One session, one angle. There’s something to be said for simplicity. Especially when simplicity involves standup guns, raw conditions and some powerful walls of water. South African brothers Greg and Chris Bertish show us what it’s like to charge on the raw coastline of western South Africa.

The Bertish brothers are well-known big wave riders in their home country and abroad. Chris won the 2010 Mavericks competition in the biggest waves the event has seen in its history. He’s also planning on paddling across the Atlantic Ocean from Senegal to Brazil. Check out our preview of the expedition in our Gear Guide, on newsstands June 4.