We couldn’t be more stoked to officially welcome Durban legend and Cave Rock local Ricky ‘Bobby’ Basnett to the Instinct team. The first South African in 27 years to win the Mr Price Pro (formerly Gunston 500) after Instinct founder Shaun Tomson claimed victory in 6 consecutive events, Ricky is a 7 x SA Champ who also qualified for the World Championship Tour in 2007 and 2008.
After stepping away from competitive surfing in 2009, Ricky’s been exploring Africa’s coastline for the last ten years as a free surfer and documenting his travels along the way. He’s since opened his own handpoke tattoo studio and is currently shooting a decade-long street photography project called Document Durban.
Ricky will be joined by his fashion stylist wife Leigh Basnett who together will bring their own dynamic style to the creative direction of the brand.