As their moniker suggests these self appointed angels guard ‘your treasure while you’re at leisure.’ Echoing the impetus of the infamous New York subway Guardian Angels of the 80’s, this group of car guards have taken it upon themselves to take the law into their own hands and prevent car park crime for a small fee. Born out of crime and survival the Guardian Angels of the Durban beachfront were conceived in 1995 when Paul Gibb and a few of his friends, often on the wrong side of the law, caught a fleeing offender that had just broken into a car and stolen some valuables. The owners gave them money in gratitude and relief. They saw the potential of this unexpected random event to stay off the street and ‘keep the law off their back.’ The Guardian Angels grew through word of mouth from 5 members to 19 today. With the surfing community as their main demographic the surfers started handing the Angels their car keys for safe keeping and soon a unique form of trust and symbiosis developed.