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  • Wine Makers Go Bold

    Wine Makers Go Bold

    Tue, 14 August 2018

    For 19 years, winemakers have run the Vintners Surf Classic, with last Friday's epic edition at Stilbaai signalling a bold plan to raise R1million for a cancer treatment charity, writes Spike. ..

  • On like ...

    On like ...

    Tue, 14 August 2018

    Out of all the insane edits that pour forth from the frothing sand spit of Skeleton Bay, this has to be ranked in the top three. It's been posted before, but here it is again for your wonderment. ..

  • No man!

    No man!

    Tue, 14 August 2018

    Oh no, not again! Mikey February and Jordy Smith have fought through the tricky Round 2 of the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o elimination round only to face each other in Round 3 ... again! ..

  • Chopes at Half Mast

    Chopes at Half Mast

    Mon, 13 August 2018

    "Small" waves at the treacherous slab named "Place of Skulls" in Tahiti provided the WSL CT surfers with a broad canvas upon which to create their magic. Here's the highlights gallery. ..

  • Nahoon Reef Goes Off

    Nahoon Reef Goes Off

    Mon, 13 August 2018

    Here's a gallery from the South African Surfing Championships held in a variety of conditions - including epic - at the infamous Nahoon Reef in East London. Photos Ian Thurtell ..

  • Tricky in Tahiti

    Tricky in Tahiti

    Mon, 13 August 2018

    Jordy Smith survived a tricky Round 2 encounter in six foot surf at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o earlier today, while Mikey February must face Conner Coffin in his Round 2 elimination. ..

  • Slumtown Silverware

    Slumtown Silverware

    Mon, 13 August 2018

    Local Zoe Steyn, 14, became the youngest Open Women's winner yesterday in the history of the Mercedes–Benz SA Champs, with Cape Town's Jordy Maree victorious in the men's. ..

  • Women Gather at the Berg

    Women Gather at the Berg

    Sat, 11 August 2018

    The surf sistas of Cape Town have gathered today at Muizenberg for the ladies-only longboard event, La Muse Classic, which now runs over one day after concerns about conditions tomorrow. ..

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Tuesday 14th August 2018
wine-makers-go-bold Breaking News
For 19 years, winemakers have run the Vintners Surf Classic, with last Friday's epic edition at Stilbaai signalling a bold plan to raise R1million for a cancer treatment charity, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018
on-like Video
Out of all the insane edits that pour forth from the frothing sand spit of Skeleton Bay, this has to be ranked in the top three. It's been posted before, but here it is again for your wonderment.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018
no-man Breaking News
Oh no, not again! Mikey February and Jordy Smith have fought through the tricky Round 2 of the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o elimination round only to face each other in Round 3 ... again!
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Monday 13th August 2018
chopes-at-half-mast Featured Slideshows
"Small" waves at the treacherous slab named "Place of Skulls" in Tahiti provided the WSL CT surfers with a broad canvas upon which to create their magic. Here's the highlights gallery.
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Monday 13th August 2018
nahoon-reef-goes-off Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery from the South African Surfing Championships held in a variety of conditions - including epic - at the infamous Nahoon Reef in East London. Photos Ian Thurtell
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Monday 13th August 2018
tricky-in-tahiti Breaking News
Jordy Smith survived a tricky Round 2 encounter in six foot surf at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o earlier today, while Mikey February must face Conner Coffin in his Round 2 elimination.
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Monday 13th August 2018
slumtown-silverware Breaking News
Local Zoe Steyn, 14, became the youngest Open Women's winner yesterday in the history of the Mercedes–Benz SA Champs, with Cape Town's Jordy Maree victorious in the men's.
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Saturday 11th August 2018
women-gather-at-the-berg Breaking News
The surf sistas of Cape Town have gathered today at Muizenberg for the ladies-only longboard event, La Muse Classic, which now runs over one day after concerns about conditions tomorrow.
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Thursday 9th August 2018
adapt-or-fly Featured Slideshows
This mega gallery from the Adaptive Surfing SA Champs in Durban paints a revealing portrait. Photos Seth Coyne, Sandy Coffey, DanE Evans and Dianne Parks.
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Thursday 9th August 2018
foiled-again-twice Breaking News
Sixteen year-old Melkbos local Nathan van Vuuren is making waves in Hawaii with several excellent foil racing results, including two podium places behind legendary waterman Kai Lenny.
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Wednesday 8th August 2018
spine-shock-at-sunset Breaking News
Kommetjie big wave surfer Odd Persson had a narrow and scary escape yesterday when he was temporarily paralysed in 15ft+ surf at Sunset Reef. Spike spoke to one of his rescuers.
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Tuesday 7th August 2018
adapting-to-durban Breaking News
Adaptive surfers from South Africa and overseas made the pilgrimage to Durban for the Triggerfish Animation South African Adaptive Surfing Championships on the weekend, writes Spike.
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Monday 6th August 2018
radial-arcs Featured Slideshows
Despite the 2-3' bumps that Neptune normally dishes up at Huntington Beach, the surfing was off the charts. Here's the highlights gallery over five days of the Vans US Open of Surfing.
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Monday 6th August 2018
huntington-wins Breaking News
Hometown heroes Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) won the Vans US Open of Surfing presented by Swatch in bumpy 2-3' conditions yesterday.
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Thursday 2nd August 2018
nature-vs-nurture Video
Winter has delivered some proper waves, which has made the Cape Town big wave crew happy, as well as Rick Wall, who is making the film Satori. This edit hints at what we can expect.
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Thursday 26th July 2018
bromdog-mega-barrel Video
Indo has thundered to one of the biggest swells in living memory. Ulus was 25 feet the other day. Over at Nias, Bromdog pulled into this gaping bomb. Check out the video.
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Monday 23rd July 2018
acid-drops-in-durban Breaking News
About 1,000 Durbanites watched the heavy opening film of the Wavescape Festival at DIFF at the Bay of Plenty last night, with the director out from the US to be there, writes Spike.
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Sunday 22nd July 2018
supers-family-wave Featured Slideshows
The spray has settled from the Corona Open JBay but the memories linger of dolphins pods, shark lulls and amazing surfing in epic surf. Here are photo highlights by Lee-Anne Curtis
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Thursday 19th July 2018
trouble-in-paradise Breaking News
The surfer assaulted in Mauritius last month aims to turn surf rage into the oxymoron it should be. He has launched a crowdfund called Free Tamarin Bay from Violence in the Surf, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 17th July 2018
heavy-water-premiere-this-sunday Breaking News
If you're in Durban, pull in this Sunday evening to the Bay of Plenty to experience the African premiere of Heavy Water, the Nathan Fletcher movie, and meet the director. This movie is insane!
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Saturday 14th July 2018
the-rail-game Breaking News
This was one of the great heats in surfing, not just because a Supertubes great was bowing out but because of three men who mix speed with critical power and flow, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Friday 13th July 2018
lucky-13-for-the-future Breaking News
Huge pods of dolphins and pumping Supers delivered a sublime Friday 13 today to welcome the women back to J-Bay after 18 long years, with Stephanie Gilmore emerging triumphant.
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Friday 13th July 2018
logging-the-jam-2018 Video
The soul of surfing is captured in the video edit from the 2018 edition of the Logjam, an Unconventional Surf Festival, which took place in Muizenberg earlier this month.
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Thursday 12th July 2018
mauritius-outrage Video
When Capetonian Kyle Kahn, who has lived on Mauritius and has been respectfully surfing Tamarin Bay for 18 months, asked a local why he hit his 13-year-old son, this is what happened.
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Tuesday 10th July 2018
sublime-sunday Featured Slideshows
It was truly the day of days on Sunday, the alleged day of rest. Dungeons was mind-bogglingly good as Grant Scholtz found out from his boat as the local crew got shacked
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Tuesday 10th July 2018
father-and-son Breaking News
Dungeons was the best in living memory for some guys on Sunday. Matt Bromley, 27, had his dad John, 64, come out to watch. Guess what happens next. Photos Grant Scholtz
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Tuesday 10th July 2018
foaming-mules Video
Namibia went off in June as a sublime run of winter swells made landfall. Local drone operator Bernt Bruns put together this highlights edit from his best footage.
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Saturday 7th July 2018
the-women-rule-at-jbay Breaking News
If you thought the demand to watch women’s surfing was low, you weren’t at Supertubes yesterday. If you thought they didn't surf hot, think again. Melissa Volker gives the female perspective.
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Thursday 5th July 2018
rocket-elves-and-men-in-grey-suits Breaking News
The who's who of surfing came to JBay to watch Jordy Smith fall in the semis, and rocket elf Filipe Toledo win back-to-back Corona JBay Open titles, writes Spike.
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Thursday 5th July 2018
on-point Featured Slideshows
When JBay was pumping, other point breaks down the coast were gangbusters. Solid closeouts smashed through, but there were bombs between. Photos Stuart Hablutzel and Spike
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Thursday 5th July 2018
goo-bye-parko Featured Slideshows
Conner Coffin wears Parko's last JBay contest jersey. Good on ya Parko! One of the best ever at Supers. Here's the highlights from Corona Open JBay yesterday. Photos Grant Scholtz and WSL
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Tuesday 3rd July 2018
though-the-green-room Featured Slideshows
Once again Supers delivered with clean 4-5' lines winding down the fabled point today for the Corona Open JBay. Here's some highlights from the WSL and Grant Scholtz.
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Tuesday 3rd July 2018
last-man-standing Breaking News
Jordy Smith is the last man standing for South Africa in the Corona Open J-Bay after he had the crowd roaring today in his win over rookie Tomas Hermes (BRA) in Round 3.
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Monday 2nd July 2018
jbay-hits-ground-running Featured Slideshows
All three Saffas in the Corona Open JBay  - Jordy Smith, Mikey Feb and Matt McGillivray - lost their Round 1 heats. Here's the gallery from this morning by Grant Scholtz and the WSL.
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Monday 2nd July 2018
bridging-gender-divide Breaking News
In this age of #metoo and growing gender enlightenment, there can be only one outcome after the wakeup call surfing received last week, writes Spike.
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Sunday 1st July 2018
storms-line-up-jbay-2018 Breaking News
The surf looks epic for the first five days of the Corona Open JBay as two storms set Supers up in their sights with a slew of SW swell, writes Spike somewhat sybillantly.
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Sunday 1st July 2018
bonus-ballito Featured Slideshows
Willard Beach on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal always delivers the berries in winter, as long-range swells interface with crisp early offshores. Here's highlights from the Ballito Pro.
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Sunday 1st July 2018
crisano-hits-the-roof Breaking News
Pristine, long period lines presided at Willard Beach as Peterson Crisanto (BRA) became the 50th winner of the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong in front of a packed beach yesterday.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
gold-en-coast Featured Slideshows
A golden glow has dawned daily for the big QS10,000 event in Ballito Bay, with soft offshores brushing back 2-4' surf. Check the photo gallery from the warm sands of the North Coast.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
only-one-2018 Breaking News
Only one South African remains in the men's QS10,000 at Ballito, while after a marathon day in Ballito today, Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich won the women's QS1,000. Spike summarises.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
windmills-of-the-mind Breaking News
If you did this in Spain, what would happen? Slashed tyres? A broken board? A wet kiss by a hairy gypsy? Spike watches Don Quixote charge windmills in the sand. Photos Grant Scholtz.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
20-second-swell Video
In this short three minute video forecast, Spike gives the lowdown on the epic 20 second swell that's just starting to hit the SW Cape, spreading eastwards overnight. Yeeha!
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Tue Aug 14 13:23:33 +0000 2018

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Tue Aug 14 13:05:48 +0000 2018

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Tue Aug 14 09:32:09 +0000 2018

RT @spike_wavescape: No man! Why is it that Mikey February and Jordy Smith have to surf each other again in Round 3? https://t.co/PknLiEISaR
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Tue Aug 14 07:58:07 +0000 2018

Oh no, not again! Mikey February and Jordy Smith have fought through the tricky Round 2 of the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o… https://t.co/V66r6H5bY5
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Mon Aug 13 14:05:06 +0000 2018

Cape Peninsula -- // Mild post frontal conditions Monday with winds a bumpy West onshore, not strong. Surf is 6-8'… https://t.co/f2TVyIUkoV
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Mon Aug 13 14:05:01 +0000 2018

West Coast -- // Super fun waves Monday in lekker light landbreezes early. Expect solid 6ft sets open coast, with a… https://t.co/eHJESpDc5F
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