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  • Weskus Water Plan

    Weskus Water Plan

    Fri, 26 May 2017

    World Surf League Africa has called for donations of water for the Vans Surf Pro Classic next weekend due to the severe drought in the Lamberts Bay area, writes Spike. ..

  • Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Thu, 25 May 2017

    All is quiet on the eastern front barring lots of S swell - in the wake of the recent fast and wild storm swell - but we’re holding thumbs for the next clean Goodwave swell to show up at New Pie..

  • Logjam is Nigh

    Logjam is Nigh

    Thu, 25 May 2017

    Fresh and funky surf events honor the comeback of retro shapes from twinnies to single fin logs. Brett Shearer gets the lowdown on The Logjam from Liam Bulgen & Jamie Nye. ..

  • Nahoon Dreaming

    Nahoon Dreaming

    Mon, 22 May 2017

    There's nothing like a surf with mates to test your big moves. Richard Hambloch sent us these photos from Nahoon Beach. Luke Goldschmidt took the watershots. ..

  • World Visions

    World Visions

    Mon, 22 May 2017

    Here's a highlights gallery from the ISA World Surfing Games as we move from the Opening Ceremony to the Women's Event, with some free surfing prior to the start thrown in for good measure.  ..

  • Slumtown Millionaire

    Slumtown Millionaire

    Mon, 22 May 2017

    In this short video edit, Luke Malherbe leads the charge, with the likes of Michael Monk, Tayla de Coning, and Dan Emslie during a fun afternoon surf at Nahoon Beach, East London. ..

  • The Crown Jewels

    The Crown Jewels

    Mon, 22 May 2017

    Here's the highlights gallery from the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong at Long Beach. KIM BOUCHIER took the Day 1 shots, Ian Thurtell took the Day 2 photos as the surf picked up. ..

  • #1 in Africa

    #1 in Africa

    Mon, 22 May 2017

    Cape Town's Michael February is a geniunely nice guy. He also surfs like a new-age hybrid between Dave Rastovich and Rob Machado. Spike chats to Africa's #1 surfer of the moment. ..


Thursday 18th May 2017
winter-swell-course-2017 Breaking News
Pull into the Spike Winter Swell Course on Tuesday 30 May at Touch of Madness in Obs, Cape Town. Spike is back for another edition of his fascinating audio-visual study of storms, swell and waves.
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Friday 26th May 2017
weskus-water-plan Breaking News
World Surf League Africa has called for donations of water for the Vans Surf Pro Classic next weekend due to the severe drought in the Lamberts Bay area, writes Spike.
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Thursday 25th May 2017
quiet-on-the-eastern-front Breaking News
All is quiet on the eastern front barring lots of S swell - in the wake of the recent fast and wild storm swell - but we’re holding thumbs for the next clean Goodwave swell to show up at New Pier.
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Thursday 25th May 2017
logjam-is-nigh Breaking News
Fresh and funky surf events honor the comeback of retro shapes from twinnies to single fin logs. Brett Shearer gets the lowdown on The Logjam from Liam Bulgen & Jamie Nye.
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Monday 22nd May 2017
nahoon-dreaming Featured Slideshows
There's nothing like a surf with mates to test your big moves. Richard Hambloch sent us these photos from Nahoon Beach. Luke Goldschmidt took the watershots.
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Monday 22nd May 2017
isaworlds-gallery Featured Slideshows
Here's a highlights gallery from the ISA World Surfing Games as we move from the Opening Ceremony to the Women's Event, with some free surfing prior to the start thrown in for good measure. 
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Monday 22nd May 2017
slumtown-millionaire Video
In this short video edit, Luke Malherbe leads the charge, with the likes of Michael Monk, Tayla de Coning, and Dan Emslie during a fun afternoon surf at Nahoon Beach, East London.
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Monday 22nd May 2017
the-crown-jewels Featured Slideshows
Here's the highlights gallery from the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong at Long Beach. KIM BOUCHIER took the Day 1 shots, Ian Thurtell took the Day 2 photos as the surf picked up.
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Monday 22nd May 2017
1-in-africa Breaking News
Cape Town's Michael February is a geniunely nice guy. He also surfs like a new-age hybrid between Dave Rastovich and Rob Machado. Spike chats to Africa's #1 surfer of the moment.
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Monday 22nd May 2017
large-at-long Breaking News
Jake Elkington (Kommetjie) and Sophie Bell (Salt Rock) took the junior men’s and women’s titles at the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong in 2-4' waves at Long Beach in Kommetjie yesterday.
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Monday 22nd May 2017
copper-for-sa-in-france Breaking News
South African team captain Bianca Buitendag made it to the final of ISA World Surfing Games in Biarritz France this morning, but was unable to pull off the win.
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Thursday 18th May 2017
captain-bianca Breaking News
France-based South African Bianca Buitendag will captain Team SA as it joins a record number of countries at the World Surfing Games, which starts in two days in Biarritz, France.
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Thursday 18th May 2017
tables-topple-over-2017 Breaking News
The tables are turned on the Dream Tour. John John Florence's lead has all but gone after Jordy Smith, Owen Wright, and Oi Rio Pro winner Adriano de Souza clawed their way into the mix.
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Thursday 18th May 2017
final-four-for-supers-trial The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Jordy Maree, Shane Sykes, Dale Staples and Adin Masencamp join the other eight surfers invited to surf in the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy for a wildcard to the Corona Open JBay.
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Wednesday 17th May 2017
puerto-to-jaws Video
Follow Twiggy Baker on his path to the 2016/17 WSL Big Wave Tour title, from Puerto to Pe'ahi to Nazaré - the 6th episode of TAG Heuer's Don't Crack Under Pressure series by the WSL.
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Monday 15th May 2017
jack-of-arts Featured Slideshows
There is something brutally majestic and breathtakingly surreal about frames frozen from within the fury of a big wave breaking. Sean Thompson is spot on with his gallery from Dungeons last week.
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Saturday 13th May 2017
bragging-rights Breaking News
A large contingent of 110 junior surfers will vie for local and global bragging rights at the second BOS Cape Crown to be held next weekend at Kommetjie's Long Beach near Cape Town.
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Saturday 13th May 2017
oi-rio-pro Featured Slideshows
Jordy Smith is through to Round 4 of the Oi Rio Pro being held in Brazil. Here's a high octane selection of photos from Rounds 1 through to 3, courtesy WSL.
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Friday 12th May 2017
thats-what-iam-talking-about Breaking News
The contest organisers of the Cell C Goodwave have decided to keep the event on hold as a strong but messy storm swell bears down on Durban, arriving later this weekend.
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Friday 12th May 2017
biggish-wednesday Featured Slideshows
In the Dungeons, the tools of torture were mostly absent, apart from some guns and engined craft the main manne used to carve the glass. Chris Mason shot this gallery for Wavescape.
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Wednesday 10th May 2017
may-twirly-report Video
Spike has put up a surf report covering three storms that he's been monitoring, one for the West Coast and two for the East. Durban is going to get a few waves next week!
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Tuesday 9th May 2017
heads-up-for-goodwave Breaking News
Some swell is headed for Durban, and the Cell C Goodwave surfing event is on standby while the charts try to settle into something we can make a proper call from.
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Monday 8th May 2017
weskus-brought-to-its-knees-2 Breaking News
Fifty years separated the youngest and oldest as a clan of kneelos gathered in Elands Bay recently. Former Bok legend Lawrence Atkinson penned a piece. Photos Sean Thompson
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Monday 8th May 2017
the-hot-curl-kelp-cruiser Video
In this little movie, find a smooth ride over the kelp with the fin-less Hot Curl, an old-school all-round surfboard shape resurrected by Cape wood craftsmen Cobus Joubert.
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Monday 8th May 2017
new-tidal-wave-discovery Breaking News
A new tidal wave has been found in Myanmar, according to veteran surf explorer and Stormrider guide author Antony Yep Colas who chats to Spike about a recce to the Gulf of Martaban.
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Thursday 4th May 2017
future-obscura Breaking News
Talented young surfer Sebastian Williams, 16, has been fined and suspended by the WSL for three months after alleged misconduct at the East London leg of the City Surf Series, writes Spike.
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Thursday 4th May 2017
30-hour-surf-session Video
Scottish surfer survives a 30 hour ordeal drifting off the coast of Scotland almost to Northern Island before he gets rescued by a Belfast coastguard helicopter.
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Thursday 4th May 2017
next-four-for-supertrial The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Steve Sawyer, Matt Bromley, Joshe Faulkner and Davey Van Zyl are the next four surfers to be invited to the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy in June.
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Sunday 30th April 2017
king-and-gilmour-rule-the-waves Breaking News
Thomas King (WP) and Christy Gilmour (KZN) were the standouts at the SA Longboarding Champs in Durban after winning two titles each. Spike spoke to Contest Director Ann Wright.
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Sunday 30th April 2017
shark-bites-plett-surfer Breaking News
Yesterday evening, Keurbooms River mouth was the scene of another shark bite, according to a report by the NSRI after a PE teenager was hospitalised by a shark at the popular spot near Plett.
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Sunday 30th April 2017
big-wave-winners-xxl-17 Breaking News
Moments of monstrous madness were relived early today as the best big wave surfers gathered in Huntington Beach for the 2017 World Surf League Big Wave Awards.
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Sunday 30th April 2017
stay-stay-stay-stay-staying-alive Featured Slideshows
A nasty beasterly yeast wind has failed to stifle the style or the stoke at the SA Longboarding Champs in Durban. Photos Dawn Rouse, Nick Nesbit and Craig Dove.
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Sunday 30th April 2017
another-reunion-death Breaking News
The death toll from sharks in Reunion is mounting. Two months after his best friend died, trained shark spotter Adrien Dubosc, 28, passed away after bleeding to death on the beach yesterday.
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Friday 28th April 2017
zebra-milk-mimic-man Video
He's an ordinary surfer but his Trump impersonation has gone viral, and if you think that's good, check out his hilarious South African surfer accents: "out of zebra milk"! 
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Wednesday 26th April 2017
foam-fighter Video
Meet Lyon Farrel champion snowboarder from ... Hawaii! It's not quite as unusual as Cool Runnings, but it's pretty unique. Here's a little video profile of Farrel. 
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Monday 24th April 2017
high-lights Featured Slideshows
Conditions at the Corona Durban Surf pro were small and glassy - just enough of a platform for some big airs and power moves. Here's the "high" lights gallery by Ian Thurtell.
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Monday 24th April 2017
february-eyes-elite-future Breaking News
Is an elite tour berth on the cards? Michael February has rocketed to 15th on the global WSL Qualifying Series rankings after his win in Durban yesterday, writes Spike.
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Monday 24th April 2017
ring-my-bell Video
In this video of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach final, Jordy Smith shows himself to be a bit of a showman with a couple of cheeky claims on two high-scoring rides.
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Friday 21st April 2017
zebra-crossing Breaking News
Mikey February wears the striped leader’s vest in clean 3' surf in Durban today at the third event of the City Surf Series, the Corona Durban Surf Pro presented by Quiksilver and Roxy.  
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Wednesday 19th April 2017
jordy-win-a-first-for-sa Breaking News
An emotional Jordy Smith became the first South African to win the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach - in glassy 6-8 foot surf at Bells to bolster his world title hopes for 2017, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 18th April 2017
spider-bite Video
In this interview with Stabmag at Bells Beach, we find that it's not giant Chopes that scares the big African Jordy Smith but the nasty arachnids he encounters in Australia!
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Tuesday 18th April 2017
hells-bells-at-torquay Featured Slideshows
Here's a high-octane collection of photos from cranking Bells Beach for the men's and women's events of the Rip Curl Pro, courtesy the World Surf League.
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