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  • Stay Stay Stay Stay Staying Alive

    Stay Stay Stay Stay Staying Alive

    Sun, 30 April 2017

    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. ..

  • Another Reunion Death

    Another Reunion Death

    Sun, 30 April 2017

    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. ..

  • Zebra Milk Mimic Man

    Zebra Milk Mimic Man

    Fri, 28 April 2017

    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"!  ..

  • Foam Fighter

    Foam Fighter

    Wed, 26 April 2017

    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.  ..

  • High Lights

    High Lights

    Mon, 24 April 2017

    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. ..

  • February Eyes Elite Future

    February Eyes Elite Future

    Mon, 24 April 2017

    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. ..

  • Ring My Bell!

    Ring My Bell!

    Mon, 24 April 2017

    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. ..

  • Zebra Crossing

    Zebra Crossing

    Fri, 21 April 2017

    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.   ..


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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Tuesday 18th April 2017
twin-bells-winner Breaking News
Californian Courtney Conlogue rang the coveted bell for the second consecutive time yesterday after winning the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach in cooking 4-6' surf.
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Tuesday 18th April 2017
east-london-fire-smoke Featured Slideshows
Here's a moody gallery of photos from the WSL QS1,000 City Surf Series event in East London over the Easter weekend at iconic Nahoon Reef. Photos by Ian Thurtell
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Tuesday 18th April 2017
crossing-the-threshold Breaking News
A breaching Thresher shark did little to stop Sophie Bell winning the Junior Women's and Women's event of the Buffalo City Surf Pro presented by Reef Wetsuits in East London yesterday. 
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Tuesday 18th April 2017
logjam-iii Breaking News
Anyone can enter the revised single fin Logjam event from 1-3 June at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, but you need to get your social mojo on and scoop some votes. 
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Thursday 13th April 2017
woza Video
Indigenous African surf brand Mami Wata just premiered this short film depicting how a young African surfer is taken as a lover by the African water spirit. Gritty. Shot in Ponto and Durbs. 
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Thursday 13th April 2017
call-that-a-surfboard Breaking News
Surfboards made from cardboard? Surely that is the eco-friendly answer, and yet they haven't really taken off, ponders Spike despite free "how to" videos and blueprints online.
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Wednesday 12th April 2017
bell-curve Breaking News
The women were ripping Bells Beach apart early today as the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach ran through Rounds 1, 2 and 3 in 3-5' surf at the infamous right hander in Australia.
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Wednesday 12th April 2017
suped-up-trial Breaking News
Changes to this year’s JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy promises a fast and lively burst of winter swell action at Supertubes for the invited surfers.
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Tuesday 11th April 2017
wave-of-the-winter-2017 Video
The North Shore fired this winter. Seth Moniz talks us through his sickest waves to earn him this year's O'Neill Wave of the Winter Breakthrough Performer award. 
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Monday 10th April 2017
busted-shark-fin-fiasco Video
See how this Chinese fishing vessel captain tries to hide his illegal catch of shark fins as Greenpeace busts several vessels during a joint surveillance sting off West Africa. 
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Monday 10th April 2017
pe-breaks-new-ground Breaking News
Mikey February and Crystal Hulett won the Men’s and Women’s titles at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro presented by Billabong yesterday, while Jake Elkington and Kayla Nogueira took the Juniors. 
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Sunday 9th April 2017
john-john-for-the-win Breaking News
Reigning WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) stormed to the top slot in the world surf rankings after winning the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro in solid 6-8' surf earlier today. 
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Saturday 8th April 2017
radical-times-bru Video
Of course they would use a newspaper pun at some point. In this sick Quiksilver video, read all about it. Get the news that the best surfers in the 'world' are worthy of the headlines ... er ... never mind. 
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Saturday 8th April 2017
pe-highlights-gallery Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of lank photies from Port Elizabeth this weekend before and during the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro presented by Billabong. Photos by Ian Thurtell
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Saturday 8th April 2017
top-seeds-flourish Breaking News
The top seeded surfers dominated proceedings in the opening rounds of the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro presented by Billabong, the first of eight events on the SA Qualifying Series (QS).
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Saturday 8th April 2017
production-line-power Featured Slideshows
Last Sunday the surf cranked in Cape Town, but for the sneaky few who could dodge work, school or varsity, Monday morning still showed some grunt as you can see by this gallery of shots by Grant Scholtz.
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Saturday 8th April 2017
fitzgibbon-fizzes Breaking News
Australian Sally Fitzgibbons stands #1 in the world tied with compatriot Stephanie Gilmore after she won the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro today against 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright.  
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Thursday 6th April 2017
retro-barrel-fest-2017 Video
The Rolling Retro video has dropped. It was a cracker this year as 4-6' waves and pure offshores created gaping tubes and spitting pits for the lucky surfers. And there was some fun involved too. 
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Wednesday 5th April 2017
margie-goes-mental Featured Slideshows
The surf has been firing in Australia for the Margie WSL event, and Jordy Smith is looking good, so all is right in the world, well in some parts. SA is in a bit of a pickle :( Here's a gallery from Margaret River. 
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Tuesday 4th April 2017
cooking-cape-town-sunday-2017 Featured Slideshows
Did you surf in Cape Town on Sunday? A schtonking 10ft+ west swell etched the ocean with corduroy lines, and the reefs of the peninsula went bananas. Grant Scholtz did the rounds.
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Tuesday 4th April 2017
development-milestone-for-nine-miles Breaking News
The inaugural Academy Cup to nurture developing surfers takes place this weekend as part of the 9Miles Project Surf Challenge and Family Day at Strandfontein Pavilion, says Nigel Savel.
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Monday 3rd April 2017
the-icy-man-cometh Featured Slideshows
Mick Fanning surfs under the dazzling night skies of the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, in this trippy gallery shot in Lofoten, Norway with freezing water, fluro waves and freaky lights.
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Monday 3rd April 2017
skunked Video
Monday Smile: this comedic film spoofs The Skunk, South African slang for the awful surfing moment when reality and expectation don't quite align. A film by George Kirkinis.
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Tuesday 28th March 2017
mutant-wave-bonus Video
Slabs in Oz and scary beachies in Portugal have been living up to the Ides of March by breaking with ridiculously big and scary venom. Here's two edits to scare you witless. 
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Monday 27th March 2017
light-sabre-saturday Featured Slideshows
This gallery highlights one of the best surfing days at Llandudno near Cape Town in ages. It so happened that it was the day of the Rolling Retro. Photos Ian Thurtell. Drone shots Michael Veldtman.
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Monday 27th March 2017
free-the-funk-with-fluro Breaking News
A chilly offshore wind and thumping 4-6' sea at Llandudno greeted the 12 brave souls who joined hands early on the day of the Rolling Retro for awareness of mental health, writes Spike. 
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Monday 27th March 2017
rolling-tubes Breaking News
It was third time lucky for the Rolling Retro specialty surfing get-together, which ran on Saturday in absolutely cranking 4-6' conditions at Llandudno near Cape Town after two false starts.
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Monday 27th March 2017
maximum-results Breaking News
Max Elkington claimed his 15th national title when he took the U16 Boys crown at the first event of the Billabong Junior Series at Loch Ness in Port Elizabeth yesterday. Photos Kody McGregor
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Sunday 26th March 2017
day-1-lightey-highlights Featured Slideshows
Cooking surf at Pollock Beach in PE greeted the groms surfing in event #1 of the Billabong Junior Series. Clean crisp offshores always make for nice photos. Gallery by Kody McGregor.
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Friday 24th March 2017
state-of-the-lighteys Breaking News
Junior surfing: Where are we at? Craig Jarvis ponders the state of our youngsters to see if they pass muster as products of the longest and perhaps biggest junior series in the world. 
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Friday 24th March 2017
women-walk-n-water Featured Slideshows
The PNG longboard champs are over, and Saffas Steezy Sawyer, Matthew Moir and Alfonso Peters are out, so as consolation we offer these beautiful shots from the women's event.  
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