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  • A Rather Ridiculous Barrel

    A Rather Ridiculous Barrel

    Tue, 17 January 2017

    What a wave Koa Rothman had on Saturday at Pipeline. Here's the video of the Hawaiian threading the eye of an insane tube: the current front runner for the O'Neill Wave of the Winter.  ..

  • Torpedo People Gather

    Torpedo People Gather

    Mon, 16 January 2017

    The wetsuit with 11 fins that turns your body into a wave riding craft was invented by an oral surgeon in the US last year, but Spike still wants to know if he can have one ... please.   ..

  • Juniors Jump into 2017

    Juniors Jump into 2017

    Fri, 13 January 2017

    Here's a selection of photos from early this week taken at the World Junior Championship that took place in Australia. The best performing Saffa was Kalk Bay's Jordy Maree, who took equal 5th. ..

  • Godzilla on Tour!

    Godzilla on Tour!

    Thu, 12 January 2017

    They call Jordy Smith Godzilla in Japan as we find out in this video of the big man visiting the land of the rising sun after finishing 2nd on the WSL Championship Tour last year.  ..

  • North Shore Droning

    North Shore Droning

    Thu, 12 January 2017

    If you haven't been to the North Shore of Hawaii, no matter. Just watch this video clip shot by drones during 2016 and perhaps you won't feel the need to go. Perhaps.  ..

  • Maree 5th in World

    Maree 5th in World

    Tue, 10 January 2017

    Cape Town's Jordy Maree is fifth in the world after ending his junior surfing career at the World Junior Championship (WJC), held in tricky 2-3' surf at Bombo Beach in Kiama, Australia yesterday. ..

  • Goodbye 2016!

    Goodbye 2016!

    Fri, 30 December 2016

    2016 was a see-saw year, what with Brexit and Trump and Zupta, but not everything has been whacked. Here's a gallery of photos from the best sessions in the Cape, by Grant Scholtz. ..

  • Goodwave Surfers Announced

    Goodwave Surfers Announced

    Thu, 22 December 2016

    Organisers have released the final list of 32 surfers and alternates invited to surf in the Cell C Goodwave WSL Specialty surf contest in Durban next year. ..

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Tuesday 17th January 2017
a-rather-ridiculous-barrel Video
What a wave Koa Rothman had on Saturday at Pipeline. Here's the video of the Hawaiian threading the eye of an insane tube: the current front runner for the O'Neill Wave of the Winter. 
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Monday 16th January 2017
torpedo-people-gather Breaking News
The wetsuit with 11 fins that turns your body into a wave riding craft was invented by an oral surgeon in the US last year, but Spike still wants to know if he can have one ... please.  
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Friday 13th January 2017
juniors-jump-into-2017 Featured Slideshows
Here's a selection of photos from early this week taken at the World Junior Championship that took place in Australia. The best performing Saffa was Kalk Bay's Jordy Maree, who took equal 5th.
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Thursday 12th January 2017
godzilla-on-tour Video
They call Jordy Smith Godzilla in Japan as we find out in this video of the big man visiting the land of the rising sun after finishing 2nd on the WSL Championship Tour last year. 
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Thursday 12th January 2017
north-shore-droning Video
If you haven't been to the North Shore of Hawaii, no matter. Just watch this video clip shot by drones during 2016 and perhaps you won't feel the need to go. Perhaps. 
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Tuesday 10th January 2017
maree-5th-in-world Breaking News
Cape Town's Jordy Maree is fifth in the world after ending his junior surfing career at the World Junior Championship (WJC), held in tricky 2-3' surf at Bombo Beach in Kiama, Australia yesterday.
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Friday 30th December 2016
goodbye-2016 Featured Slideshows
2016 was a see-saw year, what with Brexit and Trump and Zupta, but not everything has been whacked. Here's a gallery of photos from the best sessions in the Cape, by Grant Scholtz.
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Thursday 22nd December 2016
surfers-announced-2016-goodwave Breaking News
Organisers have released the final list of 32 surfers and alternates invited to surf in the Cell C Goodwave WSL Specialty surf contest in Durban next year.
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Wednesday 21st December 2016
twig-cements-2016-lead Breaking News
Charging! Twiggy Baker increased his lead on the BWT rankings after finishing 7th in the Nazare Challenge in ginormous 40 foot surf at Praia do Norte in Portugal yesterday. 
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Wednesday 21st December 2016
christmas-surf-report Video
Here is a video surf report by Spike for the rest of the week and Christmas weekend. Lank good waves and westerlies (except for the poor folk at the start of the clip). Have a good one.
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Wednesday 21st December 2016
monster-nazare-gallery-2016 Featured Slideshows
There was giant surf for the Nazare Challenge yesterday. Our gallery features charging locals and pros taking another leap forward. The event was won by Jamie Mitchell. Twig fell in the semis.
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Wednesday 21st December 2016
glassy-girl-slide Video
It's the silly season, so let's look at this video silliness from the Kelly Wave Co in the form of glassy perfection and female athletes in the form of surfing professionals sliding the glide elastic.
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Tuesday 20th December 2016
men-in-black Breaking News
Your man is a surfer and you're about to go on holiday? Hold it! Here are nine crucial tips to ensure your break stays fun-filled, sun-kissed and stress-free, writes Melissa Volker.
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Tuesday 20th December 2016
backdoor-man Featured Slideshows
It wasn't the macking Pipeline we've seen in the past but, as this gallery shows, the Billabong Pipeline Masters delivered some epic Backdoor nuggets. Photos WSL.
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Tuesday 20th December 2016
tubular-bell-rings-for-bourez Breaking News
The pro surf season is over after sublime tube riding saw Tahitian Michel Bourez win the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2016 WSL Championship Tour.
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Tuesday 20th December 2016
surfski-bite-2016 Breaking News
The NSRI has urged caution in the Plett area after a surf ski paddler's close shave yesterday when a large white shark bit off a large piece of his boat while paddling off Keurbooms.
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Monday 19th December 2016
the-beast-awakes Breaking News
Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker is ready to charge a giant 40 foot swell that is bearing down on Nazare in Portugal tomorrow for the third event on the 2016/2017 WSL Big Wave Tour.
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Monday 19th December 2016
cape-bank-blast Featured Slideshows
Cape Town has had more swell this summer than it did last winter. Sand banks have been cranking with lank west swell action. Here's one of the better sessions. Photos Grant Scholtz
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Thursday 15th December 2016
world-record-wave Breaking News
A 19m wave measured in the North Atlantic is a world record, say experts, who claim they get worse storms and waves than us in the southern hemisphere. Nooit bru! We beg to differ, says SPIKE.
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Thursday 15th December 2016
staying-lowe Featured Slideshows
He slices the blue-green bowels of the curling worm as it slithers across the sandy banks of a West Kus daydream. James Lowe trips on the cap of life. Sequence GRANT SCHOLTZ.
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Thursday 15th December 2016
big-wave-profile-makua-rothman Video
In this video, Hawaiian Makua Rothman talks about life, big wave surfing, his path as a musician and how he came to be one of the most respected young chargers today, despite setbacks. 
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Thursday 15th December 2016
pipe-slashback Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of photos from Pipeline depicting Day 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters and a couple from the invitational that chose two wildcards. Jordy looks good with a Round 1 win. 
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Wednesday 14th December 2016
sandy-coffey-recounts-moments-of-magic Breaking News
With her limbs functioning and intact, standing on the beach at the Stance World Adaptive Surf Champs in La Jolla, Sandy Coffey was moved to deep emotions as she soaked in the magic.
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Tuesday 13th December 2016
kid-16-wins-at-pipe Breaking News
A 16-year-old Hawaiian kid called Finn McGill won the Pipe Invitational to earn a wildcard slot into the Billabong Pipe Masters where he will surf against Jordy Smith in Round 1 Heat 3.
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Tuesday 13th December 2016
the-wrap-gallery-wavescape-festival-2016 Featured Slideshows
Phewee! That's a wrap for the Wavescape Festival in Cape Town. Here's a gallery of photos depicting key moments from our events, including Clifton, the Labia, Slide Night and Fish Fry. Photos Dune Tilley.
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Tuesday 13th December 2016
as-the-spray-settles Breaking News
As the spray settles in the wake of a busy Wavescape Festival in Cape Town, proceeds from a record R328,000 raised will be making its way to four important ocean causes.
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Tuesday 13th December 2016
goodwaves-coming-2017 Breaking News
The Cell C Goodwave event, which runs on the best day of the year at New Pier in Durban, has been officially listed as a WSL Specialty Event for the 2017 calendar.
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Monday 12th December 2016
grace-under-pressure Video
It's been a tough year for Bianca Buitendag, but in this WSL video, she candidly talks about the challenges she has faced, with support from a stellar cast of her friends in surfing.
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Monday 12th December 2016
adaptive-powerplay Featured Slideshows
The second ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs is finished, and here is some photographic evidence of the epoch-making moments with a modicum of bias towards those involving Team SA!
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Monday 12th December 2016
gold-for-south-africa Breaking News
Antony Smyth and JP Veaudry won gold and bronze medals for #teamSouthAfrica at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs yesterday. Photos ISA and Sandy Coffey
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Monday 12th December 2016
steezy-bru-second-china Breaking News
JBay’s Steven Sawyer took 2nd place at the 2016 Jeep World Longboard Champs on the island of Hainan in China yesterday, losing to Brazilian Phil Rajzman in the final.
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Thursday 8th December 2016
bianca-loses-2017-slot Breaking News
Bianca Buitendag will not surf in the 2017 WSL Championship Tour after she lost her quarterfinal heat to Courtney Conlogue at the Maui Pro. Buitendag needed to win the event to stay on tour.
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Thursday 8th December 2016
the-long-slide Featured Slideshows
Cape Town's Matt Moir and JBay's Steven Sawyer are through to Rd 4 of the Jeep World Longboard Champs in China. Here's some photo highlights at Riyue Bay on Hainan Island. 
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Thursday 8th December 2016
adaptive-surfers-get-ready-2016 Breaking News
The SA Adaptive Team has arrived in San Diego for the 2nd ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs after trains, planes and automobiles ... and a lost passport, writes Sandy Coffey.
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Wednesday 7th December 2016
thumbs-up-for-sliding-night Featured Slideshows
Another night of ocean inspiration flowed from the 10 speakers at Wavescape Slide Night in Cape Town last night, topped off with the adventuring honeymooners Riaan Manser and Vasti Engelbrecht.
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Wednesday 7th December 2016
frank-movie-wins-surfer-poll Breaking News
SA big wave surfer Frank Solomon cemented his movie star status today when his film Let's Be Frank won the Surfer Poll award for best movie in 2016. We're showing it tonight. 
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Tuesday 6th December 2016
bertish-crossing-begins Breaking News
A few hours ago, Cape Town big wave hellman Chris Bertish launched his modified SUP - called IMPISH - off the NW coast of Africa to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean. Easy Peasy!
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Monday 5th December 2016
jordy-rises-at-sunset Breaking News
In the heaviest qualification event of the year, Jordy Smith, #3 in the world, took the win at the Vans World Cup and stamped out his first victory on Hawaiian waves. How big is that board?
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Sunday 4th December 2016
filmmakers-master-class Breaking News
Cape Town filmmakers in adventure and extreme sports are invited to attend the Wavescape Masterclass - a free skills workshop and networking opportunity with top professionals.
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Saturday 3rd December 2016
see-you-at-clifton-tonight Breaking News
Prizes worth R25,000+ will be given away via a Snapscan raffle at Clifton 4th Beach tonight and you can start scanning now here. The weather is looking peachy, with light winds and balmy weather.
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Saturday 3rd December 2016
crunch-time-for-bianca Breaking News
Bianca Buitendag, who needs to win the last event on the WSL Women's CT, the Maui Women's Pro, to requalify for 2017, has made it into the quarterfinals early this morning in Honolua Bay.
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Friday 2nd December 2016
city-surf-series-2017 Breaking News
The City Surf Series, comprising internationally rated professional surfing events, has been announced for 2017 in a bold bid to boost surfing in South Africa prior to the 2020 Olympics.
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