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  • First for Far North

    First for Far North

    Fri, 31 July 2015

    For the first time in history, Alkantstrand in Richards Bay hosts a major national surfing contest with the start of the Citroen SA Surfing Champs on Monday 2nd August, running until next Sunday the 9th. ..

  • RIP Sedick Isaacs

    RIP Sedick Isaacs

    Fri, 31 July 2015

    Sedick Isaacs was 39 when he was found dead on the beach he loved in False Bay early this month. His longstanding friend and surf buddy Seraaj Regal pays tribute to an inspirational surfer. ..

  • Bianca into Semis

    Bianca into Semis

    Fri, 31 July 2015

    Bianca Buitendag faces good friend Johanne Defay in the Vans US Open of Surfing semis after eliminating 2-time world champ Carissa Moore in the quarters, while Beyrick De Vries moved into Round 3. ..

  • SUP Chance

    SUP Chance

    Thu, 30 July 2015

    After three years at New Pier in Durban, the SA SUP Champs moved to the Cape, where they were held in tough conditions over three days at Blouberg. Dave Maxwell penned a piece for Wavescape. ..

  • Shock Horror Metrics

    Shock Horror Metrics

    Tue, 28 July 2015

    A shock-horror outpouring of conflicting emotion swamped the Web after Mick Fanning's JBay scare. Spike tries to understand why the mayhem was boosted to such extraordinary levels in the media. ..

  • Summer of Winter

    Summer of Winter

    Fri, 24 July 2015

    Early this week, before the SE really klapped Cape Town, gaping pits were had by a happy gaggle of hooded surfers making hay while the breeze was still crisp. Grant Scholtz got sand kicked in his face. ..

  • What Happened

    What Happened

    Wed, 22 July 2015

    Encounters with sharks entail many outcomes. When recorded live on TV, floodgates open. Alison Kock, white shark researcher and scientist, puts the Mick Fanning encounter into perspective. ..

  • Humour Medics

    Humour Medics

    Tue, 21 July 2015

    Media meme schmeem. The Web explodes with takes of the Mick Fanning shark scare at JBay: some funny or clever, but others doff or stupid and offensive. "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" ..


08/07/2015, 10:42
winter-wettie-deal Breaking News
Get R100 off a brand new Derevko wetsuit and free shipping anywhere in South Africa. This special deal pertains to Wavescape readers who insert the coupon Wavescape when checking out.
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31/07/2015, 12:48
first-for-far-north Breaking News
For the first time in history, Alkantstrand in Richards Bay hosts a major national surfing contest with the start of the Citroen SA Surfing Champs on Monday 2nd August, running until next Sunday the 9th.
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31/07/2015, 11:44
rip-sedick-isaacs Breaking News
Sedick Isaacs was 39 when he was found dead on the beach he loved in False Bay early this month. His longstanding friend and surf buddy Seraaj Regal pays tribute to an inspirational surfer.
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31/07/2015, 10:40
bianca-into-us-open-semis Breaking News
Bianca Buitendag faces good friend Johanne Defay in the Vans US Open of Surfing semis after eliminating 2-time world champ Carissa Moore in the quarters, while Beyrick De Vries moved into Round 3.
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30/07/2015, 13:48
sup-chance Breaking News
After three years at New Pier in Durban, the SA SUP Champs moved to the Cape, where they were held in tough conditions over three days at Blouberg. Dave Maxwell penned a piece for Wavescape.
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28/07/2015, 12:57
shock-horror-metrics Breaking News
A shock-horror outpouring of conflicting emotion swamped the Web after Mick Fanning's JBay scare. Spike tries to understand why the mayhem was boosted to such extraordinary levels in the media.
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24/07/2015, 12:25
windy-winter Featured Slideshows
Early this week, before the SE really klapped Cape Town, gaping pits were had by a happy gaggle of hooded surfers making hay while the breeze was still crisp. Grant Scholtz got sand kicked in his face.
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22/07/2015, 11:03
what-happened BruTube
Encounters with sharks entail many outcomes. When recorded live on TV, floodgates open. Alison Kock, white shark researcher and scientist, puts the Mick Fanning encounter into perspective.
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21/07/2015, 15:54
humour-medics Featured Slideshows
Media meme schmeem. The Web explodes with takes of the Mick Fanning shark scare at JBay: some funny or clever, but others doff or stupid and offensive. "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?"
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21/07/2015, 12:31
23-surf-films Breaking News
A record 23 surf and ocean adventure films will screen this week from Sunday 19 July to Friday 25 July at the 36th Durban International Film Festival. Screenings at Musgrave. More info here.
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21/07/2015, 09:40
goodbye-max Breaking News
Surfing elder Pat Flanagan bids farewell to a brother in surfing, Max Wetteland, remembered at a paddleout in Durban this weekend. Photos Patflan, Kevin Sawyer (Pilot William O'Driscoll)
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21/07/2015, 07:50
stoke-of-plenty Breaking News
An audience of about 1,200 people gathered for the opening night of the Wavescape Surf Film Festival at the Bay of Plenty in Durban on Sunday evening, setting up a week of cinema stoke.
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21/07/2015, 06:24
perspectives Featured Slideshows
This gallery from the JBay Winterfest includes the JBay Open shark drama, and the brotherhood on land after. Photos WSL, Cestari, Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox, Kody McGregor & Jazz Kuschke
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20/07/2015, 19:33
shifting-peak Breaking News
Sometimes surfing takes a back seat, whether you like it or not. Sometimes that gives you a chance to do other things, like climbing mountains in Mauritius. Craig Jarvis does it all the time.
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19/07/2015, 17:53
fanning-shark-scare Breaking News
Surreal scenes unfolded at the JBay Open a few hours ago when a great white shark went for Mick Fanning in the final against Julian Wilson, and the event was cancelled. Thousands watched on live TV.
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17/07/2015, 13:30
jbay-finale Breaking News
The JBay Winterfest presented by Woodlands Dairy is poised for an action-packed final weekend, with a variety of activities set to take place tomorrow and Sunday.
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16/07/2015, 18:11
magnitude Breaking News
The future is now. Remember these names. Jazz Kuschke gives the lowdown of the stars that shone brightest at Magnatubes after the final day of the Billabong Junior Series presented by Bos.
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16/07/2015, 17:00
going-mad Breaking News
Slade Prestwich, Grant Twiggy Baker and Frank Solomon rough it to an isolated wild part of Madagascar in search of surf spots in a new film by the team at Red Bull Media House. Stills Alan van Gysen.
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15/07/2015, 15:32
united-grom-nation BruTube
There's lots at stake for the groms taking part in the Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS at Magnas this week. You can tell in this video highlights package of the action early this week.
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13/07/2015, 15:37
zombie-apocalypse BruTube
Undead surfers were seen stalking the waves of Cape Town recently. Can you tell which one is Mike Schlebach or Andrew Marr? They surf well ... for dead ous. From a Sacred Egg music video.
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13/07/2015, 15:03
toothy-overbite Featured Slideshows
Sick surf hit the Tand slab last week, with that infamous jaw doing some serious chewing. If you rode it right, you got spat out with a burst of salty spittle. Pics Simon Heale & Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox
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13/07/2015, 14:38
white-fang Breaking News
Surf spot Tand showed her teeth on Friday with six foot bombs hospitalising one rider and injuring others. In the end, there could be only one at the 2015 Tand Invitational. Simon Heale took photos.
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13/07/2015, 08:46
cross-it-over Breaking News
Jeffrey's Bay has been buzzing over the last few days with celebrities, and not just from the surfing fraternity. Spike and Jazz Kutsche ponder a crossover event with a difference.
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13/07/2015, 07:59
jbay-called-on Breaking News
The JBay Open has been called on for today in clean 4ft conditions with Adriano de Souze taking on Slade Prestwich in the first round of Heat 2. Meanwhile, the juniors will be surfing at Magnas today.
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12/07/2015, 21:07
grom-force Breaking News
The Billabong Juniors were out in force today, practising for the 2nd event in the series that determines who represents SA at the WSL Junior Championships next January. Photos Grant Scholtz
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09/07/2015, 11:01
jbay-lay-day Breaking News
At least two South Africans will compete in the J-Bay Open - the window to the event opened yesterday - with the acclaimed righthander of Supertubes playing host to the WSL Top 34.
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07/07/2015, 13:09
rip-max-wetteland2 Breaking News
In a sad irony, shortly after the launch of a surfing history exhibit near Dairy Beach, Durban surfing doyen Max Wetteland passed away. Lisa and Alan Smith pay homage.
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05/07/2015, 18:25
ballito-blitz Breaking News
Brazilian Alejo Muniz won the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong at Surfer’s Beach in KwaDukuza today to consolidate his lead at the top of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series.
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02/07/2015, 15:33
trial-by-tube Breaking News
With the winter swell season in full swing, Grant Scholtz looks back at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA to see just how epic Supers can be when it's going off its face. Here's the highlights.
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02/07/2015, 13:42
winterfest-countdown Breaking News
The 2015 edition of the JBay Winterfest presented by Woodlands Dairy begins in a week, with a plethora of music and sports events, headlined by the WSL JBay Open of Surfing.
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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Mark! Mark! Yesterday
    Always check your reports Russ. Even when it's kak weather they are at least entertaining :lol: Thanks a lot and keep 'em coming!

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  • RIP Sedick Isaacs

    Angry Surfer Angry Surfer Yesterday
    So tragic. Condolences to family and friends. Problem is False Bay coast from Simonstown to Nine Miles has been taken over by gangsters. Police are pathetically unresponsive ...

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  • RIP Sedick Isaacs

    Steven Howells Steven Howells Yesterday
    so sad, didn't know this person or know about him, till reading this glowing tribute. Cry the beloved country indeed...hope his killers are brought to justice...

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  • RIP Sedick Isaacs

    Faeez Faeez Yesterday
    Rest in peace my brother! See you on the other side.

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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Ds Ds Yesterday
    I c heck it regular. great help Thanks

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