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  • The 4th Phase

    The 4th Phase

    Mon, 26 September 2016

    Here's a sick new film from Brain Farm and Red Bull called the Fourth Phase involving Travis Rice, a Pacific storm belt, and ridiculous footage in towering mountains of snow and ice. ..

  • Cooking in the Azores

    Cooking in the Azores

    Mon, 26 September 2016

    The surf fired for the World Junior Surfing champs in the Azores. Here is a selection of photos from the event, with a little bit of everything, from perfection to people power. ..

  • Le Magnifique!

    Le Magnifique!

    Mon, 26 September 2016

    Team France won the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in the Azores yesterday after nine days of surfing that saw South Africa drop out on Saturday. South Africa came 9th. ..

  • Shaper Wise

    Shaper Wise

    Thu, 22 September 2016

    In this video, veteran shaper Anton Butler from Ferral Surfboards speaks about the philosophy behind his work, the passion that drives him, and his responsibility to you as a surfboard shaper. ..

  • Calling Surf Filmmakers

    Calling Surf Filmmakers

    Thu, 22 September 2016

    Calling all surfing and ocean adventure filmmakers, submissions are now open for the 2016 Wavescape Surf Film Festival coming up in Cape Town this December. ..

  • Nice Wave Gallery

    Nice Wave Gallery

    Thu, 22 September 2016

    The waves have been so kiff in the Azores, we had to gather this gallery of goodness from the world junior surf champs at the beach break they call Praia do Monte Verde. ..

  • The Orcs of Oz

    The Orcs of Oz

    Wed, 21 September 2016

    This video adds the heebie to the geebies. It features the misshapen beasts of the surfing world domiciled in Australia. Humans keep taking them on. And they mostly come off 2nd best.  ..

  • ZA Surf Bonus

    ZA Surf Bonus

    Tue, 20 September 2016

    Matt McGillivray finished third at the Quiksilver Casablanca Pro, Beyrick De Vries and Faye Zoetmulder crowned WSL Africa champs, and our juniors all set for the last series event in 10 days. ..


Monday 26th September 2016
the-4th-phase Video
Here's a sick new film from Brain Farm and Red Bull called the Fourth Phase involving Travis Rice, a Pacific storm belt, and ridiculous footage in towering mountains of snow and ice.
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Monday 26th September 2016
cooking-in-the-azores Featured Slideshows
The surf fired for the World Junior Surfing champs in the Azores. Here is a selection of photos from the event, with a little bit of everything, from perfection to people power.
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Monday 26th September 2016
le-magnifique Breaking News
Team France won the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in the Azores yesterday after nine days of surfing that saw South Africa drop out on Saturday. South Africa came 9th.
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Thursday 22nd September 2016
shaper-wise Video
In this video, veteran shaper Anton Butler from Ferral Surfboards speaks about the philosophy behind his work, the passion that drives him, and his responsibility to you as a surfboard shaper.
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Thursday 22nd September 2016
calling-adventure-film-makers Breaking News
Calling all surfing and ocean adventure filmmakers, submissions are now open for the 2016 Wavescape Surf Film Festival coming up in Cape Town this December.
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Thursday 22nd September 2016
nice-waves-in-azores Featured Slideshows
The waves have been so kiff in the Azores, we had to gather this gallery of goodness from the world junior surf champs at the beach break they call Praia do Monte Verde.
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Wednesday 21st September 2016
the-orcs-of-oz Video
This video adds the heebie to the geebies. It features the misshapen beasts of the surfing world domiciled in Australia. Humans keep taking them on. And they mostly come off 2nd best. 
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Tuesday 20th September 2016
south-african-wsl-surfer-update Breaking News
Matt McGillivray finished third at the Quiksilver Casablanca Pro, Beyrick De Vries and Faye Zoetmulder crowned WSL Africa champs, and our juniors all set for the last series event in 10 days.
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Monday 19th September 2016
talk-about-waves-2 Breaking News
Deep energy swell rolled into Cape Town when Cambridge lecturer and writer Andy Martin arrived at the Open Book Festival to chat with Chris Bertish and Glen Thompson, writes Melissa Volker.
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Thursday 15th September 2016
who-would-have-thought Video
Now we've seen everything. This video depicts drone surfing ... literally. Yep. You guessed. The drone tows you, but you can film yourself doing it. Whatever next!
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Thursday 15th September 2016
end-in-site Breaking News
What a difference a day makes. Jordy Smith won the Hurley Pro at Trestles and has suddenly been elevated into world title contention with three events to go, writes Spike.
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Monday 12th September 2016
azores-highlights Featured Slideshows
It's been a good weekend for SA surfing. Mikey February made it to the semis of the Azores Airlines Pro and got a 3rd, and Jordy Smith is in the quarters at Trestles. Here's the Azores gallery.
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Monday 12th September 2016
frankly-my-dear Breaking News
Sandwiched between Twiggy Baker and Dale Steyn at the Let's Be Frank premiere in Cape Town, Dan Widmonte settles in for an evening of fun in one of four packed cinemas.
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Monday 12th September 2016
snot-en-trane-on-tour Breaking News
Global wailing and gnashing of teeth broke out yesterday in the wake of wildcards and replacements purging the big guns in fun 4' surf at Trestles, reports a bemused Spike.
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Friday 9th September 2016
azure-tubefest Featured Slideshows
The wave in the Azores that's home to the Azores Airlines Pro QS event looks like such a classic bashable beach break. Here's a gallery of photos courtesy the WSL.
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Friday 9th September 2016
trestles-turns-on Breaking News
Jordy Smith was on fire yesterday at the Hurley Pro in building 4-6' surf at Lower Trestles in California, dispatching American Nat Young and Hawaiian Keanu Asing for a direct berth into Round 3.
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Friday 9th September 2016
mikey-surfs-in-the-azores Video
Mikey February is through to the quarter finals of the Azores Airlines Pro after defeating Aussie Jacob Willcox. This is the live video feed of the event, which is still on. 
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Thursday 8th September 2016
slabby-seconds Featured Slideshows
Call that a wave? This is a wave, mate. The Ozzies delight in this terrifying Sydney slab we know (or don't want to know) so well. Dan Bielich was there, safely ensconced on terra firma.
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Thursday 8th September 2016
goodnews-goodwave Breaking News
Good news is that the good wave surfing event is back and set to take place in Durban next year, only it's presented by South African Surfing Legends and is now called the Cell© Goodwave.
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Wednesday 7th September 2016
bossing-the-moss Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos brings a colourful highlights package to life of the recent Boss of Moss junior surfing event that took place in Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape. Fabian Coetzer was there.
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Wednesday 7th September 2016
viking-line Breaking News
The movie Let’s Be Frank premieres in Cape Town on Friday the 9th. Jazz Kutsche catches up with one of the main manne in the film, Josh - aka Vanilla Gorilla, aka The Enforcer - Redman.
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Wednesday 7th September 2016
breakfast-munch Featured Slideshows
The giant swell that hit Cape Town also smacked Namibia, but it was ugly, filled with spite and venom. Grant Scholtz saw bust boards and bodies as the skeleton bit down on some surfer beef.
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Monday 5th September 2016
the-waves-in-spain Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of shots from the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in Spain, which was won by Kanoa Igarashi and Sage Erickson. The Saffa contingent were gone by the end of Round 2.
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Monday 5th September 2016
kan-you-doee Video
Here are two videos of Indo left Kandui that will leave you drooling into your rice crispies at the start of another work week. They call it No Kandui. But not for these ous last year. Oh my hat.
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Friday 2nd September 2016
sa-surfer-designs-leash Breaking News
A South African surfer has launched a potentially game-changing technology - the Silver Cord leash system - and by all accounts it looks set to turn the surfing world on its head.
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Friday 2nd September 2016
finally-waves Featured Slideshows
Spring sprang a leak and Neptune's bilge pump burned out as a ginormous 25ft west swell spewed foaming debris along our coast yesterday. Mark Harley captured the carnage at Dungeons.
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Friday 2nd September 2016
pics-to-soothe-the-pain Breaking News
It's been tough for South Africans in the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro being held at the picturesque Pantin beach on the western tip of Spain. Here's a photo gallery to soothe the pain.
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Friday 2nd September 2016
torpedo-time Breaking News
Strangely proportioned torpedo people are stirring in the dark reaches of the underground in preparation for the 2016 Llandudno Bodysurf Wavejam later this month.
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Thursday 1st September 2016
mind-surfing-101 Featured Slideshows
While Neptune spews his filthy gizzards onto the Cape coast today, we look back a week ago to the clean pure lines of Dungeons in a w-a-a-a-y better mood. Photos Mark Harley.
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Thursday 1st September 2016
number-1-after-1 Breaking News
The southern hemisphere big wave season has officially closed, with “Twiggy” Baker leading the pack ahead of the WSL Big Wave Tour second half about to start in the north.
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Tuesday 30th August 2016
being-frank Breaking News
Cape Town big wave surfer Frank Solomon is in LA about to attend the international premiere of his film with a bunch of famous people. Spike caught up with him before he flew out.
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Monday 29th August 2016
reunion-shark-injury Breaking News
A bodyboarder, 21, lost his right arm and foot to a shark off Boucan Canot Beach on the west coast of Reunion late on Saturday afternoon, according to reports.
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Monday 29th August 2016
robb-emslie-champs Breaking News
Cape Town Surfriders won the Presidents Cup at the 51st South African Surfing Champs although Buffalo City’s Greg Emslie and Nikita Robb clinched the open titles in misty, small Long Beach.
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Saturday 27th August 2016
long-beach-sa-champs Featured Slideshows
100 of South Africa's best surfers are battling for individual and team honours at the SA Surfing Champs underway at Long Beach, near Cape Town. Grant Scholtz shot these pics yesterday.
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Friday 26th August 2016
trillion-rand-calamity Breaking News
South Africans have only three more days to comment on a ruinous R1 trillion nuke plan our Government and Eskom are trying to slip through under our noses. Time to act guys.
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Thursday 25th August 2016
fun-days-at-the-dungeon Featured Slideshows
A beautiful west swell slung in low from the deep to light up Dungeons yesterday. The crew rode some epic waves, and Lee-Ann Curtis was there to catch some of the action.
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Wednesday 24th August 2016
what-a-finale Video
Barrelfest! Check these vids of Kelly Slater's win at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, including the interview about what it means to the 44 year old ballie with 11 world titles. Is #12 on cards? 
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Wednesday 24th August 2016
elastic-man-back Breaking News
Elastic Man Kelly Slater, who just won the Billabong Pro Tahiti - and fellow finalist John John Florence - had 35 barrels between them in cranking 8ft Teahupo’o today. Amazing stat.
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Tuesday 23rd August 2016
surfers-froth-in-durban Featured Slideshows
During the current Durban lean patch, here's a gallery from the beginning of the month to make you froth for the next swell. Nic Aberdein was there.
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Tuesday 23rd August 2016
kelly-on-olympics Video
If you haven't seen this video yet, here is an interesting interview with Kelly Slater on surfing in the Olympics, and his views are not what you might expect. 
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Tuesday 23rd August 2016
attack-of-the-flying-ballie Breaking News
Just when you thought it was safe to paddle back out at Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg after the lastest shark siren, a new danger has emerged, writes Spike.
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Monday 22nd August 2016
highs-at-chopes Featured Slideshows
The scariest left in the world has looked innocuous for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, which has seen two days of fun barrels, with Jordy Smith looking good again. Here are some pictorial highlights. 
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