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  • Bianca Loses 2017 Slot

    Bianca Loses 2017 Slot

    Thu, 8 December 2016

    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. ..

  • The Long Slide

    The Long Slide

    Thu, 8 December 2016

    Cape Town's Matt Moir is through to Rd 4 of the Jeep World Longboard Champs in China. Here's the photo highlights of kiff 4' surf they've been having at Riyue Bay on Hainan Island.  ..

  • Adaptive Champs Kicks Off

    Adaptive Champs Kicks Off

    Thu, 8 December 2016

    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. ..

  • Thumbs up for Sliding Night

    Thumbs up for Sliding Night

    Wed, 7 December 2016

    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. ..

  • Frank Movie Wins Surfer Poll

    Frank Movie Wins Surfer Poll

    Wed, 7 December 2016

    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.  ..

  • Bertish Crossing Begins

    Bertish Crossing Begins

    Tue, 6 December 2016

    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! ..

  • Jordy Rises at Sunset

    Jordy Rises at Sunset

    Mon, 5 December 2016

    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? ..

  • Filmmakers' Master Class

    Filmmakers' Master Class

    Sun, 4 December 2016

    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. ..


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 is through to Rd 4 of the Jeep World Longboard Champs in China. Here's the photo highlights of kiff 4' surf they've been having 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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Friday 2nd December 2016
record-r67000-for-2016-art-board Breaking News
The Wavescape Artboard Project raised a record R300,000 for ocean causes this week with the surfboard decorated by renowned South African artist Lionel Smit going for an individual record of R67,000.
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Thursday 1st December 2016
call-to-action-on-sewage Breaking News
As Cape Town considers selling the last public space big enough to host a sewage treatment plant, filmmaker Mark Jackson has made a hard-hitting film on the effluent crisis, writes Spike.
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Monday 28th November 2016
the-irony-of-art-2016 Breaking News
Cape Town artist Jenna Barbe has created a telling symbol of bleached coral reefs: an intricate surfboard for the Wavescape Artboard Auction tonight. Get catalogue here
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Saturday 26th November 2016
fish-fry-feast-2016 Featured Slideshows
Here are a few photos being projected onto a wall at Jack Black Brewery tonight as part of Fish Fry, also comprising celeb fish braai, beer, food, and R25k in prizes, including TWO surfboards!
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Monday 21st November 2016
worlds-away-in-fiji Featured Slideshows
A rich tapestry of tropical sights formed the backdrop of the SUP world champs in Fiji. Here's a highlights gallery of photos from the past 10 days, including free-surfing. Photos ISA
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Monday 21st November 2016
sup-champs-wrap Breaking News
Copper medals by Anna Notten, Thomas King and Tarryn King helped South Africa to 7th at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Champs in Fiji, which ended yesterday. Spike wraps it up.
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Wednesday 16th November 2016
wavescape-festival-is-almost-here Breaking News
Pull in to the Wavescape Festival in Cape Town from Monday 21 November to 11 December! We've ramped up our trademark celebration of surf culture and ocean love. See you soon!
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Wednesday 16th November 2016
things-look-up-for-2017 Breaking News
At last, the WSL has found a sponsor for the JBay Open, courtesy a deal they have announced with top Mexican beer brand Corona, which comes as they release the 2017 calendar.
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Wednesday 16th November 2016
this-is-a-cutback Featured Slideshows
The top surfers of the world have been having a bit of a "rest" before the WSL finale at Pipe by smacking some lips and pulling off crazy cutbacks at the Hawaiian Pro. Gallery courtesy WSL
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Tuesday 15th November 2016
what-above-earth Video
What above earth in this video are these mullet Frenchmen doing? Its a sort of sky surfing meets zipline BASE jumping. If you figure it out, please let us know? 
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Monday 14th November 2016
kai-lenny-pulls-air-at-jaws Video
Well, it was bound to happen! Wow. In this video Kai Lenny pulls off a huge air at Jaws after the Pe'ahi Challenge, when he swapped the gun for a towboard. Great surfing too.
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Monday 14th November 2016
look-maw-no-hands Featured Slideshows
Here is a gallery of photos showing the historic day this weekend when women joined the brotherhood of big wave surfing - at the Pe'ahi Challenge in dik 30'+ surf. Photos WSL.
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Monday 14th November 2016
her-story-made-at-jaws-2 Breaking News
Jaws local Paige Alms made history to win the first WSL Women’s Big Wave Tour event in history, while Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker finished 3rd in the 40 foot surf to stay #1 on the BWT.
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Friday 11th November 2016
big-wave-debutant Breaking News
Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker and Women’s BWT debutant Tammy-Lee Smith, both from KZN, will be flying the South African flag at the Pe’ahi Challenge in Hawaii later today.
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Friday 11th November 2016
a-dumping-shorebreak Breaking News
A man with a barrelling hairdo whose real name is Donald Drumf got elected to the world hot seat this week, and the memes have been flying. Here's a few of our own to join the party.
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Wednesday 9th November 2016
stoked-games Breaking News
Ten surfing development programs will take part in the second Share The Stoke Outreach surfing games this Sunday at Muizenberg near Cape Town. Founder Rory Heard spoke to us.
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Wednesday 9th November 2016
skateboard-gold-for-sa Breaking News
Jean-Marc Johannes from Athlone in Cape Town has won a gold medal in the Street Style Amateur category at the FISE world series Am 2016 in China.
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Friday 4th November 2016
shaun-backs-adaptive-team Breaking News
Shaun Tomson has thrown his weight behind the SA adaptive surfing team, who have launched a campaign to raise funds for their trip to California for the world champs.
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Thursday 3rd November 2016
last-call-for-goodwave Breaking News
Organisers of the Cell C Goodwave 2017 contest have made the last call for entries, which will be closing at the end of the month, with 60 of SA's best surfers in the mix for selection.
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Thursday 3rd November 2016
sandbank-snapshots-in-cape-town Featured Slideshows
There are some sweet summer sandbars around in the Deep South of Cape Town as the photos in this gallery by Grant Scholtz will show, and the lighteys have been getting some. 
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Tuesday 1st November 2016
foam-bull-storm-chase Video
These windsurfers are nuts going out in seas like this (giant swell, hurricane gales), but no, it's the minimum requirement to contest the Red Bull Storm Chase. Easy peezy lemon squeezy!
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Monday 31st October 2016
nazgul-wraith-of-death Featured Slideshows
There is nothing like a giant swell, and there's nothing like giant Nazare for extra gawp factor. Mauro Correia was on hand for the first big swell of the season a week ago.
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
your-2016-champion Featured Slideshows
Meet your new surfing world champion, John John Florence, who is liberally featured in this highlights gallery of photos from the finals day at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, held in epic 6' surf.
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this-vid Featured Slideshows
While Durban sits in a swell lull, think back to early this month. This gallery of photos by Nic Aberdein should prise open the memory banks. No nasal flashback flushes please. 
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
hello-diklips Breaking News
You're a heartless soul if you don't feel puckered sympathy for these brave mat men as slabby Shark Island smacks them about in this video from the relevant stop on the APB world tour.
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
kom-skom-skop Breaking News
The deep south of Cape Town will soon awake to the sound of surfers having a jol at the annual Kommetjie Boardswap this weekend, writes organiser Dougal Paterson.
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
john-john-wins-world-title-2016 Breaking News
Despite a brave bid by Jordy Smith to get into the final to delay the inevitable, John John Florence has just won the 2016 world title! John John has been sublime this year, and the title is well deserved.
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Tuesday 25th October 2016
mad-skill-macaskill Video
Here is a little video story featuring the mad skills of Danny MacAskill on his Wee Day Out in bonny Scotland. It's had almost 4 million views in under 2 weeks. Here is why.
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Sunday 23rd October 2016
perfect-peniche-surf Featured Slideshows
As you can see from this photo gallery, the surf has been going off at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, and the standard of surfing has been just as sublime. Photos WSL / Poullenot
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Sunday 23rd October 2016
can-our-jordy-win-the-2016-world-surfing-title Breaking News
Jordy Smith could pull off a maiden world title after a last-minute round 4 win in cranking 6-8' surf at the Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal yesterday.
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Friday 21st October 2016
beauty-and-the-undersea Video
Above the surface of the sea, the hurly burly world gate-crashes our lives. But below - in this video of the 2016 sardine run - things are majestically and thankfully very different.  
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