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  • Ballito Flow

    Ballito Flow

    Fri, 1 July 2016

    A rising swell and solid overhead waves, with variable winds, tested the ability of surfers in the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong as the event moved into the last 24 at Willard Beach yesterday..

  • Fanning backs JBay

    Fanning backs JBay

    Tue, 28 June 2016

    Despite his famous live shark encounter last year, three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning has decided to compete in the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay from July 6 to 17. ..

  • That Winning Feeling

    That Winning Feeling

    Mon, 27 June 2016

    The weekend has seen the forgotten, ignored, niche sport of surfing stand tall, while the big bucks, big league ZA sports have flattered to deceive, complains Craig Jarvis. ..

  • Trial by Stellar

    Trial by Stellar

    Mon, 27 June 2016

    Here's a gallery of photos from the weekend's surfing at Ballito Bay, including some from the Billabong Junior Series and the trials before the main event, by KELLY CESTARI.  ..

  • Two for One

    Two for One

    Mon, 27 June 2016

    The 1st leg of the world's longest running junior series and the trials event for the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong are done and dusted at Willard Beach in Ballito, with the main event starti..

  • Twiggy Wins Puerto

    Twiggy Wins Puerto

    Sat, 25 June 2016

    Grant 'Twiggy' Baker gave South Africans reasons to be proud when he won the inaugural Puerto Escondido Challenge against 23 of the top big wave surfers in giant 20-35ft surf. ..

  • Beach Bombs

    Beach Bombs

    Fri, 24 June 2016

    The scary thing about fat 25ft+ beachbreak waves? Fat 25ft+ beachbreak waves! The first half of Puerto Escondido is done, the spray is (sort of) settling, and Twig is in the semis! ..

  • Rise of the Youth

    Rise of the Youth

    Fri, 24 June 2016

    Adin Masencamp (Strand) earned a spot in the final of the premier U18 Boys’ division of the Billabong Junior Series at Willard Beach in Ballito today. ..


Friday 1st July 2016
ballito-flow Breaking News
A rising swell and solid overhead waves, with variable winds, tested the ability of surfers in the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong as the event moved into the last 24 at Willard Beach yesterday.
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Tuesday 28th June 2016
fanning-backs-jbay Breaking News
Despite his famous live shark encounter last year, three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning has decided to compete in the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay from July 6 to 17.
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Monday 27th June 2016
that-winning-feeling Breaking News
The weekend has seen the forgotten, ignored, niche sport of surfing stand tall, while the big bucks, big league ZA sports have flattered to deceive, complains Craig Jarvis.
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Monday 27th June 2016
trial-by-stellar Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of photos from the weekend's surfing at Ballito Bay, including some from the Billabong Junior Series and the trials before the main event, by KELLY CESTARI. 
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Monday 27th June 2016
two-for-one-ballito-pro-2016 Breaking News
The 1st leg of the world's longest running junior series and the trials event for the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong are done and dusted at Willard Beach in Ballito, with the main event starting today.
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Saturday 25th June 2016
twiggy-wins-puerto Breaking News
Grant 'Twiggy' Baker gave South Africans reasons to be proud when he won the inaugural Puerto Escondido Challenge against 23 of the top big wave surfers in giant 20-35ft surf.
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Friday 24th June 2016
beach-bombs Breaking News
The scary thing about fat 25ft+ beachbreak waves? Fat 25ft+ beachbreak waves! The first half of Puerto Escondido is done, the spray is (sort of) settling, and Twig is in the semis!
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Friday 24th June 2016
rise-of-the-youth Breaking News
Adin Masencamp (Strand) earned a spot in the final of the premier U18 Boys’ division of the Billabong Junior Series at Willard Beach in Ballito today.
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Friday 24th June 2016
fest-ends-with-a-barrel Breaking News
The Wavescape Festival ends tonight at Rivertown Beerhall with a curated lineup of surfing and ocean films, and the kiffest craft beer. R50 gets you entrance and a Poison City brew bru.
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Friday 24th June 2016
rebel-yell Breaking News
The 100 day waiting period of the underground big wave event Rebel Sessions starts in a week and includes a few of Cape Town's gnarliest deep water big wave reefs.
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Thursday 23rd June 2016
lighting-up-ballito Featured Slideshows
The lighteys at the Billabong Junior Series in Ballito have been blowing up in the surf. Who knows what goes into their porridge, but this gallery by Nic Aberdein suggests rocket fuel.
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Thursday 23rd June 2016
the-new-north-bay Featured Slideshows
See what we did there? Durban has been firing, thanks to a potent storm last week in the deep Indian Ocean. Nic Aberdein caught the tapering end of the swell on Monday.
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Thursday 23rd June 2016
fear-factor-1 Breaking News
Watch the first Big Wave Tour event of the 2016/17 season live tomorrow thanks to a moerse 30'+ swell heading towards that hairy beach break Puerto Escondido. Yikes! 
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Tuesday 21st June 2016
the-oldest-of-the-young Breaking News
The world’s longest running junior surfing series is from South Africa. It has been around for 17 years and it's about to run for the 18th time, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Tuesday 21st June 2016
new-dawn-for-youth Breaking News
Hopefully a new future for competitive surfing has been set by an intensive training program that took place over four days in Durban last week.
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Monday 20th June 2016
view-with-a-full-moon Breaking News
A full moon, pumping surf and warm weather played host to the surf film View From a Blue Moon for 1,500 people at the launch of the Wavescape Festival in Durban yesterday.
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Friday 17th June 2016
medina-magic-in-fiji-2016 Breaking News
Gabriel Medina danced his way through pounding 10-12 foot Cloudbreak for an emphatic victory today at the Fiji Pro, besting current tour leader Matt Wilkinson from Australia.
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Thursday 16th June 2016
jbay-vid-highlights-rvca-2016 The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Check the video highlights of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with some great angles, pumping waves, and this interesting drone shot of a curvaceous carving cuttie. Nice one! 
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Thursday 16th June 2016
cloudbreak-cooks-in-2016 Breaking News
Kelly Slater was ridiculously good earlier today as he almost scored a perfect 20 to help set up a thrilling finale tomorrow at the Fiji Pro.
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Wednesday 15th June 2016
storm-drung Video
We're finally getting a taste of proper winter, with a succession of fronts, and one giant storm in the east setting its sights on the East Coast. Spike presents his latest video surf report.
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Wednesday 15th June 2016
goodbye-taj Breaking News
Taj Burrow surfed his last CT heat today as the Fiji Pro roared back to life with building 6-8' bombs cracking on the reef at Cloudbreak after a week-long lull.
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Tuesday 14th June 2016
you-re-so-right The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
As the spray settles from the weekend, let us remind each other that this is the best righthand pointbreak in the world. Photog Grant Scholtz was there to shoot Supertubes doing its thing. 
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Tuesday 14th June 2016
around-the-twist Video
One wrong move and you're ploughing swamps instead of speeding on water. Kiteboarder Graham Howes has got some serious skills. Awesome video edit courtesy Dirty Habits. 
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Monday 13th June 2016
portrait-of-a-young-man The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
An elated Steve 'Steezy' Sawyer is recovering from a moerse party after winning the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Sandy Coffey catches up with him as the reality sinks in.
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Monday 13th June 2016
highs-from-jbay-supertrial The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Here are the photo highlights from the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with some moody portraits from JBay by veteran photographer Alan Van Gysen. 
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Monday 13th June 2016
going-bos-at-long-beach Featured Slideshows
Here are photos from the BOS Cape Crown, held in fun 2-3' surf at Long Beach in Cape Town. Grant Scholtz rocked up at the beach to shoot some shots on the finals day. 
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Saturday 11th June 2016
we-have-a-winner The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Steve Sawyer has won a berth into the World Surf League JBay Open after a blistering performance at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA in cranking Supertubes in JBay.
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Saturday 11th June 2016
semis-decided The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
We're down to the business end of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA in cranking 4-6' lines at Supertubes in Jeffrey’s Bay, with the semi-finalists decided.
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Saturday 11th June 2016
supertrial-on The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Swell has arrived for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Here are photos from the warmup yesterday and the event today. Photos Alan van Gysen and Grant Scholtz
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Friday 10th June 2016
jbay-warmup-2016 The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
The surfers have today been warming up for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA tomorrow in sporadic 2-4' sets that are due to improve. Pics Grant Scholtz.
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Friday 10th June 2016
woodies-of-the-world-unite Breaking News
URGENT. The Logjam Invitational and Woodies Corner Jam at Muizenberg Surfers' Corner has been moved to SUNDAY due to a horrendous onshore on Saturday!
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Friday 10th June 2016
lining-up The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is set to go tomorrow as a great-looking storm trundles into town with the first real cold snap of the year.
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Friday 10th June 2016
lightey-cams-cape-town Featured Slideshows
When the waves are quite small and you are quite small, well, the waves seem a bit bigger! Grant Scholtz shot the crew at Long Beach during a fun swell recently.
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Friday 10th June 2016
winter-is-here The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
If you are not surfing upon this weekend, you could be snowboarding a slippery slope as the first full-scale winter cold front klaps South Africa with a cold, wet fish, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 8th June 2016
he-s-in-there-somewhere Video
Here is a three minute video showing some slabby highlights from the Red Bull Cape Fear event that ran over two days on Monday and Tuesday this week.
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Wednesday 8th June 2016
the-cold-shoulder Featured Slideshows
A g-g-ghastly gallery of photos froths with fear and loathing from the sick slabs of Red Bull Cape Fear. Addle your brain in adrenaline angst just by looking at these images. Photos Red Bull
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Wednesday 8th June 2016
boom-box-cape-fear Breaking News
He's barely an adult, but that did not stop Russell Bierke, 18, from winning Red Bull Cape Fear near Sydney in massively horrendously scary slabby hunks of Davey Jones Locker.
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Tuesday 7th June 2016
jbay-forecast-for-weekend The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
It looks like some waves in JBay for this weekend and a good chance the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA will get contestable surf. Spike looks at the charts to break down the coming swell.
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Tuesday 7th June 2016
supers-set-to-run The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
As the contest organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA come to the back-end of their event’s waiting period, it looks like there is a chance of waves at Supers this weekend.
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Monday 6th June 2016
around-and-about Featured Slideshows
A varied gallery of shots shows the surf around Cape Town in the last few days, with champ longboarders Simone Robb and Mathew Moir doing what they do best. Photos Grant Scholtz
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Monday 6th June 2016
jordy-vs-kelly Breaking News
Jordy Smith looked on fire in chunky 4-6' surf at Cloudbreak for the Fiji Pro with a vertical backhand smash attack to reach Round 3 where he comes up against you know who. 
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Friday 3rd June 2016
heat-draw The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
The opening function of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA saw the heat-draw take place, and with 24 of the best surfers in the country, every heat is packed with some serious power.
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A rising swell and solid overhead waves, with variable winds, tested the ability of surfers in the Ballito Pro ... https://t.co/bjhrSKT1UE
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RT @TheBallitoPro: Our second South African to advance through to the round of 48, congrats to Jordy Smith @jordysmith88
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Not bad surfing for a rental this morning. Did American surfer Ian Crane's lose his boards flying to #BallitoPro ? https://t.co/XwztpO5gGZ

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