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  • Rolling Retro Mexico!

    Rolling Retro Mexico!

    Tue, 9 February 2016

    The sixth annual #RollingRetro surf event - Cape Town’s fun day of retro style and bad hair - will be going Mexican down at the Llandudno Lifesavers' Club on Saturday 20 February. ..

  • Tube Maestro Mikey

    Tube Maestro Mikey

    Tue, 9 February 2016

    Mikey February effortlessly threads through barrels and lands smooth airs in this video edit of chasing swells and sandbanks. Welcome to Lotus, a Vans Surf video project filmed by Steve Michelsen. ..

  • Durban Does it Again

    Durban Does it Again

    Tue, 9 February 2016

    Durban has been pumping as more east swell pours off a tropical production line. Yesterday was no exception as Jordy Smith and the locals made hay while the sun shone. Photos Dawn Rouse. ..

  • Eddie About to Go

    Eddie About to Go

    Tue, 9 February 2016

    Big wave surfers, including Twiggy Baker, are converging on Waimea Bay as a giant swell bears down on Hawaii, with the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau specialty event called on for tomorrow. ..

  • Cape Town Air Show

    Cape Town Air Show

    Mon, 8 February 2016

    These high-flying photos from the Red Bull King of the Air show just how madly skilled or just mad, pro kiteboarders are these days. Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox was there to record the carnage in a SE gale. ..

  • Kiteboard Crash

    Kiteboard Crash

    Mon, 8 February 2016

    British kiteboarder Lewis Crathern was seriously injured after a massive crash in howling southeast winds during the semi-finals of the Red Bull King of the Air at Big Bay in Blouberg yesterday. ..

  • Dancing at Dawn

    Dancing at Dawn

    Mon, 8 February 2016

    And still the evidence in Durban pours through that the cyclone season has made landfall in the land of bananas and barrels, with this early morning contribution yesterday by Nic Aberdein. ..

  • Beauty and the East Swell

    Beauty and the East Swell

    Mon, 8 February 2016

    The east swell factory sputtered back into production mode in Durban on the weekend as the cyclonic engine roared to life off the Bananaland coast. Dawn Rouse lurked along the beachfront. ..


09/02/2016, 13:08
rolling-retro-mexico Breaking News
The sixth annual #RollingRetro surf event - Cape Town’s fun day of retro style and bad hair - will be going Mexican down at the Llandudno Lifesavers' Club on Saturday 20 February.
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09/02/2016, 12:45
tube-maestro-mikey Video
Mikey February effortlessly threads through barrels and lands smooth airs in this video edit of chasing swells and sandbanks. Welcome to Lotus, a Vans Surf video project filmed by Steve Michelsen.
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09/02/2016, 12:30
dirtbin-does-it-again Featured Slideshows
Durban has been pumping as more east swell pours off a tropical production line. Yesterday was no exception as Jordy Smith and the locals made hay while the sun shone. Photos Dawn Rouse.
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09/02/2016, 11:30
eddie-aikau-is-about-to-go Breaking News
Big wave surfers, including Twiggy Baker, are converging on Waimea Bay as a giant swell bears down on Hawaii, with the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau specialty event called on for tomorrow.
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08/02/2016, 18:21
cape-air-show-takes-off Featured Slideshows
These high-flying photos from the Red Bull King of the Air show just how madly skilled or just mad, pro kiteboarders are these days. Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox was there to record the carnage in a SE gale.
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08/02/2016, 18:00
kiteboard-crash Breaking News
British kiteboarder Lewis Crathern was seriously injured after a massive crash in howling southeast winds during the semi-finals of the Red Bull King of the Air at Big Bay in Blouberg yesterday.
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08/02/2016, 12:23
dancing-at-dawn Featured Slideshows
And still the evidence in Durban pours through that the cyclone season has made landfall in the land of bananas and barrels, with this early morning contribution yesterday by Nic Aberdein.
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08/02/2016, 10:58
beauty-and-the-beast-swell Featured Slideshows
The east swell factory sputtered back into production mode in Durban on the weekend as the cyclonic engine roared to life off the Bananaland coast. Dawn Rouse lurked along the beachfront.
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04/02/2016, 17:01
windsurfing-first Breaking News
Big wave windsurfer Australian Jason Polakow made history on Tuesday when he became the first person to windsurf giant Nazare in Portugal. The waves were 43 foot, one below his age of 44 years.
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03/02/2016, 11:00
new-wave-tube-skills Video
While big wave ous push limits in huge Jaws, spare kudos for the mad tube riding skills in this video highlights reel from the Volcom Pipeline Pro. They thread through impossible waves. Just insane.
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03/02/2016, 10:41
beauty-with-a-sting Featured Slideshows
A thing of rare but deadly beauty would describe glassy Pipeline at 10 to 15 foot. This gallery of photos gives some idea of that concept as it played out at the Volcom Pipeline Pro early this morning.
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03/02/2016, 10:34
king-kelly,-43 Breaking News
Ou ballie Kelly Slater belied his years, which are 43 by the way, to beat three world-class Pipe specialists at the Volcom Pipeline Pro – JOB, Bruce Irons and Makai McNamara – in gaping 12 foot barrels.
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02/02/2016, 17:36
morning-of-the-earth Featured Slideshows
This photo gallery presents some interesting new perspectives of Dungeons. Shot last week during the 22 second swell, photographer Mark Harley took these moody shots of our big wave local.
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02/02/2016, 12:18
we-are-the-hollow-men Featured Slideshows
Surfers in Hawaii are calling it the best Pipeline of the northern hemisphere winter. This collection of photos from the Volcom Pipe Pro indicates that they are surely correct. Photos courtesy WSL
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01/02/2016, 22:11
surfers-gang-up-on-shark Breaking News
When someone shouts “shark”, surfers paddle to shore as fast as they can, right? Nooit bru, not when hardy Cape Town surfers are helping a mate. Spike spoke to a shaken Sacha Specker.
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01/02/2016, 17:00
jaws-wipeout-reel Video
Here's the wipeout highlights reel of that crazy carnage day at Peahi / Jaws. The level of commitment by the big wave riders to get barrelled beggars belief. Give those okes a double Bells and coke.
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29/01/2016, 12:57
extreme-escape-for-james-taylor Breaking News
It was the worst-case scenario in big wave surfing for James Taylor yesterday: pinned underwater with no breath and a burst ear drum; no flotation, no leash, and more waves coming. He spoke to Spike.
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29/01/2016, 11:54
yesterday-today-now Featured Slideshows
Patience paid off at Dungeons yesterday, with several solid if slow sets slentering through from a 940 mb storm 2,350 miles SW of Cape Town. Photos Grant Scholtz and Lee-Anne Curtis.
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29/01/2016, 10:26
moving-highlights Video
El Nino keeps fuelling the swell factory and Peahi has been firing. Cool video of yesterday's carnage. See JOB, Francisco Porcella, Kai Lenny, Nic Lamb and the SA crew in a day of wipeout mayhem.
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28/01/2016, 17:30
meanwhile-across-the-pond Featured Slideshows
There were more wipeouts than waves at Jaws early today (ZA time) as a huge crowd jostled for another giant swell. As photog Jimmie Hepp points out, it was worse than a crowded day at Honolua Bay. 
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28/01/2016, 17:13
swell-flatters-at-dungeons Breaking News
Dungeons should have roared, but it sputtered. If there was a roar, it took place in the dark this morning, and by the time the crew were on, the sputter was on. Words Spike. Photos Grant Scholtz.
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28/01/2016, 10:42
22-second-swell-bears-down Breaking News
Cape Town got a 22 sec swell yesterday. It was disappointing. The waves that were big enough (20 feet) arrived in the dark between 12 and 5am this morning. Then it began to peter out, writes Spike.
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27/01/2016, 15:17
matt-mcgillivray-profile Breaking News
A huge surfing talent just finished matric and early this week left for Australia to surf in two QS events on the Gold Coast. In the first of her monthly profiles, Sandy Coffey speaks to Matt McGillivray.
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27/01/2016, 14:42
point-break-contender Video
In case you haven't been scared witless by this near-death skipping stone takeoff by Garrett McNamara this month in huge Mavericks, we suggest you take a look. Just keep one eye closed, just in case.
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26/01/2016, 17:15
future-legends-gallery Featured Slideshows
The stars of tomorrow put on a strong display to vindicate their selection for the Future Legends Coaching series. Here is a gallery by veteran SA photog and SA Surfing Legends head Pat Flanagan.
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26/01/2016, 17:04
future-heroes-on-track Breaking News
Training technique teamed up with talent to deliver an explosive start to the first Future Legends Coaching Series event, run by the South African Surfing Legends, at Dairy Bowl in Durban on the weekend.
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26/01/2016, 12:55
we-surf-by-josh-rowe Video
This edit by @tiger_fire_films reminds us why we surf: Namibia, Robben island, Dunes, Sunset and Dungeons with Benji Brand, Matt Bromley, Emi Erickson, James Lowe, Andy Marr and more.
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25/01/2016, 19:44
ay-bru,-nooit Featured Slideshows
Sorry bru, I didn't see you! Sometimes you can't help but drop in when the surf is firing. A few days ago, this Cape Town beach break had something for everyone. Photos by Grant Scholtz.
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22/01/2016, 13:30
sea-lions-roar-inland Breaking News
Shades of Cool Runnings? A surf club from landlocked Joburg will compete at the SA Interclub Surfing Champs at Seal Point, writes Byron Loker. Photos Dominic Barnardt #joburgboardriders
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20/01/2016, 17:32
complete-instagram-movie Video
Settle in for some satirical fun with the first feature surf film made of Instagram video posts. Introducing @Norwell9’s Complete Surfing Instagram Movie. He posted it 12 months ago, but its still relevant.
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KZN Far North Coast --The cyclone season has kicked in, with plenty east swell, and Tuesday solid 4-5' SE swell ... https://t.co/YnkGEhYYjA
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Durban and surrounds --The east swell cycle from offshore tropical cyclones has begun. Tuesday still waves this ... https://t.co/fif4Abs9G5
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KZN South Coast --Cyclone season is in full swing after a few days of fun east swell. It's all east swell now. T... https://t.co/XeVlSsJt8b
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Wild Coast --The swell is all from the east this week. Tuesday starts moderate SW and ok with 3-4' SE swell runn... https://t.co/tdS8Vst7lj
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Eastern Cape East --Lots of medium 4' or so SW groundswell runs Tuesday with an early start best before a light ... https://t.co/GiaXGuDDdH

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