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  • An Extra Four

    An Extra Four

    Wed, 25 May 2016

    In a surprise announcement today, the event organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have opened up the trial to another four surfers. ..

  • Dubai Oil Sheikh Pro!

    Dubai Oil Sheikh Pro!

    Wed, 25 May 2016

    It was coming! Now its here. Inland surf. Olympics. The Dubai Oil Sheik Pro! The big bucks. The WSL has acquires a majority stake in the Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC). ..

  • The Cape of Jay

    The Cape of Jay

    Tue, 24 May 2016

    With the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA opening in a week, Spike gives us the lowdown of what swell you need by comparing JBay and ... Muizenberg. Say what? ..

  • Slumtown Millionaires!

    Slumtown Millionaires!

    Mon, 23 May 2016

    The Buffalo City Surfriders from East London paid fitting tribute to their mentor Dave Fish by winning the SA Masters Surfing Championships for the ninth consecutive time. ..

  • Ministry of Silly Walks

    Ministry of Silly Walks

    Sun, 22 May 2016

    Some longboarding styles looks a bit strange, even odd. In this gallery, shot at Muizenberg near Cape Town, Grant Scholtz finds new meaning for the Ministry of Silly Walks. ..

  • Tribute to a Warrior

    Tribute to a Warrior

    Sat, 21 May 2016

    Almost 200 mourning surfers paid the ultimate tribute to a fallen comrade when they paddled out at Seal Point this afternoon to celebrate the life of Dave Fish, who died recently aged 65. ..

  • Full Stop Rock n Roll

    Full Stop Rock n Roll

    Sat, 21 May 2016

    Kiff waves, festive vibes and Full Stop mishaps? That's the SA Masters Surfing Champs at Seal Point, writes Spike. Pics Jenna Coyle, Stan Blumberg, Kai Linder and Sandy Coffey-Smyth ..

  • Light, Camera, Action

    Light, Camera, Action

    Fri, 20 May 2016

    The granite geological foundation of Cape Town forms the backdrop to this kiff gallery of photos at a Cape Town beachbreak. Grant Scholtz was there to capture the evening session. ..


Wednesday 25th May 2016
an-extra-four The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
In a surprise announcement today, the event organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have opened up the trial to another four surfers.
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Wednesday 25th May 2016
dubai-oil-sheikh-pro Breaking News
It was coming! Now its here. Inland surf. Olympics. The Dubai Oil Sheik Pro! The big bucks. The WSL has acquires a majority stake in the Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC).
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Tuesday 24th May 2016
the-cape-of-jay The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
With the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA opening in a week, Spike gives us the lowdown of what swell you need by comparing JBay and ... Muizenberg. Say what?
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Monday 23rd May 2016
slumtown-millionaires Breaking News
The Buffalo City Surfriders from East London paid fitting tribute to their mentor Dave Fish by winning the SA Masters Surfing Championships for the ninth consecutive time.
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Sunday 22nd May 2016
ministry-of-silly-walks Featured Slideshows
Some longboarding styles looks a bit strange, even odd. In this gallery, shot at Muizenberg near Cape Town, Grant Scholtz finds new meaning for the Ministry of Silly Walks.
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Saturday 21st May 2016
tribute-to-a-warrior Breaking News
Almost 200 mourning surfers paid the ultimate tribute to a fallen comrade when they paddled out at Seal Point this afternoon to celebrate the life of Dave Fish, who died recently aged 65.
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Saturday 21st May 2016
full-stop-rock-n-roll Breaking News
Kiff waves, festive vibes and Full Stop mishaps? That's the SA Masters Surfing Champs at Seal Point, writes Spike. Pics Jenna Coyle, Stan Blumberg, Kai Linder and Sandy Coffey-Smyth
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Friday 20th May 2016
light-cams-action-cape-town Featured Slideshows
The granite geological foundation of Cape Town forms the backdrop to this kiff gallery of photos at a Cape Town beachbreak. Grant Scholtz was there to capture the evening session.
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Friday 20th May 2016
john-john-smashes-it Breaking News
Hawaiian wunderkind John John Florence blew the opposition away - and rookie Jack Freestone in the final - to vindicate his extraordinary talents in chunky 4-6' surf early today at the Oi Rio Pro.
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Wednesday 18th May 2016
dave-fish-paddleout Breaking News
Special tributory paddle-outs will take place for surfing legend Dave Fish in East London on Friday afternoon and in Cape St Francis on Saturday afternoon in the wake of his passing.
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Wednesday 18th May 2016
kelly-wave-co-steph Video
If you haven't seen this video of Steph Gilmore gleefully sitting in a tubing wave for 30+ seconds courtesy of her mate Kelly Slater and his Incredible Wave Machine, well then you should.
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
wright-side-of-rio Breaking News
Aussie Tyler Wright took her third win of the season in a tightly contested final against compatriot Sally Fitzgibbons at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro today.
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
whose-on-trial The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Another surfer to look out for at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is Matt McGrillivray, the talented young JBay charger whose racking up international experience. Interview by Craig Jarvis.
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
double-barrel-lefts Video
Here's two videos, not one, from the mega swell that hit Indo last year at the end of June. For your edification: Padang Padang and Kandui close to maxing out.
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
trial-by-fire-ing The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
The edit for this year's JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has dropped to ramp up the anticipation before the best young surfers in the land congregate in the bay of jay. 
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
indo-from-above Video
Many short drone films of Indo show sub-standard surf or surfing. Not this slick edit that we came across, set to Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. Sit back this Sunday and dream.
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Sunday 15th May 2016
de-vries-wins Breaking News
Beyrick de Vries and Jordy Maree clinched the men’s and junior men’s titles at the Vans Surf Pro Classic in kiff 4' waves at Africa's Trestles near Lamberts Bay.
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Sunday 15th May 2016
wilko-falls-early Breaking News
Surfers on the WSL Championship Tour have a great chance to reel in rankings leader Wilko after he crashed out of the Oi Rio Pro in Round Two early today.
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Sunday 15th May 2016
up-down-left-right-yoyos Breaking News
Clean 3-4' wedges greeted surfers in the opening day of the Vans Surf Pro Classic - the WSL QS1,000 men and WSL JQS1,000 junior events - providing competitive experience for local surfers.
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Saturday 14th May 2016
crisp-cape-curls Featured Slideshows
These glassy snaps of curling Cape Town rollers do justice to the light, colour and mood of our Mother Ocean. Thanks to Simon Heale / Lexar for the gallery.
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Saturday 14th May 2016
log-jamming-bru Breaking News
A motley mixture of some of South Africa’s best, most stylish, and well, eccentric, longboarders are preparing for a single fin showdown at the Logjam Invitational in Muizenberg next month.
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Thursday 12th May 2016
backwards-forward Video
@Brett_Novak has a unique style when he makes skateboarding films, and this edit is no different. The man who brought us Searching Sirocco brings us something refreshingly different.
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Thursday 12th May 2016
final-five-on-fire The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
After a cranking start to Winter 2016 event organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have released the final five invitees.
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Wednesday 11th May 2016
oi-rio-pro-gallery Featured Slideshows
Surprisingly good surf greeted the pros in Brazil as this gallery of photos might testify. Storms had damaged primary venue Postinho, but Grumari Beach looks like an adequate replacement.
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Wednesday 11th May 2016
topsy-turvy-in-brazil Breaking News
Brazilians, wildcards, replacements and rookies wrought havoc on the opening day of the Oi Rio Pro in surprisingly good 4-6' surf at backup spot Grumari Beach, west of Rio, today.
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Tuesday 10th May 2016
more-sickness-cough Video
You can never tire of the virus that bites you when you go to Skeleton Bay. Combine excellent film-making skills with epic waves, and you get this. Thanks to Chris Rogers.
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Tuesday 10th May 2016
mixed-bag-of-barrels Featured Slideshows
Ah. Cape Town. These photos were taken over the last three weeks all around the Mother City. You will recognise some spots. And others? Nudge nudge! Pics Frederick and Grant Scholtz.
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Tuesday 10th May 2016
two-by-two-rvca-supertrial The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Two surfers in two videos highlight cranking JBay at the past two JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA events held at Supertubes - the aim to single out a wildcard entry into the JBay Open.
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Monday 9th May 2016
peru-and-south-africa-for-the-win Breaking News
Peruvian Joaquin Del Castillo and Capetonian Tanika Hoffman have won the inaugural Cape Town Pro presented by Quiksilver. Grant Scholtz took pics for Wavescape yesterday.
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Sunday 8th May 2016
muizenbergie Video
This short film captures the essence of the chilled, laid back vibes of Muizenberg Corner, where every manner of skill level can find a home without fear of hostility or bad karma.
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Sunday 8th May 2016
cape-town-pro-gallery Featured Slideshows
The surf may be teeny in this gallery from the Cape Town Pro presented by Quiksilver, but that did not deter big moves by a host of young, mostly Saffa surfers. Photos Alan Van Gysen
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Sunday 8th May 2016
dark-side-returns-it-does Breaking News
Anarchy surfaced again recently when epic surf in southern KZN was marred by ugly scenes in the water, and several attempted car-jackings, break-ins and a stolen car, say locals at one spot.
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Saturday 7th May 2016
ultimate-optimist Breaking News
Two open heart surgeries, and 200 days in hospital later, Cape Town waterman Greg Bertish has tapped into a cool metaphor with a direct influence on sick kids' lives, writes Spike.
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Friday 6th May 2016
personal-green-room Video
Those clever people at Kelly Slater's Wave Company are quietly releasing sick videos of sublime waves at his private, artificial surf spot. Call it his personal green room.
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Friday 6th May 2016
the-rio-challenge Breaking News
With internal strife over the Olympics, storm damage on the coast and surfers dropping out of the Oi Rio Pro, the fourth stop on the Championship Tour faces a few challenges.
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Friday 6th May 2016
winter-jol-2016 Breaking News
Two junior surfing events have been added to the JBay Winterfest in July, to boost another banging lineup of the annual jol, which is anchored by the WSL JBay Open and the return of the top tier.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
another-first-for-cape-town Breaking News
The first internationally rated professional surfing event to be run in Cape Town for men since 2010 and the dawn of democracy in South Africa for women (1992) begins tomorrow at Blouberg.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
on-a-mission The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Photographer Alan Van Gysen has captured many surfing moments in his career. He spoke to Craig Jarvis about shooting JBay, and other aspects of life, the universe and alles.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
cloud-burst-sky Featured Slideshows
Seldom is big wave surfing so vicariously expressed as it is in this Cape Town gallery by Eugene Van Elst. Several photos from this session are already entered in the WSL Big Wave Awards.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
the-way-is-life Breaking News
As surfing turns to mindful manufacturing in the search for a greener age, it automatically begins to shed obsolete business models. Brett Shearer spoke to the founders of Sealand.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
spray-slash-slade The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
You'll find buckets of spray by Slade Prestwich and others in this gallery of photos from last year's JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Man with the golden lens Alan van Gysen was there.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
sa-longboard-party-2016 Breaking News
South Africa's best longboarders gathered for their annual party, I mean SA Longboard Surfing Champs, at Mossel Bay, writes Patrick Corbett, head of winners Western Province.
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