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  • Thick Spit Sand Pits

    Thick Spit Sand Pits

    Mon, 31 August 2015

    Certain Cape Town sand bars were ignited yesterday by the cold blue flame of solid surf brushed tight by the stiff attentions of a frigid black southeaster. Grant Scholtz was there in his beanie. ..

  • Jammin Jammin

    Jammin Jammin

    Mon, 31 August 2015

    Forget the woesies at Rugby World Cup, these die-hards put their bodies on the line as 8' swell pounded the sand at Llandudno near Cape Town for South Africa's first bodysurf event, writes Spike. ..

  • Skate Tour Blast

    Skate Tour Blast

    Mon, 31 August 2015

    After a week in Durban, skating and exploring Kwa-Zulu Natal, the superstars in the RVCA South Africa Tour hit Mill Street Skate Park in Cape Town on Saturday to the delight of hundreds of fans. ..

  • Free Ride

    Free Ride

    Mon, 31 August 2015

    Cranking waves greeted surfers at the Quiksilver Get Free Series event in Port Alfred this weekend. Beyrick de Vries, Adin Masencamp and Sebastian Williams won the Open, U20 and U16 divisions. ..

  • A Life Relived

    A Life Relived

    Fri, 28 August 2015

    This trailer for a short film by Jason Hearn tracks former world tour surfer Ricky Basnett's return to surfing after losing eight years of his life to the bottle. Music Scott Nixon and Signpost Sound. ..

  • Flores Wins Chopes

    Flores Wins Chopes

    Wed, 26 August 2015

    Frenchman Jeremy Flores pulled off a 9.87 score on his first wave to win the Billabong Pro Tahiti against reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina in clean six foot surf at Teahupo’o earlier today. ..

  • Torpedo Sunday

    Torpedo Sunday

    Tue, 25 August 2015

    The Torpedo People will rise this weekend! The inaugural Bodysurf Wavejam presented by Wawa takes place this Sunday 30 August at Llandudno Surf Lifesaving Club. Be there or be square! ..

  • What are the Odds?

    What are the Odds?

    Tue, 25 August 2015

    What are the actual risks of a fatal shark encounter? According to this statistical analysis by windsurfer and surfer Dr Piet Streicher, the stats everyone bandies about are not a true reflection. ..


08/07/2015, 10:42
winter-wettie-deal Breaking News
Get R100 off a brand new Derevko wetsuit and free shipping anywhere in South Africa. This special deal pertains to Wavescape readers who insert the coupon Wavescape when checking out.
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24/08/2015, 08:11
autumn-swell-courses Breaking News
The next Wavescape Swell Course takes place in Cape Town on Tuesday 22 September. Enjoy this entertaining audio-visual journey into the deep sea with fellow ocean lovers, with drinks and supper.
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31/08/2015, 14:37
thick-spit-sand-pits Featured Slideshows
Certain Cape Town sand bars were ignited yesterday by the cold blue flame of solid surf brushed tight by the stiff attentions of a frigid black southeaster. Grant Scholtz was there in his beanie.
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31/08/2015, 13:05
jammin-too Breaking News
Forget the woesies at Rugby World Cup, these die-hards put their bodies on the line as 8' swell pounded the sand at Llandudno near Cape Town for South Africa's first bodysurf event, writes Spike.
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31/08/2015, 09:31
skate-tour-blast Breaking News
After a week in Durban, skating and exploring Kwa-Zulu Natal, the superstars in the RVCA South Africa Tour hit Mill Street Skate Park in Cape Town on Saturday to the delight of hundreds of fans.
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31/08/2015, 06:50
free-ride-kowie Featured Slideshows
Cranking waves greeted surfers at the Quiksilver Get Free Series event in Port Alfred this weekend. Beyrick de Vries, Adin Masencamp and Sebastian Williams won the Open, U20 and U16 divisions.
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28/08/2015, 11:12
a-life-relived BruTube
This trailer for a short film by Jason Hearn tracks former world tour surfer Ricky Basnett's return to surfing after losing eight years of his life to the bottle. Music Scott Nixon and Signpost Sound.
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26/08/2015, 09:13
flores-wins-chopes Breaking News
Frenchman Jeremy Flores pulled off a 9.87 score on his first wave to win the Billabong Pro Tahiti against reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina in clean six foot surf at Teahupo’o earlier today.
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25/08/2015, 12:55
torpedo-sunday Breaking News
The Torpedo People will rise this weekend! The inaugural Bodysurf Wavejam presented by Wawa takes place this Sunday 30 August at Llandudno Surf Lifesaving Club. Be there or be square!
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25/08/2015, 10:46
what-are-the-odds Breaking News
What are the actual risks of a fatal shark encounter? According to this statistical analysis by windsurfer and surfer Dr Piet Streicher, the stats everyone bandies about are not a true reflection.
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24/08/2015, 14:58
mind-the-gap Featured Slideshows
Is that your board nosing out from the sweet doorway of another mindsurf? Billy Ackerman shot some epic lines at a Cape Town beachbreak on Saturday to make landlubbing dreams come true.
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19/08/2015, 13:23
pe-world-record-bid Breaking News
His family thinks he's crazy, but Port Elizabeth surfer Josh Enslin wants to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest surfing marathon, which is 29 hours 27 minutes set a year ago in the US.
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19/08/2015, 10:08
modern-family Breaking News
What chances do you have if you’re Herbie Fletcher’s grandson; Christian Fletcher is your dad and Nathan Fletcher is your uncle? Well, either way you’re going to ride boards, writes Craig Jarvis.
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19/08/2015, 09:50
story-seller Breaking News
You just can't keep him down. Not content with records to do with water, Chris Bertish is heading for a range of other records about selling books, with a few SA publishing feats already banked.
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19/08/2015, 08:30
jamming-sa Breaking News
Arguably the best skater in the world and X-Games Gold Medalist Curren Caples joins his RVCA team mates on a unique skateboarding tour that includes Joburg, Durban and Cape Town this month.
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18/08/2015, 19:50
chopes-chowdown Breaking News
Chopes delivered a day of drama, with Mick Fanning back on the horse after his shark scare but knocked out of the Billabong Pro Tahiti in Round Three by replacement surfer Aritz Aranburu of Spain.
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18/08/2015, 16:29
stilbaai-paddlethon Breaking News
A big winter storm swell hit the Southern Cape coast for the 2015 Reef Vintners Surf Classic but these burly Boland brus were up to the task, writes Spike. Photos by Adriaan Oelofse.
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18/08/2015, 08:36
wine-ous-highlights Featured Slideshows
Catch the gallery highlighting heaving 6-10' Stilbaai for the Vintners Surf Classic presented by Reef Wetsuits last Friday. Thanks to Adriaan Oelofse of Thales Wine Cellar Services for the photos.
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17/08/2015, 13:59
one-for-the-books BruTube
Freshly cut and hot off the press, check out the full cut of an epic big wave session in Cape Town that includes the Andy Marr barrel at Dungeons + cool drone footage. Video by Darkwing Aerial.
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12/08/2015, 10:42
droning-on BruTube
The drone is becoming ubiquitious but still quite cool when dangling above the suck-chopper chomp of gut-curdling Chopes at 18 feet. Any motorbikes in the freakin' water? Cynical bid for hits? Haha.
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12/08/2015, 10:38
best-of-sa-champs Featured Slideshows
Check out a gallery of highlights from the Citroen SA Surfing Champs held in Richards Bay last week. The waves were not huge, but the surfing was top class. Photos taken by David Savides.
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12/08/2015, 10:28
changing-jobs BruTube
Who is JOB? Find out soon enough. He's the mullet holding a drone that's filming him getting barrelled. When he lets go, you get the first ever shot of its kind. Angle needs work I skeem Jamie?
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11/08/2015, 14:40
50th-sa-champs Breaking News
eThekwini dominated the 2015 Citroen SA Championships at Alkantstrand in Richards Bay last week, with five of eleven new South African Champions hailing from the Durban metropolitan area.
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10/08/2015, 11:59
frikkie-would-go Featured Slideshows
Cape Town finally got a piece of epic winters past last week when a long-tailed grunt-swell pulsed along our peninsula. Two big wave spots were honey to a bunch of busy brus. Pics Grant Scholtz
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07/08/2015, 09:05
berg-sliders Breaking News
An elite crew of log riders were invited to pull into the "Berg" to catch a few slides. Bruce Gold was there, and other motley characters. Liam Bulgen tells Wavescape how the Logjam came about.
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05/08/2015, 12:21
the-kelly-kut BruTube
This retro edit of Kelly Slater #thekellykut juxtaposes how incomparable and iconic the 11-time world champ's scope of influence has been over three decades of personal evolution.
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05/08/2015, 10:41
playing-the-slots BruTube
Mind-surf this! Immerse your salty pip in this rare Bruce's Beauties footage and get barrelled off your nut with Holmesy, Ryan Payne, Billy Payne, and Matt Bromley. Edit by Steve Michelsen.
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04/08/2015, 14:27
so-stoked Breaking News
It's been a big year for our big wave hellman Chris Bertish. The documentary film Ocean Driven premiered in the US, and his book Stoked! launches around South Africa over the next two weeks.
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04/08/2015, 10:20
hynd-sight BruTube
Shot after the sharky JBay Open final, this edit by David van Rensburg brings the focus back to wave riding as Derek Hynd styles his 11'6" finless stick and Emi Erickson shreds her 73 Bob Cooper single-fin.
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04/08/2015, 10:13
super-lative Featured Slideshows
When JBay is firing, eveyone downs tools and paddles out. Some fly in from afar. Visiting Japanese surfer Kayoko Shutoh and local stalwart Garth Robinson captured the epicness of this swell in all her glory.
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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ 3 hours ago
    CONDITIONS ARE NICE THIS MORNING BUT ITS HIGH AND DEAD FLAT. MAYBE SOMETHING AS IT STARTS TO DRAIN AROUND MID MORNING BUTS ITS A CHASE BETWEEN TIDE AND A FRESH SW THAT IS MORNING ...

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  • Jeffrey's Bay

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  • Jammin Jammin

    PETER KING PETER KING Yesterday
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  • Jammin Jammin

    Wawa Wawa Yesterday
    David & Peter, Bodysurfing events to hit Kalk Bay, Plett, Cape St Francis, East London and Durban this side of Christmas. In the mean time, grab your Wawa handslide and have ...

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