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  • Hawaiian Highs

    Hawaiian Highs

    Tue, 13 November 2018

    A goodly contingent of Saffas are contesting the QS10,000 Hawaiian Pro, which is the first event in the Vans Triple Crown. Here's the photo highlights from Round 1 at Haleiwa, North Shore. ..

  • Free to Be

    Free to Be

    Tue, 13 November 2018

    Loving this epic little video clip by the talented Capetonian Tao Farren-Hefer who was commissioned by SURFER to showcase the style and skill of Mikey February. ..

  • Big Wave Time

    Big Wave Time

    Fri, 9 November 2018

    The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival has partnered with a unique project this year: the biggest collection of big wave surfboards seen in South Africa under one roof, writes Spike. ..

  • An Odd Odyssey

    An Odd Odyssey

    Thu, 8 November 2018

    This odyssey involves a surfboard belonging to a young man called Odd that was lost at sea south of Cape Town, only to be found three months later ... in Namibia. Dougal Paterson tells the story. ..

  • Spike Swell Course is Back

    Spike Swell Course is Back

    Tue, 6 November 2018

    Pull into the Spike Swell & Ocean Course on Thursday 22 November at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town. Spike returns for a new edition of his fascinating audio-visual lecture. ..

  • Festival Focus on Big Waves

    Festival Focus on Big Waves

    Mon, 5 November 2018

    The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival 2018 has announced a focus on big waves while welcoming Cape Town craft beer company Jack Black as their headline partner for 2018. ..

  • Junior Highlights

    Junior Highlights

    Mon, 5 November 2018

    Here are some highlights from the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship held at Huntington Beach pier over the last eight days. South Africa took 8th out of 44 nations. ..

  • Sun Rises for Japan

    Sun Rises for Japan

    Mon, 5 November 2018

    It's all happening for Japan two years from the Tokyo Olympics with their first team gold medal at the world juniors, while SA's Luke Slijpen scooped a bronze in the U18 boys. ..

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Tuesday 13th November 2018
hawaiian-highs-2018 Featured Slideshows
A goodly contingent of Saffas are contesting the QS10,000 Hawaiian Pro, which is the first event in the Vans Triple Crown. Here's the photo highlights from Round 1 at Haleiwa, North Shore.
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Tuesday 13th November 2018
free-to-be Video
Loving this epic little video clip by the talented Capetonian Tao Farren-Hefer who was commissioned by SURFER to showcase the style and skill of Mikey February.
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Friday 9th November 2018
big-wave-time Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival has partnered with a unique project this year: the biggest collection of big wave surfboards seen in South Africa under one roof, writes Spike.
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Thursday 8th November 2018
an-odd-odyssey Breaking News
This odyssey involves a surfboard belonging to a young man called Odd that was lost at sea south of Cape Town, only to be found three months later ... in Namibia. Dougal Paterson tells the story.
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Tuesday 6th November 2018
spike-swell-course-is-back Breaking News
Pull into the Spike Swell & Ocean Course on Thursday 22 November at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town. Spike returns for a new edition of his fascinating audio-visual lecture.
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Monday 5th November 2018
festival-focus-on-big-waves Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival 2018 has announced a focus on big waves while welcoming Cape Town craft beer company Jack Black as their headline partner for 2018.
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Monday 5th November 2018
junior-surfing-highs-2018 Featured Slideshows
Here are some highlights from the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship held at Huntington Beach pier over the last eight days. South Africa took 8th out of 44 nations.
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Monday 5th November 2018
sun-rises-for-japan Breaking News
It's all happening for Japan two years from the Tokyo Olympics with their first team gold medal at the world juniors, while SA's Luke Slijpen scooped a bronze in the U18 boys.
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Thursday 1st November 2018
hawaiian-high-five-o Featured Slideshows
Here comes some mouth-watering waves from Hawaii hot off the press today at Sunset Beach where the QS3,000 HIC Pro presented by Vans has just completed, with the Saffas firing.
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Thursday 1st November 2018
junior-world Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery from yesterday at the world juniors event at Huntington Beach where the waves have been going off. As you know, that's an unusual thing in California.
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Thursday 1st November 2018
saffas-smash-it Breaking News
A welcome record has just been broken in Hawaii, with four South Africans reaching the last 16 of the HIC Pro presented by Vans in Hawaii, and two of them making the final.
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Thursday 1st November 2018
bruno-ocean Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos comes courtesy of Alex Rochard who recently did a photo shoot of South African adaptive surfing legend Bruno Hansen for the British Airways inflight magazine.
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
hunting-one-peach Featured Slideshows
The surf is cooking today for the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Here's the kiff gallery from the last three days of competition, and a couple from the free surfing sesh.
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
kreefy-cockaroach Featured Slideshows
All kinds of creatures came wriggling from the woodwork to go large at Long Beach for the Kom-Unity Showdown this weekend. Is that a kreef or cockroach? Grant Scholtz was there.
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
adapt-and-fly-2018 Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of the Adaptive Surfing Media Day held at Muizenberg when South African influencers surfed with an adaptive partner while emulating their disability. Photos Peter Coffey.
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Tuesday 30th October 2018
shiver-me-britches Breaking News
Carnage has been spreading up the East Coast today as a howling SW gale furiously manifests a 10 metre swell and dangerous seas. Batten the hatches, if you haven't already, writes Spike.
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Friday 26th October 2018
big-win-for-sa-marine-life Breaking News
The approval yesterday of 20 new and expanded Marine Protected Areas by South Africa’s Cabinet has brought the protection of the oceans around South Africa up to 5% from 0.4%.
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
enable-the-abled-2018 Breaking News
The concept of being forced to surf like an adaptive surfer saves you from your unabled self, discovers Spike during a busy and bustling media day held in Muizenberg on the weekend.
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Wednesday 24th October 2018
pounding-peniche Featured Slideshows
If you've been smacked about the chops by a bone-cracker at the Portuguese beachbreak of Peniche, you'll appreciate this gallery of photos from the recent MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
window-to-the-ancients Breaking News
When we surf, many of us know kelp only as a hindrance when paddling for a wave, or paddling out to a surf spot. Spike discovers a world of wonder beneath the waves.
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
wavey-daze-2018 Video
Here's a quick video look by Spike of the coming days and the multiple sources of swell and crazy oscillations of wind that the South African coast is going to be klapped with.
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Monday 15th October 2018
hot-at-the-top-2018 Breaking News
It's hot at the top as Gabby dethrones Toledo, Julian cements 3rd, Jordy moves to 5th, and Stef spies a 7th world title after the Quiksilver Pro France and Roxy Pro France, writes Spike.
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Thursday 11th October 2018
driven-matt-mcgillivray-2018 Video
In this video edit by Captain Kai, Matt McGillivray credits his blast into the surfing stratosphere in 2018 to a board that shaper and mentor Graham Smith designed for his son, Jordy Smith.
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
blowing-up-in-france Featured Slideshows
Jordy Smith survived tricky Round 3 today but sadly Mikey February was knocked out in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France. Here's a highlights gallery hot off the press.
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
generating-momentum Breaking News
The Robert Redford film that depicts the rise of the Momentum Generation initially spurned by Kelly Slater will screen at the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival in December. Check it.
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Monday 8th October 2018
aeration-nation-2018 Featured Slideshows
Yago Dora of Brazil has just won the Red Bull Airborne France, a WSL specialty event, in four foot surf at Plage des Culs Nusat. Here's the aerated gallery of photos from the day. 
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Friday 5th October 2018
world-women-s-record Breaking News
Brazilian Maya Gabeira has had a kiff week: she won the inaugural Women’s XXL Biggest Wave Award and set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Wave Surfed Unlimited (female).
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Friday 5th October 2018
sunset-sequences Featured Slideshows
These Sunset Reef sequences of Matt Bromley and Jason Hayes by Neil Bradfield were shot from far but the perspective does not diminish the epicness of Super Saturday, day of days.
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Friday 5th October 2018
hairy-drops-at-kalk-bay Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery from the underground Kalk Bay Shootout held on Super Saturday, when men were men and bodyboarders joined hands with their upright brethren. Photos Clive Maasch.
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
surfer-slain-by-brain-eating-amoeba Breaking News
What a headline. Almost ludicrous. Fake news? Click bait? B-grade schlock? No, writes Craig Jarvis, who brings us a sobering tale of single-cell lurgies that lurk in bodies of freshwater.
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
the-horror-2018 Breaking News
In this rollicking yarn, Jason Hayes wipes out on this wave - the biggest he has ever ridden - for a brutal beating by a vindictive ocean beast the Saturday before last. Photos Alan van Gysen.
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Monday 1st October 2018
grand-finale-for-lighteys Featured Slideshows
What a weekend at Seal Point for the finale of the Billabong Junior Series. Here's a mega-gallery of photos from Kody McGregor and Ian Thurtell that captures the moods and moves.
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Monday 1st October 2018
bwt-window-opens-today Breaking News
The 2018 WSL Big Wave Tour starts today, with all three venues - Mavericks, Jaws and Nazare - in the Northern Hemisphere, and one not quite finalised with the right permits, writes Spike.
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Monday 1st October 2018
mulitple-winners Breaking News
Breezy onshore conditions and a slight surge in swell hit competitors for the final day of the Billabong Junior Series Finale, with winners everywhere, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Sunday 30th September 2018
the-point-is-2018 Breaking News
Parents or coaches screaming at judges does nothing except belittle their kids in front of others, writes Craig Jarvis as Seal Point presents the Billabong Junior Series with a grand finale.
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Saturday 29th September 2018
small-waves,-big-day Breaking News
Fierce weather swept through the sleepy village of Cape St Francis on Day 1 of the Billabong JNR Series finale, but the U18 surfers put on the big moves in small waves, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Saturday 29th September 2018
super-saturday Featured Slideshows
Now the spray has settled after the huge swell we had this time a week ago, lets look at a gallery from around the Cape, including the pic of the pic of Bromdog courtesy Neil Bradfield and AVG.
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Friday 28th September 2018
sealing-the-deal Breaking News
The best juniors in South Africa are at Seal Point this weekend for the final event in the 2018 Billabong Junior Series, with kiff surf set for today and tomorrow, but onshores on Sunday.
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Friday 28th September 2018
saffa-sessions-wsg Featured Slideshows
Enjoy this gallery of photos depicting action by South Africans at the recent UR ISA World Surfing Games held in Japan, spearheaded by our queen of the cutback, Bianca Buitendag.
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Friday 28th September 2018
he-aint-heavy-2018 Video
This video just dropped of a dangerously close shave for Jem Johnson and Murray Wilcocks fetching Darty Louw from the soup in giant Sunset Reef on Saturday. Well done there skipper!
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Friday 28th September 2018
ribeira-delish Featured Slideshows
Here's a highlights gallery of one of the kiffest surf spots in Europe, Ribeira d'Ilhas, where Matt McGillivray just became the last Saffa to drop out of the EDP Billabong Pro Ericiera.
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Friday 28th September 2018
the-rising-sun-2018 Breaking News
The diversity of surfing took a giant step at the UR World Surfing Games at Tahara in Japan this week as we build momentum towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, writes Spike.
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