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  • Trial by Tube

    Trial by Tube

    Thu, 2 July 2015

    With the winter swell season in full swing, Grant Scholtz looks back at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA to see just how epic Supers can be when it's going off its face. Here's the highlights. ..

  • Winterfest Countdown

    Winterfest Countdown

    Thu, 2 July 2015

    The 2015 edition of the JBay Winterfest presented by Woodlands Dairy begins in a week, with a plethora of music and sports events, headlined by the WSL JBay Open of Surfing. ..

  • Ballito Photo Bomb

    Ballito Photo Bomb

    Thu, 2 July 2015

    See the delux gallery of surfing at the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong taken from all the contest riding that has gone down since the event started, including women's, trials and the men's. ..

  • Brazilian Storm

    Brazilian Storm

    Thu, 2 July 2015

    The Brazilian Storm blasted small waves at the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong yesterday as the 96-man field was reduced to 24 at the backup venue of Bather's Beach. Today is a lay day. ..

  • Green Light for SUP Record

    Green Light for SUP Record

    Thu, 2 July 2015

    Hellman Chris Bertish just told us that his #24hrSUP world record will start at 4pm today, when he starts paddling. He stops tomorrow same time, or earlier if he reaches the 170km mark before that. ..

  • Knysna Oyster Fest

    Knysna Oyster Fest

    Wed, 1 July 2015

    The Wavescape Festival has partnered with Pick n Pay and WWF-SASSI at the Knysna Oyster Festival to support sustainable fishing through storytelling and a line-up of the latest surfing films. ..

  • Winter Swell Course Special

    Winter Swell Course Special

    Wed, 1 July 2015

    The next Wavescape Swell Courses take place on Tuesday 14 July. Enjoy this entertaining audio-visual journey into the deep sea to experience the forces that create waves. Includes drinks and supper. ..

  • Golden Smile

    Golden Smile

    Tue, 30 June 2015

    The inaugural Durban X-Fest rejuvenated Durban's Golden Mile, and one of the events - the Holmes Bros Modern-Retro Surf Contest at Bay of Plenty - did not disappoint. Gallery Nic Aberdein ..


01/07/2015, 08:11
autumn-swell-courses Breaking News
The next Wavescape Swell Courses take place on Tuesday 14 July. Enjoy this entertaining audio-visual journey into the deep sea to experience the forces that create waves. Includes drinks and supper.
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27/06/2015, 19:38
city-stink-story Breaking News
The City of Cape Town, which pumps millions of litres of untreated effluent into the ocean daily has applied for a permit to comply with an Act that is six years old. Spike tries to understand the issue.
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02/07/2015, 15:33
trial-by-tube Breaking News
With the winter swell season in full swing, Grant Scholtz looks back at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA to see just how epic Supers can be when it's going off its face. Here's the highlights.
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02/07/2015, 13:42
winterfest-countdown Breaking News
The 2015 edition of the JBay Winterfest presented by Woodlands Dairy begins in a week, with a plethora of music and sports events, headlined by the WSL JBay Open of Surfing.
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02/07/2015, 13:15
ballito-photo-bomb Featured Slideshows
See the delux gallery of surfing at the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong taken from all the contest riding that has gone down since the event started, including women's, trials and the men's.
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02/07/2015, 12:58
brazilian-storm Breaking News
The Brazilian Storm blasted small waves at the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong yesterday as the 96-man field was reduced to 24 at the backup venue of Bather's Beach. Today is a lay day.
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02/07/2015, 10:44
green-light-for-sup-record Breaking News
Hellman Chris Bertish just told us that his #24hrSUP world record will start at 4pm today, when he starts paddling. He stops tomorrow same time, or earlier if he reaches the 170km mark before that.
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01/07/2015, 13:59
knysna-oyster-fest Breaking News
The Wavescape Festival has partnered with Pick n Pay and WWF-SASSI at the Knysna Oyster Festival to support sustainable fishing through storytelling and a line-up of the latest surfing films.
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30/06/2015, 13:42
golden-smile Breaking News
The inaugural Durban X-Fest rejuvenated Durban's Golden Mile, and one of the events - the Holmes Bros Modern-Retro Surf Contest at Bay of Plenty - did not disappoint. Gallery Nic Aberdein
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30/06/2015, 12:59
history-pumps Breaking News
Get down to the Pump House at the New Pier in Durban from tomorrow for an exhibition showcasing the history of surfing in the city, with iconic images and old boards from the early 1960s to date.
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29/06/2015, 15:12
jordy-back-and-out Breaking News
Jordy Smith suffered a Round 1 exit from the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong this afternoon after his comeback from a knee injury, with Aussie Brent Dorrington winning the heat in rampant form.
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29/06/2015, 12:54
history-in-ballito Breaking News
Samukeliswe Cele, 16, made history yesterday when she became the first female Zulu surfer to compete in a WSL event, making it to the quarters of the Ballito Women’s Pro, while Nikita Robb took the title.
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28/06/2015, 17:14
2-attacks-in-1-day Breaking News
The surfing community is reeling in shock after two shark attacks within 24 hours in the southern Cape after a 19-year-old bodyboarder from Prince Albert lost a leg surfing Buffels Bay yesterday afternoon.
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27/06/2015, 12:32
top-student-survives-shark Breaking News
Dylan Reddering, 19, the UCT student bitten by a shark at dusk yesterday while surfing popular Look Out Beach in Plettenberg Bay, may need surgery but should make a full recovery, according to the NSRI.
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26/06/2015, 15:07
truthgrit Breaking News
World champion bodyboarders will congregate at the toothy slab called Tand any day between this Monday 29 June and 19 July for the 5th edition of the Tand Invitational.
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23/06/2015, 09:29
olympics-2020 Breaking News
The International Surfing Association has welcomed the decision by Tokyo 2020 to place surfing on the shortlist of additional events for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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22/06/2015, 14:30
needle-thread Featured Slideshows
Durban had a few epic days last week. Photograper Grant Scholtz got his timing right after going for a little drive around the corner to photograph a few bombs at a suburban break nearby.
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19/06/2015, 10:19
mfeb-for-love Breaking News
Mfeb has come up with a unique project to support the Waves for Change surfing therapy programme by collaborating with 19 top SA surf photographers. The result? A full colour coffee table book.
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18/06/2015, 11:33
halo-dungeons BruTube
One of the most creative edits you will see of wind-blown mountains heaving to shore at Dungeons. The chiaruscuro and music bring a big wave session to life. Shot and edited by David van Rensburg.
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17/06/2015, 15:21
ribbink-ten BruTube
How good did you surf at the age of 10? Probably not nearly as good as James Ribbink, who is lighting up the junior circuit in South Africa. As this edit shows, this kid cetainly can rip.
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17/06/2015, 14:45
filthy-sickness Breaking News
Cape Town surfer Matt Bromley @bromdog783 links up with Josh Rowe @tiger_fire_films and @shotboet to score a PERFECT swell at Skeleton Bay. He gets the longest barrels of his life. Check it out.
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17/06/2015, 08:49
top-top-turn Breaking News
Anxious moments dawned but it was not needed as solid 4-6' lines graced the battle for a wildcard into the JBay Open. Despite a top fight from Mikey Feb, Slade Prestwich took it, says Craig Jarvis.
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16/06/2015, 13:44
junior-blast Breaking News
Local favourite Matt McGillivray and La Lucia's Nicole Pallet won the U20 Boys' and Girls' divisions of the RVCA Junior Chalellenge at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay yesterday in clean 2-4' surf.
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16/06/2015, 13:05
record-double-20 Breaking News
Future surfers are unlikely to better Owen Wright's historic double 20 in macking 10ft Cloudbreak to win the Fiji Pro early today. A flawless 20 in Round 5 was only the 7th ever. He did it again in the final.
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15/06/2015, 14:45
tubular-skies Breaking News
Ever seen wave patterns in clouds? Chances are it's due to Kelvin-Helmholtz instability: turbulent mixing of two densities caused by velocity shearing at their interface. Say what? Spike explains.
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15/06/2015, 13:28
7th-perfect-20 Breaking News
Another perfect 20 score graced the pro surfing tour, the 7th in history, as Aussie Owen Wright pulled into deep 10-12 foot barrels at Cloudbreak in the Fiji Pro earlier today.
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14/06/2015, 10:14
day-1-highs Breaking News
Five highlights from day one of the RVCA Junior Challenge yesterday, as presented to Wavescape by Jazz Kuschke: local knowledge, kiff spot, ripping groms, happy boards and the next Bianca.
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12/06/2015, 11:33
rookies-boom Breaking News
Good surf finally arrived for the Fiji Pro, with clean 4-6' lines fast-tracking rookies like Wiggolly Dantas to round 3 but providing a speed bump for veterans like Kelly Slater, who must surf Round 2.
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11/06/2015, 14:19
beach-spit-barrel Breaking News
This may be the longest beachbreak tube at Puerto Escondido that you are likely to ever see. This slo mo roll of Rusty Long's l-o-o-o-o-ng barrel ends with a unique way to claim it as he comes out!
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11/06/2015, 14:10
weskussed-pilots Breaking News
What a wonderful winter we having! Some airline pilots, as Grant Scholtz calls them, have been scoring epic waves at certain kelpy spots along the West Coast over the last few days. Can you guess?
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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ Yesterday
    OFFSHORE HAS CLEANED UP THE ONSHORE BOUNCE. A SLIGHT JUMP IN SWELL AS WELL. 3-4FT AT 14SECS ON THE SETS A BIT DEEP EARLY BUT SHOULD IMPROVE AS IT DRAINS. GRAB WHAT YOU CAN EARLY ...

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  • Durban and surrounds

    James James 3 days ago
    HOWS A FORECAST SPIKE?

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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ 4 days ago
    Magic Monday?? Well sort of. The conditions are perfect. crispy land breeze has cleaned up conditions nicely. A slight jump in swell size but ever so slight. Its gone from two ...

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  • Top Student Survives Shark

    Dr Cleeve Robertson Dr Cleeve Robertson 5 days ago
    I just want to compliment those who treated the two surfers this weekend! Great job guys!

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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ 1 week ago
    not much on the go once again this morning. 2-3ft miffy poo! Light southerly all day. Take a look at the more protected spots as tide and wind settle in. Find something else ...

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