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  • Summer JBay

    Summer JBay

    Mon, 22 December 2014

    Those sneaky summer swells are always a way to score a Christmas bonus. Santa came a week early to give Supers some gift-wrapped bombs. Grant Scholtz happened to be in the hood. ..

  • Medina Magic!

    Medina Magic!

    Sat, 20 December 2014

    Wild Samba scenes greeted Gabriel Medina at Pipeline today after he won Brazil's first world title, and later narrowly missed a Billabong Pipeline Masters title to Aussie Julian Wilson. Spike was watching. ..

  • Goodbye Travis!

    Goodbye Travis!

    Fri, 19 December 2014

    This video by Steven Michelsen gives an apt sendoff to Travis Logie on his retirement from pro surfing. He surfed his last heat at the Pipeline Masters last week. Travis, thanks for giving us so much. ..

  • Me and Waimea

    Me and Waimea

    Fri, 19 December 2014

    While we enjoy the hot sunny days and small windy waves of summer, spare a thought for the big wave crew - even heros feel fear, as this ASP video of the guys who surf Waimea Bay shows. ..

  • Kushayi Winner

    Kushayi Winner

    Thu, 18 December 2014

    Ntando Msibi won the Kushayi'igagasi Surf Contest at Dairy Beach on Tuesday. Rain and small chunky surf did not dampen the spirit of the surfers and spectators in Durban on the Day of Reconciliation. ..

  • Dawn at Sunset

    Dawn at Sunset

    Wed, 17 December 2014

    A sneaky swell caught most fast asleep on Monday morning. Sunset Reef did her early morning stretches as local gents locked into some summer time bombs. Mark Harley joined the Animal Ocean crew for a photographic dawn ..

  • Carnage at Pipeline

    Carnage at Pipeline

    Sun, 14 December 2014

    What a day of drama. Huge, wild surf. A reef slam knocks out Jordy Smith. Injured Travis Logie's last heat of pro surfing. Slater majestic in huge tubes. A scary jetski rescue of Spain's Aritz Aranburu. ..

  • Short Film Winners

    Short Film Winners

    Sat, 13 December 2014

    Two surfing and one skate movie were the winners of the Wavescape Shortcuts Film Contest announced last night during a screening and award ceremony at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town. ..


22/12/2014, 11:20
summer-jbay Featured Slideshows
Those sneaky summer swells are always a way to score a Christmas bonus. Santa came a week early to give Supers some gift-wrapped bombs. Grant Scholtz happened to be in the hood.
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20/12/2014, 00:29
medina-magic Breaking News
Wild Samba scenes greeted Gabriel Medina at Pipeline today after he won Brazil's first world title, and later narrowly missed a Billabong Pipeline Masters title to Aussie Julian Wilson. Spike was watching.
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19/12/2014, 14:52
goodbye-travis The Latest Clips
This video by Steven Michelsen gives an apt sendoff to Travis Logie on his retirement from pro surfing. He surfed his last heat at the Pipeline Masters last week. Travis, thanks for giving us so much.
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19/12/2014, 10:59
me-and-waimea The Latest Clips
While we enjoy the hot sunny days and small windy waves of summer, spare a thought for the big wave crew - even heros feel fear, as this ASP video of the guys who surf Waimea Bay shows.
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18/12/2014, 17:37
kushayi-winner Breaking News
Ntando Msibi won the Kushayi'igagasi Surf Contest at Dairy Beach on Tuesday. Rain and small chunky surf did not dampen the spirit of the surfers and spectators in Durban on the Day of Reconciliation.
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17/12/2014, 09:50
dawn-at-sunset Featured Slideshows
A sneaky swell caught most fast asleep on Monday morning. Sunset Reef did her early morning stretches as local gents locked into some summer time bombs. Mark Harley joined the Animal Ocean crew for a photographic dawn patrol of epic proportions.
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14/12/2014, 12:48
carnage-at-pipeline Breaking News
What a day of drama. Huge, wild surf. A reef slam knocks out Jordy Smith. Injured Travis Logie's last heat of pro surfing. Slater majestic in huge tubes. A scary jetski rescue of Spain's Aritz Aranburu.
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13/12/2014, 15:05
short-film-winners Breaking News
Two surfing and one skate movie were the winners of the Wavescape Shortcuts Film Contest announced last night during a screening and award ceremony at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town.
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13/12/2014, 13:55
slater-slips-jj-fires Breaking News
Kelly Slater hit a speed wobble in flawless 8ft Pipeline (zero wind and hollow split-peak barrels at Backdoor and Pipeline) in his quest for title #12 and must face a sudden death duel in Round 2.
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13/12/2014, 13:25
gold-for-sa Breaking News
Under 18 South African Tristan Roberts scooped gold in the Open Men's division and silver in the Boys U18 division of the ISA World Bodyboard Championships, which wraps up today in Iquique, Chile.
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12/12/2014, 12:49
lamb-wins-in-spain Breaking News
Twiggy Baker failed to score in the opening round as American Nic Lamb won the Punta Galea Challenge in shifty 30-40' bombs at the iconic Spanish big wave spot in Getxo, Basque Country, yesterday.
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12/12/2014, 12:27
hitting-the-waves Breaking News
The annual Kushayi’igagasi Surf Contest takes place next week Tuesday at the Wedge in Durban, featuring 46 surfers from the Surfers not Street Children and Umthombo projects.
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12/12/2014, 12:02
bodyboard-finale Breaking News
After five days of cooking surf in Iquique, Chile, South Africa's Tristan Roberts has made it into the final of the men's division and remains in contention in the juniors of 2014 ISA World Bodyboard Championship.
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12/12/2014, 10:35
loving-llands Breaking News
Just before the advent of the silly season and the vaalie hordes, the Llandudno Boardriders hosted their last event of 2014 and were graced with clean 4ft surf that grew throughout the day.
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12/12/2014, 09:11
casino-x Breaking News
A change of venue for Ultimate X in Cape Town early next year brings the extreme sports festival indoors, although organisers promise that the action will be as hot as ever, says the press release.
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09/12/2014, 08:05
clifton-slide-show Featured Slideshows
Check cool shots from the Clifton 4th Beach on Saturday. The southeaster was totally absent for a kiff calm evening of six surf and skate films from the Wavescape Festival. Photos DEBORAH Haegy
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09/12/2014, 07:35
beach-magic The Latest Clips
Awesome drone footage of Clifton 4th Beach and the Wavescape screening that took place on Saturday 6 December. About 5,000 people pulled in for a magical full moon screening on a calm evening.
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06/12/2014, 11:07
arctic-slide-show Featured Slideshows
Some epic slides in this slideshow from Chris Burkard and the film Arctic Swell. It screens after Clifton 4th tonight, when we move to the Brass Bell and Labia from Sunday 7 to Sunday 14 December!
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06/12/2014, 10:52
bourez-blast Breaking News
Tahiti's Michel Bourez recorded an epic victory in triple overhead waves at the Vans World Cup of Surfing in Hawaii today. Jordy Smith managed a quarter-final spot but could not find a way into the semis.
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05/12/2014, 15:35
longboard-china Breaking News
Matthew Moir was thro to Rd 3 of the GoPro World Longboard Championships earlier today, with tropical weather, warm water and offshore 3-5ft surf meeting the world's best longboarders in China.
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05/12/2014, 12:37
all-set-for-clifton-4th Breaking News
A frisky SSE looks set to ease and go SE at Clifton 4th Beach tomorrow evening, making conditions look kiff for a bumper night of six free Wavescape Festival screenings from 9pm sharp. See u there.
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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ Yesterday
    Two days of surf with Saturday the pick of the weekend. Looks like another peachy day for surfing again today. The swell and wave period still holding at around 3-4ft at 12secs.

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  • Kalk Bay

    Gav Gav Yesterday
    Cam is pretty misty/dirty, kinda hard to see. Any chance of cleaning it?

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  • Dawn at Sunset

    Larry Bertlemann Larry Bertlemann 3 days ago
    Some great early morning shots of shoulder hopping.

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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ 3 days ago
    Another glorious day here along the east coast of kwazulu natal. However the surf is flat! Niks nada diddly squat! Go for a swim! Light southerly swinging to a light to moderate ...

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  • Strand

    Paul van Jaasveld Paul van Jaasveld 4 days ago
    I have struggled to get hold of a technician and have only spoken to one this morning after he returned my call at last. He assured me that he will sort Strand and Kommetjie ...

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WavescapeSA KZN Far North Coast --Plenty 3-5' SSW swell on open coast Monday in moderate SSW to S winds early, going strong ... http://t.co/YnkGEiyajc
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WavescapeSA Durban and surrounds --The SW and NE winds alternate like a yo-yo over the next week. Clean 2-4' open coast surf... http://t.co/fif4Ac1lFH
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WavescapeSA KZN South Coast --Lekker 4' on points in leftover SW buster breezes early Monday with wind swinging light /mode... http://t.co/XeVlStiF7N
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WavescapeSA Wild Coast --A SW buster eases Monday going mild S then moderate E to NE in arvi. Get fun 4-6' surf early if win... http://t.co/5AGKotysce
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