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  • Bad day at the office

    Bad day at the office

    Wed, 20 August 2014

    It was anther bad day at the office for the South African crew at Chopes, Travis withdrew with a foot injury and Jordy couldn't find his rhythm after his nasty smackdown the day before. ..

  • Jordy's Gnarly Day

    Jordy's Gnarly Day

    Tue, 19 August 2014

    Jordy Smith will put his 25th place in the Billabong Pro Tahiti down to a horrendous wipeout yesterday that almost ended his career, if not his life. Spike was watching the live stream out of Teahupo'o. ..

  • Scary Perfection

    Scary Perfection

    Tue, 19 August 2014

    The Billabong Pro Tahiti got underway yesterday in the biggest surf of the season as the world's best battled 10-15 foot surf at Teahupo'o for Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2. ..

  • Tube King Kelly

    Tube King Kelly

    Mon, 18 August 2014

    Check this dredging mutating beast that saw the evergreen Kelly Slater sail through his Round 1 encounter at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. You could say it was more than a 9 pt ride? Contest Monday night SA time. ..

  • Vintners Sink Roots

    Vintners Sink Roots

    Mon, 18 August 2014

    Dolphins knocked a SUP off his board at the 16th Rip Curl Vintners Surf Classic as though feeling left out of the event for winemakers and friends, writes Spike. Photos thys lombard and a few by Cobus Joubert. ..

  • El Gringo goes off

    El Gringo goes off

    Mon, 18 August 2014

    Day 3 of the APB Arica Chilean Challenge finally saw the big names enter the water. While current world number one, Jared Houston stumbled into round 4, Iain Campbell blasted his way directly into round 5, here are wor..

  • BOOM! BOOM!

    BOOM! BOOM!

    Mon, 18 August 2014

    A double boom-box in the deep thumps out radiating rings of marine mayhem bearing down on Cape Town from Saturday, and a four-day window looks set to bring a Big Wave World Tour green light, writes Spike. ..

  • Gudauskas wins in France

    Gudauskas wins in France

    Mon, 18 August 2014

    American Tanner Gudauskas, 26, won the ASP 5-Star Soöruz Lacanau Pro over 16-year-old Italian Leonardo Fioravanti while SA's Mikey February made it to round five, but sadly exited the event. ..


20/08/2014, 10:11
bad-day-at-the-office Breaking News
It was anther bad day at the office for the South African crew at Chopes, Travis withdrew with a foot injury and Jordy couldn't find his rhythm after his nasty smackdown the day before.
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19/08/2014, 23:12
jordy-s-gnarly-day Breaking News
Jordy Smith will put his 25th place in the Billabong Pro Tahiti down to a horrendous wipeout yesterday that almost ended his career, if not his life. Spike was watching the live stream out of Teahupo'o.
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19/08/2014, 09:31
scary-perfection Breaking News
The Billabong Pro Tahiti got underway yesterday in the biggest surf of the season as the world's best battled 10-15 foot surf at Teahupo'o for Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2.
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18/08/2014, 22:32
tube-king-kelly The Latest Clips
Check this dredging mutating beast that saw the evergreen Kelly Slater sail through his Round 1 encounter at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. You could say it was more than a 9 pt ride? Contest Monday night SA time.
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18/08/2014, 22:04
vintners-sink-roots Breaking News
Dolphins knocked a SUP off his board at the 16th Rip Curl Vintners Surf Classic as though feeling left out of the event for winemakers and friends, writes Spike. Photos thys lombard and a few by Cobus Joubert.
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18/08/2014, 13:59
el-gringo-goes-off Breaking News
Day 3 of the APB Arica Chilean Challenge finally saw the big names enter the water. While current world number one, Jared Houston stumbled into round 4, Iain Campbell blasted his way directly into round 5, here are words, video and photos of the action in South America.
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18/08/2014, 11:44
boom-boom Breaking News
A double boom-box in the deep thumps out radiating rings of marine mayhem bearing down on Cape Town from Saturday, and a four-day window looks set to bring a Big Wave World Tour green light, writes Spike.
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18/08/2014, 08:28
gudauskas-wins-in-france Breaking News
American Tanner Gudauskas, 26, won the ASP 5-Star Soöruz Lacanau Pro over 16-year-old Italian Leonardo Fioravanti while SA's Mikey February made it to round five, but sadly exited the event.
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14/08/2014, 16:15
psycho-shipsterns The Latest Clips
The Tasmanian swell of the winter almost went unnoticed save for a few local boogies and surfers who laid down a solid session in un-crowed and gnarlier than usual, 12-15ft conditions at Shipsterns Bluff. Aussie maddness at its absolute best.
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13/08/2014, 13:06
diamond-of-the-desert The Latest Clips
The mechanical beauty of Skeleton Bay is hard to match as she grinds her way down an endless sandbank. Warning: contains crazy POV tube time. Your boss will bust you drooling at your desk.
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12/08/2014, 14:53
lots-of-kleveage The Latest Clips
Hellman Kom local Josh Kleve drops this hi-octane clip of his boogie exploits in South Africa and overseas to get the blood pumping and stoke level rising neatly wrapped in a Led Zep track.
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12/08/2014, 13:56
positive-vibrations The Latest Clips
Tale of Two Sams: Brit pro MTB riders Sam Pilgrim and Sam Reynolds hang with the brus and sample adventure in Cape Town, only to leave with memories of their best mission ever. Nice.
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11/08/2014, 13:26
king-of-the-groms Breaking News
The final day of the Billabong Junior Series down at Long Beach finally eeked out a swell and that was all that was needed for Max Armstrong to prove that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Grant Scholtz covered the photographic side of things.
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11/08/2014, 11:19
happy-shark The Latest Clips
In a land ravaged by a vicious shark cull, here is a Monday feel good movie of a bunch of Aussie fishermen saving a 9ft tiger shark and the shark showing them some love after.
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08/08/2014, 13:09
the-shark-report Breaking News
The City of Cape Town has released its report on the Muizenberg shark attack last Friday and the way that the Shark Spotters handled the incident.
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07/08/2014, 15:53
sugar-rush The Latest Clips
The Ferme Libert Bikepark, in Belguim, the land of good beer and chocolate, recently hosted Europe's biggest dirt jumps as part of the Fest Series. Ride with POV style and prepare to be blown away at the sheer magnitude of how high and far these guys fly on their bicycles.
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07/08/2014, 11:47
the-brat-pack Featured Slideshows
With the next instalment of the Billabong Jnr Series almost on us again, Long Beach in Kommetjie has been providing the training facilities for heaps of groms hoping to stand out this weekend. Grant Scholtz captured the session.
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06/08/2014, 12:31
secret-bowl The Latest Clips
Hidden away in a larny suburb of Cape Town is a very posh secret skate bowl. The Board Hub crew joined John John Florence and Frank Solomon for a session while they were waiting for the wind to swing.
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04/08/2014, 17:41
pe-paddles-out Breaking News
PE surfers laid one of their own to rest yesterday after he caught his last wave. A huge paddle-out was held for much-loved Grey High housemaster Vaughan Jones, 62. Words and pics: Sandy Coffey.
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04/08/2014, 12:26
shark-concerns Breaking News
The Shark Spotters are holding a meeting today to address questions about equipment reliability and response times to the sighting of the shark before Friday's attack in Muizenberg, the first here in 10 years.
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04/08/2014, 12:15
waiting-to-explode The Latest Clips
Tristan Roberts, 2014 Tand Champ and Cave Rock finalist. This super grom from the Boland is the next big thing in terms of South African bodyboarding. Here he is at home, destroying one of his local breaks. Music by P.H.fat.
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  • Jordy's Gnarly Day

    Wizza Wizza 19 seconds ago
    I was always unsure whether to like Jordy or not as a surfer on tour. But after a trip to the JBay Open this year and seeing the guys 1st round performance, he rips..! And he's ...

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  • Scottburgh open coast

    Russ Russ Yesterday
    Anyone been watching the Billabong Pro Tahiti? Wicked surf and surfing that's all I can say. Poor Jordy took a major beating by two of the biggest waves on day one. Squared him ...

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  • Jordy's Gnarly Day

    CLINT79COWAN CLINT79COWAN Yesterday
    SET OF THE DAY AND JORDY TAKES IT ON THE HEAD. STOKED HE IS OK. AMAZED HE IS IN ONE PIECE. PADDLED RIGHT BACK INTO THE LINE UP AFTER HIS BEATING. RESPECT.

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  • Scottburgh open coast

    frothdog frothdog Yesterday
    Russ, your reports are legend! thanks bud, keep it up.

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  • Scary Perfection

    ryanh ryanh Yesterday
    Come on Trav and Jordy, pick it up boys - SAFFAS Represent!

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VinSurfClassic RT @SouthernCapeWC: "@WavescapeSA: Dolphins knocked a SUP off his board at Rip Curl @VinSurfClassic by @spike_wavescape http://t.co/H6MR8Z
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WavescapeSA "Heaviest wipeout of my life" says Jordy after near-death experience at Chopes ends with a 25th #BillabongProTahiti http://t.co/WqR0bthOMc
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WavescapeSA "Heaviest wipeout of my life" says Jordy after near-death experience at Chopes ends with a 25th #BillabongProTahiti http://t.co/xWCclVUYd2
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bongani4ndlovu @WavescapeSA please review his year on the tour... His got all what's needed to win, yet he doesn't. @spike_wavescape must investigate...
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