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  • Last Summer

    Last Summer

    Fri, 17 April 2015

    As winter slowly tightens its feathery grip, one of summer's last sandbar sessions came to Cape Town yesterday along a pristine beach. Grant Scholtz was there to record the fun. ..

  • Heeling Vibes

    Heeling Vibes

    Fri, 17 April 2015

    It was meant to be a bit of down-time after Jordy Smith got a direct route to Round 3 via a first heat win, but now he is out of the Margaret River event with a nasty injury, writes Craig Jarvis. ..

  • Quad Cork 1800!

    Quad Cork 1800!

    Thu, 16 April 2015

    Say what? Yes. The world's most difficult snowboard trick: FIVE rotations. And UK rider Billy Morgan just pulled it off to make it a pioneering world record out of a move previously believed impossible. ..

  • Boxing Clever

    Boxing Clever

    Thu, 16 April 2015

    Cooking 10-15' bombs blasted across infamous The Box reef for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, with Jordy Smith coping with the dangerous suckmonsters with aplomb, moving direct to Round 3. ..

  • Point of No Return

    Point of No Return

    Wed, 15 April 2015

    This dude must be stoked out at his winding little wave shot from a drone that tracks him all the way along this never-ending Tasmanian pointbreak during a swell they had on Monday. Nice. ..

  • Autumn Swell Courses

    Autumn Swell Courses

    Tue, 14 April 2015

    Two Wavescape Swell Courses are coming up. Book here for an entertaining audio-visual journey into the deep sea to experience the forces that create the magic of swell. Includes drinks and supper. ..

  • Grom Games Vid

    Grom Games Vid

    Tue, 14 April 2015

    The future stars of South African surfing were let loose on the world at the 23rd edition of the Billabong SA Grommet Games, which were held in small surf at The Pipe in Port Elizabeth. ..

  • Promenade Monday

    Promenade Monday

    Mon, 13 April 2015

    Every Monday, people on non-motorised wheels in Cape Town gather at Queens Beach in Seapoint for an epic roll on the promenade. They call it Promenade Mondays. See you there! @PromenadeMondays ..


17/04/2015, 12:12
last-summer Breaking News
As winter slowly tightens its feathery grip, one of summer's last sandbar sessions came to Cape Town yesterday along a pristine beach. Grant Scholtz was there to record the fun.
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17/04/2015, 11:26
healing-vibes Breaking News
It was meant to be a bit of down-time after Jordy Smith got a direct route to Round 3 via a first heat win, but now he is out of the Margaret River event with a nasty injury, writes Craig Jarvis.
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16/04/2015, 19:06
quad-cork-1800 BruTube
Say what? Yes. The world's most difficult snowboard trick: FIVE rotations. And UK rider Billy Morgan just pulled it off to make it a pioneering world record out of a move previously believed impossible.
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16/04/2015, 10:07
boxing-clever Breaking News
Cooking 10-15' bombs blasted across infamous The Box reef for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, with Jordy Smith coping with the dangerous suckmonsters with aplomb, moving direct to Round 3.
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15/04/2015, 14:32
point-of-no-return BruTube
This dude must be stoked out at his winding little wave shot from a drone that tracks him all the way along this never-ending Tasmanian pointbreak during a swell they had on Monday. Nice.
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14/04/2015, 11:36
autumn-swell-courses Breaking News
Two Wavescape Swell Courses are coming up. Book here for an entertaining audio-visual journey into the deep sea to experience the forces that create the magic of swell. Includes drinks and supper.
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14/04/2015, 09:45
grom-games-vid BruTube
The future stars of South African surfing were let loose on the world at the 23rd edition of the Billabong SA Grommet Games, which were held in small surf at The Pipe in Port Elizabeth.
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13/04/2015, 16:42
promenade-monday BruTube
Every Monday, people on non-motorised wheels in Cape Town gather at Queens Beach in Seapoint for an epic roll on the promenade. They call it Promenade Mondays. See you there! @PromenadeMondays
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13/04/2015, 11:08
shark-death-anger Breaking News
Reunion residents have slammed French authorities in the wake of the death of a 13-year-old elite French surfer killed by a shark yesterday, bringing the death toll to seven in 16 attacks since 2007.
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10/04/2015, 10:51
belle-of-the-wall Breaking News
Hawaiian Carissa Moore won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach for the 3rd consecutive time - the first woman to do so - defeating Stephanie Gilmore, while SA's Bianca Buitendag failed in Round 4.
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09/04/2015, 12:15
bells-photo-wrap Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of random photos taken during the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach over the last week. As you can see, the surf finally picked up and the pros had no shortage of walls to shred and lips to smash.
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09/04/2015, 11:57
big-wave-trailer BruTube
All the entries are in, and judging by this video trailer for the WSL Big Wave Awards, the standard is soaring and the waves they're riding around the world are just getting bigger and bigger and ... yikes!
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09/04/2015, 11:42
lifeguard-drones Breaking News
Another intriguing use of the drone could render the human lifeguard redundant with news from the UK of the deployment of drones fitted with cameras, lights, thermal technology and emergency flotation.
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09/04/2015, 11:28
wsl-africa-angle Breaking News
The World Surf League Africa has issued a press release about the removal of South Africa from the new Big Wave Tour that includes two new venues in Mexico and Oregon but excludes Cape Town.
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09/04/2015, 10:50
tightest-win-ever Breaking News
Mick Fanning rang the bell ealier today after the closest final in tour history at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach after pipping 2013 winner Adriano de Souza as the tightest of tie-breakers went to the wire.
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08/04/2015, 21:32
give-him-some-air Featured Slideshows
The heights bodyboarders go to having a good time. The tow-out session at the Kumba West Coast Classic this weekend brought about some barrels and boosts. Gallery Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox
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08/04/2015, 14:53
cape-groms-king Breaking News
Cape Town were triumphant in the Billabong SA Grommet Games for the 4th year in a row last Friday, with the coveted Mandela Bay Trophy again returning to the Western Cape.
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08/04/2015, 14:26
catch-it BruTube
Award winning short film Catch It profiles French surfer Léa Brassy, who grew up in northern France. By age 17, she moved to southern France for the warm water. How times have ch-ch-changed!
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08/04/2015, 14:04
off-the-grid Breaking News
April Fools manages to catch people unawares even when the nonsense reaches preposterous heights of frivolity. Spike looks at some of the carnage in surfing that clogged cyberspace on April 1.
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08/04/2015, 12:11
peace-day Breaking News
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace had a surfing component when the ISA celebrated with the UN, the IOCommittee, and sports people from around the world.
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08/04/2015, 10:08
groms-shine Featured Slideshows
In the week leading up to Easter, playful surf ran around the Cape peninsula for the groms to shine during the 1st Quiksilver Get Free Series (Long Beach). Grant Scholtz shot some pics to prove it.
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08/04/2015, 09:53
kumba-classic Breaking News
Mark McCarthy was crowned king of the Kumba West Coast Classic 2015 held on the weekend in warm offshore winds and chunky 3ft surf at Yoyos up the West Coast. Pics Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox
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08/04/2015, 08:52
big-wave-tour Breaking News
The World Surf League (WSL) has announced the schedule for the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour (BWT), which now includes Puerto Escondido in Mexico as a venue in the absence of Dungeons.
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06/04/2015, 19:38
air-time Breaking News
South African surfers Jordy Smith and Bianca Buitendag moved into the quarter-finals and Round 4 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, which finally saw some clean lines roll through.
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06/04/2015, 19:18
brazil-rises Breaking News
The rise of Brazil in surfing continued in emphatic fashion with the WSL's announcement of a multi-year broadcast deal that will see pro surfing events beamed to 50 million Brazilian television viewers.
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02/04/2015, 14:30
easter-eggs Featured Slideshows
Cape Town has been firing lately. Some lucky punters joined Billy Ackerman on an easter egg hunt a few days ago. The bunny did not disappoint, dishing out some sweet barrels to those who asked.
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02/04/2015, 13:29
parking-the-bus Breaking News
The forecast at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach brightened into a stormy 4-5ft yesterday and locals like Parko were on fire in the chunky waves that saw the biggest of the WSL championship year so far.
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01/04/2015, 14:15
tinkle-bells Breaking News
They may have the Cricket World Cup, but they don't have much surf, and dire forecasts have dogged the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Craig Jarvis runs his rule over Day 1, held in small 2-3' surf.
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01/04/2015, 13:30
african-indo Breaking News
Surf uncharted spots on a warm-water African boat adventure along a pristine, untouched 100km section of Mozambican coast in these unique winter trips coming up in the coming months. No jokes!
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01/04/2015, 09:59
jordy-on-jordy Breaking News
An unexceptional 9th at Snapper started the pro season for Jordy Smith but a solid Round 1 win in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach has him back on track. Craig Jarvis tracked him down in Australia.
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