| Get surf report

Wavescape - Surfing in South Africa
  • Toes on What Nose?

    Toes on What Nose?

    Wed, 27 July 2016

    What is the world coming to? Surfing without a surfboard? What trickery is this? This video depicts the results of exhaustive studies into how to ride waves with ... nothing, just your feet. ..

  • The Iceman Cometh - Part 2

    The Iceman Cometh - Part 2

    Mon, 25 July 2016

    Known for his cool head in giant surf, "The Ice Man" features in the last of this Where Are They Now series. Mark Muller presents Part 2 of an exclusive interview with Johnny Paarman.  ..

  • Cutoff Mayhem

    Cutoff Mayhem

    Fri, 22 July 2016

    Gnarly conditions are heading for SA next week as huge SE swell, big rain and yowling weather crunches into big chunks of our coast, says Spike in his video forecast. ..

  • Zulu Skate Riders

    Zulu Skate Riders

    Thu, 21 July 2016

    Shot deep in the Valley of a Thousand Hills of rural KZN, and in Durban, this story depicts young shredders who speak a new language of opportunity using the syntax of skateboarding. ..

  • Twiggy Solo Surf

    Twiggy Solo Surf

    Thu, 21 July 2016

    Grant 'Twiggy' Baker on a solo mission somewhere along the West Coast. A film by Graham Howes from @dirtyhabitstv ..

  • Logjam Unplugged

    Logjam Unplugged

    Wed, 20 July 2016

    A rag-tag bunch of loggers, woodie riders and assorted salty sea dogs assembled at the historic home of SA surfing Muizenberg Corner to strut their stuff in the Logjam Invitational, writes Spike. ..

  • Fanning claims 2016 JBay Open

    Fanning claims 2016 JBay Open

    Sat, 16 July 2016

    Mick Fanning has won the #JBayOpen, stop No. 6 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour, defeating John John Florence in an exciting Final at Jeffreys Bay. PHOTOS Paul van JA..

  • How we got here

    How we got here

    Fri, 15 July 2016

    The #JBayOpen saw record crowd numbers on the beach for Round 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday. Right now, 6 days later, things are getting tense with only 3 hours of competition left. Paul van Jaarsveld sh..


Wednesday 27th July 2016
toes-on-what-nose Video
What is the world coming to? Surfing without a surfboard? What trickery is this? This video depicts the results of exhaustive studies into how to ride waves with ... nothing, just your feet.
Read More
Monday 25th July 2016
the-iceman-cometh-part-2 Breaking News
Known for his cool head in giant surf, "The Ice Man" features in the last of this Where Are They Now series. Mark Muller presents Part 2 of an exclusive interview with Johnny Paarman. 
Read More
Friday 22nd July 2016
cutoff-mayhem Breaking News
Gnarly conditions are heading for SA next week as huge SE swell, big rain and yowling weather crunches into big chunks of our coast, says Spike in his video forecast.
Read More
Thursday 21st July 2016
zulu-skate-riders Video
Shot deep in the Valley of a Thousand Hills of rural KZN, and in Durban, this story depicts young shredders who speak a new language of opportunity using the syntax of skateboarding.
Read More
Thursday 21st July 2016
twiggy-solo-surf Video
Grant 'Twiggy' Baker on a solo mission somewhere along the West Coast. A film by Graham Howes from @dirtyhabitstv
Read More
Wednesday 20th July 2016
logjam-unplugged Breaking News
A rag-tag bunch of loggers, woodie riders and assorted salty sea dogs assembled at the historic home of SA surfing Muizenberg Corner to strut their stuff in the Logjam Invitational, writes Spike.
Read More
Saturday 16th July 2016
fanning-claims-2016-jbay-open Breaking News
Mick Fanning has won the #JBayOpen, stop No. 6 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour, defeating John John Florence in an exciting Final at Jeffreys Bay. PHOTOS Paul van JAARSVELD.
Read More
Friday 15th July 2016
how-we-got-here Featured Slideshows
The #JBayOpen saw record crowd numbers on the beach for Round 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday. Right now, 6 days later, things are getting tense with only 3 hours of competition left. Paul van Jaarsveld shows us how we got here.
Read More
Wednesday 13th July 2016
film-fest-at-jbaywinterfest Breaking News
Movie night! #JBayWinterfest and the Wavescape Festival presents Movie Night at the #JBayOpen contest site at 5pm. Shows on Big Beach Screen so pull in for a drink at the bar or picnic on the beach.
Read More
Monday 11th July 2016
junior-blast-in-kzn Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of shots by Luke Patterson of the final day of the Quiksilver and Roxy J-Bay Junior Pro that went down at Magnatubes from the 8th to 10th of July.
Read More
Monday 11th July 2016
jordy-vs-john-john-anticipated-and-debated Video
The #JBayOpen ran for one heat Sunday: a much anticipated quarters clash between John John and Jordy. It was a bit of a wave-starved controversy. Here's the recap. What's your call?
Read More
Saturday 9th July 2016
quarter-finals-decided-at-the-jbay-open-2016 Breaking News
The WSL Top 34 fought to avoid elimination and a place in the Quarterfinals in building 3-5' surf at Supers during the rest of Round 3 and rattling straight through Rounds 4 and 5.
Read More
Saturday 9th July 2016
weskus-teeth Breaking News
A solid 4-6' west swell and clean winds for tomorrow has put the Sniper SA Tand Invitational into green light mode, with the top guys looking forward to a slabby Sunday.
Read More
Thursday 7th July 2016
top-seeds-dominate-the-day Breaking News
Competition at the #JBayOpen ran through the remaining heats of Round 2 followed by the opening four heats of Round 3 before being called off as conditions deteriorated while Kelly Slater and Adrian Buchan completed their heat . Images by Paul and Timothy van Jaarsveld
Read More
Thursday 7th July 2016
winterfest-2016-starts-with-a-bang Breaking News
Incredible surf at Supertubes saw an exciting start to the JBay Open, the first event of the JBay Winterfest 2016. Four to six-foot surf reeled down the famous point for the best surfers on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
Read More
Tuesday 5th July 2016
all-set-for-j-bay-open-2016 Breaking News
The world’s best surfers have converged in South Africa ahead of the start of the J-Bay Open. Supertubes will play host to the WSL Top 34, recommencing the 2016 WSL title race.
Read More
Monday 4th July 2016
stormy-weekend-in-j-bay Featured Slideshows
J-Bay produced the goods as crowds increased steadily and more CT surfers flocked down on the famed right hand point break in the build-up to the #jbayopen. Images by Grant Scholtz
Read More
Monday 4th July 2016
conner-o-leary-clenches-ballito-2016-trophy Breaking News
Connor O’Leary won the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong held at Willard Beach, defeating Joan Duru on a sunny windless day. WSL release.
Read More
Sunday 3rd July 2016
business-end-in-ballito Video
Here are 2 vids that capture the last few days at the Ballito Pro, one presented by our man Jordy Smith on Day 4 and the other a rad Day 5 highlights showing some stellar skills. 
Read More
Saturday 2nd July 2016
in-the-mood-for-j-bay Video
J-Bay switched on over the last three days and Luke Irlam put this sweet edit together capturing a moment in history as it was experienced on 1 July 2016.
Read More
Friday 1st July 2016
rip-rob-wiese Breaking News
Vic Bay local and founder member of the Southern Cape Surfing Association Rob Wiese has passed away after a brave battle against cancer.
Read More
Friday 1st July 2016
ballito-flow Breaking News
A rising swell and solid overhead waves, with variable winds, tested the ability of surfers in the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong as the event moved into the last 24 at Willard Beach yesterday.
Read More
Tuesday 28th June 2016
fanning-backs-jbay Breaking News
Despite his famous live shark encounter last year, three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning has decided to compete in the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay from July 6 to 17.
Read More
Monday 27th June 2016
that-winning-feeling Breaking News
The weekend has seen the forgotten, ignored, niche sport of surfing stand tall, while the big bucks, big league ZA sports have flattered to deceive, complains Craig Jarvis.
Read More
Monday 27th June 2016
trial-by-stellar Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of photos from the weekend's surfing at Ballito Bay, including some from the Billabong Junior Series and the trials before the main event, by KELLY CESTARI. 
Read More
Monday 27th June 2016
two-for-one-ballito-pro-2016 Breaking News
The 1st leg of the world's longest running junior series and the trials event for the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong are done and dusted at Willard Beach in Ballito, with the main event starting today.
Read More
Saturday 25th June 2016
twiggy-wins-puerto Breaking News
Grant 'Twiggy' Baker gave South Africans reasons to be proud when he won the inaugural Puerto Escondido Challenge against 23 of the top big wave surfers in giant 20-35ft surf.
Read More
Friday 24th June 2016
beach-bombs Breaking News
The scary thing about fat 25ft+ beachbreak waves? Fat 25ft+ beachbreak waves! The first half of Puerto Escondido is done, the spray is (sort of) settling, and Twig is in the semis!
Read More
Friday 24th June 2016
rise-of-the-youth Breaking News
Adin Masencamp (Strand) earned a spot in the final of the premier U18 Boys’ division of the Billabong Junior Series at Willard Beach in Ballito today.
Read More
Friday 24th June 2016
fest-ends-with-a-barrel Breaking News
The Wavescape Festival ends tonight at Rivertown Beerhall with a curated lineup of surfing and ocean films, and the kiffest craft beer. R50 gets you entrance and a Poison City brew bru.
Read More
Friday 24th June 2016
rebel-yell Breaking News
The 100 day waiting period of the underground big wave event Rebel Sessions starts in a week and includes a few of Cape Town's gnarliest deep water big wave reefs.
Read More
Thursday 23rd June 2016
lighting-up-ballito Featured Slideshows
The lighteys at the Billabong Junior Series in Ballito have been blowing up in the surf. Who knows what goes into their porridge, but this gallery by Nic Aberdein suggests rocket fuel.
Read More
Thursday 23rd June 2016
the-new-north-bay Featured Slideshows
See what we did there? Durban has been firing, thanks to a potent storm last week in the deep Indian Ocean. Nic Aberdein caught the tapering end of the swell on Monday.
Read More
Thursday 23rd June 2016
fear-factor-1 Breaking News
Watch the first Big Wave Tour event of the 2016/17 season live tomorrow thanks to a moerse 30'+ swell heading towards that hairy beach break Puerto Escondido. Yikes! 
Read More
Tuesday 21st June 2016
the-oldest-of-the-young Breaking News
The world’s longest running junior surfing series is from South Africa. It has been around for 17 years and it's about to run for the 18th time, writes Craig Jarvis.
Read More
Tuesday 21st June 2016
new-dawn-for-youth Breaking News
Hopefully a new future for competitive surfing has been set by an intensive training program that took place over four days in Durban last week.
Read More
Monday 20th June 2016
view-with-a-full-moon Breaking News
A full moon, pumping surf and warm weather played host to the surf film View From a Blue Moon for 1,500 people at the launch of the Wavescape Festival in Durban yesterday.
Read More
Friday 17th June 2016
medina-magic-in-fiji-2016 Breaking News
Gabriel Medina danced his way through pounding 10-12 foot Cloudbreak for an emphatic victory today at the Fiji Pro, besting current tour leader Matt Wilkinson from Australia.
Read More
Thursday 16th June 2016
jbay-vid-highlights-rvca-2016 The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA
Check the video highlights of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with some great angles, pumping waves, and this interesting drone shot of a curvaceous carving cuttie. Nice one! 
Read More
Thursday 16th June 2016
cloudbreak-cooks-in-2016 Breaking News
Kelly Slater was ridiculously good earlier today as he almost scored a perfect 20 to help set up a thrilling finale tomorrow at the Fiji Pro.
Read More
Wednesday 15th June 2016
storm-drung Video
We're finally getting a taste of proper winter, with a succession of fronts, and one giant storm in the east setting its sights on the East Coast. Spike presents his latest video surf report.
Read More
Wednesday 15th June 2016
goodbye-taj Breaking News
Taj Burrow surfed his last CT heat today as the Fiji Pro roared back to life with building 6-8' bombs cracking on the reef at Cloudbreak after a week-long lull.
Read More

Wavescape on Twitter

Wavescape
What is the world coming too? Surfing without a surfboard? What trickery is this? This video depicts the result... https://t.co/aljeMP7tqr
Wavescape
Durban and surrounds -- A nasty remake of the Blair Bitch project as an angry sea snotklapsTuesdayinto next mont... https://t.co/fif4Abs9G5
Wavescape
KZN South Coast -- A nasty remake of the Blair Bitch project as an angry sea snotklapsTuesdayinto next month as ... https://t.co/XeVlSsJt8b
Wavescape
Eastern Cape East -- It's the Blair Bitch project as an angry sea takes it out on Tuesday- snotklapped by beast ... https://t.co/GiaXGuDDdH

Wavescape friends and partners Isiqalo Foundation DIFF CSIR Isiqalo Foundation Surfing  South Africa Save Our Seas Shark Centre Isiqalo Foundation Red Bull Media House DIFF National Sea Rescue Institute Shark Spotters ASP Africa