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  • Surfing at Slab Speed

    Surfing at Slab Speed

    Wed, 26 July 2017

    Like South Africa, Australia has also been cranking as this gallery of photos from Sydney's famous slab will attest recently. Dan Bielich plays with his shutter and aperture settings. ..

  • Memories are Made of This

    Memories are Made of This

    Tue, 25 July 2017

    The 2017 iteration of the JBay Winterfest will be remembered for a long time after an action-packed year that is largely thanks to a sublime run of insane surf and kiff winter weather. ..

  • I will

    I will

    Mon, 24 July 2017

    Iconic South African surfer Shaun Tomson has been rebuilding his links to his home country, with an extended visit to Jeffrey's Bay. Melissa Volker attended his talk. ..

  • Bye Bye Jay Bay

    Bye Bye Jay Bay

    Thu, 20 July 2017

    In these photo highlights from J-Bay, we laud the surfers, but give credit where it is due: Lord Neptune and his cheeky minions delivered a thrilling spectacle, an opera of oceanic proportion. ..

  • What a Week!

    What a Week!

    Thu, 20 July 2017

    What a week of waves. The whole coast has been cooking and the pros got to score Supers with no-one out. Filipe Toledo won the Corona Open J-Bay today to cap off an amazing event. ..

  • What!? Another Shark?

    What!? Another Shark?

    Wed, 19 July 2017

    When will the drama end after a white shark decided to cruise through the lineup in the quarters of the Corona Open J-Bay? Here's seven major dramas so far this year. ..

  • Insane Surfing in JBay

    Insane Surfing in JBay

    Wed, 19 July 2017

    Here's a gallery of photos from cranking Supers from the world's best who have been laying down some moves that can only be described as phenomenal. Photos Sean Thompson and WSL ..

  • 1ft, 2x10s, 1 Mako

    1ft, 2x10s, 1 Mako

    Tue, 18 July 2017

    What drama! Kelly's bust foot, the 10th perfect 20 ever (1st at JBay), and a breaching mako? The most eventful two days in WSL history? Spike thinks so. Photos Sean Thompson ..


Wednesday 26th July 2017
surfing-at-slab-speed Featured Slideshows
Like South Africa, Australia has also been cranking as this gallery of photos from Sydney's famous slab will attest recently. Dan Bielich plays with his shutter and aperture settings.
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Tuesday 25th July 2017
memories-are-made-of-this Breaking News
The 2017 iteration of the JBay Winterfest will be remembered for a long time after an action-packed year that is largely thanks to a sublime run of insane surf and kiff winter weather.
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Monday 24th July 2017
i-will Breaking News
Iconic South African surfer Shaun Tomson has been rebuilding his links to his home country, with an extended visit to Jeffrey's Bay. Melissa Volker attended his talk.
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Thursday 20th July 2017
bye-bye-jay-bay Featured Slideshows
In these photo highlights from J-Bay, we laud the surfers, but give credit where it is due: Lord Neptune and his cheeky minions delivered a thrilling spectacle, an opera of oceanic proportion.
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Thursday 20th July 2017
what-a-week Breaking News
What a week of waves. The whole coast has been cooking and the pros got to score Supers with no-one out. Filipe Toledo won the Corona Open J-Bay today to cap off an amazing event.
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Wednesday 19th July 2017
what-another-shark Breaking News
When will the drama end after a white shark decided to cruise through the lineup in the quarters of the Corona Open J-Bay? Here's seven major dramas so far this year.
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Wednesday 19th July 2017
insane-surfing-in-jbay Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of photos from cranking Supers from the world's best who have been laying down some moves that can only be described as phenomenal. Photos Sean Thompson and WSL
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Tuesday 18th July 2017
10-10-10-10 Breaking News
What drama! Kelly's bust foot, the 10th perfect 20 ever (1st at JBay), and a breaching mako? The most eventful two days in WSL history? Spike thinks so. Photos Sean Thompson
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Tuesday 18th July 2017
bonus-for-rocket-elf Breaking News
Silver-haired rocket elf Filipe Toledo gets a direct pass to Round 4 after Kelly Slater's injury as pumping Supertubes presided over elimination Round 2 of the Corona Open JBay yesterday.
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Tuesday 18th July 2017
boneyards-claims-kelly Breaking News
Eina! Kelly Slater snapped three bones in his foot surfing aptly named Boneyards in cranking J-Bay yesterday and is on a flight home for surgery. Photos Sean Thompson and WSL
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Sunday 16th July 2017
speed-merchants Featured Slideshows
Speed lines, big carves, huge airs and that was just the free surfing before the Corona Open JBay. Here's the highlights gallery from Round 1 and before. Photos Sean Thompson and WSL
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Sunday 16th July 2017
saffa-vs-saffa Breaking News
Jordy Smith is the only South African left at the Corona Open JBay after wildcards Mikey Feb and Dale Staples were knocked out in slow, wintery conditions this morning.
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Thursday 13th July 2017
jack-o’neill-celebrated-world-wide Video
Here's a short film depicting the worldwide paddle outs in memory of Jack O'Neill - from Santa Cruz, California, to Australia; from Belgium to Canada;  France to Netherlands; and UK to South Africa.
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Wednesday 12th July 2017
nooit-smith-vs-february-again Breaking News
Jordy Smith and Michael February have been drawn in the same Round 1 heat of the Corona Open J-Bay as the event window opened today. A lay day has been called until some swell arrives.
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Tuesday 11th July 2017
winter-is-about-to-come Breaking News
The 2017 JBay Winterfest kicks off tomorrow with the opening of the Corona Open JBay, the only Championship Tour surfing tournament in South Africa.
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Tuesday 11th July 2017
sa-surfers-paddle-for-jack Breaking News
Jordy Smith and friends joined locals and visiting surfers for a memorial paddle out to honour Jack O’Neill at Lower Point yesterday: part of a series of paddle outs around the world.
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Monday 10th July 2017
wavescape-festival-in-durban Breaking News
Wavescape comes to Durban from Sunday 16 July to Friday 21st with six days of 19 epic surf films, including a bumper crop of homegrown African movies. See you at the Bay of Plenty on Sunday!
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Sunday 9th July 2017
ballito-photo-bombs Featured Slideshows
Catch up with the best photos from Rounds 3 through to the finals of the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong, which was won by O'Neill team rider Jordy Smith. Nice One!
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Sunday 9th July 2017
i-knew-a-man-he-was-a-good-man Video
Peter Hamblin, who gave us the kiff Let's Be Frank movie, has just dropped this tribute to Jack O'Neill on the Interwebs in the leadup to global O'Neill paddleouts over the next 2 days.
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Sunday 9th July 2017
mfeb-flies-high Breaking News
The WSL Commissioner's office has awarded Michael February a wildcard for the Corona Open J-Bay after his 3rd place in the Ballito Pro behind winner Jordy Smith, writes Spike.
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Thursday 6th July 2017
february-rolls-on Breaking News
Jordy Smith, Davey van Zyl and Michael February remain in the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong today, with M-Feb another step closer to the Championship Tour next year.
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Thursday 6th July 2017
logging-the-jam Video
Have a gander at this whacky short film that depicts the eccentric freeflow vibes of the Logjam logging "contest" recently held at Muizenberg Corner. Kiff edit!
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Thursday 6th July 2017
o-neill-paddle-out Breaking News
As a precursor to the JBay Winterfest, join Jordy Smith for a special O’Neill paddle out to celebrate Jack O’Neill’s life and adventures - part of numerous paddle outs worldwide.
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Tuesday 4th July 2017
atakku Featured Slideshows
This highlights gallery depicts Rounds one and two of the Ballito Pro underway now. Hiroto Arai of Japan grimaces as he whips his weapon around in Round One of the QS10,000 rated event.
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Friday 30th June 2017
light-sabre-dawnie Featured Slideshows
Here's a moody gallery of photo highs taken on Day 3 of the Billabong Junior Series presented by All Aboard Travel that ended yesterday in Willard Beach in KZN. Photos Ryan Janssens
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Friday 30th June 2017
five-wins-for-zoe Breaking News
Samuel Pupo of Brazil and Zoe McDougall of Hawaii (again!) surfed to victory in the Billabong Junior Series presented by All Aboard Travel in Ballito yesterday.
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Thursday 29th June 2017
half-pint-power Video
In this video edit hot off the press, enjoy a thumping soundtrack that complements the surf shred skills of 12-year-old James Ribbink as he cuts, carves and blows up across multiple wave forms.
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Wednesday 28th June 2017
juniors-on-song Featured Slideshows
The top seeds are ripping at the Billabong Junior Series presented by All Aboard Travel at Willard Beach, Ballito. Here's a gallery of images by Ryan Janssens depicting the action so far.
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Tuesday 27th June 2017
distance-between-dreams Featured Slideshows
We're stoked to announce premiere of Distance Between Dreams - a big wave epic from Red Bull - at Bay of Plenty, Durbs, Sunday 16 July. Here's a photo gallery to whet your appetite!
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Tuesday 27th June 2017
my-masala-is-mahala Video
Ricky Basnett pays homage to KwaZulu Natal with a funky video whose namesake is an Indian music video from Durban called Don't Dalla Wid Da Masala, which we included for fun.
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Tuesday 27th June 2017
cape-of-highs Featured Slideshows
Here's a photo gallery depicting some of the highlights from the recent Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro presented by O'Neill by accomplished lensman Ian Thurtell.
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Tuesday 27th June 2017
junior-event-opens-ballito-fest Breaking News
The third in four Billabong Junior Series events takes place from today until Thursday and marks the start of the 13-day Ballito Pro Surf Festival on the KZN North Coast.
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Monday 26th June 2017
saving-stefan-dreyer Breaking News
Bodyboarder Stefan Dryer speaks about his horror injury in Skeleton Bay last week and how chuffed he was to meet his rescuer Eli Olson, who visited him in hospital this weekend, writes Spike.
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Monday 26th June 2017
mindsurf-that Featured Slideshows
This sick gallery (in the way it makes you feel queasy) of heaving 8' Cave Rock comes from this weekend's quest to find the King of the Rock. Nic Aberdein captured some carnage.
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Monday 26th June 2017
high-noon-high-rise Video
In this video, Wade Carmichael, Thomas Woods and some of their Saffa friends discover the epicness of KwaZulu-Natal at a couple of known and lesser known spots, by Richard Hambloch.
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Monday 26th June 2017
double-for-ribeiro-and-mcdougall Breaking News
Brazilian Alex Ribeiro and Hawaiian Zoe McDougall took back-to-back wins in South Africa when they won the Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro presented by O'Neill in cranking 6' surf at Melkbos yesteday.
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Friday 23rd June 2017
victory-at-sea Featured Slideshows
Victory at sea could describe conditions at the Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro in heaving storm seas. See this gallery from Day 1 and 2 (today) by Ian Thurtell.
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Thursday 22nd June 2017
fiji-tribute-to-ks Video
Since he first surfed Fiji in 1990 at the fallow age of 18, Kelly Slater has won the event four times. Here's a video tribute to the man with the best competitive surfing career in history.
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Wednesday 21st June 2017
optimistic-sailing Breaking News
Sixteen years ago surfer Greg Bertish had a dream about helping children while he was in hospital for open heart surgery. Spike had a chat to Greg about his Little Optimist project.
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Monday 19th June 2017
south-america-1-africa-0 Breaking News
South Americans, and a Hawaiian, were the first names on the inaugural John Whitmore trophy after the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley in Durban yesterday.
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Friday 16th June 2017
brazilian-storm-in-durbs Featured Slideshows
Here's photos to show that Brazil dominated the final 64 of the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley in Durban, with no fewer than 24 of their surfers in the lineup at New Pier.
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Thursday 15th June 2017
winter-of-our-content Video
Check this video of some surf sessions in Cape Town this winter shot by Roland Evans of Humming Bird Drone, with focus on the #dikwednesday storm of June 7 last week.
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Like South Africa, Australia has also been cranking as this gallery of photos from Sydney's famous slab will at... https://t.co/LjqodCLes0
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Cape Town 6-10ft and a bit lumpy from a wide, shotgun look to the storm fetch. Wind is light NW. Muizenberg 3ft and fun offshore.
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@SurferBuzz oh my big floppy hat you're soooo right
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woooooooooo. dawnie much? https://t.co/gCa6a3BRh3

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