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Juniors Jump into 2017


Fri, 13 January 2017

Here's a selection of photos from early this week taken at the World Junior Championship that took place in Australia. The best performing Saffa was Kalk Bay's Jordy Maree, who took equal 5th.

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Goodbye 2016!


Fri, 30 December 2016

2016 was a see-saw year, what with Brexit and Trump and Zupta, but not everything has been whacked. Here's a gallery of photos from the best sessions in the Cape, by Grant Scholtz.

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Monster Session


Wed, 21 December 2016

There was giant surf for the Nazare Challenge yesterday. Our gallery features charging locals and pros taking another leap forward. The event was won by Jamie Mitchell. Twig fell in the semis.

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Backdoor Man


Tue, 20 December 2016

It wasn't the macking Pipeline we've seen in the past but, as this gallery shows, the Billabong Pipeline Masters delivered some epic Backdoor nuggets. Photos WSL.

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Cape Bank Blast


Mon, 19 December 2016

Cape Town has had more swell this summer than it did last winter. Sand banks have been cranking with lank west swell action. Here's one of the better sessions. Photos Grant Scholtz

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Staying Lowe


Thu, 15 December 2016

He slices the blue-green bowels of the curling worm as it slithers across the sandy banks of a West Kus daydream. James Lowe trips on the cap of life. Sequence GRANT SCHOLTZ.

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Pipe Slashback


Thu, 15 December 2016

Here's a gallery of photos from Pipeline depicting Day 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters and a couple from the invitational that chose two wildcards. Jordy looks good with a Round 1 win. 

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The Wrap Gallery


Tue, 13 December 2016

Phewee! That's a wrap for the Wavescape Festival in Cape Town. Here's a gallery of photos depicting key moments from our events, including Clifton, the Labia, Slide Night and Fish Fry. Photos Dune Tilley.

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Adaptive Power


Mon, 12 December 2016

The second ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs is finished, and here is some photographic evidence of the epoch-making moments with a modicum of bias towards those involving Team SA!

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The Long Slide


Thu, 8 December 2016

Cape Town's Matt Moir and JBay's Steven Sawyer are through to Rd 4 of the Jeep World Longboard Champs in China. Here's some photo highlights at Riyue Bay on Hainan Island. 

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Thumbs up for Sliding Night


Wed, 7 December 2016

Another night of ocean inspiration flowed from the 10 speakers at Wavescape Slide Night in Cape Town last night, topped off with the adventuring honeymooners Riaan Manser and Vasti Engelbrecht.

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KZN Far North Coast -- Clean dawnie up the far north early Mondaywith 3' peaks about open coast before a galefor... https://t.co/YnkGEhYYjA
Durban and surrounds -- Town sheltered Mondayfrom a stiff southerly buster. There are buckled bumps on horizon a... https://t.co/fif4Abs9G5
KZN South Coast -- Open coast shredded Mondayby a staunch 25kts southerly buster. Swell a mixed up 2-3' windswel... https://t.co/XeVlSsJt8b
Eastern Cape East -- Stiff southerlies blow east of Port AlfredMondayeasing around to a mildly messy SE onshore.... https://t.co/GiaXGuDDdH

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