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  • Bianca is the Lone Ranger

    Bianca is the Lone Ranger

    Tue, 18 September 2018

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut kickstarted the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Japan with a bang for two days. After Day 3 today, Team SA stays in the hunt with four surfers in dropping swell. ..

  • Mourning of the Earth

    Mourning of the Earth

    Mon, 17 September 2018

    About 220 people paddled out at Muizenberg yesterday to honour restaurant owner and surfer Dave Jones, who passed away after a battle with pneumonia, writes Spike. Video Jeff Ayliff ..

  • Historic Highlights

    Historic Highlights

    Thu, 13 September 2018

    Here's a gallery of highlights from the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley at the wave pool in central California over the weekend, from all the angles you can think of. Photos Kelly Cestari ..

  • #ItsAllStillHere

    #ItsAllStillHere

    Tue, 11 September 2018

    Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon join Cape Town investment hub Wesgro for the #ItsAllStillHere campaign to put the city back on the world map after a severe drought. ..

  • A First in SA Sports History

    A First in SA Sports History

    Mon, 10 September 2018

    The youngest women to represent a South African senior sports team will travel with the team to Japan this weekend for the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Tahara. ..

  • Inland Perfection!

    Inland Perfection!

    Mon, 10 September 2018

    The forecasts were on the button as cranking 3' lines graced the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley for four straight days, with Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina taking wins, rewrites Spike. ..

  • Aarrr! Where's me parrot?

    Aarrr! Where's me parrot?

    Fri, 7 September 2018

    It's an effort to score 8.50 in a wave pool, but Kelly Slater was the man to do it on Day 1 of the first Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley. Surfers get another chance tomorrow to make the finals on Sunday...

  • Surf Ranch Pro - Day 1

    Surf Ranch Pro - Day 1

    Fri, 7 September 2018

    The old man Kelly Slater, 47, is leading the pack after Day 1 of the Surf Ranch Pro, with Mikey Feb and Jordy Smith joint 13th and 19th respectively, with two days to go. Here's the gallery of the historica..

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Tuesday 18th September 2018
bianca-the-lone-ranger-2018 Breaking News
Super Typhoon Mangkhut kickstarted the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Japan with a bang for two days. After Day 3 today, Team SA stays in the hunt with four surfers in dropping swell.
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Monday 17th September 2018
mourning-of-the-earth-2018 Breaking News
About 220 people paddled out at Muizenberg yesterday to honour restaurant owner and surfer Dave Jones, who passed away after a battle with pneumonia, writes Spike. Video Jeff Ayliff
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Thursday 13th September 2018
historic-highlights Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of highlights from the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley at the wave pool in central California over the weekend, from all the angles you can think of. Photos Kelly Cestari
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Tuesday 11th September 2018
itsallstillhere Breaking News
Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon join Cape Town investment hub Wesgro for the #ItsAllStillHere campaign to put the city back on the world map after a severe drought.
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Monday 10th September 2018
a-first-in-sa Breaking News
The youngest women to represent a South African senior sports team will travel with the team to Japan this weekend for the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Tahara.
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Monday 10th September 2018
inland-perfection-wsl-surf-ranch-2018 Breaking News
The forecasts were on the button as cranking 3' lines graced the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley for four straight days, with Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina taking wins, rewrites Spike.
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Friday 7th September 2018
aarrr-where-s-me-parrot Breaking News
It's an effort to score 8.50 in a wave pool, but Kelly Slater was the man to do it on Day 1 of the first Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley. Surfers get another chance tomorrow to make the finals on Sunday.
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Friday 7th September 2018
surf-ranch-pro-day-1 Featured Slideshows
The old man Kelly Slater, 47, is leading the pack after Day 1 of the Surf Ranch Pro, with Mikey Feb and Jordy Smith joint 13th and 19th respectively, with two days to go. Here's the gallery of the historical inaugural CT event.
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Thursday 6th September 2018
the-inside-story Breaking News
The WSL has changed its mind on gender parity - an about-turn since JBay when Spike interviewed Sophie Goldschmidt. Here's the full chat (+ wave pools, tennis, the future). Pics Sandy Coffey
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Thursday 6th September 2018
the-right-decision Breaking News
After the ruckus about gender pay disparity that began in South Africa, the World Surf League has decided to award the same prize money to female athletes from 2019. Very smart, writes Spike.
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Monday 3rd September 2018
cutoff-low-looms Breaking News
A crazy week of weather, including radical rain and huge SE swell, is heading for the East Coast as a volatile cutoff low pressure morphs into view on Thursday, writes Spike.
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Friday 31st August 2018
masencamp-fires-in-spain Breaking News
Adin Masencamp looks set to improve on his 29th QS ranking after reaching Round 6 of the Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in the northwest coast of Spain, with small surf set for finals day.
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Friday 31st August 2018
green-sleeves Featured Slideshows
Cranking surf has been pouring through along the west coast of Europe for the QS event in Pantin, Spain. Here's a mega gallery from all three days of the men's and women's events.
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Friday 31st August 2018
last-man-standing-in-spain Breaking News
There's been some solid swell on the northwestern tip of Spain for the Pull & Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro, but out of nine Saffas, only Adin Masencamp remains standing.
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Friday 31st August 2018
dane-set-for-durban Breaking News
Surfing superstar Dane Reynolds, who just accepted an invititation to surf in the Cell C Goodwave Surf Tournament in Durban, says he's excited at the prospect of surfing cooking New Pier.
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Thursday 30th August 2018
giant-purple-patch Breaking News
A gigantic storm with a central pressure of 930 minibars forms on Sunday south of the African continent, straddling the ice shelf. Spike looks at the Cell C Goodwave forecast.
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Monday 27th August 2018
mikey-meet-buttons Breaking News
Is Michael February about to win his first CT event? Judging by this Facebook video of him carving the chlorine at the Surf Ranch into byte-sized chunks, it sure looks like it, writes Spike.
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Saturday 25th August 2018
thar-she-blows-bru Video
Big rain comes as a large southern storm canes us, backed by a buxom area of wind fetch blasting major swell shells across the Western Cape, with W gales spreading east, says Spike in his video report.
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Tuesday 21st August 2018
muses-in-muizies Breaking News
Muizenberg delivered glassy 2-3 foot lines to the ladies of La Muse recently as 73 surf sistas joined together for this unique women's only logging event, writes Melissa Volker.
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Monday 20th August 2018
fifth-for-february Breaking News
South Africa's Michael February delivered his career best result yesterday when he finished fifth behind winner Gabriel Medina in the Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o in small chunky but clean Chopes.
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Friday 17th August 2018
breakthrough-for-february Breaking News
A huge result for Michael February has put him into the quarter-finals of the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o after beating countryman Jordy Smith in Round 3 and winning his Round 4 heat.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018
wine-makers-go-bold Breaking News
For 19 years, winemakers have run the Vintners Surf Classic, with last Friday's epic edition at Stilbaai signalling a bold plan to raise R1million for a cancer treatment charity, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018
on-like Video
Out of all the insane edits that pour forth from the frothing sand spit of Skeleton Bay, this has to be ranked in the top three. It's been posted before, but here it is again for your wonderment.
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Tuesday 14th August 2018
no-man Breaking News
Oh no, not again! Mikey February and Jordy Smith have fought through the tricky Round 2 of the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o elimination round only to face each other in Round 3 ... again!
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Monday 13th August 2018
chopes-at-half-mast Featured Slideshows
"Small" waves at the treacherous slab named "Place of Skulls" in Tahiti provided the WSL CT surfers with a broad canvas upon which to create their magic. Here's the highlights gallery.
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Monday 13th August 2018
nahoon-reef-goes-off Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery from the South African Surfing Championships held in a variety of conditions - including epic - at the infamous Nahoon Reef in East London. Photos Ian Thurtell
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Monday 13th August 2018
tricky-in-tahiti Breaking News
Jordy Smith survived a tricky Round 2 encounter in six foot surf at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o earlier today, while Mikey February must face Conner Coffin in his Round 2 elimination.
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Monday 13th August 2018
slumtown-silverware Breaking News
Local Zoe Steyn, 14, became the youngest Open Women's winner yesterday in the history of the Mercedes–Benz SA Champs, with Cape Town's Jordy Maree victorious in the men's.
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Saturday 11th August 2018
women-gather-at-the-berg Breaking News
The surf sistas of Cape Town have gathered today at Muizenberg for the ladies-only longboard event, La Muse Classic, which now runs over one day after concerns about conditions tomorrow.
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Thursday 9th August 2018
adapt-or-fly Featured Slideshows
This mega gallery from the Adaptive Surfing SA Champs in Durban paints a revealing portrait. Photos Seth Coyne, Sandy Coffey, DanE Evans and Dianne Parks.
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Thursday 9th August 2018
foiled-again-twice Breaking News
Sixteen year-old Melkbos local Nathan van Vuuren is making waves in Hawaii with several excellent foil racing results, including two podium places behind legendary waterman Kai Lenny.
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Wednesday 8th August 2018
spine-shock-at-sunset Breaking News
Kommetjie big wave surfer Odd Persson had a narrow and scary escape yesterday when he was temporarily paralysed in 15ft+ surf at Sunset Reef. Spike spoke to one of his rescuers.
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Tuesday 7th August 2018
adapting-to-durban Breaking News
Adaptive surfers from South Africa and overseas made the pilgrimage to Durban for the Triggerfish Animation South African Adaptive Surfing Championships on the weekend, writes Spike.
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Monday 6th August 2018
radial-arcs Featured Slideshows
Despite the 2-3' bumps that Neptune normally dishes up at Huntington Beach, the surfing was off the charts. Here's the highlights gallery over five days of the Vans US Open of Surfing.
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Monday 6th August 2018
huntington-wins Breaking News
Hometown heroes Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) won the Vans US Open of Surfing presented by Swatch in bumpy 2-3' conditions yesterday.
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Thursday 2nd August 2018
nature-vs-nurture Video
Winter has delivered some proper waves, which has made the Cape Town big wave crew happy, as well as Rick Wall, who is making the film Satori. This edit hints at what we can expect.
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Thursday 26th July 2018
bromdog-mega-barrel Video
Indo has thundered to one of the biggest swells in living memory. Ulus was 25 feet the other day. Over at Nias, Bromdog pulled into this gaping bomb. Check out the video.
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Monday 23rd July 2018
acid-drops-in-durban Breaking News
About 1,000 Durbanites watched the heavy opening film of the Wavescape Festival at DIFF at the Bay of Plenty last night, with the director out from the US to be there, writes Spike.
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Sunday 22nd July 2018
supers-family-wave Featured Slideshows
The spray has settled from the Corona Open JBay but the memories linger of dolphins pods, shark lulls and amazing surfing in epic surf. Here are photo highlights by Lee-Anne Curtis
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Thursday 19th July 2018
trouble-in-paradise Breaking News
The surfer assaulted in Mauritius last month aims to turn surf rage into the oxymoron it should be. He has launched a crowdfund called Free Tamarin Bay from Violence in the Surf, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 17th July 2018
heavy-water-premiere-this-sunday Breaking News
If you're in Durban, pull in this Sunday evening to the Bay of Plenty to experience the African premiere of Heavy Water, the Nathan Fletcher movie, and meet the director. This movie is insane!
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Saturday 14th July 2018
the-rail-game Breaking News
This was one of the great heats in surfing, not just because a Supertubes great was bowing out but because of three men who mix speed with critical power and flow, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Mon Sep 17 15:59:30 +0000 2018

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Fri Sep 07 12:29:17 +0000 2018

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West Coast -- // Friday calm start, with light S winds puffing moderate and sideshore. A tiny to small to not very… https://t.co/BwEq6cf1JP
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Fri Sep 07 12:00:43 +0000 2018

It's an effort to score 8.50 in a wave pool, but Kelly Slater was the man to do it on Day 1 of the first Surf Ranch… https://t.co/tqjMPCgoPy
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