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  • She Down There in the Deep

    She Down There in the Deep

    Thu, 27 February 2020

    There can't be many marine scientists who write fiction books, let alone love stories, but Lynton Burger's She Down There is one. Does it pass muster? Read on. By Spike. ..

  • Lighteys and Legends

    Lighteys and Legends

    Tue, 25 February 2020

    The combined age of the two Hawaiian girls in the women's final of the Noosa Longboard Open today were 14 years shy of longboard icon Joel Tudor (USA), who won the men's event. ..

  • A Trip to the Dentist

    A Trip to the Dentist

    Mon, 24 February 2020

    Two giant back-to-back swells hit Hawaii last month. Here's a new series by WSL called Big Wave At Large that tracks swells and deploys strike teams to pull in for a "little session". ..

  • Leg Slide

    Leg Slide

    Mon, 24 February 2020

    Steve Sawyer is into the Round of 16 of the Noosa Longboard Open. A women's event also forms part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, with even a canine component! Here's a gallery. ..

  • High Lights

    High Lights

    Tue, 18 February 2020

    Slow mo sepia dream - it is hard to describe what these freeriders "get up to" at Darkfest, but this edit by Spike gives a visceral clue. The world's best shred the Stellenbosch hills. ..

  • All Over It

    All Over It

    Tue, 18 February 2020

    There have been some decent waves in Durban of late, fuelled by tropical storm activity off the East Coast, and the locals have been all over it, especially over it. Gallery by Dawn Rouse. ..

  • Tube Time

    Tube Time

    Tue, 18 February 2020

    Check these video highlights from the WSL of high scoring barrels from the Tour last year. At times, it is hard to see the difference between a 9.43 and a 10, but you be the judge! ..

  • Top Turns Down Under

    Top Turns Down Under

    Mon, 17 February 2020

    Newcastle - the one in Oz - cooked on the weekend for the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle, with local WSL CT surfers letting loose before the year begins. Here's the gallery. ..

  • Fear Squared

    Fear Squared

    Wed, 12 February 2020

    This gallery of photos tries valiantly to capture the carnage and brutality of a giant swell that catapulted up the Nazure canyon to explode beneath those iconic cliffs. Butt clenching stuff! ..

  • Close call for Alex Botelho

    Close call for Alex Botelho

    Wed, 12 February 2020

    Portuguese Alex Botelho's condition in hospital is stable after he and tow partner Hugo Vau averted catastrophy in huge Nazaré yesterday. The video shows how bad it was, writes Spike. ..

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Thursday 27th February 2020
she-down-there-in-the-deep Breaking News
There can't be many marine scientists who write fiction books, let alone love stories, but Lynton Burger's She Down There is one. Does it pass muster? Read on. By Spike.
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Tuesday 25th February 2020
lighteys-and-legends Breaking News
The combined age of the two Hawaiian girls in the women's final of the Noosa Longboard Open today were 14 years shy of longboard icon Joel Tudor (USA), who won the men's event.
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Monday 24th February 2020
a-trip-to-the-dentist Video
Two giant back-to-back swells hit Hawaii last month. Here's a new series by WSL called Big Wave At Large that tracks swells and deploys strike teams to pull in for a "little session".
Read More
Monday 24th February 2020
leg-slide Featured Slideshows
Steve Sawyer is into the Round of 16 of the Noosa Longboard Open. A women's event also forms part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, with even a canine component! Here's a gallery.
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Tuesday 18th February 2020
high-lights Video
Slow mo sepia dream - it is hard to describe what these freeriders "get up to" at Darkfest, but this edit by Spike gives a visceral clue. The world's best shred the Stellenbosch hills.
Read More
Tuesday 18th February 2020
all-over-it Featured Slideshows
There have been some decent waves in Durban of late, fuelled by tropical storm activity off the East Coast, and the locals have been all over it, especially over it. Gallery by Dawn Rouse.
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Tuesday 18th February 2020
tube-time Video
Check these video highlights from the WSL of high scoring barrels from the Tour last year. At times, it is hard to see the difference between a 9.43 and a 10, but you be the judge!
Read More
Monday 17th February 2020
top-turns-down-under Featured Slideshows
Newcastle - the one in Oz - cooked on the weekend for the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle, with local WSL CT surfers letting loose before the year begins. Here's the gallery.
Read More
Wednesday 12th February 2020
fear-squared Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos tries valiantly to capture the carnage and brutality of a giant swell that catapulted up the Nazure canyon to explode beneath those iconic cliffs. Butt clenching stuff!
Read More
Wednesday 12th February 2020
close-call-for-alex-botelho Video
Portuguese Alex Botelho's condition in hospital is stable after he and tow partner Hugo Vau averted catastrophy in huge Nazaré yesterday. The video shows how bad it was, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 11th February 2020
green-light-for-giant-nazare Breaking News
Massive 40-50 foot waves are rumbling through and the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge presented By Jogos Santa Casa has been called ON today. Watch it live!
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Thursday 6th February 2020
big-wave-earth-waves Video
Imagine screaming down a giant wave and ramping up the face of the next set wave, only they're immobile and made of earth. Pull into Darkfest tomorrow! Here's a POV video preview.
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Monday 27th January 2020
from-this-to-this Breaking News
If we think Cape Town gets fierce storms and big waves, how's Storm Gloria that savaged Spain last week with the largest waves ever recorded in the Mediterranean, writes Spike.
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Thursday 23rd January 2020
the-typhoon-games Breaking News
Teahupo'o will host the surfing for the French Olympic Games in 2024, and Japan will find it hard to match that this year, and to think, they once ruled Indo. Imagine that, writes Spike.
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Thursday 23rd January 2020
best-of-2019-gallery-1 Featured Slideshows
Here are the top Red Bull photos taken in 2019 from around the world. A few are surfing, but many are just crazy feats, daring acts and magic moments on this great earth: Part 1 of 7.
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Thursday 16th January 2020
saffa-expat-saves-the-day Breaking News
Former Cape Town surfer and longboard maestro Michael Grendon became a Kiwi media celebrity on the weekend after he rescued two girls swept to sea in a rip current, writes Spike.
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Monday 13th January 2020
rip-smithy Breaking News
No foul play is suspected in the death of Cape Town surfboard shaper Ryan Smith who died in mysterious circumstances on the weekend, writes Spike.
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Friday 27th December 2019
tiny-tubular-times Featured Slideshows
Icy Cape Town waters are known to the intrepid few who get tubed in tiny summer surf. Here's a mega gallery from the recent Llandudno event from Liam Wood and Sean Thompson
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Sunday 22nd December 2019
the-hout-bay-hurricane Breaking News
In Hawaii they call us the Saffa cyclone, but at Llandudno last week, we saw the Hout Bay Hurricane surge through the surf at Llandudno near Cape Town. Cover Shot Sean Thompson
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Friday 20th December 2019
high-drama,-new-lows Breaking News
Italo Fereirra is the world champion, but seldom in the history of surfing have more people had more at stake in one day, but that was still a dick move by Medina, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 18th December 2019
young-gun-1 Breaking News
The rise of young Kommetjie charger Fabian Campagnolo continues after his 5th in pristine big waves at Punta Galea in Spain on Monday, writes Spike. Cover photo Sebastian Staines
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Monday 16th December 2019
thrills-spills-automobiles-2019 Video
Spike put together this video edit of the 2019 cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Champs held a few days ago in macking Peahi. Catch the highlights of brutal wipeouts, giant tubes and amazing rides.
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Friday 13th December 2019
jaws-drops Featured Slideshows
Paige Alms and Billy Kemper won the Jaw Big Wave Championships early today. Grant Twiggy Baker just missed the semis after a tightly contested heat. Here's a highlights gallery.
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Friday 13th December 2019
backdoor-dreaming Featured Slideshows
The Rock has been firing for the opening rounds of the final event of the CT season. Here's a mega-gallery that highlights the first two days of absolutely epic 6-10 foot Pipeline.
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Thursday 12th December 2019
jordy-out-of-world-title-race-2019 Breaking News
So the world title looks like Medina's to take after rotten bad luck ended Jordy Smith's hope earlier today in heaving 8-10ft barrels at the Billabong Pipe Masters.
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Wednesday 11th December 2019
world-entitled Breaking News
He finds Italo Ferriera’s surfing ugly, and still can’t fathom the 10 points Italo got for that huge backhand air reverse back in Portugal. Craig Jarvis ponders the world title permutations.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
photo-highlights-2019-hawaii Featured Slideshows
The surf in Hawaii has been cranking for the finale of the women's CT and the men's QS. Here's a mega-gallery that highlights the sheer power of the waves and the surfers who ride them.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
world-champ-x-4 Breaking News
Carissa Moore (HAW) won the world title at the lululemon Maui Pro, the final stop on the WSL Women’s Championship Tour (CT) after her provisional qualification for Tokyo 2020.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
plastic-solutions-for-sa Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has partnered with the UK Government's Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) to boost ocean awareness around plastic pollution.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
sliding-into-the-holiday-season Featured Slideshows
A packed house at the Centre for the Book last night heard eight varied talks by ocean gurus at Slide Night, part of the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival. Here's photos by Jonx Pillemer.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
fitting-finale-to-qs-2019 Breaking News
The last QS event is done and dusted. South Africa has gained another CT representative and Jack Robinson snuck onto the 2020 tour with a record win today at the Vans World Cup.
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Monday 2nd December 2019
clifton-cracker Featured Slideshows
Did you pull in and chill out at the Clifton 4th Beach surf film show on Saturday? Here's a mega photo gallery from Jonx Pillemer you can peruse to find yourself (in the photos we mean :)
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Monday 2nd December 2019
moody-ocean-hues-2019 Featured Slideshows
It was a moody affair at the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach yesterday, with storm clouds, and thick aqua-marine ocean detonations. Here's a highlights gallery courtesy WSL.
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Monday 2nd December 2019
surf-movies-hit-cape-town Breaking News
Surf films at the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival kicked off on Saturday when about 3,000 people came out on a beautiful summer evening to watch surf films at Clifton 4th Beach.
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Monday 2nd December 2019
mcgillivray-makes-world-tour Breaking News
It's official! Our very own JBay local Matt McGillivray is a confirmed member of the 2020 World Surf League Championship Tour after reaching Round 4 of the Vans World Cup yesterday.
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Thursday 28th November 2019
on-the-charge Breaking News
The Saffas are charging hard at Sunset Beach in the Vans World Cup as a fresh west swell filled in for Jordy Maree and Beyrick de Vries who earned berths in Round 3 earlier today.
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Wednesday 27th November 2019
kneel-ous-unite Breaking News
The biggest gathering of kneel ous since 1956 graced the town of Mossel Bay on the weekend to bear witness to an epic SA Kneeboard Championships. It was one for the ages, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 26th November 2019
sunset-finale-2019 Featured Slideshows
Cape Town's Jordy Maree was the first Saffa success today in cranking 6-8ft Sunset on Day 1 of the Vans World Cup of Surfing, with four other ous to come. Here's some photies.
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Tuesday 26th November 2019
gold-medal-for-south-africa Breaking News
South African Tyra Buncombe powered to gold in the women's prone distance paddleboard division at the ISA World SUP Champs, surviving scorching weather in El Salvador yesterday.
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Monday 25th November 2019
blessing-shaun-tomson-2019 Breaking News
A collaboration between surf pioneer Shaun Tomson and top artist Blessing Ngobeni has produced a unique surfboard to be auctioned at the Wavescape Artboard Charity on Wednesday evening.
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Monday 25th November 2019
unofficially-official Breaking News
Once his qualification has been made official, JBay's Matt McGillivray will be joining fellow South African surfer Jordy Smith on the elite Championship Tour of Surfing next year, writes Spike.
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Friday 22nd November 2019
oceans-alive-2019 Featured Slideshows
A meaningful Wednesday night took place at the Two Oceans Aquarium during the Wavescape Oceans Alive night presented by Gone. Here's photos from the evening.
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