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  • Street Surfing

    Street Surfing

    Mon, 15 July 2019

    Big wave surfer Frank Solomon finds an underground community of surfers in the place you’d least expect: Johannesburg. This excellent little film exudes authenticity. Nice one Frank! ..

  • The Best of J-Bay

    The Best of J-Bay

    Sun, 14 July 2019

    The surfing has been off the charts by the women and men shredding some epic waves at the Corona JBay Open. Here is a meg-gallery of highlights by Alan van Gysen and Pierre Tostee. ..

  • Corona JBay Close Ups

    Corona JBay Close Ups

    Thu, 11 July 2019

    There is always a theme or an angle when you're taking photos. Here Grant Scholtz sits on the beach at the Corona JBay Open and gets right up and tight on the action in the water. ..

  • Crowdfunding for Kowie Shark Survivor

    Crowdfunding for Kowie Shark Survivor

    Thu, 11 July 2019

    A crowdfunding campaign for medical costs has been launched for the young Port Alfred surfer recovering in hospital after he was bitten by a shark at East Pier yesterday, reports Spike. ..

  • Made in SA: Frankie O

    Made in SA: Frankie O

    Wed, 10 July 2019

    The tube-riding genius and general all round surfing epicness of Frankie Oberholzer is featured in Part 3 by Jason Hearn in his video series Made in South Africa. This episode excels. ..

  • That View!

    That View!

    Wed, 10 July 2019

    This is the view that sank a thousand ships. Actually, not, but it has delighted many hundreds or maybe thousands of surfers. Here's photo highlights from the Corona JBay Open yesterday. ..

  • Forecast for JBay

    Forecast for JBay

    Tue, 9 July 2019

    The first days of the Corona JBay Open swell window look quiet barring a pulse Friday arvi. In his video forecast, Spike discusses why that is, and tracks a meaty looking groundswell due next Tuesday. ..

  • Sunday Roll

    Sunday Roll

    Mon, 8 July 2019

    A solid swell swept through Supers yesterday to light up the hopes of those thronging to the Corona JBay Open. Grant Scholtz patiently snagged some cool angles from the beach. ..

  • Look What's Heading to Durban!

    Look What's Heading to Durban!

    Sun, 7 July 2019

    Hit films about Andy Irons and Lisa Andersen, giant waves, ocean love and the debut of the famous Wavescape Slide Night are some of the treats for Durban coming up in two weeks! ..

  • Ballito Pro Highlights

    Ballito Pro Highlights

    Sun, 7 July 2019

    Deivid Silva from Brazil just beat Aussie Jack Freestone to win the Ballito Pro pres. by O'Neill in bumpy 4ft surf. We thought we'd give you a mega highlights gallery from the last six days. ..

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Monday 15th July 2019
street-surfing Video
Big wave surfer Frank Solomon finds an underground community of surfers in the place you’d least expect: Johannesburg. This excellent little film exudes authenticity. Nice one Frank!
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Sunday 14th July 2019
the-best-of-j-bay Featured Slideshows
The surfing has been off the charts by the women and men shredding some epic waves at the Corona JBay Open. Here is a meg-gallery of highlights by Alan van Gysen and Pierre Tostee.
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Thursday 11th July 2019
corona-jbay-close-ups Featured Slideshows
There is always a theme or an angle when you're taking photos. Here Grant Scholtz sits on the beach at the Corona JBay Open and gets right up and tight on the action in the water.
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Thursday 11th July 2019
crowdfunding-for-kowie-shark-survivor Breaking News
A crowdfunding campaign for medical costs has been launched for the young Port Alfred surfer recovering in hospital after he was bitten by a shark at East Pier yesterday, reports Spike.
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Wednesday 10th July 2019
made-in-sa-frankie-o Video
The tube-riding genius and general all round surfing epicness of Frankie Oberholzer is featured in Part 3 by Jason Hearn in his video series Made in South Africa. This episode excels.
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Wednesday 10th July 2019
that-view Featured Slideshows
This is the view that sank a thousand ships. Actually, not, but it has delighted many hundreds or maybe thousands of surfers. Here's photo highlights from the Corona JBay Open yesterday.
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Tuesday 9th July 2019
forecast-for-jbay Video
The first days of the Corona JBay Open swell window look quiet barring a pulse Friday arvi. In his video forecast, Spike discusses why that is, and tracks a meaty looking groundswell due next Tuesday.
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Monday 8th July 2019
sunday-roll-jbay-2019 Featured Slideshows
A solid swell swept through Supers yesterday to light up the hopes of those thronging to the Corona JBay Open. Grant Scholtz patiently snagged some cool angles from the beach.
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Sunday 7th July 2019
look-whats-heading-to-durbs Breaking News
Hit films about Andy Irons and Lisa Andersen, giant waves, ocean love and the debut of the famous Wavescape Slide Night are some of the treats for Durban coming up in two weeks!
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Sunday 7th July 2019
ballito-pro-highlights Featured Slideshows
Deivid Silva from Brazil just beat Aussie Jack Freestone to win the Ballito Pro pres. by O'Neill in bumpy 4ft surf. We thought we'd give you a mega highlights gallery from the last six days.
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Sunday 7th July 2019
local-is-lekker-jeffrey Breaking News
Fans pulling in for the Corona JBay Open are in for a treat, from local deals offered by JBay businesses to a crazy R15k board-and-wetsuit prize for downloading the JBay Winterfest app.
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Sunday 7th July 2019
dancing-in-the-deep Featured Slideshows
To honour World Ocean Month last month, and highlight the precious things we will lose if we don't urgently catch a wake-up, here is the 3rd gallery by Faine Pearl Loubser @fainepearl
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Sunday 7th July 2019
the-lombok-life Breaking News
In Part 4 of his Indo Diaries, surf travel guru Greg Bertish and his family and friends have an experience of a lifetime surfing and exploring the island of Lombok in Indonesia.
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Sunday 7th July 2019
raise-you-one-jbay-wildcard Breaking News
Ninth place in choppy five foot surf at the Ballito Pro pres by O'Neill yesterday has earned Durban surfer Beyrick De Vries the local wildcard into the Corona JBay Open next week.
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Sunday 7th July 2019
speed-lines Featured Slideshows
Things are hotting up in JBay as the pros blast apart a good swell in preparation for the Corona JBay Open. Grant Scholtz is in the hood for Wavescape to scoop some photographic gems.
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Friday 5th July 2019
something-this-way-comes Breaking News
Storms are stacking up but move into westerly mode after the weekend, which is not great for the Corona JBay Open, but Spike has spotted a brute at the end of next week.
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Friday 5th July 2019
bruce-and-jordy Video
With John John out of the Corona JBay Open, and defending champ Filipe Toledo under pressure, Jordy Smith enjoyed a little warmup session at a rare point recently. Here's the vid.
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Wednesday 3rd July 2019
rough-and-tough Video
In Episode 2 of his gritty video series for Red Bull, Made In South Africa, Jason Hearn picks the scar tissue of one of SA’s most mythical waves and the crew that rides it.
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Tuesday 2nd July 2019
octopus-traps-kill-humpback Breaking News
Good to know that DEFF has heeded calls after the City of Cape Town joined voices calling for a halt to octopus fishing after the death of another whale, a young Humpback, writes Spike.
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Monday 1st July 2019
wobbly-old-winter Featured Slideshows
We have had a wobbly old winter around the Cape of Storms, certainly in terms of big wave swells, but as these photos by Grant Scholtz will testify, there were good waves in the gaps.
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Friday 28th June 2019
the-zen-way Video
With the Corona J-Bay Open coming up in two weeks, we have spent time debating the proper way to surf Supertubes. Well, this video of Jordy Smith's perfect 20 in 2015 says it all.
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Friday 28th June 2019
rapid-response-saves-surfer Breaking News
Quick thinking, a phone call and a super fast response by members of NSRI Station 21 in Cape St Francis led to the rescue of a 22-year-old Cape Town surfer yesterday, writes Spike.
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Friday 28th June 2019
scaramouche,-will-you-do-the-fandango Featured Slideshows
Part of the dance at Supertubes in the Corona JBay Open is the carve. You are nothing if you can't carve. John John can. And so can others. Here's a curvy carve gallery from past posts.
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Thursday 27th June 2019
winter-finally-wakes-up Breaking News
A barrage of winter storms are lining up the Cape for a pummelling, with one about to strike, and another two to make landfall within the next five days, writes Spike.
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Thursday 27th June 2019
beneath-the-surface-ben-thouard Video
If you missed this spectacular seven minute doccie on French underwater surf photographer Ben Thouard, watch it now. His work is an exquisite statement of his trade.
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Wednesday 26th June 2019
made-in-south-africa Video
Watch this short doccie by Jason Hearn, the 1st in a Red Bull series hot off the press. Part I of Made in South Africa: The Mother City, with Jordy Smith and Cape Town surfers. Kiff!
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Wednesday 26th June 2019
the-lombok-lowdown Breaking News
In Part 3 of his Indo Diaries, surf travel guru Greg Bertish packs his family in a hired seven seater for a long trek east to Lombok that finds a salty reward, and an ice-cold Bintang.
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Wednesday 26th June 2019
pollution-shocker-for-cape-town Breaking News
The sea around Cape Town is so polluted, pharmaceutical and industrial chemicals are accumulating in the flesh of fish caught off the coast, writes Steve Kretzmann of Groundup.
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Tuesday 25th June 2019
loops-headlines-jbay-winterfest Breaking News
Surfer Jeremy Loops joins headline acts Desmond and the Tutus, Easy Freak and Matthew Mole for the Vibe in the Park free music sessions at the JBay Winterfest next month.
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Monday 24th June 2019
days-of-our-lives-ii Featured Slideshows
In the 2nd of our new "soapie", the surferized Days of our Lives photo series, Neil Bradfield heads south to gather evidence of Neptune's bad hair day in the wake of the weekend storm.
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Monday 24th June 2019
now-for-the-corona-open-j-bay Breaking News
Jordy Smith surged to 4th in the world afer his 2nd to Filipe Toledo in Rio yesterday, but the Brasilian will again pose a threat to Jordy at home - he is the defending winner at JBay.
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Monday 24th June 2019
muizenberg-soliloquy Featured Slideshows
Yesterday, 50 folk battled wild seas at the 100 Year Paddleout at Muizies. Lensman Grant Scholtz got a few shots. Here they are, with others from a more benign day at soul central.
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Sunday 23rd June 2019
barrels-in-brazil Featured Slideshows
The beachbreak at Barrinha near Rio de Janiero in Brazi was testing at times but the sweet spot was still on offer at the Oi Rio Pro. Here's a mega photo gallery from the last few days.
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Sunday 23rd June 2019
between-these-lines Video
We all stare at the same ocean. However, some of us choose to read between the lines. A classic short film about photographer Sacha Specker by ZA filmmaker Jason Hearn.
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Sunday 23rd June 2019
vic-bay-classic-highlights Featured Slideshows
A little rocky point fired on each side of a quick-fire winter storm that lashed past the southern Cape, with this gallery by Ian Thurtell at the Vic Bay Classic giving credence to that fact.
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Sunday 23rd June 2019
full-fathom-five-ii Featured Slideshows
To honour World Ocean Month, and highlight the need for us to stop our slide into wretched oblivion, here is the 2nd of three galleries in the series by Faine Pearl Loubser @fainepearl
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Sunday 23rd June 2019
a-vic-bay-classic Breaking News
Fun 3-4' lines helped home-grown heroine Bianca Buitendag and Slade Prestwich (Durban) win the inaugural Vic Bay Classic on the last stop of the 2019 City Surf Series yesterday.
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Sunday 23rd June 2019
shot-bru Video
Watch this vid of Jordy Smith pull off a perfect combo - big carve, tube and air - against Griffin Colapinto last night, and then a whacky post-heat interview with Peter Mel. Shot bru!
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Thursday 20th June 2019
batten-the-hatches-kapenaars Breaking News
A giant 40 foot swell is about to kap the Cape of Storms, driven by howling gales gusting to hurricane-force. Spike advises you to batten the hatches and hitch up your britches.
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Thursday 20th June 2019
pre-mayhem-warmup Featured Slideshows
Gird your loins people, Cape Town is about to get smashed by a dik storm. Here's a little winter warmup gallery before it goes pear-shaped, courtesy the expert eye of Grant Scholtz.
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Wednesday 19th June 2019
sunset-corduroy-2019 Breaking News
Surf travel guru Greg Bertish - on a family adventure to Indo - immediately lucks into a kiff 10 foot groundswell that pounds the Bukit Peninsula. Here's Part 2 of his Indo Diaries.
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Tuesday 18th June 2019
get-shouty-at-the-corona-open-jbay Breaking News
There is already a lot at stake in professional sport, but when the stakes are raised, people start raising their voices. Things get a bit shouty, writes Craig Jarvis.
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