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  • Around the World

    Around the World

    Fri, 22 March 2019

    Around the world, here is a gallery of photos from QS events in Tahiti and Australia, including the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, featuring king Kelly, who was eliminated from the QS6,000 event. ..

  • Welcome to 2019

    Welcome to 2019

    Fri, 22 March 2019

    Welcome to the show. The world's best surfers are back and headed to Snapper Rocks from April 3 to 13 to kick off the 2019 WSL Championship Tour. More Goldie ... er ... More Tour. ..

  • Here comes Jack, I mean Jordy

    Here comes Jack, I mean Jordy

    Fri, 22 March 2019

    The sun is sliding back towards the cold season, and six decades into the longest running pro surfing event in the world, the Ballito Pro has announced O’Neill as presenting sponsor. ..

  • Cyclone Fury

    Cyclone Fury

    Wed, 13 March 2019

    If you have a trip to Beira in central Mozambique planned tomorrow, put it off. Intense Cyclone Idai bears down on the city with possible gusts to 106 kts and 50ft waves, warns Spike. ..

  • The Rolling Retro Vid

    The Rolling Retro Vid

    Tue, 12 March 2019

    Check out the #rollingretro Video by Michael Veltman, Music by The Dinosaurs to get a feel for firing waves, a packed beach and one of the best surfing jols of the year. ..

  • Tripping the Light in Oz

    Tripping the Light in Oz

    Tue, 12 March 2019

    The first WSL longboarding event for 2019 took place in Queensland in a new format that bodes well for this stylish offshort of surfing. Here's pics from the Noosa Longboard Open. ..

  • Steezy Slides Second

    Steezy Slides Second

    Tue, 12 March 2019

    Defending world longboard champ Steven Sawyer took 2nd in the first World Longboard Tour event of 2019 - the Noosa Longboard Open in Australia, losing to American Justin Quintal. ..

  • Pressure Burst

    Pressure Burst

    Tue, 12 March 2019

    Long Beach hosts a hot bed of Cape Town talent, with the groms and the new crop making their mark while the ballies keep on keeping on. Grant Scholtz has an eye for the story in pictures.  ..

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Friday 22nd March 2019
around-the-world Featured Slideshows
Around the world, here is a gallery of photos from QS events in Tahiti and Australia, including the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, featuring king Kelly, who was eliminated from the QS6,000 event.
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Friday 22nd March 2019
welcome-to-2019 Breaking News
Welcome to the show. The world's best surfers are back and headed to Snapper Rocks from April 3 to 13 to kick off the 2019 WSL Championship Tour. More Goldie ... er ... More Tour.
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Friday 22nd March 2019
here-comes-jack,-i-mean-jordy Breaking News
The sun is sliding back towards the cold season, and six decades into the longest running pro surfing event in the world, the Ballito Pro has announced O’Neill as presenting sponsor.
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Wednesday 13th March 2019
serious-cyclone-for-moz-2019 Breaking News
If you have a trip to Beira in central Mozambique planned tomorrow, put it off. Intense Cyclone Idai bears down on the city with possible gusts to 106 kts and 50ft waves, warns Spike.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
the-rolling-retro-vid Video
Check out the #rollingretro Video by Michael Veltman, Music by The Dinosaurs to get a feel for firing waves, a packed beach and one of the best surfing jols of the year.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
tripping-the-light-2019 Featured Slideshows
The first WSL longboarding event for 2019 took place in Queensland in a new format that bodes well for this stylish offshort of surfing. Here's pics from the Noosa Longboard Open.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
steezy-slides-second-2019 Breaking News
Defending world longboard champ Steven Sawyer took 2nd in the first World Longboard Tour event of 2019 - the Noosa Longboard Open in Australia, losing to American Justin Quintal.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
pressure-burst-long-beach-gallery-2019 Featured Slideshows
Long Beach hosts a hot bed of Cape Town talent, with the groms and the new crop making their mark while the ballies keep on keeping on. Grant Scholtz has an eye for the story in pictures. 
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Monday 11th March 2019
africa-rising-2019-senegal Breaking News
African surfing is on the rise with the addition of Senegal to the WSL Qualifying Series, and the rollout of the flagship of the 2019 City Surf Series - the biggest women's QS on the continent.
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Thursday 7th March 2019
wavescape-awards-announced Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival has announced the winners of the film festival in Cape Town in December, with Best Surf Film going to Russian feature documentary Priboi.
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Wednesday 6th March 2019
video-surf-update Video
In the bath with his rubber duck, Spike analyses the weekend forecast and the pumping surf about to hit Durban. The models can't decide how long the good winds will last, but rest assured, barrels are coming.
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Wednesday 6th March 2019
aweh-haleh Breaking News
It's white knuckle time for the Cell C Goodwave as Intense Tropical Cyclone Haleh grinds down into Durban's swell window, but local winds are chopping and changing with each model run, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 5th March 2019
the-spirit-of-aloha Breaking News
South African surf coach and manager Tasha Mentasti has just won the Aloha Award, a prestigious international prize from the US. Spike spoke to her.
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Tuesday 5th March 2019
ten-years-logged-2019 Breaking News
Ten years of surf heritage and vintage surf South Africana were celebrated in testing 2-4' waves at Llandudno near Cape Town this weekend, with a festive crowd gathering to enjoy the jol.
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Tuesday 5th March 2019
satori-premieres-in-california Breaking News
SA big wave surfing film Satori will be the focus of the SLO Film Fest in California next week, with director Rick Wall and Komsurf owner Roddy Torr flying out to join Shaun Tomson as guests.
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Thursday 28th February 2019
all-in-wsl-video-jordy-smith-february-2019 Video
It's the 2018 finale. Julian Wilson battles for his first world title. Jordy Smith is out to take the Vans Triple Crown. Lakey Peterson and Carissa Moore reflect on their paths. Insightful vid from the WSL.
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Wednesday 27th February 2019
jbay-dates-locked-down Breaking News
The dates for this year’s JBay Winterfest have been locked down. The two week festival of surfing, and other jols, will take place from 6 to 22 July. It's Kelly's last on tour, so don't miss out.
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Wednesday 27th February 2019
platform-for-taking-off-in-2019 Breaking News
As we move into the nitty gritty of this surfing year, Craig Jarvis underlines some reasons to be hopeful by reminding us how good 2018 was for South African surfing.
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Wednesday 27th February 2019
summer-time-tour Breaking News
Open heart surgery survivor Greg Bertish has teamed up with the NSRI for a children's inspirational tour up the East Coast of South Africa next week on a fund raising drive.
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Monday 25th February 2019
ag-nee-oma Breaking News
Last Thursday, lifeguards saved 43 Aussie surfers as they sampled the vetkoek sent by Cyclone Oma, writes Spike, who hopes some of that sweet stuff swings by the SA east coast.
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Friday 22nd February 2019
spice-mining-on-arrakis Featured Slideshows
Frank Herbert lurked yesterday as wind-whipped dune sands stung the black-clad men as they toiled for the illusive spice as salt bombs exploded. Sean Thompson shot the sea worms.  
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Friday 22nd February 2019
c-est-magnifique Breaking News
Breakdancing has been added to the list of four "new" sports for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with the other three debutants from Tokyo that include surfing, reports Spike.
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Thursday 21st February 2019
10-years-of-retro Breaking News
We come to that time of the year, when bad hair and bulging shorts relive the retro vibes of old on the bright white sand and in the thundering blue barrels of Llandudno near Cape Town.
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Tuesday 19th February 2019
born-to-air Video
No way! How heavy is this side-ways air drop by Kai Lenny that takes take-offs to a new level of crazy? An entry into the WSL Big Wave Awards Ride of the Year, with two other new entries.
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Tuesday 19th February 2019
young-brand-bags-young-grom Breaking News
It ain't half bad to bag a big brand sponsorship at the age of 14. Chuffed Durban grom James Ribbink was recently signed by Vissla, a brand even younger than him in surf industry years.
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Monday 18th February 2019
stormy-face Video
In the latest video surf report, Spike watches a giant clump of low pressure storms loom in the southern deep, while to the east, a tropical system churns up days of east swell for Durban.
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Friday 15th February 2019
all-fired-up-2019 Breaking News
The SA military plans to blast targets in the ocean off Sunrise Beach at Muizenberg while showing off their wares on the beach next week Tuesday night, and Ben Trovato is pissed off.
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Wednesday 13th February 2019
air-time-at-darkfest-2019-2 Breaking News
As surfing pushes impossible boundaries - waves ridden bigger with scarier risks - consider the insane marker laid down by the maniac extreme freeriders of DarkFEST, marvels Spike.
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Tuesday 12th February 2019
the-science-of-shark-spotting Breaking News
The Cape Town Shark Spotters have announced the launch of a computerised, machine-learned shark detection system that could just change the game, writes Tatjana Baleta.
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Monday 11th February 2019
close,-with-some-cigar Breaking News
Cyclone Funani finally brings waves to Durban Tuesday, but she was overall a bit of a damp squid. However, Spike calls our attention to Cyclone Haleh who forms close to the coast next week.
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Monday 11th February 2019
impact-zone-january Featured Slideshows
From around earth in January - from cold northern climes to the hot deserts of the south - here's the first best-of highlights gallery from photogs shooting for Red Bull in the "impact zone".
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Thursday 7th February 2019
king-of-the-air-blouberg-2019 Featured Slideshows
Dutch kiter Kevin Langeree won the Red Bull King of the Air as the Cape Doctor made a schtonking house call at Blouberg yesterday. Photo gallery Red Bull and Marcel Habets.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
as-tight-as Featured Slideshows
The star of saltwater phenomenon Jack Robinson looks set to rise after he won the Volcom Pipe Pro. Here's a gallery to show off the Pipe's many moods courtesy World Surf League.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
mood-enhancing-2019 Featured Slideshows
In this evocative gallery, Cape Town bodyboard ballie and part-time photographer Marcel Habets captures the essence of beautiful Bali and the pure perfection of grinding Grajagan.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
what-s-up-doc Breaking News
South African co-founder of Surfing Doctors Dr Phil Chapman has been collaborating with a start-up Australian company to produce a custom line of first aid kits for travelling surfers.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
indo-insta-2019 Breaking News
Did you know that Bali is bucket list heaven for hordes of Instagram tourists? But forget perfect photos, Marcel Habets is on a mission to find another kind of perfect, and its not on Bali.
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Monday 4th February 2019
early-pipe-2019 Featured Slideshows
Crisp hollow waves greeted the surfers on Day 2 of the Volcom Pipe Pro underway at the infamous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Hawaii. Here's highlights from Day 1 and 2.
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Friday 1st February 2019
riding-air-waves Featured Slideshows
A pumping SE suddenly died yesterday during the Red Bull King of the Air, which is on hold again until next week. Here's photies from Red Bull Content Pool and Lee-Ann Curtis-Cox.
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Wednesday 30th January 2019
serious-cyclone-for-jan-2019 Breaking News
Perhaps it is too early to get overly excited, but Spike can't help himself as he eyes a monsterfully powerful tropical cyclone developing off Madagascar.
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Wednesday 30th January 2019
under-the-sentinel Breaking News
Under the Sentinel is the brainchild of photographer and marine charter skipper Grant Scholtz, who has compiled a unique eulogy to Dungeons through this important photographic essay.
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Wednesday 30th January 2019
make-it-with-joshe-faulkner Video
In this s(l)ick little edit exclusive to Wavescape, Jbay born and bred goofy footer Joshe Faulkner shows us just how he is going to "Make It" - through new school flair and explosive moves. 
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Tuesday 29th January 2019
memories-cape-town-dungeons-2019 Featured Slideshows
Out of sight but indelibly printed in the Cape Town surfing unconscious was the day Dungeons delivered in the middle of summer. Kim Bouchier was there to get the proof.
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Fri Mar 22 05:07:17 +0000 2019

Durban and surrounds -- // Nice bit of SSW swell out of town early Friday in kiff wind, but it goes mild to miff SE… https://t.co/EucsrCtdpE
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Fri Mar 22 05:01:05 +0000 2019

Cape Peninsula -- // Lots of SE in your future. Friday looks stiff SE, with False Bay blown out. Big gaping 6-7' tu… https://t.co/YulQRVmSkZ
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Fri Mar 22 04:54:19 +0000 2019

Around the world, here is a gallery of photos from QS events in Tahiti and Australia, including the Vissla Sydney S… https://t.co/8axFPWPinE
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Fri Mar 22 04:44:49 +0000 2019

The sun is sliding back towards the cold season, and six decades into the longest running pro surfing event in the… https://t.co/k2ndaLqDAh
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Thu Mar 14 14:28:14 +0000 2019

Durban and surrounds -- // Lots of light, mild fun east swell ahead. Thursday looks 3' from SE swell in town, maybe… https://t.co/Ip9k4vtoSn
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Thu Mar 14 14:28:10 +0000 2019

KZN South Coast -- // There was really kiff surf on the points this morning Thursday in light W going glassy and pu… https://t.co/oOunpWVlh1
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