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  • Your Guide to Olympic Qualification

    Your Guide to Olympic Qualification

    Sat, 14 September 2019

    The last three South Africans are out of the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans, and Bianca Buitendag is the only one in the Olympics, so far. Spike unpacks how it works. ..

  • Happy Weekend!

    Happy Weekend!

    Fri, 13 September 2019

    In his latest video forecast Impact Zone on dodgy Friday 13, Spike looks at two low pressure systems that produce west and south swell around South Africa this weekend. ..

  • Wavescape Indo Trip 2020

    Wavescape Indo Trip 2020

    Thu, 12 September 2019

    Join this special Wavescape charter to Indo in the cyclone season 2020 with a veteran Kiwi pioneer with access to uncrowded, unknown breaks (on what they say is the best boat there). ..

  • Trio on Track in the Tropics

    Trio on Track in the Tropics

    Thu, 12 September 2019

    Kiff waves at the QS3,000 Nias Pro helped the Saffa trio of Jordy Maree, Koby Oberholzer and Chad Du Toit get solid results to reach Round 4, with proper waves on the way. ..

  • SA Quiver Grows

    SA Quiver Grows

    Wed, 11 September 2019

    South Africans are killing it in surfing right now, especially after JBay muso Steve "Steezy" Sawyer took 3rd in the inaugural Longboard Classic New York yesterday. ..

  • Silver for SA

    Silver for SA

    Wed, 11 September 2019

    South Africa just took silver in the Aloha Cup at the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans a few hours ago, narrowly losing to gold medallists Australia by 0.08 of a point. ..

  • Steezy Styles in the Big Apple

    Steezy Styles in the Big Apple

    Tue, 10 September 2019

    JBay's Steve Sawyer is into the quarters of the Longboard Classic New York after a scintillating display of finesse in fun longboard conditions. Here's some photo highlights. ..

  • Ocean Hues

    Ocean Hues

    Tue, 10 September 2019

    How cool to see the pros mixing it in the amateur ranks of the World Surfing Games presented by Vans? The men got underway today. Here's photo highlights, including women's final day. ..

  • Best Result for McGillivray

    Best Result for McGillivray

    Tue, 10 September 2019

    Matthew McGillivray has bagged his best result on the WSL Qualifying Series after a solid 5th place at the ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro in Spain on the weekend. ..

  • Bianca Banks Bronze

    Bianca Banks Bronze

    Tue, 10 September 2019

    Bianca Buitendag has secured provisional qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after her third place at the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans earlier today, writes Spike. ..

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Saturday 14th September 2019
your-guide-to-olympic-qualification Breaking News
The last three South Africans are out of the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans, and Bianca Buitendag is the only one in the Olympics, so far. Spike unpacks how it works.
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Friday 13th September 2019
happy-weekend Video
In his latest video forecast Impact Zone on dodgy Friday 13, Spike looks at two low pressure systems that produce west and south swell around South Africa this weekend.
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Thursday 12th September 2019
wavescape-indo-trip-2020 Breaking News
Join this special Wavescape charter to Indo in the cyclone season 2020 with a veteran Kiwi pioneer with access to uncrowded, unknown breaks (on what they say is the best boat there).
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Thursday 12th September 2019
trio-on-track-in-tropics-2019 Breaking News
Kiff waves at the QS3,000 Nias Pro helped the Saffa trio of Jordy Maree, Koby Oberholzer and Chad Du Toit get solid results to reach Round 4, with proper waves on the way.
Read More
Wednesday 11th September 2019
sa-quiver-grows Breaking News
South Africans are killing it in surfing right now, especially after JBay muso Steve "Steezy" Sawyer took 3rd in the inaugural Longboard Classic New York yesterday.
Read More
Wednesday 11th September 2019
silver-for-sa Breaking News
South Africa just took silver in the Aloha Cup at the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans a few hours ago, narrowly losing to gold medallists Australia by 0.08 of a point.
Read More
Tuesday 10th September 2019
steezy-styles-in-the-big-apple Featured Slideshows
JBay's Steve Sawyer is into the quarters of the Longboard Classic New York after a scintillating display of finesse in fun longboard conditions. Here's some photo highlights.
Read More
Tuesday 10th September 2019
ocean-hues Featured Slideshows
How cool to see the pros mixing it in the amateur ranks of the World Surfing Games presented by Vans? The men got underway today. Here's photo highlights, including women's final day.
Read More
Tuesday 10th September 2019
best-results-for-mcgillivray-2019 Breaking News
Matthew McGillivray has bagged his best result on the WSL Qualifying Series after a solid 5th place at the ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro in Spain on the weekend.
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Tuesday 10th September 2019
bianca-banks-bronze-2019 Breaking News
Bianca Buitendag has secured provisional qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after her third place at the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans earlier today, writes Spike.
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Monday 9th September 2019
qs-hits-nias Featured Slideshows
Will Nias deliver the epics waves of last year that saw it upgraded to a WSL QS3,000 this year? Here's a gallery with lovely examples of that epicness. The event starts tomorrow.
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Saturday 7th September 2019
vuvus-in-japan Breaking News
As the Olympics looms next year, 55 countries are rolling out their best surfers, including the top pros, as the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans begins in Miyazaki, Japan today.
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Saturday 7th September 2019
mocean-in-the-deep-south Video
Fresh out of the icy green barrels of the deep southern Cape Peninsula comes this red hot video edit by Michael Veltman, presented by the crew at Zigzag.
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Friday 6th September 2019
barbarian-phase Breaking News
WEEKEND READ: If you read William Finnegan's Barbarian Days, you'll enjoy this evocative piece by Cape Town writer Hedley Twidle after a short version was printed in Business Day.
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Wednesday 4th September 2019
spray-wall Featured Slideshows
Here's photies from Spain where the QS10,000 ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro has attracted a strong field, including Saffas February, Masencamp, McGillivray, Lightfoot and De Vries.
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Friday 30th August 2019
run-ibelli-run Featured Slideshows
In this mega-gallery of perfect Chopes, there are one or two photos that break out from the ubiquitous barrel shot. Here's all the action from the last two days of epicness.
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Friday 30th August 2019
seen-to-be-believed Featured Slideshows
The moves by men and women longboarders at the Galicia Longboard Classic in northwest Spain need to be seen to be believed. Fortunately, that is possible with this photo gallery.
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Thursday 29th August 2019
single-use-fins Breaking News
What's a good way to start ridding the ocean of one of the worst plastic offenders: bottle caps? Make surfboard fins out of them. Spike speaks to Shaka Surf founder Dominick Tayler.
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Thursday 29th August 2019
pivotal-moment Breaking News
Jordy Smith's third place at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o has catupulted him to 2nd in the world, and this pivotal moment in lefthand waves of consequence bodes well for 2019, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 28th August 2019
chopes-is-back Featured Slideshows
Get it? Standy by for more epicness as Jordy Smith cruised into the quarters at Teahupo'o for the Tahiti Pro presented by Hurley in epic surf a few hours ago. Here's some photies.
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Tuesday 27th August 2019
rising-in-the-east Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos fresh from the weekend gives the spectrum of surf from cranking to cooking at the Mercedes Benz SA Surfing Champs. Photos by Pierre de Villiers
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Monday 26th August 2019
the-ginormous-skeleton Video
The insanity of the biggest Skeleton Bay in years a short while ago is well captured in this Part 1 video by Brett Barley
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Monday 26th August 2019
we-re-waking-up Featured Slideshows
It's encouraging to see the WSL embracing the Glowing Glowing Gone campaign to stop coral reef degradation. Here's a gallery of their partnership, and the early rounds of the Tahiti Pro.
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Monday 26th August 2019
tighten-your-corset Video
In his latest video report, Spike looks at a shifting jetstream that brings about a thumping trio of storms next week to cap a slew of westerlies and swell this week.
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Monday 26th August 2019
on-the-fifth-day Video
After five days of solid winter surf in the rock reef environs of Slumtown, otherwise called East London, home to Mercedes and the best surfing team in SA, here's a little video package.
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Monday 26th August 2019
acute-focus Breaking News
The surf was kiff and clean 3-5' and mildly fun to watch last night but it was at least 10 snapped boards and a dinged head away from the real Place of Broken Skulls, writes Spike.
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Monday 26th August 2019
backhand-attack-2019 Breaking News
The backhand attack of Joshe Faulkner and Zoe Steyn saw them to the Open titles at the Mercedes–Benz SA Champs yesterday after a stellar run of cranking surf at Nahoon Reef.
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Friday 23rd August 2019
the-reef-2019 Featured Slideshows
The surf is six foot and firing at Nahoon today for Day 3 of the Mercedes Benz South African Surfing Championships. Here's a gallery of photos from Days 1 and 2 in the meantime.
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Friday 23rd August 2019
mother-ocean-s-memo Breaking News
For women longboarders, the La Muse Classic is probably their favorite event of the year, and a chance to show off their famed feminine grace and style, writes Melissa Volker.
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Friday 23rd August 2019
barrels-for-breakfast-2019 Featured Slideshows
This Friday mind-surf comes from the camera of Nic Aberdein who last month scooped this epic morning of sand-bottomed carnage near Durban, back when there was epic surf.
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Monday 19th August 2019
french-flair-in-2019 Featured Slideshows
Some insane skills were on display at the QS Caraïbos Lacanau Pro held in France on the weekend, and won by Maud Le Car and Marco Mignot. Here's the photo gallery.
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Thursday 15th August 2019
20-whaaat-2019 Breaking News
A scarcely believable 21 second south swell is set to slam into SA from Friday into Saturday, forecasts Spike as he surveys some serious southern ocean carnage.
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Thursday 15th August 2019
and-now-for-chopes Breaking News
Could the old man of the sea make it lucky #7 at the Tahiti Pro presented by Hurley coming up at the infamous lefthand reef pass of Teahupo’o in six days? Contest preview by Spike.
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Wednesday 14th August 2019
wha-sup-2019-2 Breaking News
Free coffee, few crowds, and good vibes were part of the SA SUP Waveriding Championships recently, writes our favourite author Melissa Volcker. Pics Anna-Marie Steyn Frick
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Thursday 8th August 2019
cornwall-five-0 Featured Slideshows
Style is the thing in the latest photo gallery from the Boardmasters Longboard Pro taking place in fun looking conditions at Fistral Beach in Cornwall for men and women divisions.
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Tuesday 6th August 2019
rock-heart Featured Slideshows
A month ago today, a sandy slab served a session of insane tubes. We can ruminate on the recent run of KZN skunkage, or refresh with this gallery by Nic Aberdein to actively alliterate us.
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Monday 5th August 2019
cali-closeout Featured Slideshows
Unusually, Huntington Beach pier had plenty of waves for the Vans US Open of Surfing. Here is a highlights gallery from the finals day yesterday, held in clean 3-5ft surf at the iconic spot.
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Monday 5th August 2019
kicking-it-with-kanoa Video
Kanoa Igarashi is a cool guy, affable and authentic, with little of the arrogance you get with pro athletes. This video of the young Japanese surfer was shot during the Corona JBay Open.
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Monday 5th August 2019
somewhere-in-sumbawa Breaking News
In the final episode of his Indo Diaries, surf travel guru Greg Bertish and his family and friends luck into an epic swell in Sumbawa as the sun sets on an epic Indonesian adventure.
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Monday 5th August 2019
rat-attack Breaking News
Clean 2-3 ft surf at Muizies formed the basis for a determined assault on the title by groms in the Surf Emporium Western Cape Interschools league, with only three events to go.
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Monday 5th August 2019
erickson-marks-milestone-for-women Breaking News
Sage Erickson marked another milestone in the evolution of women's surfing when she won the first WSL QS10,000 for women, and equal prize money, at Huntington Beach yesterday.
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Friday 2nd August 2019
us-open-highs-2019 Featured Slideshows
Here is varied gallery of photos to catch up on highlights from the Vans US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach in California, with emphasis on the lifestyle side of things.
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Sat Sep 14 10:54:05 +0000 2019

The last three South Africans are out of the ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans, and Bianca Buitendag is the… https://t.co/fTQEE1oLwb
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