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  • Ship Coming In

    Ship Coming In

    Mon, 21 May 2018

    Durban seldom fails to deliver a complete spectrum of surf conditions. Things were no different at the Zigzag Surf Pro presented by G-Force this weekend. Ian Thurtell shot this gallery. ..

  • Cape Town Double

    Cape Town Double

    Mon, 21 May 2018

    Pumping onshores tested the the men and junior men at the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro presented by G-Force, but ultimately it was two Capetonians who came out on top. ..

  • Brazil vs Australia

    Brazil vs Australia

    Mon, 21 May 2018

    Brazilians and Aussies dominate the top 10 surfers in the world after thousands of Brazilians cheered home boy Filipe Toledo into a win at the Oi Rio Pro on the weekend, writes Spike. ..

  • Going North

    Going North

    Fri, 18 May 2018

    Fond memories of the Gunston 500 return to Durban’s North Beach today after the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro presented by G-Force was moved here at the last minute. ..

  • Brazilian Blast

    Brazilian Blast

    Fri, 18 May 2018

    The standard of surfing from the men and women at the Oi Rio Pro has been positively explosive. Check out this gallery from Round 4 of the men and finals day for the women. ..

  • Gilmore Goes Top

    Gilmore Goes Top

    Fri, 18 May 2018

    Australian Stephanie Gilmore has moved to top of the world rankings on the WSL Championship Tour after her win at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro in clean 4-5' surf. ..

  • Barrels in Brazil

    Barrels in Brazil

    Wed, 16 May 2018

    There have been some great waves for a change in Brazil at the Oi Rio Pro as per this mega gallery of WSL photos from the men's event. Kelly Slater, eat your heart out! ..

  • 3 x 13 for Jordy

    3 x 13 for Jordy

    Wed, 16 May 2018

    Jordy Smith has made it three 13ths in a row after Brazilian Ian Gouveia knocked the big man out of the 4th stop on the WSL Championship Tour, the Oi Rio Pro, yesterday. ..

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Monday 21st May 2018
shipstern-bluff-durban Featured Slideshows
Durban seldom fails to deliver a complete spectrum of surf conditions. Things were no different at the Zigzag Surf Pro presented by G-Force this weekend. Ian Thurtell shot this gallery.
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Monday 21st May 2018
cape-town-double-2018 Breaking News
Pumping onshores tested the the men and junior men at the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro presented by G-Force, but ultimately it was two Capetonians who came out on top.
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Monday 21st May 2018
brazil-vs-australia-2018 Breaking News
Brazilians and Aussies dominate the top 10 surfers in the world after thousands of Brazilians cheered home boy Filipe Toledo into a win at the Oi Rio Pro on the weekend, writes Spike.
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Friday 18th May 2018
going-north-2018 Breaking News
Fond memories of the Gunston 500 return to Durban’s North Beach today after the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro presented by G-Force was moved here at the last minute.
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Friday 18th May 2018
brazilain-blast-2018 Featured Slideshows
The standard of surfing from the men and women at the Oi Rio Pro has been positively explosive. Check out this gallery from Round 4 of the men and finals day for the women.
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Friday 18th May 2018
gilmore-goes-top Breaking News
Australian Stephanie Gilmore has moved to top of the world rankings on the WSL Championship Tour after her win at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro in clean 4-5' surf.
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Wednesday 16th May 2018
barrels-in-brazil-2018 Featured Slideshows
There have been some great waves for a change in Brazil at the Oi Rio Pro as per this mega gallery of WSL photos from the men's event. Kelly Slater, eat your heart out!
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Wednesday 16th May 2018
3-x-13-for-jordy Breaking News
Jordy Smith has made it three 13ths in a row after Brazilian Ian Gouveia knocked the big man out of the 4th stop on the WSL Championship Tour, the Oi Rio Pro, yesterday.
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Friday 11th May 2018
chokka-life Video
In Episode 3 of Dylan Lightfoot's homespun series 'J', which presents a nuanced local perspective of J-Bay, we are reminded of the impact that the squid industry has on the community.
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Friday 11th May 2018
back-to-reality-2018-oi-pro Breaking News
We are back to real waves, swell windows and the business of surfing with the start of the Oi Rio Pro today, as the (BRA)s look to dominate, previews Spike.
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Thursday 10th May 2018
april-adventures Featured Slideshows
We've selected some highlights from the photo highlights from April taken by Red Bull photographers across the adventure sport spectrum. There are some epic photos here.
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Thursday 10th May 2018
it-s-a-new-nbd Breaking News
What's a NBD? you ask. Never Been Done before bru! Ace snowboarder Mark McMorris adds another NBD to his quiver of tricks, this time a a backside double cork 1170 off of a rail.
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Wednesday 9th May 2018
winter-is-here-2018 Breaking News
A surf shop near Cape Town has launched online to give South African surfers access to a huge range of discounted wetsuits and other ocean gear. Spike pays the rent.
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Monday 7th May 2018
where-are-the-sharks Breaking News
The rain has arrived - sort of, the fires are lit, and the surf is cooking, which means it must be winter in Cape Town. But what does it mean for shark activity? The Shark Spotters have this to say.
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Monday 7th May 2018
j-bay-perspectives Video
Surfers talk about their first sight of Supers in Episode 2 of Dylan Lightfoot's kiff little homespun series, with Mick Fanning, Bede Durbidge, Ethan Ewing and Shaun Tomson.
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Monday 7th May 2018
logjam-goes-mexican Breaking News
Win a ticket to Mexico and entry into the epic Mexilogfest when you enter the Longboarding Showcase at the Logjam taking place at Muizenberg in a month! Pull in and chill out.
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Monday 7th May 2018
the-future-is-this-big Featured Slideshows
Filipe Toledo launches into the future of professional surfing at the Founders Cup event held in California over the weekend. Here's a mega highlights gallery that points us to that reality.
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Monday 7th May 2018
world-first-founders-cup-of-surfing-2018 Breaking News
What drama! As wave after perfect three foot wave poured through in rural California, the world won the first WSL Founders’ Cup of Surfing. Spike edits the press release a bit.
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Thursday 3rd May 2018
sunshine-reef Featured Slideshows
What a workers day weekend it was with this gallery by Grant Scholtz showing how good Cape Town gets when proper groundswell, sunny skies and light winds converge.
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Thursday 3rd May 2018
divided-by-five Breaking News
The Founders Cup of Surfing at the Surf Ranch this weekend and the Margaret River shark drama couldn't be a more serendipitous sign of where pro surfing is headed, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 2nd May 2018
workers-weekend-wipe Featured Slideshows
Stuart Fowles fell on this wave two days ago but was fine. Little did he know that a quick paddle at Dungeons later would end his winter. Grant Scholtz shot this sequence of the first wipe.
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Monday 30th April 2018
world-big-wave-record Breaking News
Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa set a new world record for the biggest wave ever surfed in history - an 80 foot monster - after being awarded the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave award on the weekend.
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Monday 30th April 2018
long-and-short-of-it Breaking News
Mixed ocean conditions brought out the best in many of South Africa's top longboarders across 13 divisions in the GB Surf SA Longboard Championships at Lamberts Bay this weekend.
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Friday 27th April 2018
the-reef-to-fire Breaking News
Plenty of swell, capped off with an epic finale, lies in store for SA's best waveski riders at Nahoon Reef during the SA Waveski Surfing Championships this long weekend.
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Wednesday 25th April 2018
mouse-and-bug-2018 Featured Slideshows
Now that the mice are away, the cats will play in the long lines of Mouse and Bug. Grant Scholtz wonders why they didn't just have the SA Longboarding Champs here.
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Wednesday 25th April 2018
ski-anything Video
Skiier Candide Thovex can carve anything: sand, snow, water, grass, forest mulch, rocks and even stairs. See this mullet ski the world on this video edit shot for Audi. Quite insane. 
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Tuesday 24th April 2018
plastic-free-2018 Breaking News
Surfing is freedom, says surfer and philosopher Aaron James but as Melissa Volker writes, not when it chokes us in plastic. Enter the first plastic-free SA Longboard Champs.
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Tuesday 24th April 2018
xococoho Video
This short film captures the life and times of Coco Ho, the talented Hawaiian surfer with close bonds to family in Mason and Michael, and friends John John Florence and Stephanie Gilmore.
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Thursday 19th April 2018
kak-cull-call Breaking News
Shark huggers, cull callers, brazen Brazilians, angry Aussies, cynical sceptics and all manner of couch clowns are spewing after the Margie shark decision. Get a life! writes Melissa Volker.
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Wednesday 18th April 2018
margie-pro-cancelled-2018 Breaking News
There have been mixed reactions to the decision to cancel the Margaret River Pro after two surfers were mauled by sharks 6km from the contest beach, writes Spike.
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Monday 16th April 2018
cooking-surf-sendoff-at-nahoon Breaking News
Cranking Nahoon Reef gave the Men's and Junior Men's events a big sendoff at the Mitchum Buffalo City Surf Pro presented by Reef Wetsuits yesterday.
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Monday 16th April 2018
highs-in-margie-pro Featured Slideshows
Here is a gallery from Day 3 of the Margaret River Pro that saw Mikey February make it through Round 2 but now has to face Jordy Smith in Round 3, plus lots of the other action at Main Break.
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Sunday 15th April 2018
pallet-and-woolf-take-honours Breaking News
Nicole Pallet and Kai Woolf yesterday shared the spoils in the Women's and Junior Women's events at the Mitchum Buffalo City Surf Pro presented by Reef Wetsuits.
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Sunday 15th April 2018
eye-in-the-sky-2018 Featured Slideshows
Here are a few photos of Cape Town with unique views of spots we know so well. Daniel Grebe lost his drone this week, but he will soon be back after raising bucks for a new one. 
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Sunday 15th April 2018
drone-in-the-drink Breaking News
Young photographer Daniel Grebe watched in horror this week as the Atlantic Ocean headed rapidly towards him on the screen of his drone remote. Then it went black, writes Spike.
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Sunday 15th April 2018
head-to-head-will-hurt Breaking News
Bummer! Mikey February battled through the Round 2 elimination, only to find himself against Jordy Smith in Round 3 of the Margaret River Pro. Sad for both of them.
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Saturday 14th April 2018
moments-at-margaret-river-2018 Featured Slideshows
North Point looks like the perfect surfing wave. And with some of the world's best riding it, you get some sweet moments. Here is the gallery from Day 2 of the Margaret River Pro today.
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Saturday 14th April 2018
waikiki-weekend Video
Love this vibey little video that dropped out of Hawaii that depicts the silky, sexy skills of expert longboarding at Queens in Waikiki from groms, wahines and others enjoying some April fun. 
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Saturday 14th April 2018
margie-air-ways Breaking News
The Margaret River Pro continued in heavy six foot surf today, with the men’s Round 1 completed, while WSL history was made as North Point hosted its first women's event.
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Saturday 14th April 2018
seeds-ease-through Breaking News
Typically zippy, clean waves at Nahoon Reef greeted the surfers contesting the Mitchum Buffalo City Surf Pro presented by Reef on Day One in East London yesterday.
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Friday 13th April 2018
margie-barrels-bru Breaking News
Cranking 6-8' barrels presided as Jordy Smith moved directly into Round 3 of the Margaret River Pro today, while Mikey February must fight it out in the Round 2 elimination.
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Friday 13th April 2018
slummies-next Breaking News
A cranking swell is heading for East London where more than 100 of South Africa's top open and junior surfers are surfing in the Mitchum Buffalo City Surf Pro presented by Reef Wetsuits.
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Monday 12th June 2017
speeding-lines-at-supertrail-2017 JBU Supertrial
Iconic pointbreak Supertubes in JBay fired for the Supertrial last week, and Garth Robinson was on hand to capture some key moments faster than a speeding tube.
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Saturday 10th June 2017
jbay-supertrial-highlights-2017 JBU Supertrial
As you can see in this highlights reel of the JBU Supertrial, the world's best righthand point bestowed firing surf upon the 12 invited surfers, who revelled in perfect, uncrowded Supertubes.
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Thursday 8th June 2017
dale-staples-it-together JBU Supertrial
Dale Staples from St Francis Bay has won the 2017 JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day in firing surf at Supertubes today.
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Thursday 8th June 2017
green-light-in-jbay JBU Supertrial
The Cape super storm has brought solid walls winding down the point at Supertubes and the green light has been called for the JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 7th June 2017
storm-swell-heads-for-jbay JBU Supertrial
A heaving storm swell is heading for JBay, and the JBU Supertrial Powered by Monster Energy is ready to run the event tomorrow Thursday, with a short window on Friday, writes Spike.
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Thursday 1st June 2017
dik-wednesday JBU Supertrial
Two storms have set SA in their sights: a little one warms us up, so to speak, before the mother of a purple monster slams into the Mother City on Tuesday, spreading to the Supertrial.
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Thursday 1st June 2017
storm-warning-supertrial-2017 JBU Supertrial
South African surfing eyes are on two winter storms rumbling in from the deep as the 11-day waiting period for the JBU Supertrial officially opens today, writes official forecaster Spike.
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Monday 29th May 2017
mayday-on-may-day JBU Supertrial
There's a bit of swell on the way, but will there be enough for the JBU Supertrial to go ahead? Spike presents another May video forecast with emphasis on Supertubes in J-Bay.
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Thursday 18th May 2017
final-four-for-supers-trial JBU Supertrial
Jordy Maree, Shane Sykes, Dale Staples and Adin Masencamp join the other eight surfers invited to surf in the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy for a wildcard to the Corona Open JBay.
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Thursday 4th May 2017
next-four-for-supertrial JBU Supertrial
Steve Sawyer, Matt Bromley, Joshe Faulkner and Davey Van Zyl are the next four surfers to be invited to the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy in June.
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Wednesday 12th April 2017
suped-up-trial JBU Supertrial
Changes to this year’s JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy promises a fast and lively burst of winter swell action at Supertubes for the invited surfers.
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Thursday 16th June 2016
jbay-vid-highlights-rvca-2016 JBU Supertrial
Check the video highlights of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with some great angles, pumping waves, and this interesting drone shot of a curvaceous carving cuttie. Nice one! 
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Tuesday 14th June 2016
you-re-so-right JBU Supertrial
As the spray settles from the weekend, let us remind each other that this is the best righthand pointbreak in the world. Photog Grant Scholtz was there to shoot Supertubes doing its thing. 
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Monday 13th June 2016
portrait-of-a-young-man JBU Supertrial
An elated Steve 'Steezy' Sawyer is recovering from a moerse party after winning the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Sandy Coffey catches up with him as the reality sinks in.
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Monday 13th June 2016
highs-from-jbay-supertrial JBU Supertrial
Here are the photo highlights from the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, with some moody portraits from JBay by veteran photographer Alan Van Gysen. 
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Saturday 11th June 2016
we-have-a-winner JBU Supertrial
Steve Sawyer has won a berth into the World Surf League JBay Open after a blistering performance at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA in cranking Supertubes in JBay.
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Saturday 11th June 2016
semis-decided JBU Supertrial
We're down to the business end of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA in cranking 4-6' lines at Supertubes in Jeffrey’s Bay, with the semi-finalists decided.
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Saturday 11th June 2016
supertrial-on JBU Supertrial
Swell has arrived for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Here are photos from the warmup yesterday and the event today. Photos Alan van Gysen and Grant Scholtz
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Friday 10th June 2016
jbay-warmup-2016 JBU Supertrial
The surfers have today been warming up for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA tomorrow in sporadic 2-4' sets that are due to improve. Pics Grant Scholtz.
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Friday 10th June 2016
lining-up JBU Supertrial
The JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is set to go tomorrow as a great-looking storm trundles into town with the first real cold snap of the year.
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Friday 10th June 2016
winter-is-here JBU Supertrial
If you are not surfing upon this weekend, you could be snowboarding a slippery slope as the first full-scale winter cold front klaps South Africa with a cold, wet fish, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 7th June 2016
jbay-forecast-for-weekend JBU Supertrial
It looks like some waves in JBay for this weekend and a good chance the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA will get contestable surf. Spike looks at the charts to break down the coming swell.
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Tuesday 7th June 2016
supers-set-to-run JBU Supertrial
As the contest organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA come to the back-end of their event’s waiting period, it looks like there is a chance of waves at Supers this weekend.
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Friday 3rd June 2016
heat-draw JBU Supertrial
The opening function of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA saw the heat-draw take place, and with 24 of the best surfers in the country, every heat is packed with some serious power.
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Tuesday 31st May 2016
high-expectations JBU Supertrial
Storms are lining up in the deep south for the waiting period of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, which opens tomorrow Wednesday 1 June, with a big High pressure lurking.
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Monday 30th May 2016
dan-redman-the-man JBU Supertrial
Dan Redman is a stand-out in big Supertubes. He recently got a last-minute invite into the JBU Supertrial Presented by RVCA, where he's been before. He spoke to Craig Jarvis.
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Friday 27th May 2016
surf-forecast-for-jbay JBU Supertrial
The oceans below South Africa are alive with activity, but are they co-operating for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA? Spike gives us a video surf forecast to clarify.
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Friday 27th May 2016
stone-cold-jug JBU Supertrial
Quiet and low-key, Supers charger Dylan Stone from Port Elizabeth makes the cut for the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Craig Jarvis chatted to him.
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Wednesday 25th May 2016
an-extra-four JBU Supertrial
In a surprise announcement today, the event organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have opened up the trial to another four surfers.
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Tuesday 24th May 2016
the-cape-of-jay JBU Supertrial
With the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA opening in a week, Spike gives us the lowdown of what swell you need by comparing JBay and ... Muizenberg. Say what?
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
whose-on-trial JBU Supertrial
Another surfer to look out for at the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA is Matt McGrillivray, the talented young JBay charger whose racking up international experience. Interview by Craig Jarvis.
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Tuesday 17th May 2016
trial-by-fire-ing JBU Supertrial
The edit for this year's JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA has dropped to ramp up the anticipation before the best young surfers in the land congregate in the bay of jay. 
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Thursday 12th May 2016
final-five-on-fire JBU Supertrial
After a cranking start to Winter 2016 event organisers of the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have released the final five invitees.
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Tuesday 10th May 2016
two-by-two-rvca-supertrial JBU Supertrial
Two surfers in two videos highlight cranking JBay at the past two JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA events held at Supertubes - the aim to single out a wildcard entry into the JBay Open.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
on-a-mission JBU Supertrial
Photographer Alan Van Gysen has captured many surfing moments in his career. He spoke to Craig Jarvis about shooting JBay, and other aspects of life, the universe and alles.
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Thursday 5th May 2016
spray-slash-slade JBU Supertrial
You'll find buckets of spray by Slade Prestwich and others in this gallery of photos from last year's JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA. Man with the golden lens Alan van Gysen was there.
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Tuesday 26th April 2016
supertrial-15-revealed-5-to-go JBU Supertrial
The next 5 surfers invited to the JBU Supertrial have been announced, and they have an admirable mix of surfing proficiency, flair and hard-earned Supers stripes.
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Wednesday 13th April 2016
next-five-surfers JBU Supertrial
The next five surfers invited to compete in the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have been announced, and they are a mix of experience, talent and Supertubes know-how.
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Tuesday 12th April 2016
february-can-t-wait-for-june JBU Supertrial
We spoke to Mikey February, who is frothing for the 2016 Supertrial after he got a taste of the JBay Open as a last-minute alternate last year. CRAIG JARVIS asked the questions.
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Wednesday 30th March 2016
supertrial-set JBU Supertrial
The prestigious invite-only event, the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, has announced the dates when it returns to the best righthand pointbreak in the world this year.
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