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  • Silvery Lining

    Silvery Lining

    Mon, 6 April 2020

    Once upon a time, on a far shore, surfers frolicked in the ocean when the swells came. Now they look at videos or photos. Grant Scholtz distracts us from this week's surf report. ..

  • Mirror Mirror!

    Mirror Mirror!

    Mon, 6 April 2020

    John John gives mates a trip to the Surf Ranch. A mini doccie includes chats with Kelly about board shapes. This glassy screengrab suggests that perhaps the Ranch is still relevant. ..

  • How to Surf Pipeline

    How to Surf Pipeline

    Fri, 3 April 2020

    In his latest vlog, that mad hatter Jamie O'Brien tells us about the secrets of surfing Pipeline. The wipeout screengrab was just to get your attention. The guy has some serious insights. ..

  • Best of 2019 - Gallery 3

    Best of 2019 - Gallery 3

    Fri, 3 April 2020

    Here is another edition of the best Red Bull photos from 2019 around the world in an amazing array of crazy feats, daring acts and magic moments of global adventure: Part 3 of 5. ..

  • The Masked Avengers

    The Masked Avengers

    Thu, 2 April 2020

    Surf forecasting turns to Coronavirus forecasting. The man behind Wavescape's surf report algorithm tells Spike why we need to wear masks to flatten the Covid-19 curve. ..

  • One Breathe Around the World

    One Breathe Around the World

    Thu, 2 April 2020

    In case you're bored and not really doing much right now, watch this amazing short film featuring free diver Guillaume Néry that we screened last year at the Wavescape festival. ..

  • Where is JOB?

    Where is JOB?

    Wed, 1 April 2020

    He's in the barrel of course! Jamie O'Brien recently won the O'Neill Wave of the Winter, taking home $25,000 cash. At the current rate R18 /dollar, that's R450,000! Eina! Check the video. ..

  • April Fools! Not :(

    April Fools! Not :(

    Wed, 1 April 2020

    The surf is firing today and perfect waves are going unridden all over the country. If this were a year ago you'd go "April Fools!", but no jokes - it's true! Spike reports. ..

  • I Fought the Law ... an' the Law Won

    I Fought the Law ... an' the Law Won

    Mon, 30 March 2020

    The first Covid-19 case in Cape St Francis casts light on three naughty surfers isolating in JBay right now, and a petition that targets the Kouga Municipality to allow surfing, writes Spike. ..

  • Sunday Epic Sunday

    Sunday Epic Sunday

    Mon, 30 March 2020

    While 1000s prepared for the Cape Town Cycle Tour two weeks ago Sunday, locals in the Deep South enjoyed the road closures to surf a cracking 10ft+ groundswell. Video by Kyle Cabano. ..

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Monday 6th April 2020
silvery-lining-covid Featured Slideshows
Once upon a time, on a far shore, surfers frolicked in the ocean when the swells came. Now they look at videos or photos. Grant Scholtz distracts us from this week's surf report.
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Monday 6th April 2020
mirror-mirror Video
John John gives mates a trip to the Surf Ranch. A mini doccie includes chats with Kelly about board shapes. This glassy screengrab suggests that perhaps the Ranch is still relevant.
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Friday 3rd April 2020
how-to-surf-pipeline Video
In his latest vlog, that mad hatter Jamie O'Brien tells us about the secrets of surfing Pipeline. The wipeout screengrab was just to get your attention. The guy has some serious insights.
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Friday 3rd April 2020
best-of-2019-gallery-3 Featured Slideshows
Here is another edition of the best Red Bull photos from 2019 around the world in an amazing array of crazy feats, daring acts and magic moments of global adventure: Part 3 of 5.
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Thursday 2nd April 2020
the-masked-avengers Breaking News
Surf forecasting turns to Coronavirus forecasting. The man behind Wavescape's surf report algorithm tells Spike why we need to wear masks to flatten the Covid-19 curve.
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Thursday 2nd April 2020
one-breathe-around-the-world Video
In case you're bored and not really doing much right now, watch this amazing short film featuring free diver Guillaume Néry that we screened last year at the Wavescape festival.
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Wednesday 1st April 2020
where-is-job Video
He's in the barrel of course! Jamie O'Brien recently won the O'Neill Wave of the Winter, taking home $25,000 cash. At the current rate R18 /dollar, that's R450,000! Eina! Check the video.
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Wednesday 1st April 2020
april-fools-not-2020 Breaking News
The surf is firing today and perfect waves are going unridden all over the country. If this were a year ago you'd go "April Fools!", but no jokes - it's true! Spike reports.
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Monday 30th March 2020
i-fought-the-law-an-the-law-won Breaking News
The first Covid-19 case in Cape St Francis casts light on three naughty surfers isolating in JBay right now, and a petition that targets the Kouga Municipality to allow surfing, writes Spike.
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Monday 30th March 2020
sunday-epic-sunday Video
While 1000s prepared for the Cape Town Cycle Tour two weeks ago Sunday, locals in the Deep South enjoyed the road closures to surf a cracking 10ft+ groundswell. Video by Kyle Cabano.
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Friday 27th March 2020
battlefield-earth-2020 Breaking News
We're into South Africa's Corona Virus lockdown, and the first proper signs of winter swell - a week of epic surf - has thrown a spanner onto the battle field, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 24th March 2020
covid-19-cops-threaten-arrest Breaking News
To any surfers thinking they can go surfing during the impending shutdown, think again. Some surfers at Derde Steen just got warned they'd be jailed next time, reports Spike.
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Monday 23rd March 2020
best-of-kanoa Video
While we park off in our homes deep in self isolation, people are watching videos. Here is one of a series by the WSL featuring individual surfers, with Kanoa Igarashi the subject. 
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Wednesday 18th March 2020
don-t-wipe-out,-flatten-the-curve Breaking News
The impact of Covid-19 on sport has been huge. Tournaments and leagues around the world have shut down, but can we still go surfing, asks Spike or has our curve been flattened?
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Monday 16th March 2020
social-distancing Featured Slideshows
Some Cape Town surfers have taken President Ramaphosa's words to heart, deciding to self isolate some distance from the nearest semblance of society. Gallery by Grant Scholtz.
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Monday 16th March 2020
para-proudly-south-african Breaking News
Despite the global sports shutdown, a hardy SA team are returning with a glimmer of light and four medals from the ISA World Para Surfing Championship in San Diego, reports Spike.
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Friday 13th March 2020
covid-19-hits-surfing Breaking News
Of course, its Friday 13, and a rapidly evolving Covid-19 has led the World Surf League to cancel events for the rest of March including the 2020 tour opener on the Gold Coast.
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Wednesday 11th March 2020
rolling-retro-rolls-over-to-29th Breaking News
A forecast for small waves, chilly weather and a pumping southeasterly gale has forced organisers of the Rolling Retro to postpone the event to Sunday 29 March.
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Tuesday 10th March 2020
best-of-2019-gallery-2 Featured Slideshows
Here is another edition of the best Red Bull photos from 2019 around the world in an amazing array of crazy feats, daring acts and magic moments of global adventure: Part 2 of 5.
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Friday 6th March 2020
freddie-should-go Featured Slideshows
Eddie Aikau inspires, and the phrase that bears his name intrinsically describes, human endeavour. Neil Bradfield is here to tell us, in words and photos, that Freddie (you) should go.
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Wednesday 4th March 2020
chopes-is-a-go-for-olympics Breaking News
After the wave pool hullabaloo, Olympic surfing's tenure in real waves is secure. After Tokyo (if it survives Corona fears), we head to the most brutally beautiful spot in the world, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 3rd March 2020
kneel-ous-down-under Breaking News
For the first time in yonks, a SA kneeboard team is contesting a world title, and they're taking no prisoners. Here's the latest from Dunedin in Kiwi-land, from Lawrence Atkinson and 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".
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Monday 24th February 2020
leg-slide Featured Slideshows
Steve Sawyer made it to 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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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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