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  • Saffa Expat Saves the Day

    Saffa Expat Saves the Day

    Thu, 16 January 2020

    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. ..

  • RIP Smithy

    RIP Smithy

    Mon, 13 January 2020

    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. ..

  • Tiny Tubular Times

    Tiny Tubular Times

    Fri, 27 December 2019

    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 ..

  • The Hout Bay Hurricane

    The Hout Bay Hurricane

    Sun, 22 December 2019

    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 ..

  • High Drama, New Lows

    High Drama, New Lows

    Fri, 20 December 2019

    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. ..

  • Young Gun 1

    Young Gun 1

    Wed, 18 December 2019

    The rise of young Kommetjie charger Fabian Campagnolo continues after his 5th in pristine big waves at Punta Galea in Spain on Monday, writes Spike. Cover photo Sebastian Staines ..

  • Thrills and Spills

    Thrills and Spills

    Mon, 16 December 2019

    Spike put together this video edit of the 2019 cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Champs held a few days ago in macking Peahi. Catch the highlights of brutal wipeouts, giant tubes and amazing rides. ..

  • Jaws Drops

    Jaws Drops

    Fri, 13 December 2019

    Paige Alms and Billy Kemper won the Jaw Big Wave Championships early today. Grant Twiggy Baker just missed the semis after a tightly contested heat. Here's a highlights gallery. ..

  • Backdoor Dreaming

    Backdoor Dreaming

    Fri, 13 December 2019

    The Rock has been firing for the opening rounds of the final event of the CT season. Here's a mega-gallery that highlights the first two days of absolutely epic 6-10 foot Pipeline. ..

  • Jordy Out :-(

    Jordy Out :-(

    Thu, 12 December 2019

    So the world title looks like Medina's to take after rotten bad luck ended Jordy Smith's hope earlier today in heaving 8-10ft barrels at the Billabong Pipe Masters. ..

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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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Wednesday 18th December 2019
young-gun-1 Breaking News
The rise of young Kommetjie charger Fabian Campagnolo continues after his 5th in pristine big waves at Punta Galea in Spain on Monday, writes Spike. Cover photo Sebastian Staines
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Monday 16th December 2019
thrills-spills-automobiles-2019 Video
Spike put together this video edit of the 2019 cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Champs held a few days ago in macking Peahi. Catch the highlights of brutal wipeouts, giant tubes and amazing rides.
Read More
Friday 13th December 2019
jaws-drops Featured Slideshows
Paige Alms and Billy Kemper won the Jaw Big Wave Championships early today. Grant Twiggy Baker just missed the semis after a tightly contested heat. Here's a highlights gallery.
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Friday 13th December 2019
backdoor-dreaming Featured Slideshows
The Rock has been firing for the opening rounds of the final event of the CT season. Here's a mega-gallery that highlights the first two days of absolutely epic 6-10 foot Pipeline.
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Thursday 12th December 2019
jordy-out-of-world-title-race-2019 Breaking News
So the world title looks like Medina's to take after rotten bad luck ended Jordy Smith's hope earlier today in heaving 8-10ft barrels at the Billabong Pipe Masters.
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Wednesday 11th December 2019
world-entitled Breaking News
He finds Italo Ferriera’s surfing ugly, and still can’t fathom the 10 points Italo got for that huge backhand air reverse back in Portugal. Craig Jarvis ponders the world title permutations.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
photo-highlights-2019-hawaii Featured Slideshows
The surf in Hawaii has been cranking for the finale of the women's CT and the men's QS. Here's a mega-gallery that highlights the sheer power of the waves and the surfers who ride them.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
world-champ-x-4 Breaking News
Carissa Moore (HAW) won the world title at the lululemon Maui Pro, the final stop on the WSL Women’s Championship Tour (CT) after her provisional qualification for Tokyo 2020.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
plastic-solutions-for-sa Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has partnered with the UK Government's Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) to boost ocean awareness around plastic pollution.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
sliding-into-the-holiday-season Featured Slideshows
A packed house at the Centre for the Book last night heard eight varied talks by ocean gurus at Slide Night, part of the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival. Here's photos by Jonx Pillemer.
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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
fitting-finale-to-qs-2019 Breaking News
The last QS event is done and dusted. South Africa has gained another CT representative and Jack Robinson snuck onto the 2020 tour with a record win today at the Vans World Cup.
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Monday 2nd December 2019
clifton-cracker Featured Slideshows
Did you pull in and chill out at the Clifton 4th Beach surf film show on Saturday? Here's a mega photo gallery from Jonx Pillemer you can peruse to find yourself (in the photos we mean :)
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Monday 2nd December 2019
moody-ocean-hues-2019 Featured Slideshows
It was a moody affair at the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach yesterday, with storm clouds, and thick aqua-marine ocean detonations. Here's a highlights gallery courtesy WSL.
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Monday 2nd December 2019
surf-movies-hit-cape-town Breaking News
Surf films at the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival kicked off on Saturday when about 3,000 people came out on a beautiful summer evening to watch surf films at Clifton 4th Beach.
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Monday 2nd December 2019
mcgillivray-makes-world-tour Breaking News
It's official! Our very own JBay local Matt McGillivray is a confirmed member of the 2020 World Surf League Championship Tour after reaching Round 4 of the Vans World Cup yesterday.
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Thursday 28th November 2019
on-the-charge Breaking News
The Saffas are charging hard at Sunset Beach in the Vans World Cup as a fresh west swell filled in for Jordy Maree and Beyrick de Vries who earned berths in Round 3 earlier today.
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Wednesday 27th November 2019
kneel-ous-unite Breaking News
The biggest gathering of kneel ous since 1956 graced the town of Mossel Bay on the weekend to bear witness to an epic SA Kneeboard Championships. It was one for the ages, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 26th November 2019
sunset-finale-2019 Featured Slideshows
Cape Town's Jordy Maree was the first Saffa success today in cranking 6-8ft Sunset on Day 1 of the Vans World Cup of Surfing, with four other ous to come. Here's some photies.
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Tuesday 26th November 2019
gold-medal-for-south-africa Breaking News
South African Tyra Buncombe powered to gold in the women's prone distance paddleboard division at the ISA World SUP Champs, surviving scorching weather in El Salvador yesterday.
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Monday 25th November 2019
blessing-shaun-tomson-2019 Breaking News
A collaboration between surf pioneer Shaun Tomson and top artist Blessing Ngobeni has produced a unique surfboard to be auctioned at the Wavescape Artboard Charity on Wednesday evening.
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Monday 25th November 2019
unofficially-official Breaking News
Once his qualification has been made official, JBay's Matt McGillivray will be joining fellow South African surfer Jordy Smith on the elite Championship Tour of Surfing next year, writes Spike.
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Friday 22nd November 2019
oceans-alive-2019 Featured Slideshows
A meaningful Wednesday night took place at the Two Oceans Aquarium during the Wavescape Oceans Alive night presented by Gone. Here's photos from the evening.
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Friday 22nd November 2019
haleiwa-highlights Featured Slideshows
A mixed bag of seasons - windy, glassy, cooking, not cooking - has presided over the Hawaiian Pro, as Haleiwa lit up with 10-15ft surf. Here are some highlights featuring our Saffa boys!
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Friday 22nd November 2019
saffa-seesaw-2019 Breaking News
Jordy Smith is out of the Hawaiian Pro to nurse sore ribs as a precaution for Pipe, but the big news is that Matt McGillivray is on the cusp of CT qualification writes Spike.
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Thursday 21st November 2019
crunch-time-in-hawaii Breaking News
The next call for the Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa is a few hours away, so lets talk stock at where we're at after Jordy Smith's imperious surfing that catapulted him into the Round of 32.
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Tuesday 19th November 2019
oceans-alive-deep-south Breaking News
A rockin' live music and skate film premiere kicked off the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival presented by Vans: next up is Oceans Alive tomorrow, then surf movies in the Deep South!
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Monday 18th November 2019
sneaky-east-bomb-swell Featured Slideshows
There were smiles in Durban on the weekend - after a lean spell, the piers once again cracked to the welcome whump of thumping tubes. Local photog Simon Smith was there.
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Friday 15th November 2019
mick-on-boards Video
3x world champ Mick Fanning dissects an eco-minded quiver of anonymous epoxy boards in Stabmag's cool "Stab in the Dark" video series, starting in Japanese typhoon surf.
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Thursday 14th November 2019
hawaii-you-ve-changed Breaking News
There's a softer, more clean-cut, watered-down world on show on the North Shore these days, one with little of the wild-eyed fear and fist-flying antics of yore, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Wednesday 13th November 2019
moody-blues Video
Select the HD 50 frames per second edit on this kiff karmic clip that depicts the life and essence of Muizenberg longboard style maestro Nobel De Castro, by Tao Farren-Hefer.
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Saturday 9th November 2019
saffas-would-go Breaking News
Times are a'changing! Three Saffas are invited to the Eddie Aikau Invitational, with a record number of women included as we head for the start of the window period, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 5th November 2019
why-oh-why Breaking News
A record 24 teams from 21 Western Cape schools took part in the Sea Harvest Interschool's Surfing Championships at Muizenberg over the weekend. Here's info and photos!
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Tuesday 5th November 2019
stamp-out-marine-pollution Breaking News
You have until Friday to enter the STOMP Awards for innovations that eliminate plastic waste. Prizes include entry to a conference by the Commonwealth Litter Programme in December.
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Monday 4th November 2019
usa-win-juniors,-sa-9th Breaking News
USA scooped Gold on the back of five individual medal performances at the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship after adding an Aloha Cup gold to their quiver.
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Thursday 31st October 2019
a-month-of-summer-fun Breaking News
Just 8 days til a month of ocean events and films at the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival, kicking off with an epic opening party and live bands at Jack Black's Taproom next Saturday!
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Thursday 31st October 2019
history-at-sunset-beach Breaking News
South Africa's David Van Zyl just became the first international athlete to win the Vans Pro at Sunset Beach. Boks, Davey just made history. You just need to repeat a bit of yours !
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Wednesday 30th October 2019
still-chasing-mavericks Breaking News
One of the world’s best big wave spots is marred with controversy, and it just won’t go away. It has left a bad taste in the mouthes of many, and Craig Jarvis tells us why.
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