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  • The Power Online

    The Power Online

    Sat, 8 August 2020

    Who would have predicted the key role in sport played by Instagram, which the Rip Curl E-Pro uses to count votes from fans. Today, it's Round 4 Men, Women's Rd 1 and Rd 3 results. ..

  • Barrel to Barrel

    Barrel to Barrel

    Wed, 5 August 2020

    Some epic waves lit up Round 2 of the Rip Curl E-Pro, with some epic barrels recorded by two surfers in two six-man heats to decide the repecharge round. Four go through. Two bow out. ..

  • And we have Lift-off!

    And we have Lift-off!

    Sat, 1 August 2020

    A new era is upon us - today, the first heat in the South African edition of the digital Surf Web Series, the Rip Curl E-Pro, goes live on the @surfopenleague Instagram handle! ..

  • Live Surfing Returns

    Live Surfing Returns

    Thu, 30 July 2020

    Spectators will have to watch from home as live competitive surfing returns to the World Surf League for the first time since March, with a winner-takes-all "rumble" at the Surf Ranch. ..

  • Crunch Time

    Crunch Time

    Wed, 29 July 2020

    You don't often go for a surf without catching a wave. Not even one. A solid swell prompts Spike to go for a fun surf. Nooit. None of that. Sometimes the ocean says no. Neptune 4. Spike 0. ..

  • E-Pro Prepares for Launch

    E-Pro Prepares for Launch

    Tue, 28 July 2020

    The draw for Round One of the inaugural South African Rip Curl E-Pro is underway for 56 surfers who will vie for bragging rights in SA's first ever virtual surf event. ..

  • Coronavirus Novel - Episode 12

    Coronavirus Novel - Episode 12

    Tue, 28 July 2020

    As we race helter skelter towards the demise of Chapter One of Poynton Shute's Coronavirus Novel, questions abound as the world turns towards its future grave. By ND Mazin ..

  • Mullet Gallery #2

    Mullet Gallery #2

    Tue, 28 July 2020

    Here is a gallery of the Biggest Wave entrants - some unbelievable in their brute size and grainy moodiness - from the Red Bull Big Wave Awards that are dominated by Nazare. ..

  • E-Pro Goes Large

    E-Pro Goes Large

    Mon, 27 July 2020

    The Rip Curl E-Pro virtual surfing tournament has attracted so much attention, organisers have opened up a standalone women’s event and expanded the men's field to 48. ..

  • Giant Uluwatu

    Giant Uluwatu

    Fri, 24 July 2020

    Thanks to one of "our" southern hemisphere storms, Uluwatu in Bali last week got an absolute giant of a swell that had a few (very few :) takers. Here's two videos! ..

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Saturday 8th August 2020
the-power-of-online Breaking News
Who would have predicted the key role in sport played by Instagram, which the Rip Curl E-Pro uses to count votes from fans. Today, it's Round 4 Men, Women's Rd 1 and Rd 3 results.
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Wednesday 5th August 2020
barrel-to-barrel Breaking News
Some epic waves lit up Round 2 of the Rip Curl E-Pro, with some epic barrels recorded by two surfers in two six-man heats to decide the repecharge round. Four go through. Two bow out.
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Saturday 1st August 2020
and-we-have-lift-off Breaking News
A new era is upon us - today, the first heat in the South African edition of the digital Surf Web Series, the Rip Curl E-Pro, goes live on the @surfopenleague Instagram handle!
Read More
Thursday 30th July 2020
live-surfing-returns Breaking News
Spectators will have to watch from home as live competitive surfing returns to the World Surf League for the first time since March, with a winner-takes-all "rumble" at the Surf Ranch.
Read More
Wednesday 29th July 2020
crunch-time Breaking News
You don't often go for a surf without catching a wave. Not even one. A solid swell prompts Spike to go for a fun surf. Nooit. None of that. Sometimes the ocean says no. Neptune 4. Spike 0.
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Tuesday 28th July 2020
e-pro-prepares-for-launch Breaking News
The draw for Round One of the inaugural South African Rip Curl E-Pro is underway for 56 surfers who will vie for bragging rights in SA's first ever virtual surf event.
Read More
Tuesday 28th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-12 Coronovirus Novel
As we race helter skelter towards the demise of Chapter One of Poynton Shute's Coronavirus Novel, questions abound as the world turns towards its future grave. By ND Mazin
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Tuesday 28th July 2020
biggest-wave-batch-mullets Featured Slideshows
Here is a gallery of the Biggest Wave entrants - some unbelievable in their brute size and grainy moodiness - from the Red Bull Big Wave Awards that are dominated by Nazare.
Read More
Monday 27th July 2020
e-pro-goes-large Breaking News
The Rip Curl E-Pro virtual surfing tournament has attracted so much attention, organisers have opened up a standalone women’s event and expanded the men's field to 48.
Read More
Friday 24th July 2020
giant-uluwatu Video
Thanks to one of "our" southern hemisphere storms, Uluwatu in Bali last week got an absolute giant of a swell that had a few (very few :) takers. Here's two videos!
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Thursday 23rd July 2020
mullet-gallery-1 Featured Slideshows
We're going to feature a galley per category of the upcoming Red Bull Big Wave Awards. For starters, here is the batch from the Biggest Paddle group of mullets! More info here
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Tuesday 21st July 2020
big-wave-thunder-2020 Breaking News
Lockdown slowed things down but failed to flatten the surfing curve. The WSL just announced a huge lineup for the 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards. RBBWA. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
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Monday 20th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-11 Coronovirus Novel
The cosmic mystery of how the Covid-19 virus came to earth appears to be solved ... until Winnie the Pangolin brings proof of life, and the epiphanies flow like lava. By ND Mazin
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Friday 17th July 2020
new-era-in-surfing Breaking News
Covid-19 has jump-started a new normal. Now with the WSL 2020 season officially cancelled, Spike spoke to WSL commissioner Pat O' Connell about what lies in their immediate future.
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Friday 17th July 2020
the-masks-are-off Video
If you're not clear why the US has the world's highest Covid-19 infection rate, watch this video of two surfers offering free masks to people at Huntington Beach in California. 
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Friday 17th July 2020
global-digital-surf-series-launches-2 Breaking News
The 2nd contest in the Surf Web Series, Rip Curl E-Pro South Africa, kicks off on 1 August with your best SA surf clips filmed between 1 March 2019 and 25 July this year.
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Thursday 16th July 2020
blasted-in-the-boland Breaking News
Cape Town big wave surfer James Lowe describes a gnarly experience to Spike after a beating in the Boland last Friday. Grant Scholtz bore witness, while taking these photos.
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Tuesday 14th July 2020
gobble-dee-gloop Featured Slideshows
While on a mission around Cape Town to record the storm yesterday, Spike was fascinated by the caramel gloop factory at Three Anchor Bay. Here's an overall highlights gallery.
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Tuesday 14th July 2020
call-it-mighty-monday-2020 Breaking News
The seas turned into a battle-field of brutish violence, and yet surreal beauty, yesterday as a super-charged tempest stormed the ramparts. Spike drove around the Cape Peninsula.
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Sunday 12th July 2020
updated-upgrade Video
The storm heading for us tonight has upgraded! Spike presents an updated forecast for the massive storm about to pummel the SW Cape of South Africa. Packing peak wind gusts to 91 kts and to 84 inland!
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Friday 10th July 2020
purple-rain Breaking News
Call that a storm? This is a storm. A ginormous punchbowl of purple mayhem is swirling towards us, and if you think that's too dramatic, read on, writes Spike.
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Friday 10th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-10 Coronovirus Novel
Guaranteed free of natural ingredients and laced with chemicals from toxic waste, Toxacorp exploits the lovely business opportunities provided by the Lockdown tobacco ban! By ND Mazin
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Friday 10th July 2020
slab-fear Video
Aussie filmmaker Tim Bonython works with shaping legend Dylan Longbottom during lock-down, and captures two days of epic barrels and brutal wipeouts at Cape Solander (Cape Fear). 
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Wednesday 8th July 2020
kaboom-three-storms-and-a-boat Video
Three storms will kap South Africa with degrees of carnage. In his latest vlog, Spike speaks about rain, snow, wind, swell and a NW precursor gale that may smash some windpomps.
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Friday 3rd July 2020
smooth-sailing Featured Slideshows
We expected dik 20 foot when we saw a 20 second swell heading to Cape Town on Tuesday. Instead, we got a slow 10-12'. But it was a glorious day. Mark Harley sat in the channel.
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Wednesday 1st July 2020
global-digital-surf-series-launches Breaking News
The inaugural 2020 Surf Web Series - the world's first digital performance surfing tournament - has kicked off, and they've already had their first surf contest in Mexico.
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Tuesday 30th June 2020
20-seconds-bonus Video
In his latest report vlog, Spike looks at a incredible run of swell for South Africa, while wondering about the 20 second swell of today - a slow start to 12ft bombs. Proper waves ahead!
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Friday 26th June 2020
fear-and-loathing-ozzie-2020 Video
If this short film by Tim Bonython about one of the most terrifying waves on this planet does not leave you a gibbering mess, then you are seriously unhinged, and it's in 4k nogal!
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Friday 26th June 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-9 Coronovirus Novel
We are introduced to the 4th Global Co-Morbidity that make up the five Dragonriders of Apocalypse Wow, including Climate Change, and Viral Pestilence. But what is the fifth? By ND Mazin
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Tuesday 23rd June 2020
three-s-a-crowd Video
In this video forecast, Spike tracks a string of mayhem like pearls on a twisted nautical necklace over the next 10 days, including a 20 second swell from some serious storm genesis.
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Tuesday 23rd June 2020
urgent-shark-warning-by-nsri Breaking News
The NSRI urgently appeals caution in the Southern and Eastern Cape after a surge in shark activity, topped by a drone clip by a 14-year-old boy of a large white shark among surfers.
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Friday 19th June 2020
best-of-2019-gallery-4 Featured Slideshows
Since we wrote off 2020, here's a new edition of Red Bull photos from 2019 around the world in an amazing array of crazy feats, daring acts and magic moments of adventure: Part 4 of 6.
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Thursday 18th June 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-8 Coronovirus Novel
What links sub-glacial earthquakes, monster waves and coronavirus? Bull shit artiste, and cowboy scientist, Tex Tonic of course! Read on in Episode 8 of the Coronavirus Novel, by ND Mazin.
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Monday 15th June 2020
surfer-retrieval-drones Featured Slideshows
After evading the Cork Bay constabulary, Jordy Maree was airlifted out the barrel by a special surfer retrieval drone and dropped at the choekie! Billy Ackerman saw the whole thing!
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Monday 15th June 2020
kelly-vs-the-slab Video
Kelly decided to stay in Australia during the Covid-19 Lockdown in a place that has allowed surfing from the get-go. Surfer Magazine brings this video of the king tackling a rare slab. 
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Monday 15th June 2020
kaboom-in-kzn Featured Slideshows
A grinding south swell smashed up the East Coast into KwaZulu-Natal last week, bringing two days of crazy waves. Photo highlights by Dawn Rouse, Marco Justino, and Darren Simes.
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Saturday 13th June 2020
true-lines Featured Slideshows
The truth about False Bay is that it lights up when the swell is right. Yesterday was no exception. Spike went walkabout around the Cape Peninsula. Bettys Bay shots by Stuart Hablutzel
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Tuesday 9th June 2020
lockdown-winter-fury Video
The 2nd dik storm of Lockdown 2020 looms. Overnight we get a fierce blast of buckshot that delivers searing gales, high seas and even snow in the Karoo. Video report by Spike.
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Monday 8th June 2020
world-oceans-day-call-for-global-treaty Breaking News
It is World Oceans Day today, and in this time of Coronavirus, the way forward is collaboration. In this article by The Conversation, a way to turn the tide for our oceans is a global treaty.
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Monday 8th June 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-7 Coronovirus Novel
The world goes batshit crazy as Antarctic ice sheets crack from climate change. Huge waves hit as cosmic co-morbidities muster in Episode 7 of Poynton Shute's Coronavirus Novel.
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Friday 5th June 2020
barrel-city-2020 Video
If you think there have been no waves up the East Coast, you are mistaken. Surfers have cracked. Here is a bit of barrel riding in the “new normal” - a short film by Nick Christy.
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Tuesday 2nd June 2020
level-free Breaking News
It was a weird Monday as a cosmic Takealot delivered a neatly wrapped package from Neptune that had the raptured hordes rush into the sea, writes Spike. Cover shot Brenton Geach
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Tuesday 28th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-12 Coronovirus Novel
As we race helter skelter towards the demise of Chapter One of Poynton Shute's Coronavirus Novel, questions abound as the world turns towards its future grave. By ND Mazin
Read More
Monday 20th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-11 Coronovirus Novel
The cosmic mystery of how the Covid-19 virus came to earth appears to be solved ... until Winnie the Pangolin brings proof of life, and the epiphanies flow like lava. By ND Mazin
Read More
Friday 10th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-10 Coronovirus Novel
Guaranteed free of natural ingredients and laced with chemicals from toxic waste, Toxacorp exploits the lovely business opportunities provided by the Lockdown tobacco ban! By ND Mazin
Read More
Friday 26th June 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-9 Coronovirus Novel
We are introduced to the 4th Global Co-Morbidity that make up the five Dragonriders of Apocalypse Wow, including Climate Change, and Viral Pestilence. But what is the fifth? By ND Mazin
Read More
Thursday 18th June 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-8 Coronovirus Novel
What links sub-glacial earthquakes, monster waves and coronavirus? Bull shit artiste, and cowboy scientist, Tex Tonic of course! Read on in Episode 8 of the Coronavirus Novel, by ND Mazin.
Read More
Monday 8th June 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-7 Coronovirus Novel
The world goes batshit crazy as Antarctic ice sheets crack from climate change. Huge waves hit as cosmic co-morbidities muster in Episode 7 of Poynton Shute's Coronavirus Novel.
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Friday 29th May 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-6 Coronovirus Novel
After the epic failure by Atman and Mantiss to plant the Coronavirus on earth, little do they know that a mellow pangolin was last seen sniffing around the antheap where they hid the virus.
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Tuesday 19th May 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-5 Coronovirus Novel
Tasked with planting a virus on Earth to klap its pesky inhabitants into a carthartic wakeup call, the mystic Atman has a ethical panic attack about being the bearer of disease and death.
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Tuesday 12th May 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-4 Coronovirus Novel
The Supreme Quadrumvirate - head of the Intergalactic Security Council - orders part-time interplanetary couriers Atman and Compost Mantiss to cause havoc on Earth. Read on!
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Tuesday 5th May 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-3 Coronovirus Novel
Imagine that Planet Earth was part of a galactic governance system that we don’t even know about and they are not happy with Earth! What would the bureaucracy look like? Read on!
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Tuesday 28th April 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-2 Coronovirus Novel
Meanwhile, on TV "Donald Trump's pale eyelids glow like gravestones" - all in Episode 2 of Poynton Shute’s Coronavirus Novel every Tuesday, by the inimitable Andy Mason.
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Tuesday 21st April 2020
the-coronavirus-novel Coronovirus Novel
Time for some heavy relief! Mystic Atman and Compost Mantiss (Azaniamania, Wavescape, 2013) reappear in a terrifying Tuesday comic strip. It's Poynton Shute’s Coronavirus Novel!
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