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  • Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise

    Thu, 19 July 2018

    The surfer assaulted in Mauritius last month aims to turn surf rage into the oxymoron it should be. He has launched a crowdfund called Free Tamarin Bay from Violence in the Surf, writes Spike. ..

  • Heavy Water Premiere this Sunday

    Heavy Water Premiere this Sunday

    Tue, 17 July 2018

    If you're in Durban, pull in this Sunday evening to the Bay of Plenty to experience the African premiere of Heavy Water, the Nathan Fletcher movie, and meet the director. This movie is insane! ..

  • The Rail Game

    The Rail Game

    Sat, 14 July 2018

    This was one of the great heats in surfing, not just because a Supertubes great was bowing out but because of three men who mix speed with critical power and flow, writes Craig Jarvis. ..

  • Lucky 13 for the Future

    Lucky 13 for the Future

    Fri, 13 July 2018

    Huge pods of dolphins and pumping Supers delivered a sublime Friday 13 today to welcome the women back to J-Bay after 18 long years, with Stephanie Gilmore emerging triumphant. ..

  • Logging the Jam 2018

    Logging the Jam 2018

    Fri, 13 July 2018

    The soul of surfing is captured in the video edit from the 2018 edition of the Logjam, an Unconventional Surf Festival, which took place in Muizenberg earlier this month. ..

  • Mauritius Outrage

    Mauritius Outrage

    Thu, 12 July 2018

    When Capetonian Kyle Kahn, who has lived on Mauritius and has been respectfully surfing Tamarin Bay for 18 months, asked a local why he hit his 13-year-old son, this is what happened. ..

  • Sublime Sunday

    Sublime Sunday

    Tue, 10 July 2018

    It was truly the day of days on Sunday, the alleged day of rest. Dungeons was mind-bogglingly good as Grant Scholtz found out from his boat as the local crew got shacked ..

  • Father and Son

    Father and Son

    Tue, 10 July 2018

    Dungeons was the best in living memory for some guys on Sunday. Matt Bromley, 27, had his dad John, 64, come out to watch. Guess what happens next. Photos Grant Scholtz ..

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Thursday 19th July 2018
trouble-in-paradise Breaking News
The surfer assaulted in Mauritius last month aims to turn surf rage into the oxymoron it should be. He has launched a crowdfund called Free Tamarin Bay from Violence in the Surf, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 17th July 2018
heavy-water-premiere-this-sunday Breaking News
If you're in Durban, pull in this Sunday evening to the Bay of Plenty to experience the African premiere of Heavy Water, the Nathan Fletcher movie, and meet the director. This movie is insane!
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Saturday 14th July 2018
the-rail-game Breaking News
This was one of the great heats in surfing, not just because a Supertubes great was bowing out but because of three men who mix speed with critical power and flow, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Friday 13th July 2018
lucky-13-for-the-future Breaking News
Huge pods of dolphins and pumping Supers delivered a sublime Friday 13 today to welcome the women back to J-Bay after 18 long years, with Stephanie Gilmore emerging triumphant.
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Friday 13th July 2018
logging-the-jam-2018 Video
The soul of surfing is captured in the video edit from the 2018 edition of the Logjam, an Unconventional Surf Festival, which took place in Muizenberg earlier this month.
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Thursday 12th July 2018
mauritius-outrage Video
When Capetonian Kyle Kahn, who has lived on Mauritius and has been respectfully surfing Tamarin Bay for 18 months, asked a local why he hit his 13-year-old son, this is what happened.
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Tuesday 10th July 2018
sublime-sunday Featured Slideshows
It was truly the day of days on Sunday, the alleged day of rest. Dungeons was mind-bogglingly good as Grant Scholtz found out from his boat as the local crew got shacked
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Tuesday 10th July 2018
father-and-son Breaking News
Dungeons was the best in living memory for some guys on Sunday. Matt Bromley, 27, had his dad John, 64, come out to watch. Guess what happens next. Photos Grant Scholtz
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Tuesday 10th July 2018
foaming-mules Video
Namibia went off in June as a sublime run of winter swells made landfall. Local drone operator Bernt Bruns put together this highlights edit from his best footage.
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Saturday 7th July 2018
the-women-rule-at-jbay Breaking News
If you thought the demand to watch women’s surfing was low, you weren’t at Supertubes yesterday. If you thought they didn't surf hot, think again. Melissa Volker gives the female perspective.
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Thursday 5th July 2018
rocket-elves-and-men-in-grey-suits Breaking News
The who's who of surfing came to JBay to watch Jordy Smith fall in the semis, and rocket elf Filipe Toledo win back-to-back Corona JBay Open titles, writes Spike.
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Thursday 5th July 2018
on-point Featured Slideshows
When JBay was pumping, other point breaks down the coast were gangbusters. Solid closeouts smashed through, but there were bombs between. Photos Stuart Hablutzel and Spike
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Thursday 5th July 2018
goo-bye-parko Featured Slideshows
Conner Coffin wears Parko's last JBay contest jersey. Good on ya Parko! One of the best ever at Supers. Here's the highlights from Corona Open JBay yesterday. Photos Grant Scholtz and WSL
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Tuesday 3rd July 2018
though-the-green-room Featured Slideshows
Once again Supers delivered with clean 4-5' lines winding down the fabled point today for the Corona Open JBay. Here's some highlights from the WSL and Grant Scholtz.
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Tuesday 3rd July 2018
last-man-standing Breaking News
Jordy Smith is the last man standing for South Africa in the Corona Open J-Bay after he had the crowd roaring today in his win over rookie Tomas Hermes (BRA) in Round 3.
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Monday 2nd July 2018
jbay-hits-ground-running Featured Slideshows
All three Saffas in the Corona Open JBay  - Jordy Smith, Mikey Feb and Matt McGillivray - lost their Round 1 heats. Here's the gallery from this morning by Grant Scholtz and the WSL.
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Monday 2nd July 2018
bridging-gender-divide Breaking News
In this age of #metoo and growing gender enlightenment, there can be only one outcome after the wakeup call surfing received last week, writes Spike.
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Sunday 1st July 2018
storms-line-up-jbay-2018 Breaking News
The surf looks epic for the first five days of the Corona Open JBay as two storms set Supers up in their sights with a slew of SW swell, writes Spike somewhat sybillantly.
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Sunday 1st July 2018
bonus-ballito Featured Slideshows
Willard Beach on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal always delivers the berries in winter, as long-range swells interface with crisp early offshores. Here's highlights from the Ballito Pro.
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Sunday 1st July 2018
crisano-hits-the-roof Breaking News
Pristine, long period lines presided at Willard Beach as Peterson Crisanto (BRA) became the 50th winner of the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong in front of a packed beach yesterday.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
gold-en-coast Featured Slideshows
A golden glow has dawned daily for the big QS10,000 event in Ballito Bay, with soft offshores brushing back 2-4' surf. Check the photo gallery from the warm sands of the North Coast.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
only-one-2018 Breaking News
Only one South African remains in the men's QS10,000 at Ballito, while after a marathon day in Ballito today, Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich won the women's QS1,000. Spike summarises.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
windmills-of-the-mind Breaking News
If you did this in Spain, what would happen? Slashed tyres? A broken board? A wet kiss by a hairy gypsy? Spike watches Don Quixote charge windmills in the sand. Photos Grant Scholtz.
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Wednesday 27th June 2018
20-second-swell Video
In this short three minute video forecast, Spike gives the lowdown on the epic 20 second swell that's just starting to hit the SW Cape, spreading eastwards overnight. Yeeha!
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Tuesday 26th June 2018
burn-of-the-year Video
The Mad Max of surfing has been firing, and hordes are camping in the desert. Tommy Kruger was riding the perfect wave when a Spanish oke pulls off this doff action (second wave).
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Tuesday 26th June 2018
badaboom Featured Slideshows
A giant storm in the distant deep brought a solid swell to Cape Town shores last Friday. Kim Bouchier was one of the photogs who headed out to capture Dungeons in all her regal glory.
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Monday 25th June 2018
back-in-the-jay-day Video
In the final episode of Dylan Lightfoot's cool video series "J", he talks to Shaun Tomson about his earliest expierences of surfing J Bay when it was just a small fishing village.
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Monday 25th June 2018
ballito-kicks-off Featured Slideshows
Another huge gallery of photos, this time from Ballito for Day 1 of the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong, the biggest QS event in Africa, which kicked off earlier today.
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Monday 25th June 2018
juniors-blast-in-ballito Featured Slideshows
Here's a mega photo gallery from the Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS in Ballito this weekend that was won by Rio Waida from Indonesia and Zoe Steyn from East London.
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Monday 25th June 2018
hawaiian-wins-in-pe Breaking News
History was made yesterday when Hawaiian Brisa Hennessy won the WSL QS3000 rated Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing, presented by Hurley, at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth.
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Monday 25th June 2018
dungeons-rumbles-into-life Breaking News
In the pre-dawn darkness of a cold winter's night, big wave surfers gather in Hout Bay as distant waves crack across a scary reef. Sean Thompson describes a recent day out at Dungeons.
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Friday 22nd June 2018
deserts-in-the-mist Featured Slideshows
Deep in the desert lie dead seals, black-backed jakkals and soft beach sand. Welcome to the mad max of surfing. Grant Scholtz captures some salty essence from the last few days.
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Wednesday 20th June 2018
kaboom-the-cloud-breaks Featured Slideshows
Good grief. What is there to say about this gallery of insanity from recent Cloudbreak starring Kai Lenny and Ramon Navarro? Not a lot really, except a slur of unintelligible syllables.
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Tuesday 19th June 2018
jbay-rocking-2018 Breaking News
Desmond And The Tutus, Shadowclub, aKing and other big acts are going to be rocking the JBay Winterfest during the Corona Sunset Sessions over two weekends in July.
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Tuesday 19th June 2018
new-day-dawns Breaking News
History will be made in Port Elizabeth this weekend with the news that the women's event has been upped to a QS3,000, which makes it the biggest in Africa, and one of just five in the world.
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Tuesday 19th June 2018
over-the-top Featured Slideshows
Former world bodyboarding champ Andre Botha dodges a bullet in firing Namibia a few days ago, with the other guy a bit over the top. Grant Scholtz shot this sequence.
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Monday 18th June 2018
weskus-bombswell Featured Slideshows
The Cape of Storms lived up to her tumultous title when she offered every element of winter at the Jordy Smith event near Cape Town this weekend. Ian Thurtell scooped the action.
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Monday 18th June 2018
i-met-some-nice-south-africans Breaking News
Australian surfer Jordan Lawler says South Africans are so nice, they helped him win the men's division of the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro presented by O’Neill this weekend!
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Thursday 14th June 2018
bumper-ballito Breaking News
The world’s longest running pro surfing event celebrates its 50th golden jubilee with more than half of the top 34 on the Championship Tour pulling into Ballito this month.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
the-joys-of-youth Video
In the 5th edit in Dylan Lightfoot's video series "J", Graham Hynes talks coaching, while with Thys Strydom we get an insight into what its like being a kid in JBay. We also see ous ripping Point.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
cape-of-weekend-storms Breaking News
Stormy seas will preside over an international field set for the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro, presented by O’Neill, that gets under way near Cape Town from tomorrow until Sunday.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
back-into-the-future-2018 Video
As we head into the mid-winter surf season, Richard Hambloch reminds us in this kiff vid edit of the blue barrels from cyclones and cold fronts that were scored in KZN last year.
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