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  • Out of the Pipeline

    Out of the Pipeline

    Tue, 18 December 2018

    A frothing crescendo of emotion ended the surfing year at Pipeline with a world title, a sad goodbye, Brazilian fanfare and Hawaiian festive cheer. Here's a mega highlights gallery. ..

  • M for Medina

    M for Medina

    Tue, 18 December 2018

    Brazilian Gabriel Medina did the double early today in fine style to become the surfing world champion for the second time by winning his first Billabong Pipe Masters. ..

  • Adaptive Saffas On Song

    Adaptive Saffas On Song

    Mon, 17 December 2018

    South Africans Anthony Smyth and Grace Anderson took gold and silver respectively at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship at La Jolla Beach in San Diego yesterday. ..

  • Saffa Boost

    Saffa Boost

    Fri, 14 December 2018

    Saffas have come good of late, with a Steezy longboard title, Twiggy leading the BWT, a record 8 guys in the QS Top 100, and Jordy and Mikey thru to Round 3 at Pipe. Here's the gallery. ..

  • The Nemos Have Landed

    The Nemos Have Landed

    Thu, 13 December 2018

    A vocal Team SA has been making waves at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla. Here's highlights from Day 1-2. Day 3 begins 6pm ZA time Friday here. ..

  • Pipe Warmup

    Pipe Warmup

    Thu, 13 December 2018

    The Pipeline Invitational took place yesterday in fun Pipeline as Ryan Callinan of Australia, and South African Benji Brand won wildcard slots into the Pipe Masters. Here is the photo gallery. ..

  • Spoiler Alert

    Spoiler Alert

    Thu, 13 December 2018

    We are in the thick of a six-week surfing extravaganza in Hawaii right now, and for the WSL CT title, you have to put your money on Gabby, unless ... writes Craig Jarvis. ..

  • It's a Wrap!

    It's a Wrap!

    Mon, 10 December 2018

    Four weeks of ocean and charity events at the Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival culminated last night in a cheque for R100,000 going to a Cape Town community programme. ..

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Tuesday 18th December 2018
in-the-pipeline-2018 Featured Slideshows
A frothing crescendo of emotion ended the surfing year at Pipeline with a world title, a sad goodbye, Brazilian fanfare and Hawaiian festive cheer. Here's a mega highlights gallery.
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Tuesday 18th December 2018
m-for-medina Breaking News
Brazilian Gabriel Medina did the double early today in fine style to become the surfing world champion for the second time by winning his first Billabong Pipe Masters.
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Monday 17th December 2018
adaptive-saffas-on-song Breaking News
South Africans Anthony Smyth and Grace Anderson took gold and silver respectively at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship at La Jolla Beach in San Diego yesterday.
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Friday 14th December 2018
south-african-saffas-boost-2018 Featured Slideshows
Saffas have come good of late, with a Steezy longboard title, Twiggy leading the BWT, a record 8 guys in the QS Top 100, and Jordy and Mikey thru to Round 3 at Pipe. Here's the gallery.
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Thursday 13th December 2018
the-nemos-have-landed Featured Slideshows
A vocal Team SA has been making waves at the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla. Here's highlights from Day 1-2. Day 3 begins 6pm ZA time Friday here.
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Thursday 13th December 2018
pipe-warmup Featured Slideshows
The Pipeline Invitational took place yesterday in fun Pipeline as Ryan Callinan of Australia, and South African Benji Brand won wildcard slots into the Pipe Masters. Here is the photo gallery.
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Thursday 13th December 2018
spoiler-alert Breaking News
We are in the thick of a six-week surfing extravaganza in Hawaii right now, and for the WSL CT title, you have to put your money on Gabby, unless ... writes Craig Jarvis.
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Monday 10th December 2018
its-a-wrap-2018 Breaking News
Four weeks of ocean and charity events at the Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival culminated last night in a cheque for R100,000 going to a Cape Town community programme.
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Monday 10th December 2018
new-brazilian-world-champ Breaking News
A last-minute decision for 17-year-old Brazilian Mateus Herdy to jump on a plane from Hawaii was vindicated when he claimed victory at the Taiwan Open World Junior Champs yesterday.
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Friday 7th December 2018
gaining-momentum Featured Slideshows
A great evening out was had by a packed house at the African premiere of Momentum Generation at the Labia Theatre last night. Here's a gallery of photos by James van Hinsbergen.
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Friday 7th December 2018
west-meets-east Featured Slideshows
Two great films for different reasons grace the Labia Cinema at 20h15 tonight - The Outrider, a hilarious surf spoof, and the epic Priboi, from Russia. Here's a gallery to whet your appetitite.
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Sunday 2nd December 2018
summer-in-cape-town Featured Slideshows
An epic night went down at Clifton 4th Beach in Cape Town last night with a classic lineup of films and a surprise gift by Wavescape partner Vans of R100k to Waves for Change. Here's the gallery.
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Sunday 2nd December 2018
longboarding-2-highs-2018 Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos is a wonderful celebration of longboard surfing fresh from Steezy Sawyer's win at the WSL World Longboard Champs in Taiwan. Here are the highlights.
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Sunday 2nd December 2018
historic-gold-for-sup-team-sa Breaking News
South Africa's Tarryn King earned the first gold medal for South Africa in a ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, which wrapped up today in Wanning, China.
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Sunday 2nd December 2018
steezy-world-champion Breaking News
JBay's Steven Sawyer has won the 2018 WSL World Longboard Championship at the Taiwan Open of Surfing, defeating longboarding legend Kai Sallas from Hawaii in clean 3ft surf.
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Thursday 29th November 2018
record-bids-for-boards Breaking News
Surfer comedian Nik Rabinowitz was on top form last night when he worked a crowd of 200 at Jack Black's Taproom for a record R782,000 at the Wavescape Artboard Project auction.
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Wednesday 28th November 2018
north-shore-double Breaking News
It was all happening in Hawaii early today when Billy Kemper took out the Jaws Challenge (Twiggy got 5th) and Carissa Moore won the Beachwaver Maui Pro, both in cooking if smaller surf.
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Tuesday 27th November 2018
art-auction-tomorrow Breaking News
A car guard from Rwanda, and an artist whose work can be seen in the New York Museum of Modern Art have joined the Wavescape Artboard Project, with the auction to be held tomorrow.
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Tuesday 27th November 2018
king-of-the-queens-2018 Featured Slideshows
Stephanie Gilmore is the world champion by default, but this gallery of photos from the Maui Pro in macking eight foot surf is testimony to how the top women in surfing revel in proper waves.
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Tuesday 27th November 2018
big-wave-milestone-fear Featured Slideshows
A big wave milestone of 'most dangerous' arguably presided over the Jaws Challenge last night. It was next level suicidal. Here's some photos. The rest will come out of "Round 2" tonight!
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Tuesday 27th November 2018
highlights-gallery-suo-2018 Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos captures the last two days of the SUP surfing and the day of Technical Racing that have been taking place in China at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboarding Championships.
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Tuesday 27th November 2018
longboarding-taiwan Featured Slideshows
No fewer than four Saffas, minus Mouse Moir who couldn't make it due to work, are in the Taiwan Open World Longboarding Champs. Alfonzo Pieters is out, but the rest remain. Here's a gallery.
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Tuesday 27th November 2018
surfing-world-explodes Breaking News
Phew! Do you feel like an emotional husk after yesterday's big wave carnage and confounded trying to keep up with a blast of events happening at the same time? Spike summarises for us.
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Sunday 25th November 2018
solo-medal-hope-for-sa Breaking News
South African hopes for a medal in the SUP Surfing of the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in China lie with Capetonian Thomas King, who is two heats from the final.
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Sunday 25th November 2018
green-light-for-jaws-2018 Breaking News
The World Surf League Big Wave Tour (BWT) has issued a Green Alert for the Jaws Challenge at Pe'ahi to run tomorrow, which could mean an early evening start SA time.
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Friday 23rd November 2018
a-surfing-life-2018 Breaking News
Durban Surfer and ocean adventurer John McCarthy is pulling into Cape Town to launch his book The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls during the Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival.
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Friday 23rd November 2018
waves-china Featured Slideshows
Yes, this was Hainan in the South China Sea a few hours ago when the SUP Surfing division kicked off at the world champs. A typhoon off the coast bodes well for the event. Photos here.
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Friday 23rd November 2018
travel-travails-in-china Breaking News
A looming typhoon and errant paddle boards caused some headaches for the South African SUP team in China for the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship that starts today.
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Friday 23rd November 2018
big-wave-film-drops Breaking News
The world premiere of Cape Town big wave surf flick Satori Film hits the screen tomorrow as part of the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival and you need to be there, writes Spike.
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Thursday 22nd November 2018
rip-it-good-2018 Video
Oscar Langburne is only 14 but can he surf! Check out this clip of one of our brightest young stars in his natural element. Oh and he has a healthy respect for old school music!
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Sunday 18th November 2018
out-with-a-bang Featured Slideshows
What a way to end your career, although he could even take the Vans Triple Crown. Joel Parko just won the Hawaiian Pro, which puts him in the pound seat for his 4th triple. Here's the gallery.
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Saturday 17th November 2018
highs-and-lows-in-hawaii Featured Slideshows
Jordy Smith is the last Saffa standing in the Hawaiian Pro, with Davey van Zyl and Mikey Feb knocked out in Round 4, and Adin Masencamp lasted to Rd 3. Here are the photo highlights!
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Friday 16th November 2018
nazare-highlights Featured Slideshows
Here is a gallery of photos from a stupendous day down at the mighty A-Frame of Nazare for the first event of the WSL Big Wave Tour (won by a 45-year-old South African :).
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Friday 16th November 2018
twiggy-wins-nazare-challenge-2018 Breaking News
Grant Twiggy Baker is the champion of the Nazare Challenge after a risk-taking blast of big wave surfing in huge Nazare today in the first event of the WSL Big Wave Tour, writes Spike.
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Friday 16th November 2018
world-premiere-in-cape-town Video
Here is the trailer for the Cape Town big wave surfing movie Satori Film. Satori means ‘glimpse of truth’. We will present the world premiere at the Wavescape festival. Click here!
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Thursday 15th November 2018
beep-beep-carnage-ahead Featured Slideshows
A big swell is heading for Portugal overnight and is due to thunder through at Nazare tomorrow. Here's a little teaser gallery from the WSL to indicate what we might be expecting!
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Thursday 15th November 2018
green-light-for-nazare-2018 Breaking News
The WSL Big Wave Tour (BWT) has issued a Green Alert for the Nazaré Challenge in Nazaré, Portugal to run tomorrow as a dik WNW swell heads for the region. Twiggy is on the way.
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Tuesday 13th November 2018
hawaiian-highs-2018 Featured Slideshows
A goodly contingent of Saffas are contesting the QS10,000 Hawaiian Pro, which is the first event in the Vans Triple Crown. Here's the photo highlights from Round 1 at Haleiwa, North Shore.
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Tuesday 13th November 2018
free-to-be Video
Loving this epic little video clip by the talented Capetonian Tao Farren-Hefer who was commissioned by SURFER to showcase the style and skill of Mikey February.
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Friday 9th November 2018
big-wave-time Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival has partnered with a unique project this year: the biggest collection of big wave surfboards seen in South Africa under one roof, writes Spike.
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Thursday 8th November 2018
an-odd-odyssey Breaking News
This odyssey involves a surfboard belonging to a young man called Odd that was lost at sea south of Cape Town, only to be found three months later ... in Namibia. Dougal Paterson tells the story.
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Tuesday 6th November 2018
spike-swell-course-is-back Breaking News
Pull into the Spike Swell & Ocean Course on Thursday 22 November at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town. Spike returns for a new edition of his fascinating audio-visual lecture.
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