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  • Just Jump Sydney!

    Just Jump Sydney!

    Thu, 28 May 2020

    This poor fellow shows five reasons why you should not try to jump off a rock slab to surf big surf if you're not an experienced surfer. Taken early in the week at Sydney's Northern Beaches.  ..

  • A Geographical Rarity

    A Geographical Rarity

    Wed, 27 May 2020

    You think you know everything about big wave surfing in Cape Town but this short film by Calvin Thompson about his friend Matt Bromley and the Kom big wave crew adds a new dimension. ..

  • Ocean Wide!

    Ocean Wide!

    Wed, 27 May 2020

    German indie band Jonah approached Jason Hearn to edit Ricky Basnett's No Regrets story into a music video for their epic new track "Ocean Wide" and he obliged with this kiff edit!  ..

  • Snap on!

    Snap on!

    Mon, 25 May 2020

    Aussie surfers have been doing justice to their insane run of surf by getting pitted. This video by Jesse Little shows Midget, Haz, Caltex & Jacko take on the "minefield". Noooooit bru!  ..

  • Both barrels!

    Both barrels!

    Sun, 24 May 2020

    Neptune is about to add his thunderous voice to the Covid-19 debate as Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to ease us into the ocean with a move to level 3 on June 1, writes an excited Spike. ..

  • Raw Jaws - Through the Eyes

    Raw Jaws - Through the Eyes

    Wed, 20 May 2020

    Paddle out and go surfing with John John's boet Nathan Florence in this raw Jaws GoPro edit as he greets mates, battles down the cliffs, hooks some bombs and takes a few on the head.  ..

  • Fountain by the Sea

    Fountain by the Sea

    Wed, 20 May 2020

    Surfing's credbility has been boosted by guys like Matt Bromley, who has been helping Nigel Savel and his feeding scheme in Strandfontein. A short film. Visuals Alan van Gysen ..

  • Coronavirus Novel - Episode 5

    Coronavirus Novel - Episode 5

    Tue, 19 May 2020

    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. ..

  • Mind Surfing in the South

    Mind Surfing in the South

    Mon, 18 May 2020

    Chad DuToit gets dropped in on by a pod of dolphins worthy of putting in his CV. Feast upon this pre-Lockdown KZN collection of ridiculous winter waves by Richard Hambloch. ..

  • Fine Lines

    Fine Lines

    Fri, 15 May 2020

    During lockdown, David van Rensburg finds a use for extraneous clips of solid waves from the Deep South of the Cape Peninsula, including some rowdy reefbreak rides, wipeouts and all. ..

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Thursday 28th May 2020
just-jump-sydney Video
This poor fellow shows five reasons why you should not try to jump off a rock slab to surf big surf if you're not an experienced surfer. Taken early in the week at Sydney's Northern Beaches. 
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Wednesday 27th May 2020
a-geographical-rarity Video
You think you know everything about big wave surfing in Cape Town but this short film by Calvin Thompson about his friend Matt Bromley and the Kom big wave crew adds a new dimension.
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Wednesday 27th May 2020
ocean-wide Video
German indie band Jonah approached Jason Hearn to edit Ricky Basnett's No Regrets story into a music video for their epic new track "Ocean Wide" and he obliged with this kiff edit! 
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Monday 25th May 2020
snap-on Video
Aussie surfers have been doing justice to their insane run of surf by getting pitted. This video by Jesse Little shows Midget, Haz, Caltex & Jacko take on the "minefield". Noooooit bru! 
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Sunday 24th May 2020
both-barrels Breaking News
Neptune is about to add his thunderous voice to the Covid-19 debate as Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to ease us into the ocean with a move to level 3 on June 1, writes an excited Spike.
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Wednesday 20th May 2020
raw-jaws-through-the-eyes Video
Paddle out and go surfing with John John's boet Nathan Florence in this raw Jaws GoPro edit as he greets mates, battles down the cliffs, hooks some bombs and takes a few on the head. 
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Wednesday 20th May 2020
fountian-of-the-sea Video
Surfing's credbility has been boosted by guys like Matt Bromley, who has been helping Nigel Savel and his feeding scheme in Strandfontein. A short film. Visuals Alan van Gysen
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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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Monday 18th May 2020
mind-surfing-in-the-south Video
Chad DuToit gets dropped in on by a pod of dolphins worthy of putting in his CV. Feast upon this pre-Lockdown KZN collection of ridiculous winter waves by Richard Hambloch.
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Friday 15th May 2020
fine-lines-deep-south-2020 Video
During lockdown, David van Rensburg finds a use for extraneous clips of solid waves from the Deep South of the Cape Peninsula, including some rowdy reefbreak rides, wipeouts and all.
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Thursday 14th May 2020
lockdown-blues-brus Video
Watch and listen to this classic blues tune by a group of grizzled South African musos, including surfer Robin Auld and others "going out of my mind watching the TV news". 
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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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Monday 11th May 2020
unified-to-surf Breaking News
A motivation to allow surfing, as part of ocean sport, has been made to the Covid-19 Command Centre by Surfing South Africa, with input from stakeholders, including Wavescape and Zigzag.
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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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Thursday 30th April 2020
look-but-don-t-touch Breaking News
Local surfers in Elands Bay have met and agreed to help the police enforce the no surfing rule in Level 4 after a few surfers were bust as the swell charts stack up a sublime run of swell.
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Thursday 30th April 2020
cape-town-ocean-pollution-shocker Breaking News
Unacceptable levels of sea water contamination have been found at popular Cape Town surfing beaches, according to a report released by the city, writes Steve Kretzman.
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Tuesday 28th April 2020
statement-by-surfing-sa Breaking News
Here is a statement just released by Surfing South Africa that requests "surfers to stand behind the Government and comply with the regulations, as inconvenient as this may be".
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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 28th April 2020
ocean-ban-looks-set-to-stay Breaking News
Bad news. Canoeing South Africa has been denied a request to return to the water during level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown, so surfing looks set for the same, reports Spike.
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Tuesday 28th April 2020
life-covid-wimpouts Featured Slideshows
Given lemons? Make lemonade! Cape Town photographer Neil Bradfield links the wipeouts featured in his photo essay to lockdown and the surf we so earnestly seek.
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Monday 27th April 2020
slumtown-calling Breaking News
To make up for our shameful lack of coverage on East London surfers keeping fit in the Covid-19 lockdown, here's a Slumtown extravaganza by Spike namesake Nick Pike.
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Saturday 25th April 2020
surfing-remains-banned-in-sa Breaking News
It's not looking good for surfing in Stage 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown. The briefing today said only limited exercise will be allowed, with details to follow next week, writes Spike.
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Friday 24th April 2020
calling-za-surfers Breaking News
As we await permission to surf from next Friday, hold thumbs that the government views the ocean as a place for exercise where strict Stage 4 protocols can be managed, writes Spike.
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Friday 24th April 2020
how-to-keep-sane-covid Breaking News
From paddling in pools with rubber bungies to virtual yoga and pilates sessions to gruelling gym circuits in the garden, South African surfers tell Spike how they're keeping sharp.
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Thursday 23rd April 2020
room-with-a-view-pipeline-2020 Video
In Hawaii, the surf has been firing and there is no lockdown. This is good for the rest of us, because we can keep sane at least ogling the insanity. Here's the latest video from JOB.
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Wednesday 22nd April 2020
imagine-imogen Video
Filmmaker Morgan Maassen turns his mastery on to Imogen Caldwell, 23, a talented surfer from Western Australia. Dream on as you watch her pull into insane barrels around the world.
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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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Monday 20th April 2020
bottom-turn-in-2020 Breaking News
What a warped year for WSL rookie Matthew McGillivray. The JBay local was frothing for the 1st tour event on the Gold Coast, then Covid-19 abruptly flattened his curve. He chats to Spike.
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Sunday 19th April 2020
scenes-from-the-lockdown Featured Slideshows
Lockdown has meant isolation from nature, and the towns we live in. Here's a gallery of photos from the city to the surf by Sean Thompson, Nicky Newman and Marie Petrelis.
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Friday 17th April 2020
he-ain-t-heavy,-he-s-my-bru Breaking News
Heavyweight input from Jordy Smith, Matt McGillivray and other surfers has raised almost R200k for a fund to feed JBay residents struggling to survive the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Thursday 16th April 2020
wake-up-people-get-it Video
Lockdown video sessions! Insane 4k HD footage of the best wakeboarders in the world and their off-the-chart skills, filmed by Chris Rogers on the Butler Lakes of Florida.
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Tuesday 14th April 2020
desperate-times-petition Breaking News
More than 3,000 South African surfers have signed a petition asking government to label surfing an essential activity, and to open South African beaches to surfers, writes Spike.
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Monday 13th April 2020
how-you-can-help Breaking News
If you would like to help during lockdown (signing a petition to surf does not count), here are key projects - including one in Elands Bay - that are helping our community cope with the crisis.
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Wednesday 8th April 2020
from-the-inside Video
Covid-19 lockdown brings out the best in some people, such as Chris Rogers, who created this clip from old footage to fire up some stoke while we're stuck inside. Watch until the end!
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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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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.
Read More
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!
Read More
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!
Read More
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.
Read More
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!
Read More
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Thu May 28 12:28:14 +0000 2020

Parks and Beaches remain closed. Exercise between 9am and 6pm. Trying to work out whether there is a provision for… https://t.co/fiQ112JphH
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Thu May 28 12:11:59 +0000 2020

Briefing on now to hear about the details of what Level 3 entails from this Monday. That will be good, but the timi… https://t.co/N8CTSgZ4yl
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Thu May 28 11:57:32 +0000 2020

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