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  • Updated Upgrade!

    Updated Upgrade!

    Sun, 12 July 2020

    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! ..

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    Fri, 10 July 2020

    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. ..

  • Coronavirus Novel - Episode 10

    Coronavirus Novel - Episode 10

    Fri, 10 July 2020

    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 ..

  • Slab Fear

    Slab Fear

    Fri, 10 July 2020

    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).  ..

  • Kaboom! Three storms and a Moat

    Kaboom! Three storms and a Moat

    Wed, 8 July 2020

    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. ..

  • Smooth Sailing

    Smooth Sailing

    Fri, 3 July 2020

    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. ..

  • Global Surf Series Launches

    Global Surf Series Launches

    Wed, 1 July 2020

    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. ..

  • 20 Seconds Bonus

    20 Seconds Bonus

    Tue, 30 June 2020

    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! ..

  • Fear and Loathing in Ozzie

    Fear and Loathing in Ozzie

    Fri, 26 June 2020

    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! ..

  • Coronavirus Novel - Episode 9

    Coronavirus Novel - Episode 9

    Fri, 26 June 2020

    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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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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Saturday 30th May 2020
linely-lineups-world-2020 Video
Epic waves around the world have been going unridden during the Covid-19 pandemic. Surfers sent Surfer Magazine clips from their spots to show lonely lineups pining for our love.
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Saturday 30th May 2020
babas-and-barrels Video
We're loving these surf babies who save a surfer and show him how it's done. Shot in Cape Town, it's an actually ad for Evian bottled water, but its too good not to share.
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Friday 29th May 2020
longboarding-pipe Video
In his latest vlog, Jamie O'Brien goes longboarding at Pipe with two friends and a visit by Nathan Florence and Jordy Smith sees them hit Backdoor for an impromptu air contest. 
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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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Thursday 28th May 2020
just-jump-sydney Video
This poor fellow gives 5 reasons why you should not jump off a rock slab to surf big surf if you are 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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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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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!
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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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Wavescape
Sun Jul 12 16:40:28 +0000 2020

Severe storm heads our way tonight and tomorrow. The strongest and closest in years, and packing serious swell powe… https://t.co/d6wfWKbPla
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Sun Jul 12 16:05:12 +0000 2020

Storm upgrade! Spike gives an update for tonight. Scary times ahead. https://t.co/va1fDQ9NKN
Wavescape
Wed Jul 08 09:04:45 +0000 2020

My latest vlog is up on Wavescape about a series of 3 storms on the way. Link in bio. https://t.co/xNj00TguJB
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Tue Jul 07 12:25:21 +0000 2020

KZN South Coast -- After a crisp offshore dawnie, with solid 6ft surf lighting up the points Tuesday, the crazy bur… https://t.co/nHRHt0rwZV
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