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  • Spice Mining on Arrakis

    Spice Mining on Arrakis

    Fri, 22 February 2019

    Frank Herbert lurked yesterday as wind-whipped dune sands stung the black-clad men as they toiled for the illusive spice as salt bombs exploded. Sean Thompson shot the sea worms.   ..

  • C'est Magnifique!

    C'est Magnifique!

    Fri, 22 February 2019

    Breakdancing has been added to the list of four "new" sports for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with the other three debutants from Tokyo that include surfing, reports Spike. ..

  • 10 years of Retro

    10 years of Retro

    Thu, 21 February 2019

    We come to that time of the year, when bad hair and bulging shorts relive the retro vibes of old on the bright white sand and in the thundering blue barrels of Llandudno near Cape Town. ..

  • Born To Air

    Born To Air

    Tue, 19 February 2019

    No way! How heavy is this side-ways air drop by Kai Lenny that takes take-offs to a new level of crazy? An entry into the WSL Big Wave Awards Ride of the Year, with two other new entries. ..

  • Young brand bags young Grom

    Young brand bags young Grom

    Tue, 19 February 2019

    It ain't half bad to bag a big brand sponsorship at the age of 14. Chuffed Durban grom James Ribbink was recently signed by Vissla, a brand even younger than him in surf industry years. ..

  • Stormy Face

    Stormy Face

    Mon, 18 February 2019

    In the latest video surf report, Spike watches a giant clump of low pressure storms loom in the southern deep, while to the east, a tropical system churns up days of east swell for Durban. ..

  • All Fired Up

    All Fired Up

    Fri, 15 February 2019

    The SA military plans to blast targets in the ocean off Sunrise Beach at Muizenberg while showing off their wares on the beach next week Tuesday night, and Ben Trovato is pissed off. ..

  • Buy Some Air Time!

    Buy Some Air Time!

    Wed, 13 February 2019

    As surfing pushes impossible boundaries - waves ridden bigger with scarier risks - consider the insane marker laid down by the maniac extreme freeriders of DarkFEST, marvels Spike. ..

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Friday 22nd February 2019
spice-mining-on-arrakis Featured Slideshows
Frank Herbert lurked yesterday as wind-whipped dune sands stung the black-clad men as they toiled for the illusive spice as salt bombs exploded. Sean Thompson shot the sea worms.  
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Friday 22nd February 2019
c-est-magnifique Breaking News
Breakdancing has been added to the list of four "new" sports for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with the other three debutants from Tokyo that include surfing, reports Spike.
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Thursday 21st February 2019
10-years-of-retro Breaking News
We come to that time of the year, when bad hair and bulging shorts relive the retro vibes of old on the bright white sand and in the thundering blue barrels of Llandudno near Cape Town.
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Tuesday 19th February 2019
born-to-air Video
No way! How heavy is this side-ways air drop by Kai Lenny that takes take-offs to a new level of crazy? An entry into the WSL Big Wave Awards Ride of the Year, with two other new entries.
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Tuesday 19th February 2019
young-brand-bags-young-grom Breaking News
It ain't half bad to bag a big brand sponsorship at the age of 14. Chuffed Durban grom James Ribbink was recently signed by Vissla, a brand even younger than him in surf industry years.
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Monday 18th February 2019
stormy-face Video
In the latest video surf report, Spike watches a giant clump of low pressure storms loom in the southern deep, while to the east, a tropical system churns up days of east swell for Durban.
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Friday 15th February 2019
all-fired-up-2019 Breaking News
The SA military plans to blast targets in the ocean off Sunrise Beach at Muizenberg while showing off their wares on the beach next week Tuesday night, and Ben Trovato is pissed off.
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Wednesday 13th February 2019
air-time-at-darkfest-2019-2 Breaking News
As surfing pushes impossible boundaries - waves ridden bigger with scarier risks - consider the insane marker laid down by the maniac extreme freeriders of DarkFEST, marvels Spike.
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Tuesday 12th February 2019
the-science-of-shark-spotting Breaking News
The Cape Town Shark Spotters have announced the launch of a computerised, machine-learned shark detection system that could just change the game, writes Tatjana Baleta.
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Monday 11th February 2019
close,-with-some-cigar Breaking News
Cyclone Funani finally brings waves to Durban Tuesday, but she was overall a bit of a damp squid. However, Spike calls our attention to Cyclone Haleh who forms close to the coast next week.
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Monday 11th February 2019
impact-zone-january Featured Slideshows
From around earth in January - from cold northern climes to the hot deserts of the south - here's the first best-of highlights gallery from photogs shooting for Red Bull in the "impact zone".
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Thursday 7th February 2019
king-of-the-air-blouberg-2019 Featured Slideshows
Dutch kiter Kevin Langeree won the Red Bull King of the Air as the Cape Doctor made a schtonking house call at Blouberg yesterday. Photo gallery Red Bull and Marcel Habets.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
as-tight-as Featured Slideshows
The star of saltwater phenomenon Jack Robinson looks set to rise after he won the Volcom Pipe Pro. Here's a gallery to show off the Pipe's many moods courtesy World Surf League.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
mood-enhancing-2019 Featured Slideshows
In this evocative gallery, Cape Town bodyboard ballie and part-time photographer Marcel Habets captures the essence of beautiful Bali and the pure perfection of grinding Grajagan.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
what-s-up-doc Breaking News
South African co-founder of Surfing Doctors Dr Phil Chapman has been collaborating with a start-up Australian company to produce a custom line of first aid kits for travelling surfers.
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Thursday 7th February 2019
indo-insta-2019 Breaking News
Did you know that Bali is bucket list heaven for hordes of Instagram tourists? But forget perfect photos, Marcel Habets is on a mission to find another kind of perfect, and its not on Bali.
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Monday 4th February 2019
early-pipe-2019 Featured Slideshows
Crisp hollow waves greeted the surfers on Day 2 of the Volcom Pipe Pro underway at the infamous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Hawaii. Here's highlights from Day 1 and 2.
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Friday 1st February 2019
riding-air-waves Featured Slideshows
A pumping SE suddenly died yesterday during the Red Bull King of the Air, which is on hold again until next week. Here's photies from Red Bull Content Pool and Lee-Ann Curtis-Cox.
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Wednesday 30th January 2019
serious-cyclone-for-jan-2019 Breaking News
Perhaps it is too early to get overly excited, but Spike can't help himself as he eyes a monsterfully powerful tropical cyclone developing off Madagascar.
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Wednesday 30th January 2019
under-the-sentinel Breaking News
Under the Sentinel is the brainchild of photographer and marine charter skipper Grant Scholtz, who has compiled a unique eulogy to Dungeons through this important photographic essay.
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Wednesday 30th January 2019
make-it-with-joshe-faulkner Video
In this s(l)ick little edit exclusive to Wavescape, Jbay born and bred goofy footer Joshe Faulkner shows us just how he is going to "Make It" - through new school flair and explosive moves. 
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Tuesday 29th January 2019
memories-cape-town-dungeons-2019 Featured Slideshows
Out of sight but indelibly printed in the Cape Town surfing unconscious was the day Dungeons delivered in the middle of summer. Kim Bouchier was there to get the proof.
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Tuesday 29th January 2019
some-storms-in-store Video
Spike gives a quick heads up on the east windswell set for KZN this weekend, a dik double barrel storm in the SW deep, and a promising cyclone lurking NE of Madagascar.
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Friday 25th January 2019
sunset-start-to-2019 Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery from the QS1,000 Sunset Open in Maui, Hawaii, that saw local Cody Young, 19, win early today in iconic Sunset Beach conditions that ranged from 10 to 15 foot.
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Thursday 24th January 2019
the-future-of-surfing-2019 Video
If you haven't seen this six minute film, it's time. Space will blow your mind - a film shot in super hi res 4k that shows John John Florence in his futuristic liquid element.
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Thursday 24th January 2019
south-african-dreamtime Breaking News
Eminem had Slim Shady. David Bowie had Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke along for the ride. Well, who has Stevo the Kneelo? Lawrence Atkinson finds out.
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Wednesday 23rd January 2019
times-like-these-2019 Breaking News
Calling surf contests is a tough ask, particularly when the event has to live up to its own name. Spike looks at changes to the criteria for the 2019 Cell C Goodwave to help it run this year.
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Monday 21st January 2019
2019-kicks-off-with-a-barrel Breaking News
Matt McGillivray launched his 2019 WSL Qualifying Series campaign with a fifth place finish in the first event of the season, the QS3,000 rated Seat Pro Netanya in Israel.
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Tuesday 15th January 2019
chasing-the-dragon-3-2019 Featured Slideshows
What a purple patch of solid swell! Alan van Gysen was out at Dungeons yesterday to capture the biggest day - from the last in a series of summer storms that stacked up in the deep.
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Monday 7th January 2019
ode-to-the-tube-the-best-of-2018 Featured Slideshows
This sumptious gallery of deliciousness by Durban-based photog Nic Aberdein summarises some of the epic waves that broke upon our shores in 2018, mostly around his home town.
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Friday 4th January 2019
boom-swell-coming-2019 Video
A giant storm that would do winter proud has just blown up in the deep 2000 miles from Cape Town. Here is the video surf report by Spike on what to expect come Monday morning.
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Friday 4th January 2019
kneelos-unite-2018 Breaking News
Multiple world champions, US champs and SA champs attended the first SA kneelo champs in maybe 15 years, and that was just Gigs Celliers, writes Lawrence Atkinson.
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Friday 28th December 2018
whoosh-it-s-robbo Video
Is Jack Robinson the best surfer not to be on the Championship Tour? Looking at this clip, you have to wonder if there is a way to get him there ... or not? 
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Friday 28th December 2018
year-in-review-2018 Breaking News
In this analysis before we launch into the helter skelter of another year, here are five take aways from 2018 but with focus on the Championship Tour Class Of 2019, by Craig Jarvis.
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Friday 28th December 2018
nazare-beatdown Video
Get a feeling for the power and pain of giant Nazare as you watch this video of Brazilian Thiago Jacare taking five waves on the head. Eina! He survived, exhausted, but alive. 
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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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KZN Far North Coast -- // Ay cuz! It's going off Friday with sublime 4-5ft cyclonic SE swell in lukka glassy landbr… https://t.co/zJ7SdGWrs8
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Fri Feb 22 06:37:50 +0000 2019

Durban and surrounds -- // Ay mah cuzzie! It's cooking in town Friday with a kiff 4-5ft cyclonic SE swell in loverl… https://t.co/Zafg4kbDWz
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Fri Feb 22 06:37:44 +0000 2019

C'est Magnifique! Surfing put forward again for the Olympics by the Paris 2024 committee. Guess what sport it joins… https://t.co/C39VUlMxr6
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KZN South Coast -- // Ay mah cuzzie! Friday is epic my bru. Kiff 4'+ cyclonic SE swell winds down the points in kif… https://t.co/eN7HwZhz9U
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