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  • Mindsurf This!

    Mindsurf This!

    Mon, 26 June 2017

    This sick gallery (in the way it makes you feel queasy) of heaving 8' Cave Rock comes from this weekend's quest to find the King of the Rock. Nic Aberdein captured some carnage. ..

  • High Noon High Rise

    High Noon High Rise

    Mon, 26 June 2017

    In this video, Wade Carmichael, Thomas Woods and some of their Saffa friends discover the epicness of KwaZulu-Natal at a couple of known and lesser known spots, by Richard Hambloch. ..

  • Double for Ribeiro and McDougall

    Double for Ribeiro and McDougall

    Mon, 26 June 2017

    Brazilian Alex Ribeiro and Hawaiian Zoe McDougall took back-to-back wins in South Africa when they won the Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro presented by O'Neill in cranking 6' surf at Melkbos yesteday. ..

  • Victory at Sea

    Victory at Sea

    Fri, 23 June 2017

    Victory at sea could describe conditions at the Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro in heaving storm seas. See this gallery from Day 1 and 2 (today) by Ian Thurtell. ..

  • Fiji Tribute to KS

    Fiji Tribute to KS

    Thu, 22 June 2017

    Since he first surfed Fiji in 1990 at the fallow age of 18, Kelly Slater has won the event four times. Here's a video tribute to the man with the best competitive surfing career in history. ..

  • Optimistic Sailing

    Optimistic Sailing

    Wed, 21 June 2017

    Sixteen years ago surfer Greg Bertish had a dream about helping children while he was in hospital for open heart surgery. Spike had a chat to Greg about his Little Optimist project. ..

  • South America 1 Africa 0

    South America 1 Africa 0

    Mon, 19 June 2017

    South Americans, and a Hawaiian, were the first names on the inaugural John Whitmore trophy after the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley in Durban yesterday. ..

  • Brazilian Storm in Durbs

    Brazilian Storm in Durbs

    Fri, 16 June 2017

    Here's photos to show that Brazil dominated the final 64 of the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley in Durban, with no fewer than 24 of their surfers in the lineup at New Pier. ..


Monday 26th June 2017
mindsurf-that Featured Slideshows
This sick gallery (in the way it makes you feel queasy) of heaving 8' Cave Rock comes from this weekend's quest to find the King of the Rock. Nic Aberdein captured some carnage.
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Monday 26th June 2017
high-noon-high-rise Video
In this video, Wade Carmichael, Thomas Woods and some of their Saffa friends discover the epicness of KwaZulu-Natal at a couple of known and lesser known spots, by Richard Hambloch.
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Monday 26th June 2017
double-for-ribeiro-and-mcdougall Breaking News
Brazilian Alex Ribeiro and Hawaiian Zoe McDougall took back-to-back wins in South Africa when they won the Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro presented by O'Neill in cranking 6' surf at Melkbos yesteday.
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Friday 23rd June 2017
victory-at-sea Featured Slideshows
Victory at sea could describe conditions at the Jordy Smith Cape Town Pro in heaving storm seas. See this gallery from Day 1 and 2 (today) by Ian Thurtell.
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Thursday 22nd June 2017
fiji-tribute-to-ks Video
Since he first surfed Fiji in 1990 at the fallow age of 18, Kelly Slater has won the event four times. Here's a video tribute to the man with the best competitive surfing career in history.
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Wednesday 21st June 2017
optimistic-sailing Breaking News
Sixteen years ago surfer Greg Bertish had a dream about helping children while he was in hospital for open heart surgery. Spike had a chat to Greg about his Little Optimist project.
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Monday 19th June 2017
south-america-1-africa-0 Breaking News
South Americans, and a Hawaiian, were the first names on the inaugural John Whitmore trophy after the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley in Durban yesterday.
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Friday 16th June 2017
brazilian-storm-in-durbs Featured Slideshows
Here's photos to show that Brazil dominated the final 64 of the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley in Durban, with no fewer than 24 of their surfers in the lineup at New Pier.
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Thursday 15th June 2017
winter-of-our-content Video
Check this video of some surf sessions in Cape Town this winter shot by Roland Evans of Humming Bird Drone, with focus on the #dikwednesday storm of June 7 last week.
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Thursday 15th June 2017
stand-and-deliver-2017 Featured Slideshows
Action photos can catch you looking like a cartoon. This image from the Outerknown Fiji Pro makes Connor O'Leary look like a bit like an animated Seth Green. Here's a highlights gallery.
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Thursday 15th June 2017
wilko-wins-fiji-2017 Breaking News
Australian Matt Wilkinson has won the Outerknown Fiji Pro after a hard-fought fight against explosive rookie and fellow Aussie Connor O’Leary in clean 4-5' surf at Cloudbreak early today.
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Monday 12th June 2017
true-to-form-2017-tigers Breaking News
The WSL Speciality Longboard event at the Tiger's Milk Winter Classic went with the form book as former ISA World Champions Matthew Moir and Simone Robb took top honours.
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Monday 12th June 2017
tiger-tiger-burning-bright Featured Slideshows
Here's a big whack of cool photos from the Tiger's Milk Winter Classic held over three days at Muizenberg Corner this weekend. Ian Thurtell was there to capture the action.
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Monday 12th June 2017
speeding-lines-at-supertrail-2017 JBU Supertrial
Iconic pointbreak Supertubes in JBay fired for the Supertrial last week, and Garth Robinson was on hand to capture some key moments faster than a speeding tube.
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Saturday 10th June 2017
dynamite-dungeons Featured Slideshows
While we hunker under a new storm, let us marvel at the pristine glassy venom of Tuesday two weeks past at our big wave spot. Sean Thompson has a knack for shooting bombs.
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Saturday 10th June 2017
tigers-milk-classic-in-their-stride Breaking News
The storm aftermath brought lots of white water to paddle through on Day One of the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic yesterday, but Cape Town's top longboarders took it in their ... er ... stride.
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Saturday 10th June 2017
jbay-supertrial-highlights-2017 JBU Supertrial
As you can see in this highlights reel of the JBU Supertrial, the world's best righthand point bestowed firing surf upon the 12 invited surfers, who revelled in perfect, uncrowded Supertubes.
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Friday 9th June 2017
tigers-milk-classic-kicks-off Breaking News
The wild storm that hit the Peninsula on Wednesday has left a solid 4-5' swell for the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic, which gets under way this morning in at Muizenberg Corner.
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Friday 9th June 2017
stormy-stormy-day Featured Slideshows
We got hit by the #DikWednesday storm and the hashtag trended for a while. Photographer and @animal_ocean skipper Steve Benjamin shot this gallery from around the Cape Peninsula.
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Thursday 8th June 2017
dik-wednesday-wrap Video
Here's a short video by Spike to wrap up yesterday's #DikWednesday storm, in which he gets drenched and covered in foam, as do a couple in a car who got caught up in the drama. 
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Thursday 8th June 2017
dale-staples-it-together JBU Supertrial
Dale Staples from St Francis Bay has won the 2017 JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day in firing surf at Supertubes today.
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Thursday 8th June 2017
green-light-in-jbay JBU Supertrial
The Cape super storm has brought solid walls winding down the point at Supertubes and the green light has been called for the JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 7th June 2017
storm-swell-heads-for-jbay JBU Supertrial
A heaving storm swell is heading for JBay, and the JBU Supertrial Powered by Monster Energy is ready to run the event tomorrow Thursday, with a short window on Friday, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 7th June 2017
waters-are-rising Breaking News
Nine deaths have been reported in Cape Town, while fears increase of a destructive storm tide in Cape Town as an almost spring high tide and peak swell begin to converge, reports Spike.
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Tuesday 6th June 2017
only-in-africa Breaking News
Did you know the Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic at Muizenberg this weekend is the only World Surf League longboarding event to be held in Africa, let alone South Africa?
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Tuesday 6th June 2017
mystery-grem-revealed Breaking News
Steady as she goes! But ghosts, grems and oompa loompas don't live in Wavescape at all, writes Spike, who finds what caused the "run for your life" inserts in the 70ft data for tomorrow.
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Monday 5th June 2017
fiji-fires-again-2017 Featured Slideshows
Fiji has fired for the Women's Finals which ran before the Men's Round 1. Here's a kiff gallery of the last two days of pumping surf at the iconic spot Cloudbreak. Photos WSL
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Monday 5th June 2017
loggers-united Featured Slideshows
You seldom see a more eclectic and cooler conglomeration of loggers than you do at the Logjam, the 3rd iteration of which took place this weekend at Muizenberg Corner. Gallery by Grant Scholtz
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Monday 5th June 2017
february-does-it-again Breaking News
Michael February has now won three of four events in the City Surf Series to cement his world QS ranking after taking out the men's title at the Vans Surf Pro Classic in Lamberts Bay yesterday.
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Monday 5th June 2017
tuesdays-past Featured Slideshows
Last week Tuesday was nothing like what's coming. Grant Scholtz checked out Dungeons, then quietly headed across the waters to capture some exquisite shots of the other break.
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Monday 5th June 2017
here-it-comes Breaking News
A day out and this storm looks set to rival 1984 and 2001 in Cape Town with a real chance of severe storm tides and wind and flood damage as 50kt gales drive 60ft swells ashore.
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Sunday 4th June 2017
two-steps-forward Breaking News
Californian Courtney Conlogue took the win over Hawaii’s Tatiana Weston-Webb at the Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro in heaving 6-8' barrels at Cloudbreak.
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Sunday 4th June 2017
hop-a-long-bourez Video
Here we have the one legged big barrel hopper deep in its habitat. What is Michel Bourez doing in this gaping eight footer at Cloudbreak earlier today? Good grief.
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Sunday 4th June 2017
scary-scary-right Breaking News
Dungeons has seen her fair share of near-disaster as distracted boat skippers come close to watery wipeouts, with the most recent vying for honours of most scary, writes Spike.
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Thursday 1st June 2017
dik-wednesday JBU Supertrial
Two storms have set SA in their sights: a little one warms us up, so to speak, before the mother of a purple monster slams into the Mother City on Tuesday, spreading to the Supertrial.
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Thursday 1st June 2017
storm-warning-supertrial-2017 JBU Supertrial
South African surfing eyes are on two winter storms rumbling in from the deep as the 11-day waiting period for the JBU Supertrial officially opens today, writes official forecaster Spike.
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Thursday 1st June 2017
the-zephyr Video
Love the music and general vibe of this mostly slow-mo video clip of Davey van Zyl and Mikey Feb sliding the light fantastic while dancing with the zesty Zephyr - shot by Tao Farren-Hefer. 
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Wednesday 31st May 2017
crossing-over-to-the-other-side Breaking News
The 4th celebrity crossover sports event - the Oakley X Over powered by Sharp – heads to the JBay Winterfest with a strong field of South Africa's must prominent Jack of all Trades.
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Tuesday 30th May 2017
the-tand-that-bites Breaking News
The 7th Digicape Tand Invitational presented by Zion was held up the West Coast yesterday near the small hamlet of Tietiesbaai. Lee-Anne CURTIS-COX was there for Wavescape.
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Tuesday 30th May 2017
women-on-the-charge Featured Slideshows
Bethany Hamilton and Bianca Buitenday joined in Fiji as wildcards. Here's a gallery from the Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro from the WSL. Bianca got equal 13th after falling in Round 2.
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Monday 29th May 2017
mayday-on-may-day JBU Supertrial
There's a bit of swell on the way, but will there be enough for the JBU Supertrial to go ahead? Spike presents another May video forecast with emphasis on Supertubes in J-Bay.
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Monday 29th May 2017
enter-tigers-milk-classic Breaking News
Don't forget to enter before the deadline this week for the third Tigers Milk Winter Classic - the multi-discipline surfing and family event at Muizenberg Corner from June 9 to 11.
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