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  • Adaptive Surf Day

    Adaptive Surf Day

    Fri, 19 October 2018

    Come down to Muizenberg, near Cape Town, tomorrow to meet SA adaptive surfers, who include members of our national team who head to the World Champs in California this December. ..

  • Window to the Ancients

    Window to the Ancients

    Tue, 16 October 2018

    When we surf, many of us know kelp only as a hindrance when paddling for a wave, or paddling out to a surf spot. Spike discovers a world of wonder beneath the waves. ..

  • Wavy Daze

    Wavy Daze

    Tue, 16 October 2018

    Here's a quick video look by Spike of the coming days and the multiple sources of swell and crazy oscillations of wind that the South African coast is going to be klapped with. ..

  • Hot at the Top

    Hot at the Top

    Mon, 15 October 2018

    It's hot at the top as Gabby dethrones Toledo, Julian cements 3rd, Jordy moves to 5th, and Stef spies a 7th world title after the Quiksilver Pro France and Roxy Pro France, writes Spike. ..

  • Driven

    Driven

    Thu, 11 October 2018

    In this video edit by Captain Kai, Matt McGillivray credits his blast into the surfing stratosphere in 2018 to a board that shaper and mentor Graham Smith designed for his son, Jordy Smith. ..

  • Blowing up in France

    Blowing up in France

    Wed, 10 October 2018

    Jordy Smith survived tricky Round 3 today but sadly Mikey February was knocked out in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France. Here's a highlights gallery hot off the press. ..

  • Generating Momentum this December

    Generating Momentum this December

    Wed, 10 October 2018

    The Robert Redford film that depicts the rise of the Momentum Generation initially spurned by Kelly Slater will screen at the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival in December. Check it. ..

  • Aeration Nation

    Aeration Nation

    Mon, 8 October 2018

    Yago Dora of Brazil has just won the Red Bull Airborne France, a WSL specialty event, in four foot surf at Plage des Culs Nusat. Here's the aerated gallery of photos from the day.  ..

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Friday 19th October 2018
adaptive-surf-day Breaking News
Come down to Muizenberg, near Cape Town, tomorrow to meet SA adaptive surfers, who include members of our national team who head to the World Champs in California this December.
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
window-to-the-ancients Breaking News
When we surf, many of us know kelp only as a hindrance when paddling for a wave, or paddling out to a surf spot. Spike discovers a world of wonder beneath the waves.
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Tuesday 16th October 2018
wavey-daze-2018 Video
Here's a quick video look by Spike of the coming days and the multiple sources of swell and crazy oscillations of wind that the South African coast is going to be klapped with.
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Monday 15th October 2018
hot-at-the-top-2018 Breaking News
It's hot at the top as Gabby dethrones Toledo, Julian cements 3rd, Jordy moves to 5th, and Stef spies a 7th world title after the Quiksilver Pro France and Roxy Pro France, writes Spike.
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Thursday 11th October 2018
driven-matt-mcgillivray-2018 Video
In this video edit by Captain Kai, Matt McGillivray credits his blast into the surfing stratosphere in 2018 to a board that shaper and mentor Graham Smith designed for his son, Jordy Smith.
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
blowing-up-in-france Featured Slideshows
Jordy Smith survived tricky Round 3 today but sadly Mikey February was knocked out in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France. Here's a highlights gallery hot off the press.
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
generating-momentum Breaking News
The Robert Redford film that depicts the rise of the Momentum Generation initially spurned by Kelly Slater will screen at the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival in December. Check it.
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Monday 8th October 2018
aeration-nation-2018 Featured Slideshows
Yago Dora of Brazil has just won the Red Bull Airborne France, a WSL specialty event, in four foot surf at Plage des Culs Nusat. Here's the aerated gallery of photos from the day. 
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Friday 5th October 2018
world-women-s-record Breaking News
Brazilian Maya Gabeira has had a kiff week: she won the inaugural Women’s XXL Biggest Wave Award and set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Wave Surfed Unlimited (female).
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Friday 5th October 2018
sunset-sequences Featured Slideshows
These Sunset Reef sequences of Matt Bromley and Jason Hayes by Neil Bradfield were shot from far but the perspective does not diminish the epicness of Super Saturday, day of days.
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Friday 5th October 2018
hairy-drops-at-kalk-bay Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery from the underground Kalk Bay Shootout held on Super Saturday, when men were men and bodyboarders joined hands with their upright brethren. Photos Clive Maasch.
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
surfer-slain-by-brain-eating-amoeba Breaking News
What a headline. Almost ludicrous. Fake news? Click bait? B-grade schlock? No, writes Craig Jarvis, who brings us a sobering tale of single-cell lurgies that lurk in bodies of freshwater.
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
the-horror-2018 Breaking News
In this rollicking yarn, Jason Hayes wipes out on this wave - the biggest he has ever ridden - for a brutal beating by a vindictive ocean beast the Saturday before last. Photos Alan van Gysen.
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Monday 1st October 2018
grand-finale-for-lighteys Featured Slideshows
What a weekend at Seal Point for the finale of the Billabong Junior Series. Here's a mega-gallery of photos from Kody McGregor and Ian Thurtell that captures the moods and moves.
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Monday 1st October 2018
bwt-window-opens-today Breaking News
The 2018 WSL Big Wave Tour starts today, with all three venues - Mavericks, Jaws and Nazare - in the Northern Hemisphere, and one not quite finalised with the right permits, writes Spike.
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Monday 1st October 2018
mulitple-winners Breaking News
Breezy onshore conditions and a slight surge in swell hit competitors for the final day of the Billabong Junior Series Finale, with winners everywhere, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Sunday 30th September 2018
the-point-is-2018 Breaking News
Parents or coaches screaming at judges does nothing except belittle their kids in front of others, writes Craig Jarvis as Seal Point presents the Billabong Junior Series with a grand finale.
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Saturday 29th September 2018
small-waves,-big-day Breaking News
Fierce weather swept through the sleepy village of Cape St Francis on Day 1 of the Billabong JNR Series finale, but the U18 surfers put on the big moves in small waves, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Saturday 29th September 2018
super-saturday Featured Slideshows
Now the spray has settled after the huge swell we had this time a week ago, lets look at a gallery from around the Cape, including the pic of the pic of Bromdog courtesy Neil Bradfield and AVG.
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Friday 28th September 2018
sealing-the-deal Breaking News
The best juniors in South Africa are at Seal Point this weekend for the final event in the 2018 Billabong Junior Series, with kiff surf set for today and tomorrow, but onshores on Sunday.
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Friday 28th September 2018
saffa-sessions-wsg Featured Slideshows
Enjoy this gallery of photos depicting action by South Africans at the recent UR ISA World Surfing Games held in Japan, spearheaded by our queen of the cutback, Bianca Buitendag.
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Friday 28th September 2018
he-aint-heavy-2018 Video
This video just dropped of a dangerously close shave for Jem Johnson and Murray Wilcocks fetching Darty Louw from the soup in giant Sunset Reef on Saturday. Well done there skipper!
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Friday 28th September 2018
ribeira-delish Featured Slideshows
Here's a highlights gallery of one of the kiffest surf spots in Europe, Ribeira d'Ilhas, where Matt McGillivray just became the last Saffa to drop out of the EDP Billabong Pro Ericiera.
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Friday 28th September 2018
the-rising-sun-2018 Breaking News
The diversity of surfing took a giant step at the UR World Surfing Games at Tahara in Japan this week as we build momentum towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, writes Spike.
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Thursday 27th September 2018
freight-train-memoir Breaking News
Cape Town has calmed to a panic after a furious four-day run of giant surf. Barry Futter gives his visceral take on a wave he had on Sunday morning down the tail of the mega-swell.
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Thursday 27th September 2018
surf-fan-blues-2018 Breaking News
You cannot dispute the mad skill of those who ripped the Surf Ranch Pro. The technology? Mind-bending. But for fans who went as spectators? Nooit bru. Barry Wolins chats to Spike.
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Wednesday 26th September 2018
throwing-it-back-thursday Featured Slideshows
Just before a super storm couriered a giant 24 carat swell to the Kom on the weekend, a mystery gem glistened on Thursday. Mark Harley @MarkHarleyPhotography shot this gallery.
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Thursday 20th September 2018
super-sized-saturday Video
Batten your britches brus. One hell of a swell is heading our way this weekend from a 953mb storm that peaked early this morning at 1am. Here is the updated Spike video report!
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Tuesday 18th September 2018
bianca-the-lone-ranger-2018 Breaking News
Super Typhoon Mangkhut kickstarted the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Japan with a bang for two days. After Day 3 today, Team SA stays in the hunt with four surfers in dropping swell.
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Monday 17th September 2018
mourning-of-the-earth-2018 Breaking News
About 220 people paddled out at Muizenberg yesterday to honour restaurant owner and surfer Dave Jones, who passed away after a battle with pneumonia, writes Spike. Video Jeff Ayliff
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Thursday 13th September 2018
historic-highlights Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of highlights from the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley at the wave pool in central California over the weekend, from all the angles you can think of. Photos Kelly Cestari
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Tuesday 11th September 2018
itsallstillhere Breaking News
Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon join Cape Town investment hub Wesgro for the #ItsAllStillHere campaign to put the city back on the world map after a severe drought.
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Monday 10th September 2018
a-first-in-sa Breaking News
The youngest women to represent a South African senior sports team will travel with the team to Japan this weekend for the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Tahara.
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Monday 10th September 2018
inland-perfection-wsl-surf-ranch-2018 Breaking News
The forecasts were on the button as cranking 3' lines graced the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley for four straight days, with Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina taking wins, rewrites Spike.
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Friday 7th September 2018
aarrr-where-s-me-parrot Breaking News
It's an effort to score 8.50 in a wave pool, but Kelly Slater was the man to do it on Day 1 of the first Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley. Surfers get another chance tomorrow to make the finals on Sunday.
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Friday 7th September 2018
surf-ranch-pro-day-1 Featured Slideshows
The old man Kelly Slater, 47, is leading the pack after Day 1 of the Surf Ranch Pro, with Mikey Feb and Jordy Smith joint 13th and 19th respectively, with two days to go. Here's the gallery of the historical inaugural CT event.
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Thursday 6th September 2018
the-inside-story Breaking News
The WSL has changed its mind on gender parity - an about-turn since JBay when Spike interviewed Sophie Goldschmidt. Here's the full chat (+ wave pools, tennis, the future). Pics Sandy Coffey
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Thursday 6th September 2018
the-right-decision Breaking News
After the ruckus about gender pay disparity that began in South Africa, the World Surf League has decided to award the same prize money to female athletes from 2019. Very smart, writes Spike.
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Monday 3rd September 2018
cutoff-low-looms Breaking News
A crazy week of weather, including radical rain and huge SE swell, is heading for the East Coast as a volatile cutoff low pressure morphs into view on Thursday, writes Spike.
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Friday 31st August 2018
masencamp-fires-in-spain Breaking News
Adin Masencamp looks set to improve on his 29th QS ranking after reaching Round 6 of the Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in the northwest coast of Spain, with small surf set for finals day.
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Friday 31st August 2018
green-sleeves Featured Slideshows
Cranking surf has been pouring through along the west coast of Europe for the QS event in Pantin, Spain. Here's a mega gallery from all three days of the men's and women's events.
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Friday 31st August 2018
last-man-standing-in-spain Breaking News
There's been some solid swell on the northwestern tip of Spain for the Pull & Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro, but out of nine Saffas, only Adin Masencamp remains standing.
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