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Wavescape - Surfing in South Africa
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Wed, 3 February 2016

Wavescape Media CC runs www.wavescape.co.za - South Africa’s oldest surfing and adventure sports website, which publishes marine forecasts, adventure ocean content, and beach camera stills /live streaming. We also run the Wavescape Festival, comprising the Wavescape Artboard Project, Slide Night and the Wavescape Fish Fry. The founder and editor of Wavescape Spike is the author of the book Surfing in South Africa.




  • Our readers are a top LSM - decision makers with active lifestyles and large disposable incomes
  • Wavescape Ocean Watch provides national ocean forecasts and analyses, and streaming cams
  • Syndicated beach forecasts to DSTV, Quiksilver, Red Bull & mobi platforms
  • Mobi site at www.wavescape.mobi (includes content feeds and SA marine reports)
  • Founder and sender of the famous "Spike" surf report
  • In business for 13 years

Stats and Demographics

  • 441,000 monthly page impressions
  • 53,000 unique visitors per month
  • 7,121 newsletter subscribers (email newsletter 3 x week)
  • 20,500 Facebook Likes and 7,200 Twitter followers

    (Traffic includes wavescape.co.za and m.wavescape.co.za, our mobi site)
  • 97.2% of our audience reside in South Africa
  • 81% audience is male
  • 47.2% earn R25,000 to R69,999
  • 14% earn more than R70,000
  • 12% aged 15-24
  • 56.88% aged 25-44
  • 25.68% aged 45-60
  • 77% have internet access at home


  • Surfing features and news, photo galleries and slideshows, videos and environmental alerts and stories, blogs, and Twitter feed

  • Brand-sponsored (Spot the Spot, Pic of the Month, Wavescape Ocean Watch, Beach Cameras, Slideshows) competitions and prizes

  • Automated SA marine forecasts (swell, wind, tide, sun, moon data) updated 4/ day (animations, tables, charts, widgets)

  • Surf report email 3 p/week to 7,200 with links to news, video, photos and clients

  • Mobile-friendly website, XML data feeds to clients using mobi channels

  • SMS subscription services

  • Beach cams at locations around South Africa

Please contact us

Please talk to us about sponsoring sections of the website (our live beach cams that includes stills and live streaming, photo slideshows, forecasting section) or partnering with us for the Wavescape Film Festival, syndicating feeds, selling on marine forecasts or developing content synergies.

Wavescape on Twitter

Cape Town has had some scintillating surf this summer. In this super-tube sequence, Grant Scholtz captures the ... https://t.co/ALCcYNCk0l
A thing of the past. This is #Muizenberg 24 hours ago. Ain't looking like that now! #windpumpinghttps://t.co/DxwZnCcGS8
RT @moving_sushi: Super fun night diving in @2OceansAquarium lighting up the sharks and issues with fluorescence. Exciting project with @Fl
Best of the Week on @CapeTalk was @spike_wavescape chat on #KSshow about cyclone names https://t.co/KPkRTNIdSj

Wavescape friends and partners Isiqalo Foundation DIFF CSIR Isiqalo Foundation Surfing  South Africa Save Our Seas Shark Centre Isiqalo Foundation Red Bull Media House DIFF National Sea Rescue Institute Shark Spotters ASP Africa