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  • Winter Vice

    Winter Vice

    Fri, 25 September 2020

    And still winter holds us in her icy vice. Two cold fronts scrape past us this weekend, Spike tells us in his video forecast for the Western Cape. Expect mushy windswell and frisky west winds. ..

  • Best of 2019 - Gallery 5

    Best of 2019 - Gallery 5

    Wed, 23 September 2020

    After we contrived to scratch 2020 off the calendar, here's a new edition of Red Bull photos from 2019 in an amazing array of crazy feats and moments of magical adventure: Part 5 of 6. ..

  • Apocalypse Wow - Episode 2

    Apocalypse Wow - Episode 2

    Wed, 23 September 2020

    Forcibly moved from Muizies and dumped in a map-less wasteland, our apocalyptically inclined cluster of cartoon heroes are lucky, cos the Corner has become a kak show. By ND Mazin ..

  • Come on Eileen!

    Come on Eileen!

    Mon, 21 September 2020

    The time before lockdown feels like eons ago, but it’s mere months after Spike spent the day on a boat to record a special moment in the lives of four sea turtles. ..

  • Winter Keeps on Giving

    Winter Keeps on Giving

    Fri, 18 September 2020

    After travelling 4000km over more than three days, a 20 second west swell is about to make landfall in the Western Cape. Here is Spike's video report for Discoverctwc. ..

  • The Long Wait is Over

    The Long Wait is Over

    Tue, 15 September 2020

    JBay hero and WSL 2020 tour rookie Matthew McGillivray, who stayed in Australia during lockdown, has made the wait count with a runner-up finish at the Tweed Coast Pro. ..

  • Kaboom! A Bomb Blast in the Ocean Deep

    Kaboom! A Bomb Blast in the Ocean Deep

    Tue, 15 September 2020

    An intense storm explodes deep in the ocean 4000km west of the SW Cape, and in his surf report vlog, Spike spots a 20 second swell heading our way on the weekend. ..

  • A Sun Day in the Shade

    A Sun Day in the Shade

    Fri, 11 September 2020

    There were sublime waves at beachies around the Cape last Sunday. Grant Scholtz flicks from stills to video to capture insane tube riding from the likes of Jordy Smith, and the boys.  ..

  • Bounce Back to Winter

    Bounce Back to Winter

    Fri, 11 September 2020

    After a week of waves - some fun, some serious - we got kapped by a quick-fire southeaster, but Spike spots a feisty burst of winter heading our way this weekend, with big swell set for Monday. ..

  • A Tale of Two Breaks

    A Tale of Two Breaks

    Wed, 9 September 2020

    A week ago, one of those rare south swells lit up False Bay. Craig Wilson, keen surf photog and founder of mymuizenberg.co.za, captured two very different spots on the same swell. ..

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Friday 25th September 2020
winter-vice Video
And still winter holds us in her icy vice. Two cold fronts scrape past us this weekend, Spike tells us in his video forecast for the Western Cape. Expect mushy windswell and frisky west winds.
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Wednesday 23rd September 2020
best-of-2019-gallery-5 Featured Slideshows
After we contrived to scratch 2020 off the calendar, here's a new edition of Red Bull photos from 2019 in an amazing array of crazy feats and moments of magical adventure: Part 5 of 6.
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Wednesday 23rd September 2020
apocalypse-wow-episode-2 Coronovirus Novel
Forcibly moved from Muizies and dumped in a map-less wasteland, our apocalyptically inclined cluster of cartoon heroes are lucky, cos the Corner has become a kak show. By ND Mazin
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Monday 21st September 2020
come-on-eileen Breaking News
The time before lockdown feels like eons ago, but it’s mere months after Spike spent the day on a boat to record a special moment in the lives of four sea turtles.
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Friday 18th September 2020
winter-keeps-on-giving Video
After travelling 4000km over more than three days, a 20 second west swell is about to make landfall in the Western Cape. Here is Spike's video report for Discoverctwc.
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Tuesday 15th September 2020
the-long-wait-is-over Breaking News
JBay hero and WSL 2020 tour rookie Matthew McGillivray, who stayed in Australia during lockdown, has made the wait count with a runner-up finish at the Tweed Coast Pro.
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Tuesday 15th September 2020
kaboom-a-bomb-blast-in-the-ocean-deep Video
An intense storm explodes deep in the ocean 4000km west of the SW Cape, and in his surf report vlog, Spike spots a 20 second swell heading our way on the weekend.
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Friday 11th September 2020
a-sun-day-in-the-shade Video
There were sublime waves at beachies around the Cape last Sunday. Grant Scholtz flicks from stills to video to capture insane tube riding from the likes of Jordy Smith, and the boys. 
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Friday 11th September 2020
bounce-back-to-winter Video
After a week of waves - some fun, some serious - we got kapped by a quick-fire southeaster, but Spike spots a feisty burst of winter heading our way this weekend, with big swell set for Monday.
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Wednesday 9th September 2020
a-tale-of-two-breaks Breaking News
A week ago, one of those rare south swells lit up False Bay. Craig Wilson, keen surf photog and founder of mymuizenberg.co.za, captured two very different spots on the same swell.
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Tuesday 8th September 2020
topped-up-tuesday Featured Slideshows
A thumping west swell hit the Western Cape overnight and after a small lull in the spring-time big wave scene, Sunset had a few today, if a little slow. Grant Scholtz shot this gallery.
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Monday 7th September 2020
octopus-film-lands Breaking News
It's been a wild ride for the Sea Change Project's Pippa Ehrlich and Craig Foster, but more restful seas await today with the international release of the film My Octopus Teacher on Netflix.
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Friday 4th September 2020
apocalypse-wow-episode-1 Coronovirus Novel
Our catastrophically inclined cluster of cartoon heroes are thrust into a new chapter of apocalyptic chaos from earth's core co-morbidity. Welcome to Apocalypse Wow! By ND Mazin
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Friday 4th September 2020
and-the-beat-goes-on Video
Winter finally begins to let up, and in today's Western Cape surf report for the weekend, Spike speaks of epic surf, light winds and beautiful conditions, with more on the way!
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Monday 31st August 2020
now-for-a-caning-by-a-cutoff-low Video
In his video forecast for ZA this week, Spike tracks the passage of a potent cutoff low that brings rain and weird weather plus four storms = swell for a week or more.
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Friday 28th August 2020
winter-holds-on-tight Video
Winter will not relinquish her icy grip just yet as Spike checks a double cold front smack into the Western Cape during his video forecast for @DiscoverCTWC
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Thursday 27th August 2020
codename-afrosurf Breaking News
US-based surfing icon Selema Masekela has put his weight behind AFROSURF, the first book to comprehensively document and celebrate surfing and related street culture in Africa.
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Monday 24th August 2020
rainbow-bay Video
The best right point on earth of late, with one of the best young surfers on earth, JBay local and upcoming star Dylan Lightfoot, helps Mike Ruthnum on his journey as a videographer.
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Friday 21st August 2020
spring-about-to-sprung Video
In this week's Spike Report video for @DiscoverCTWC Spike shows us why it's going to be a kiff weekend in the Western Cape, with clear skies, light winds and cooking surf.
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Monday 17th August 2020
three-storms-as-we-head-for-spring Video
In this week's video report, Spike analyses a late lineup of three winter swells in six day, the first arriving with bad weather and big South swell, while the other storms just send swell.
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Monday 17th August 2020
staples-and-bell-win-online Breaking News
The digital dust has settled and two surfers from the inaugural Rip Curl E-Pro have emerged triumphant, Dale Staples from Cape St Francis and Sophie Bell from Salt Rock.
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Friday 14th August 2020
stormy-weekend-ahead Video
In this video report for the Western Cape's "We're Open" campaign Spike checks a big chunk of change in the deep heading straight at us - for a wild and woolly weekend Winifred! 
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Thursday 13th August 2020
the-finale Breaking News
In a furious flurry of epically epic waves and insanely incredible surfing, the final four of the inaugural Rip Curl E-Pro have been decided, and it looks like the event will be down to the wire.
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Wednesday 12th August 2020
polls-open-for-semis Breaking News
The voting has opened for the Rip Curl E-Pro semi-finalists, so get on their Instagram accounts and vote to contribute to this revolutionary contest format.
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Wednesday 12th August 2020
two-s-a-crowd Video
Two storms keep winter coming in South Africa, with a week of swell and epic surf. During his video forecast, Spike gets a call from Kelly Slater. Something about a Lemoore surf report?
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Saturday 8th August 2020
the-power-of-online Breaking News
Who would have predicted the key role in sport played by Instagram, which the Rip Curl E-Pro uses to count votes from fans. Today, it's Round 4 Men, Women's Rd 1 and Rd 3 results.
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Wednesday 5th August 2020
barrel-to-barrel Breaking News
Some epic waves lit up Round 2 of the Rip Curl E-Pro, with some epic barrels recorded by two surfers in two six-man heats to decide the repecharge round. Four go through. Two bow out.
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Saturday 1st August 2020
and-we-have-lift-off Breaking News
A new era is upon us - today, the first heat in the South African edition of the digital Surf Web Series, the Rip Curl E-Pro, goes live on the @surfopenleague Instagram handle!
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Thursday 30th July 2020
live-surfing-returns Breaking News
Spectators will have to watch from home as live competitive surfing returns to the World Surf League for the first time since March, with a winner-takes-all "rumble" at the Surf Ranch.
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Wednesday 29th July 2020
crunch-time Breaking News
You don't often go for a surf without catching a wave. Not even one. A solid swell prompts Spike to go for a fun surf. Nooit. None of that. Sometimes the ocean says no. Neptune 4. Spike 0.
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Tuesday 28th July 2020
e-pro-prepares-for-launch Breaking News
The draw for Round One of the inaugural South African Rip Curl E-Pro is underway for 56 surfers who will vie for bragging rights in SA's first ever virtual surf event.
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Tuesday 28th July 2020
biggest-wave-batch-mullets Featured Slideshows
Here is a gallery of the Biggest Wave entrants - some unbelievable in their brute size and grainy moodiness - from the Red Bull Big Wave Awards that are dominated by Nazare.
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Monday 27th July 2020
e-pro-goes-large Breaking News
The Rip Curl E-Pro virtual surfing tournament has attracted so much attention, organisers have opened up a standalone women’s event and expanded the men's field to 48.
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Friday 24th July 2020
giant-uluwatu Video
Thanks to one of "our" southern hemisphere storms, Uluwatu in Bali last week got an absolute giant of a swell that had a few (very few :) takers. Here's two videos!
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Thursday 23rd July 2020
mullet-gallery-1 Featured Slideshows
We're going to feature a galley per category of the upcoming Red Bull Big Wave Awards. For starters, here is the batch from the Biggest Paddle group of mullets! More info here
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Tuesday 21st July 2020
big-wave-thunder-2020 Breaking News
Lockdown slowed things down but failed to flatten the surfing curve. The WSL just announced a huge lineup for the 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards. RBBWA. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
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Monday 20th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-11 Coronovirus Novel
The cosmic mystery of how the Covid-19 virus came to earth appears to be solved ... until Winnie the Pangolin brings proof of life, and the epiphanies flow like lava. By ND Mazin
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Friday 17th July 2020
new-era-in-surfing Breaking News
Covid-19 has jump-started a new normal. Now with the WSL 2020 season officially cancelled, Spike spoke to WSL commissioner Pat O' Connell about what lies in their immediate future.
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Friday 17th July 2020
the-masks-are-off Video
If you're not clear why the US has the world's highest Covid-19 infection rate, watch this video of two surfers offering free masks to people at Huntington Beach in California. 
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Friday 17th July 2020
global-digital-surf-series-launches-2 Breaking News
The 2nd contest in the Surf Web Series, Rip Curl E-Pro South Africa, kicks off on 1 August with your best SA surf clips filmed between 1 March 2019 and 25 July this year.
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Thursday 16th July 2020
blasted-in-the-boland Breaking News
Cape Town big wave surfer James Lowe describes a gnarly experience to Spike after a beating in the Boland last Friday. Grant Scholtz bore witness, while taking these photos.
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Tuesday 14th July 2020
gobble-dee-gloop Featured Slideshows
While on a mission around Cape Town to record the storm yesterday, Spike was fascinated by the caramel gloop factory at Three Anchor Bay. Here's an overall highlights gallery.
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Wednesday 23rd September 2020
apocalypse-wow-episode-2 Coronovirus Novel
Forcibly moved from Muizies and dumped in a map-less wasteland, our apocalyptically inclined cluster of cartoon heroes are lucky, cos the Corner has become a kak show. By ND Mazin
Read More
Friday 4th September 2020
apocalypse-wow-episode-1 Coronovirus Novel
Our catastrophically inclined cluster of cartoon heroes are thrust into a new chapter of apocalyptic chaos from earth's core co-morbidity. Welcome to Apocalypse Wow! By ND Mazin
Read More
Monday 20th July 2020
coronavirus-novel-episode-11 Coronovirus Novel
The cosmic mystery of how the Covid-19 virus came to earth appears to be solved ... until Winnie the Pangolin brings proof of life, and the epiphanies flow like lava. By ND Mazin
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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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