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  • Get Shouty at the Corona Open JBay

    Get Shouty at the Corona Open JBay

    Tue, 18 June 2019

    There is already a lot at stake in professional sport, but when the stakes are raised, people start raising their voices. Things get a bit shouty, writes Craig Jarvis. ..

  • Kneelos Gather in the Kei

    Kneelos Gather in the Kei

    Fri, 14 June 2019

    The rise of the kneelo was further boosted by a bumper turnout at the Kneelo Gathering 2019, which was held in a quiet corner of the Wild Coast recently. Sean Thompson reports. ..

  • Another Whale Dies in Octopus Traps

    Another Whale Dies in Octopus Traps

    Wed, 12 June 2019

    Renowned natural history filmmaker Craig Foster has called for an end to the False Bay octopus fishery after another whale died tangled in ropes from octopus traps, writes Spike. ..

  • Full Fathom Five

    Full Fathom Five

    Tue, 11 June 2019

    To honour World Ocean Month, and highlight the need for us to stop our slide into wretched oblivion, here is the first in a beautiful photo series by Faine Pearl Loubser @fainepearl. ..

  • Monkey Sea, Monkey Do

    Monkey Sea, Monkey Do

    Tue, 11 June 2019

    Surf travel guru Greg Bertish is on a family adventure to Indo, starting with the obligatory resort stay on the Bukit Peninsula overlooking epic surf. Here's Part 1 of his Indo Diaries. ..

  • Olympic Obstacle Race

    Olympic Obstacle Race

    Mon, 10 June 2019

    Who will be in? Spike rolls out the selection road map to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and the ISA World Surfing Games 2019 and 2020 are a critical part of the puzzle. ..

  • Can Jordy Nail a World Title?

    Can Jordy Nail a World Title?

    Wed, 5 June 2019

    A Corona J-Bay Open title could clear the way to a Saffa world title. Before you face palm, consider what Martin Potter did when dissed by Derek Hynd in 1988. Craig Jarvis reminds us. ..

  • Swell Course Tomorrow

    Swell Course Tomorrow

    Wed, 5 June 2019

    Last chance to book for the Spike Swell Course about storms, waves and swell charts that takes place tomorrow, Thursday 6 June, in Cape Town. Here's the lowdown. ..

  • Jordy Hangs in at #5

    Jordy Hangs in at #5

    Wed, 5 June 2019

    Jordy Smith hangs on to 5th after the Margie event (won yesterday by Lakey Peterson and John John Florence), and must focus on good results at the Oi Rio Pro and Corona J-Bay Open. ..

  • How to Ride the Corona J-Bay Open

    How to Ride the Corona J-Bay Open

    Wed, 5 June 2019

    No to jiggles 'n hops. Yes to water-spout gouges, cavernous bottom turns and pure tube riding. Kelly Slater & Sean Holmes show us in this epic free surf video from J-Bay in 2015.  ..

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Tuesday 18th June 2019
get-shouty-at-the-corona-open-jbay Breaking News
There is already a lot at stake in professional sport, but when the stakes are raised, people start raising their voices. Things get a bit shouty, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Friday 14th June 2019
kneelos-gather-in-the-kei Breaking News
The rise of the kneelo was further boosted by a bumper turnout at the Kneelo Gathering 2019, which was held in a quiet corner of the Wild Coast recently. Sean Thompson reports.
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Wednesday 12th June 2019
another-whale-dies-in-octopus-traps Breaking News
Renowned natural history filmmaker Craig Foster has called for an end to the False Bay octopus fishery after another whale died tangled in ropes from octopus traps, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 11th June 2019
full-fathom-five Featured Slideshows
To honour World Ocean Month, and highlight the need for us to stop our slide into wretched oblivion, here is the first in a beautiful photo series by Faine Pearl Loubser @fainepearl.
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Tuesday 11th June 2019
monkey-sea,-monkey-do Breaking News
Surf travel guru Greg Bertish is on a family adventure to Indo, starting with the obligatory resort stay on the Bukit Peninsula overlooking epic surf. Here's Part 1 of his Indo Diaries.
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Monday 10th June 2019
olympic-obstacle-race Breaking News
Who will be in? Spike rolls out the selection road map to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and the ISA World Surfing Games 2019 and 2020 are a critical part of the puzzle.
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Wednesday 5th June 2019
can-jordy-nail-a-world-title Breaking News
A Corona J-Bay Open title could clear the way to a Saffa world title. Before you face palm, consider what Martin Potter did when dissed by Derek Hynd in 1988. Craig Jarvis reminds us.
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Wednesday 5th June 2019
spike-swell-course-winter-2019 Breaking News
Last chance to book for the Spike Swell Course about storms, waves and swell charts that takes place tomorrow, Thursday 6 June, in Cape Town. Here's the lowdown.
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Wednesday 5th June 2019
jordy-hangs-in-at-5 Breaking News
Jordy Smith hangs on to 5th after the Margie event (won yesterday by Lakey Peterson and John John Florence), and must focus on good results at the Oi Rio Pro and Corona J-Bay Open.
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Wednesday 5th June 2019
the-way-to-ride-jbay Video
No to jiggles 'n hops. Yes to water-spout gouges, cavernous bottom turns and pure tube riding. Kelly Slater & Sean Holmes show us in this epic free surf video from J-Bay in 2015. 
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Monday 3rd June 2019
fire-and-ice-2019 Breaking News
Replacement Caio Ibelli took down big guns Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith at Margaret River, while an on-fire Lakey Peterson killed title rival Stephanie Gilmore in the quarters.
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Sunday 2nd June 2019
ocean-pod-drops-in Video
Bottlenose dolphins provided the highlight of the day at the Box as Conner Coffin tucked into a tight tube while dolphins let loose in front of him. Here's the newsfeed video from WSL.
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Sunday 2nd June 2019
boxes-and-barrels Featured Slideshows
The square dimensions of the Box near Margaret River were at their tubular best for the WSL surfers who enjoyed a feast of waves. Here are the photo highlights fresh from Oz.
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Friday 31st May 2019
goofy-vs-natural-at-the-corona-j-bay-open Breaking News
Is the heel mightier than the toe at the best right-hand point-break in South Africa? Craig Jarvis leads us down the rabbit hole of the stance that best cuts it at J-Bay.
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Friday 31st May 2019
the-box-will-be-square Breaking News
Looks like they'll have tomorrow's Margaret River Pro at the Box (will it be square?) after the elimination rounds, where youngest and oldest Caroline Marks and Kelly Slater killed it today.
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Friday 31st May 2019
wsl-moves-to-vic-bay Breaking News
Vic Bay welcomes the first South African WSL Qualifying Series event in 25 years with the inaugural Vic Bay Classic, born after the cancellation of the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro in May.
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Friday 31st May 2019
cooking-with-chile-2019 Featured Slideshows
Chile cooks! Check this kiff gallery with JBay local Matt McGillivray and others at the Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro (QS3,000). Matt took 3rd and jumps to 33 in the WSL Qualifying Series.
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Friday 31st May 2019
petition-stops-bail-for-murder-accused Breaking News
Thanks to 33,683 signatures at Change.org, bail has been denied to or refused by the men accused of the murder of David Wolfromm, 38, callously slain after a surf early this month.
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Wednesday 29th May 2019
calling-board-geeks Featured Slideshows
There is a fascinating array of shapes and fin setups at the ISA World Longboard Champs in Biarritz. Here's a gallery of photos to help you decide. Interesting to see so many single fins!
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Tuesday 28th May 2019
days-of-our-lives-1-2019 Featured Slideshows
In the first part of our new "soapie", a surferized Days of our Lives photo series, we see Michael February and others in their element, expertly captured by photographer Neil Bradfield.
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Monday 27th May 2019
jordy-for-the-win-at-jbay Breaking News
He's had setbacks, but he's still sixth in the world. If Jordy Smith can bank a few fair to good results, a win at JBay will be pivotal in his bid for a world title, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Monday 27th May 2019
bali-barrels-2019 Featured Slideshows
The judging moved from airs to barrels in cooking 6-8' Keramas for finals day of the Corona Bali Protected. Here's a photo gallery to show just how thoroughly everyone was getting shacked.
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Monday 27th May 2019
historic-longboard-champs Breaking News
A record 102 athletes from 31 nations are attending the ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship in historic Biarritz, France, where the sport was first introduced to the continent in 1957.
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Monday 27th May 2019
things-just-got-interesting Breaking News
The guy who changed his nationality from American to Japanese just won the first event of his career a year before the Tokyo Olympics, and a 47-year-old just moved to ninth in the world.
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Friday 24th May 2019
falklands-epic-comes-to-cape-town Breaking News
Pull in next Wednesay in Cape Town to meet the Azulay brothers at the African premiere of their new film, Transcending Waves, a surf adventure epic fresh from the Falkland Islands.
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Friday 24th May 2019
adaptive-high-fliers Featured Slideshows
Here's a gallery of photographs depicting the best of the Build for Better South African Adaptive Surfing Championship held at New Pier last weekend. Photos by various folk.
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Friday 24th May 2019
turtally-awesome-screening-tonight Breaking News
Come support the Two Oceans Turtle Rescue Programme at a special screening of the cinematic ode to the Wes Kus, Deep Blue Middle C, tonight at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
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Thursday 23rd May 2019
can-kelly-make-it-12 Video
He was last on the Gold Coast, but the greatest surfer in history made the quarters at Bells and just smashed his way into the last eight in Bali. Is Kelly back? Watch the videos.
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Tuesday 21st May 2019
judging-jordy-part-ii Breaking News
Coming across a comment by Aussie legend Gary "Kong" Elkerton on Facebook, Spike sifts through the deluge of reaction to Jordy's exit from the Corona Bali Protected.
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Monday 20th May 2019
durban-adapts-in-clean-water Breaking News
After a nervous week of tests after the sewage leak in Durban, the Build for Better Adaptive Surfing Championship was held in clean 2-3’ surf at New Pier over the weekend, writes Spike.
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Sunday 19th May 2019
favourites-upset Breaking News
Joan Duru and Jack Freestone took down world #1 John John Florence and defending event winner Italo Ferreira in Round 3 of the Corona Bali Protected earlier today.
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Thursday 16th May 2019
february-shreds-west-africa Video
An item on the bucket list should be to surf the pulsing shores of West Africa. In this epic edit, Mikey February brings home the beat of the mighty continent we call home.
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Monday 13th May 2019
durban-beaches-open-2019 Breaking News
The SA Adaptive Surfing Championships will go ahead in Durban on Saturday after beaches on the Golden Mile were re-opened in the wake of the sewage disaster last week.
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Monday 13th May 2019
ship-shape-sharp-2019 Featured Slideshows
The Red Bull Cape Fear event ran in macking Shipstern's Bluff in Tasmania today and by the evidence in this photo album by the good peeps at Red Bull, conditions were a little bit gnarly.
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Monday 13th May 2019
murder-suspect-arrested-2019 Breaking News
A suspect is in custody with car keys linked to the Cape Town surfer murdered last week, while big wave surfer Frank Solomon has urged authorities to target violent crime, writes Spike.
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Monday 13th May 2019
all-in-the-family-2019 Breaking News
John John's boet Nathan Florence beat an elite field including Mick Fanning to win the Red Bull Cape Fear early today at heaving Shipstern's Bluff in Tasmania, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 8th May 2019
soul-ous-unite Featured Slideshows
A single fin slide slips the glide fantastic during the epic run of swell at Jeffreys Bay recently. JBay local Garth Robinson was on hand from the beach to get in close on the action.
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Monday 6th May 2019
finals-day-at-bells Video
The WSL just dropped this in-depth video about the iconic Bells Beach while also providing us with a feature-length summary of the thunderous surf on finals day of the Rip Curl Pro. 
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Sunday 5th May 2019
north-and-south-2019 Featured Slideshows
The predicted south swell roared through in the Jeffreys Bay area yesterday to the delight of the gathered hordes. Local photographer Phil Craig was there to capture their antics.
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Saturday 4th May 2019
hands-free-in-seapoint Featured Slideshows
The big swell has arrived! A few hours ago brought bombs to a barrelling left off Sea Point in Cape Town and Jeff Ayliffe was there to shoot from on top of the concrete wall.
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Friday 3rd May 2019
sealed-and-delivered Breaking News
A Reunion Island surfer stood out at the SA Longboard Championship held at Seal Point over six days of winter conditions, writes Paul O'Connell. Photos Kody McGregor
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Friday 3rd May 2019
one-wave-twiggy Breaking News
One wave earned world champion Twiggy Baker a cool R1.2 million at the WSL Big Wave Awards at Redondo Beach early this morning, writes Spike.
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