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  • Kaboom! The Cloud Breaks

    Kaboom! The Cloud Breaks

    Wed, 20 June 2018

    Good grief. What is there to say about this gallery of insanity from recent Cloudbreak starring Kai Lenny and Ramon Navarro? Not a lot really, except a slur of unintelligible syllables. ..

  • JBay Rocking

    JBay Rocking

    Tue, 19 June 2018

    Desmond And The Tutus, Shadowclub, aKing and other big acts are going to be rocking the JBay Winterfest during the Corona Sunset Sessions over two weekends in July. ..

  • New Day Dawns

    New Day Dawns

    Tue, 19 June 2018

    History will be made in Port Elizabeth this weekend with the news that the women's event has been upped to a QS3,000, which makes it the biggest in Africa, and one of just five in the world. ..

  • Over the Top

    Over the Top

    Tue, 19 June 2018

    Former world bodyboarding champ Andre Botha dodges a bullet in firing Namibia a few days ago, with the other guy a bit over the top. Grant Scholtz shot this sequence. ..

  • Weskus Bombswell

    Weskus Bombswell

    Mon, 18 June 2018

    The Cape of Storms lived up to her tumultous title when she offered every element of winter at the Jordy Smith event near Cape Town this weekend. Ian Thurtell scooped the action. ..

  • I Met Some Nice South Africans!

    I Met Some Nice South Africans!

    Mon, 18 June 2018

    Australian surfer Jordan Lawler says South Africans are so nice, they helped him win the men's division of the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro presented by O’Neill this weekend! ..

  • Bumper Ballito!

    Bumper Ballito!

    Thu, 14 June 2018

    The world’s longest running pro surfing event celebrates its 50th golden jubilee with more than half of the top 34 on the Championship Tour pulling into Ballito this month. ..

  • The Joys of Youth

    The Joys of Youth

    Thu, 14 June 2018

    In the 5th edit in Dylan Lightfoot's video series "J", Graham Hynes talks coaching, while with Thys Strydom we get an insight into what its like being a kid in JBay. We also see ous ripping Point. ..

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Wednesday 20th June 2018
kaboom-the-cloud-breaks Featured Slideshows
Good grief. What is there to say about this gallery of insanity from recent Cloudbreak starring Kai Lenny and Ramon Navarro? Not a lot really, except a slur of unintelligible syllables.
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Tuesday 19th June 2018
jbay-rocking-2018 Breaking News
Desmond And The Tutus, Shadowclub, aKing and other big acts are going to be rocking the JBay Winterfest during the Corona Sunset Sessions over two weekends in July.
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Tuesday 19th June 2018
new-day-dawns Breaking News
History will be made in Port Elizabeth this weekend with the news that the women's event has been upped to a QS3,000, which makes it the biggest in Africa, and one of just five in the world.
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Tuesday 19th June 2018
over-the-top Featured Slideshows
Former world bodyboarding champ Andre Botha dodges a bullet in firing Namibia a few days ago, with the other guy a bit over the top. Grant Scholtz shot this sequence.
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Monday 18th June 2018
weskus-bombswell Featured Slideshows
The Cape of Storms lived up to her tumultous title when she offered every element of winter at the Jordy Smith event near Cape Town this weekend. Ian Thurtell scooped the action.
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Monday 18th June 2018
i-met-some-nice-south-africans Breaking News
Australian surfer Jordan Lawler says South Africans are so nice, they helped him win the men's division of the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro presented by O’Neill this weekend!
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Thursday 14th June 2018
bumper-ballito Breaking News
The world’s longest running pro surfing event celebrates its 50th golden jubilee with more than half of the top 34 on the Championship Tour pulling into Ballito this month.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
the-joys-of-youth Video
In the 5th edit in Dylan Lightfoot's video series "J", Graham Hynes talks coaching, while with Thys Strydom we get an insight into what its like being a kid in JBay. We also see ous ripping Point.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
cape-of-weekend-storms Breaking News
Stormy seas will preside over an international field set for the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro, presented by O’Neill, that gets under way near Cape Town from tomorrow until Sunday.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
back-into-the-future-2018 Video
As we head into the mid-winter surf season, Richard Hambloch reminds us in this kiff vid edit of the blue barrels from cyclones and cold fronts that were scored in KZN last year.
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Thursday 14th June 2018
rain-rain-come-again Video
Big rain, big wind and south swell are hitting the Cape over the next three days. Spike takes a look at when and how big the swell is, and whether the dams will get a significant top-up.
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Tuesday 12th June 2018
the-girls-are-back-in-town Breaking News
JBay welcomes the world's best female surfers after an 18-year hiatus, and times are a-changing, from sexist mindsets to a major evolution in skills, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Tuesday 12th June 2018
hot-in-chile Video
See grinding 8-10' bombs blast brutal Chilean slab Arica, where Tanner McDaniel (Hawaii) just took out Iain Campbell (SA) and Pierre-Louis Costes (France) for his first APB title.
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Tuesday 12th June 2018
the-kneel-ous Breaking News
In what is becoming an annual ritual, the long lost bros of the kneelos join for the mystically entitled, "The Gathering", writes Sean Thompson, with Mike De Heer.
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Monday 11th June 2018
weekend-winners-2018-2 Breaking News
One of the best 25 minutes of contest surfing at Muizenberg for years saw Steven Sawyer take the men’s longboard division at the Tigers Milk Winter Classic yesterday.
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Monday 11th June 2018
fabled-walls-of-ulus Featured Slideshows
The fabled lines of Uluwatu have mesmerised legions of surfers. Here's the photo highlights of two days of fun 4-6' at the WSL Uluwatu CT at this break on the Bukit peninsula of Bali. 
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Monday 11th June 2018
tiger-tiger-2018 Featured Slideshows
It was a wild weekend of wintery weather as nature provided a brooding backdrop to the 2018 iteration of the Tigers Milk Classic. Ian Thurtell was on hand to capture the action.
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Monday 11th June 2018
sparks-fly Breaking News
Sparks flew at the Uluwatu racetrack as Johanne Defay and Willian Cardoso took the honours in the Margie Pro replacement event, with Jordy Smith knocked out in the quarters.
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Friday 8th June 2018
the-tide-is-turning Breaking News
On #WorldOceanDay South Africa has more than just plastic pollution to worry about with only 0,4% of our coast protected: the focus of the #OnlyThisMuch campaign, writes Spike.
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Wednesday 6th June 2018
a-classic-up-the-weskus Breaking News
Thumping surf up the Weskus presided over the upgraded Vans Surf Pro Classic in Lamberts Bay on the weekend. Here's a quick rundown, and a photo gallery by Ian Thurtell.
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Tuesday 5th June 2018
cooking-in-the-cape-cuz Featured Slideshows
Early in June and the Cape Peninsula region has seen some serious swell. Here's a gallery of photos shot by Grant Scholtz over the last few days after doing his rounds.
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Monday 4th June 2018
a-riot-of-colour Featured Slideshows
Balinese ritual and big world surfing conjoined in an explosion of colour as Italo Ferreira and Lakey Peterson were crowned at Keramas. Here's the photo highlights of finals day.
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Monday 4th June 2018
high-contrast Breaking News
It was a day of contrasts near Cape Town on the weekend as Steve Steezy Sawyer booked his ticket to a huge logging event in Mexico with his stylish win at the Log-jam in Muizenberg.
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Monday 4th June 2018
airborn-in-bali Breaking News
Brazilian Italo Ferreira (BRA) pulled off a miraculous win over Jordy Smith in the semi to go on and win the Corona Bali Protected presented by Hurley yesterday.
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Friday 1st June 2018
dolphin-surfing-2018 Video
Now here's a lekker little video edit featuring a surfing session at Umdhloti in KwaZulu-Natal that features the locals riding some waves, and by that we mean the real new school. 
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Friday 1st June 2018
fireworks-in-bali-2018 Featured Slideshows
Keramas is cooking, as a surfer bru might say of the bountiful barrels, high-flying airs and crisp glassy cutties that have marked the Corona Bali Protected. Here are the photo highlights.
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Friday 1st June 2018
gabby-vs-jordy Breaking News
Gabby Medina was up to his tricks against Jordy Smith, but both are through to the quarters of the Corona Bali Protected presented by Hurley after dreamy 4-6' surf yesterday.
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Thursday 31st May 2018
neo-mind-flow Breaking News
Spike talks tongue in cheek to the feisty founder of the nascent Neoexpressionist Surfpunk art movement taking off at Muizenberg on Saturday as part of the Logjam Surf Festival.
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Thursday 31st May 2018
alive-in-the-ocean Breaking News
A packed audience at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town last night were treated to an evening of comedy and crazy surf rescue tales by a crew of kelpy big wave chargers.
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Thursday 31st May 2018
cloudbreak-literally Video
The stuff that swell is dreamed of. The dream that swells are made of. The swell that dreams are ... you get the video. Cloudbreak has been absolutely giant in the last week. Here's proof.
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Monday 28th May 2018
barrels-in-bali-bru-2018 Featured Slideshows
Proper barrels have been ridden in the opening rounds of the Corona Bali Pro. Check the gallery of highlights from the first two days at the hollow beachbreak of Keramas.
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Monday 28th May 2018
looking-up-in-bali Breaking News
Cooking 6-8' surf greeted the surfers in the opening rounds of the Corona Bali Protected presented by Hurley at the righthander of Keramas yesterday, with both Saffas still in the game.
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Thursday 24th May 2018
oceans-alive Breaking News
Wavescape, Two Oceans Aquarium and NSRI are hosting an evening with six Cape Town big wave riders and small wave surfer Nik Rabinowitz to hear their gnarly surf rescue tales.
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Thursday 24th May 2018
may-days Featured Slideshows
Big winter waves and welcome rain are lashing the Cape. In this gallery, Grant Scholtz captures the past few days, including a sketchy exit at a reef they call the cheese grater.
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Wednesday 23rd May 2018
another-kind-of-aerial Video
In Episode 4 of "J", Dylan Lightfoot swaps his board for his bike and joins four-time SA men's MTB downhill champion Johann Potgieter to slam some Garden Route single-track.
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Monday 21st May 2018
shipstern-bluff-durban Featured Slideshows
Durban seldom fails to deliver a complete spectrum of surf conditions. Things were no different at the Zigzag Surf Pro presented by G-Force this weekend. Ian Thurtell shot this gallery.
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Monday 21st May 2018
cape-town-double-2018 Breaking News
Pumping onshores tested the the men and junior men at the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro presented by G-Force, but ultimately it was two Capetonians who came out on top.
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Monday 21st May 2018
brazil-vs-australia-2018 Breaking News
Brazilians and Aussies dominate the top 10 surfers in the world after thousands of Brazilians cheered home boy Filipe Toledo into a win at the Oi Rio Pro on the weekend, writes Spike.
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Friday 18th May 2018
going-north-2018 Breaking News
Fond memories of the Gunston 500 return to Durban’s North Beach today after the Zigzag Durban Surf Pro presented by G-Force was moved here at the last minute.
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Friday 18th May 2018
brazilain-blast-2018 Featured Slideshows
The standard of surfing from the men and women at the Oi Rio Pro has been positively explosive. Check out this gallery from Round 4 of the men and finals day for the women.
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Friday 18th May 2018
gilmore-goes-top Breaking News
Australian Stephanie Gilmore has moved to top of the world rankings on the WSL Championship Tour after her win at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro in clean 4-5' surf.
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Wednesday 16th May 2018
barrels-in-brazil-2018 Featured Slideshows
There have been some great waves for a change in Brazil at the Oi Rio Pro as per this mega gallery of WSL photos from the men's event. Kelly Slater, eat your heart out!
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