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Topped Up Tuesday

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Tue, 8 September 2020

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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Mullet Gallery #2

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Tue, 28 July 2020

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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Mullet Gallery #1

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Thu, 23 July 2020

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

Read more: Mullet Gallery #1

Gobble Dee Gloop!

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Tue, 14 July 2020

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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Smooth Sailing

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Fri, 3 July 2020

We expected dik 20 foot when we saw a 20 second swell heading to Cape Town on Tuesday. Instead, we got a slow 10-12'. But it was a glorious day. Mark Harley sat in the channel.

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Best of 2019 - Gallery 5

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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.

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Best of 2019 - Gallery 4

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Fri, 19 June 2020

Since we wrote off 2020, here's a new edition of Red Bull photos from 2019 around the world in an amazing array of crazy feats, daring acts and magic moments of adventure: Part 4 of 6.

Read more: Best of 2019 - Gallery 4

Surfer Retrieval Drones!

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Mon, 15 June 2020

After evading the Cork Bay constabulary, Jordy Maree was airlifted out the barrel by a special surfer retrieval drone and dropped at the choekie! Billy Ackerman saw the whole thing!

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KaBoom in KZN!

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Mon, 15 June 2020

A grinding south swell smashed up the East Coast into KwaZulu-Natal last week, bringing two days of crazy waves. Photo highlights by Dawn Rouse, Marco Justino, and Darren Simes.

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True Lines

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Sat, 13 June 2020

The truth about False Bay is that it lights up when the swell is right. Yesterday was no exception. Spike went walkabout around the Cape Peninsula. Bettys Bay shots by Stuart Hablutzel

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Life, Covid and Wimp-Outs

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Tue, 28 April 2020

Given lemons? Make lemonade! Cape Town photographer Neil Bradfield links the wipeouts featured in his photo essay to lockdown and the surf we so earnestly seek.

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