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The Culture of Yuki Ita


Thu, 23 February 2017

Welcome to the Japanese snowboard craft culture of Yuki Ita and ride the equivalent of an alaia in powder snow. Here's a gallery from Red Bull Yuki Ita in Hokkaido, Japan, three days ago.

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Exit Stage Left


Mon, 20 February 2017

Cape Town has had some scintillating surf this summer. In this super-tube sequence, Grant Scholtz captures the crystalline essence that infuses surfing with the soul of the sea.

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Weekend Clubbing


Mon, 13 February 2017

Here's the highlights gallery from the Billabong National Interclub Champs held at Seal Point over the weekend. Kody McGregor was on hand to capture the weekend vibes.

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Festival of Tubes


Sun, 12 February 2017

Twas a festival of barrels at the Volcom Pipeline Pro. Here is gallery of shots, featuring our barrel boy Benji Brand, as well as pics from the Kommunity Project men's and women's events in Oz.

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Look Ma ...


Sat, 11 February 2017

Loving this gallery of fresh perspectives by veteran Cape Town photographer Brenton Geach that boost the kiteboard stunts at the recent Red Bull King of the Air to new heights.

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Gold for the King


Fri, 3 February 2017

A big SE blew yesterday for the Red Bull King of the Air with 3 days to go. This gallery of "highs", with Danish winner Nic Jacobsen and others, was taken by Craig Kolesky and Ydwer van der Heide

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First East Swell of 2017


Tue, 31 January 2017

The banana brus have had to wait a bit for the first east swell of the summer cyclone season. Nic Aberdein photographed the swell in Durban over a few days last week.

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Windy Surf


Mon, 30 January 2017

Cape Town has pumped in summer, and not just with swell. A core group of surfers relish days of big wind and surf. This gallery plays at the point where they meet. By Grant Scholtz 

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Smoking Cape Town


Tue, 24 January 2017

Cape Town has fired this summer as the veld burns and swell thumps ashore, driven by relentless winds. Sean Thompson photographed smoke-filled sunsets and smoking waves.

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Juniors Jump into 2017


Fri, 13 January 2017

Here's a selection of photos from early this week taken at the World Junior Championship that took place in Australia. The best performing Saffa was Kalk Bay's Jordy Maree, who took equal 5th.

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Goodbye 2016!


Fri, 30 December 2016

2016 was a see-saw year, what with Brexit and Trump and Zupta, but not everything has been whacked. Here's a gallery of photos from the best sessions in the Cape, by Grant Scholtz.

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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

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