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Nahoon Dreaming

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Mon, 22 May 2017

There's nothing like a surf with mates to test your big moves. Richard Hambloch sent us these photos from Nahoon Beach. Luke Goldschmidt took the watershots.

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World Visions

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Mon, 22 May 2017

Here's a highlights gallery from the ISA World Surfing Games as we move from the Opening Ceremony to the Women's Event, with some free surfing prior to the start thrown in for good measure. 

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The Crown Jewels

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Mon, 22 May 2017

Here's the highlights gallery from the BOS Cape Crown presented by Billabong at Long Beach. KIM BOUCHIER took the Day 1 shots, Ian Thurtell took the Day 2 photos as the surf picked up.

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Jack of Arts

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Mon, 15 May 2017

There is something brutally majestic and breathtakingly surreal about frames frozen from within the fury of a big wave breaking. Sean Thompson is spot on with his gallery from Dungeons last week.

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Samba Smith

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Sat, 13 May 2017

Jordy Smith is through to Round 4 of the Oi Rio Pro being held in Brazil. Here's a high octane selection of photos from Rounds 1 through to 3, courtesy WSL.

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Biggish Wednesday

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Fri, 12 May 2017

In the Dungeons, the tools of torture were mostly absent, apart from some guns and engined craft the main manne used to carve the glass. Chris Mason shot this gallery for Wavescape.

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Stay Stay Stay Stay Staying Alive

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Sun, 30 April 2017

A nasty beasterly yeast wind has failed to stifle the style or the stoke at the SA Longboarding Champs in Durban. Photos Dawn Rouse, Nick Nesbit and Craig Dove.

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High Lights

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Mon, 24 April 2017

Conditions at the Corona Durban Surf pro were small and glassy - just enough of a platform for some big airs and power moves. Here's the "high" lights gallery by Ian Thurtell.

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Hells Bells

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Tue, 18 April 2017

Here's a high-octane collection of photos from cranking Bells Beach for the men's and women's events of the Rip Curl Pro, courtesy the World Surf League.

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Fire and Smoke

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Tue, 18 April 2017

Here's a moody gallery of photos from the WSL QS1,000 City Surf Series event in East London over the Easter weekend at iconic Nahoon Reef. Photos by Ian Thurtell

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PE Highlights Gallery

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Sat, 8 April 2017

Here's a gallery of lank photies from Port Elizabeth this weekend before and during the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro presented by Billabong. Photos by Ian Thurtell

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