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The Daily Grind


thumb_Paris-BassonWed, 9 November 2011Wednesday 9 Movember 2011

This past Saturday saw the first bit of swell in a while. While not the ideal window for the swell direction on offer, Kalk Bay managed to draw enough to get the blood pumping. Ian Thurtell managed to get down for the afternoon session when all the usual suspects were locked and loaded.

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Monsters Picnic

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Halloween Weekend was rocked by a serious lack of swell, but no worries, the Halloween Jam down at the Gum Trails in Durbanville brought the house down to an even increasing crowd of Ghouls, Goblins and Red Injuns.

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The Doldrums


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When we are taken inland, away from our aquatic playground, every-day shapes and forms tease our starving psyches. Andrew Black tries unsuccessfully to scratch the itch in landlocked Joburg during one of life's flat spells.

Read more: The Doldrums

Brown Glass


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Another tidal bore in Malaysia adds a tint (brown actually) to the colourful Pesta Benak event in Sri Aman, Sarawak. Antony "Yep" Colas, of Bono Tidal Bore Surfing Expeditions, shot with his trusty Nikon D3.

Read more: Brown Glass

Under the Radar


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Sometimes it feels that when you turn your back on the ocean, surf happens. Simone Robb sneaks in under the radar with a round up of all the aquatic fun that went down around Cape Town this past October.

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Caught Red-handed


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Tue, 18 October 2011

These photos catch Leon Bekker red-handed as he illegally drags a bleeding white shark onto rocks for a trophy photograph. The shark fisherman, who has posed with atleast 12 sharks he has caught, says he is a beginner who "didn't know it was a great white", which is protected by law.

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Bloodbath


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Ian Thurtell took a pounding and six stitches in the head to get the shot. And he got the shot. People often think surf photography is easy. Cold water, sharks, sharp skegs and the solid, cornered housing the camera is held in? Go figure

Read more: Bloodbath

Ugeneration


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Mon, 10 October 2011

We let the photos do the talking as we uncover the official portfolio of surf photographer Eugene Van Der Elst.

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Urban Legend


thumb_Bikini-Beach-27Sep11Fri, 7 October 2011

We often hear about them, spoken in whispers within tight-nit circles, but the reality is, to find out if they are true, you have to live there. Marcel Habets takes full advantage of a recent swell that brought a very fickle legend of the Boland to life.

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Rebel Session #5

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Rebel Session Five was perhaps the last time the big wave crew could enjoy glassy bombs before the wind blasted peaks of summer take the big waves from winter and render them small and mushy.

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Framed


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Simone Robb keeps her finger on the trigger as the Kommetjie crew dance for the camera. With all these new school moves, it’s all about the sequence and the story they tell in photos. Did he make it? Hell yes!

Read more: Framed

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