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Sublime


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In aesthetics, the sublime is the quality of greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual or artistic. The term refers to a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement or imitation. Justin Kluzner and friends score all of that and more in a recent session.

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Good Moon Rising

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A full moon presided over Clifton 4th Beach on Friday as about 2,000 people gathered to watch an outdoor screening of the Wavescape Film Festival.

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Off the Ledge

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Bodyboarders, climbers and surfers packed the Bikini Bar at the Brass Bell and rocked to the gasp-inducing Free BASE antics of Dean Potter in Fly or Die, the chundering beauty of local bodyboard production Contrast, and new age surf mayhem in Year Zero (0000) - all showing at the Wavescape Film Festival. Photos by Pierre Marqua

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Boards Steal Show

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All the images from the Wavescape Charity Auction last night. What an epic party, and kudos to the cool surfers and artistic peeps who pulled in. We raised R221,000 ... a record. Photos by Pierre Marqua

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Art Boards

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Stunning art surfboards on show at the Field Office for the charity auction tonight. This is a sample of how they're looking. Zapiro is bringing his board with him to launch a surprise attack on the crowd. So is Conn Bertish. Wahoo. Photos by Spike

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Frozen popsicles


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Can Cape Town water get any colder? Yes it can. Ian Thurtell tests his Antarctic skills to shoot Roosta and friends in crystal clear perfection at Llandudno this weekend.

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Art for the Ocean


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Mon, 5 December 2011

The flip flop fish presided as 200 people gathered for a beach cleanup to mark COP17 and the launch of the SEA Pledge programme. Part of the Volvo Ocean Race event in Mouille Point, Cape Town, was a 3-metre coelecanth painted by The One Love Studio. Photos by Spike.

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Icy Blues


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The steely blue southeaster returns with its frigid weapon: the ice headache, as Ian Thurtell found out on a mission into the cold, crisp wavescapes of the Cape Peninsula deep in the south.

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Show And Tell

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A motled collective of gnarled nautical detritus gathered in Kommetjie on the weekend for a surf contest with a difference, a big difference. Simone Robb was there to get some shots of the peculiarly dressed participants of the Kommetjie Showdown.

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Cherry Bombs

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The Boland, land of big slabs, heavy waves, shallow reefs and big sharks. Marcel Habets takes a Sunday out to chill on the best beach break on that coastline, shooting the local crew as they hook bomb after bomb on an afternoon of absolute perfection.

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Training Day


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Jonathan Maritz was recently named captain of the SA Bodyboarding team to compete at the 2011 ISA World Champs in the Canary Islands. He proved his place was well earned with this training session at a secret location. Marcel Habets got the frames as the locals picked their jaws off the ground.

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