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Featured Slideshows

Reflections of JBay

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Fri, 12 August 2011

We return to the last two days of the Billabong Pro J-Bay for a slideshow by lensmen Marcel Habets and Ian Thurtell. They capture the mood, from the chunky last day, to the perfection of the penultimate, from the misty shine of rain to the excitement of the win.

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Indonesian Saturation

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Pierre Hugo presents a unique Indonesian photo essay from Sumatra down to Bali, capturing the colours and contrasts that make Indonesia such a special place to visit.

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Bring on the Payne

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Ryan Payne gets to know the Mother City spot by spot as he tackles some of her most notorious breaks along the Atlantic Seaboard. From monstrous Queens to sublime Sandies, it’s all in a day's work for Ian Thurtell.

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Mega Junior Slideshow

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Tue, 2 August 2011

The penultimate stop of the Bloodscan Surf Series 2011 was held on Sunday 31 July at Pipe, PE. This is the mega highlights, including photos from the U17 Girls finals. All photos by Paul van Jaarsveld and jbaysurfphotography.com. Read the story that relate to these images here: Grommets go big

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Grom patrol

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Mon, 1 August 2011

Simone Robb is the opposite of the traditional soccer mom; she is the den mother of the young surf clan that is growing up in Kommetjie. Here is some of the after school action from the summer month of July.

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A bowl of Special K

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The sleepy little fishing village of Kalk Bay played host to another successful Kalk Bay Shootout. The waves might have not come to the party like they did in 2008, but there were enough bowls and barrels to run the event and in the end a memorable fun day was had by all.

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The Day that Was

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After the previous day’s disappointment, Supertubes awoke to cranking 4-6ft lines rolling in from the Horizon. It was finally here and J-Bay went into full contest mode. Ian Thurtell dug himself in to capture the day’s action.

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The Day that Wasn't

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Fri, 22 July 2011

Today was a day of hit and miss. The contest was called on, then after 20 minutes into the first heat, it was called off. The frustration was palatable. Ian Thurtell and Marcel Habets took shifts on the boardwalk to make the most of a bad situation.

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Radical Round 2

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Round two of the Billabong Pro finally kicked at 10am off as a small swell trickled into J-Bay. Ian Thurtell made his way to the land of aloes and chokka and capitalised on the powerful display as the Pro shot the curl down at Supertubes.

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Behind the Scenes

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Artist and surfer Jared Aufrichtig missions in the shadows of J-Bay waiting for the Billabong Pro to kick up a beat. The surf has been sad but there has been a lot going down, both on and off the beach.

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Masters of Mayhem

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Brendon Gibbens and Dean Hill take on a playful point break an hour out of Cape Town. Simone Robb hid in the boot to document this session of new school wizardry.

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