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Billabong Pro Day 1

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Jordy Smith made South Africa proud by blasting his heat apart, scoring an air-fuelled 9.0 ride. After their heat, the swell dropped considerably, and the onshore puffed, but the standar of surfing remained first class. More airs were seen in one day than in a whole event. Photos by Paul van Jaarsveld.

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The Lone Ranger

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Not all surf missions produce the perfection you see in the movies, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if you look hard enough, you will find gems in the desert. Marcel Habets takes solace in the rough textures of the Namib on a recent mission to THAT left.

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The Gudauskas Show

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Day 6 of the Mr Price Pro down at Ballito saw the wrap of very successful contest that proved hotter than Durbans most fiery bunny chow. Jordy fell in the semi’s, the surf went from perfect to manky, but that didn’t put a damper on things. When all was said and done, Patrick Gudauskas from the USA was crowned the King of the hill for 2011.

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Mr Incredible

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Friday, Day 5 of the Mr Price Pro down at Ballito saw some of the best surf ever to be hosted in a contest on South African shores. Solid 8-12ft waves threw gapping pits for anyone willing to take them on. Photos of this momentous day by Justin Klusner and Kelly Cestari.

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Silver Lining

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Far from the hustle and bustle of the contests on the East Coast, Matt Pallet hooks up with Ian Thurtell for a quiet session at an even quieter beach break in semi secret corner of the West Coast.

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Down to the wire

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Day 4. It was a day defined by poignant last minute victories as surfers competing in the ASP PRIME Mr Price Pro Ballito battled for the remaining twelve spots in this years R1.7 Million event.

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Big Wednesday

thumb_PatrickGudauskas2168mrp11cestari_lWed, 6 July 2011

Day 3 of the Mr Price Pro awoke to the thunder of solid 8ft sets unloading over the Ballito sandbar. As the day wore on the boys were separated from the men in  testing gnarly conditions. So far this contest is proving to be as explosive as a hot Durban curry the morning after.

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Ballito Showdown

thumb_GabrielMedina_g1929mrp11cestari_lWed, 6 July 2011

Day 2 at the Mr Price Pro. The winds had shifted direction and the sublime perfection of day 1 down at Ballito was a fond memory. The waves still pumped though and the young guns of the ASP tour went all out to prove their worth.

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Ballito Barrel Fest

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Day one of the Mr Price Pro went bananas. Glassy barrels and red hot action dominated the sleepy KZN holiday town. What more could a contest want? All images by Kelly Cestari. 

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Whip my boogie

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Justin Klusner hooks up with a couple of nutter boogers and their Jet Ski pilot down the coast and far from the shark nets. Between passing shoals of sardines they get whipped into the waves and learn to fly. Safer up there than in the water I guess.

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Winter's Summer

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Photographer Ian Thurtell switches to the hunting grounds of summer in the middle of winter. The winds have played hide and seek, but epic Cape sandbars still offer gnarly bowls and perfect launch ramps for those in the know.

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