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Featured Slideshows

It's a Wrap

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Fri, 24 June 2011

This selection of shots sums up the beauty of the Cape between raging storm swells and severe bouts of winter weather. Ian Thurtell sent us this wrap of the surf around the Cape Peninsula before the current burst of stormy mayhem.

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Another 48hrs

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Mon, 20 June 2011

The weekend saw False Bay heave heavy water in a winter wonderland. Kalk Bay Reef was the centre of attention as the ferocious left hander downloaded over the very shallow reef. Ian Thurtell joined the throngs for the next 48 hours of surf photography heaven.

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Super Slumtown

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Wed, 15 June 2011

The recent floods wrought havoc in East London, but they created a Super Bank at a beach not famous for being a world class surf spot. However, the sand and silt washed down the river changed all that. StJohn Lombard sidestepped the debris to shoot the locals making hay before the sand shifts.

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Spy vs Spy

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Canon vs Nikon; Marcel Habets vs Stevo at a cranking lefthander in the Boland, the only wave that worked here on Sunday. The winner was Gunter Schultz who walked away with two angles of every wave he caught.

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Banana Jam

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A piece of paradise far from the piers. Doesn't matter what you ride, this is perfection. Justin Klusner connects with the Factory 7 crew and scores. Other than the boys that were out they didn’t encounter another soul that day. Sob.

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Woodwork lessons

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In Cape Town, when the Atlantic is too big and everywhere is closing out, Hout Bay offers a man made point break in a NW wind. Jacob Mellish and Dane Staples jump the jetty to the amusement of tourists visiting the local vis n tjips shops. Ian Thurtell hung out on the beach to get the action.

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Xcel Pro 2011

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Fri, 3 June 2011

Yesterday, the day after the opening function, the Xcel Pro at Supertubes was a go. Paul van Jaarsveld perched on home turf and took some happy snaps of the event.

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The Undertaker

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Greg Emslie, Devyn Mattheys and Andre Malherbe tackle the Undertaker in a bout of body slamming perfection up the Ooskus. StJohn Lombard swears us to secrecy before sharing the shots. Ask us no questions. We will tell you no lies.

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David and Goliath

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Sunday in the Boland was a heavy day. Lots of swell, most places were too big. Marcel Habets joined Tjoekie and friends on a mission to one of the area's better kept secrets and scored some thundering lefts in a land of rights.

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Blistering Barnacles

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The Hermanus crew charge their "little" gem as a winter storm drops 20' bombs on Bayview - this is the calm before the storm unleashed her main salvo. Stevo took a Sunday drive down to Hermanus and scored this epic slideshow.

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Glassy Liquidity

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Sat, 28 May 2011

Friday was one of the autumn days we haven't had in Cape Town this year. A long-range 15 second pulse arrived in a smooth glassy sea. Deep 4-6' bombs detonated along reefs all around the peninsula. These were some of them.

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