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So it begins

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Fri, 11 March 2011

A solid 6-8ft groundswell rolled into Cape Town yesterday. Brandon Kilbride slentered down the beach at Kommetjie to check out what was happening.

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Bunny Chow

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As the seasons change, Dawn O'Flaherty wraps up the action that has gone down on the Durban beachfront over the last few months. From ragged beasts to glassy small wave perfection, Surf City has been a non-stop hive of activity.

Irish Giant Killer

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Mon, 7 March 2011

That man Conn Osborne captured the green mystique of majestic Mullagmore, the Irish wave that towers o'er ya average leprechaun like a giant killin' beast. Here be images from the Billabong/Monster Irish Big Wave Competition to make us green with envy in starving Surf Africa.

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Gorillas in the mist

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Mon, 7 March 2011

Finding a wave when it's flat in Slaapstad isn’t a mission if you know where to drive. Ian Thurtell waited for the mist to lift and then shot the local crew who capitalised on the fact that the surf reports were calling it flat everywhere.

Slumtown Desparado

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Mon, 7 March 2011

St John Lombard says Slumtown, East London has had the worst summer he's seen. These shots were taken at 3 spots on 3 days in the past 2 months. There's the ledge that shall not be named, there's a beach break that shall not be named, and there's Nahoon beach.

Get out the Kitchen

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If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the Kitchen! Ian Thurtell did that on Tuesday. He escaped the hottest day of the year and cooled off in the refreshing waters of False Bay. What a perfect way to end the day.

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Other End of the Bay

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Marcel Habets dusts off the camera after a long flat spell and catches the boys frothing over anything as the swell direction shifts and sends some waves into the other side of the bay. Johno Mellish, Gustav Botha, Simon Heale and a few others were all over it like a heat rash in a sauna.

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Mr Delivery

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This sand bar keeps delivering, small or big. Simone Robb finds fresh angles at what has been her office this summer. Dave Richards, Josh Kleeve, Brendon Gibbons, Mickey Duffus and Pierre de Villers enjoy a solid summer's day.

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Cyclone Sunday

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The Kwa-Zulu Natal coast fired yesterday as Cyclone Bingiza powered south from northern Madagascar where it had wrought havoc on coastal communities. Far removed from the disaster zone, Durban surfers revelled in the first really good swell of 2011. Photos by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Thunderstruck

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The sun shone, and Ultimate X rocked. From sliding wakeboards to flying motorbikes, this year’s event at Gateway Canal, V&A Waterfront, was as spectacular as the hype. Wavescape's Pierre Marqua fought the throngs.

Dust and Bones

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After a kiff run of swell last week, the weekend was flat. Pierre Marqua went to Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch to watch the Mongoose Downhill Race. In the spirit of sharing the stoke, here are some images he returned with. Who said Cape Town was boring?

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