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Fri, 11 February 2011

Ergonomics is the science of designing the work environment to fit the user. Simone Robb manages to get her lens on some hard working surfers as they adapt to their workspace in the only way they know. Busting out and getting pitted.

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Cruise Control


Mon, 7 February 2011

IAN THURTEL goes cruising the Atlantic Seaboard with Hurley’s JORDAN ALEXANDER and scores some memorable moments at tub-thumping sand bars and Basaltic reefs along that coast.

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Show Some Flare


Sun, 6 February 2011

Flare Online Photo Magazine is a platform for the overflow of surf photography. Magazine submissions are the primary goal but 95% of work is never seen. The ethos is the aesthetic. Captions tell the story, if necessary. Here is a sample.

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Waimea Death-pusher

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To be a SA bodyboarder on the North Shore ain't easy. Forget the heavy locals. They have a reputation to live up to, one laid down by the Cockwell twins in the 90s. It's go big or go home, the way they like it. This year’s crew has earned their stripes. Sacha Specker wrapped up a 3 month tour of duty with this slideshow of an ugly Waimea shorebreak and nuggets from Keiki, Pipe and Backdoor.

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3 Frames per Second

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Simone Robb captures Brendon Gibbons at Witsands. Soul shaper Pierre de Villers surfs a gnarly day alone on a shallow sand bar getting barrelled off his nut and new school wunderkind Mikey February air dances at a popular beach. Enlarge one frame and then press NEXT to mind-surf three stunning sequences.

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Fresh Produce

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Building water-housings for cameras has its advantages in that it gives the maker time to experiment with different setups. Ian Thurtell takes time out from the resin and fibreglass to try out his new pole cam. The results are surprisingly refreshing and the tried and tested are reframed for a new perspective.

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Beautiful Day: Indo Bono


Mon, 24 January 2011

KAMPAR RIVER, Indonesia: U2 sang Beautiful Day, an ironic precursor to a day of days at the wave they call Bono. Antony Yep Colas, intrepid Maldives adventurer, bore-rider and author of World Stormriders Guide, gave Spike these pictures after releasing the story of how they tamed barrelling Bono, the best bore by far.

New School Retro II


Mon, 24 January 2011

More stunning images have rolled in from Simone Robb, who captures the naked antics of Catto aka Shark Boy, and sick barrels at the Rolling Retro with RVCA and Vudu Surf at Llandudno yesterday. Ian Thurtell shot amazing angles in the water.

New School Retro


Sun, 23 January 2011

The Rolling Retro with RVCA and Vudu enjoyed three foot turquoise pearlers at Llandudno yesterday. A cultural feast of bad hair, crazy fashion and old school moves off the 'Patch' and the 'Shack', two iconic spots steeped in local history. Pierre Marqua endured a day of sun to capture these unique images.

Fear Factor


Wed, 19 January 2011

Last weekend saw the first pulse of a solid groundswell hit the Cape Peninsula. Stevo shot a spot gnarly in many ways: hectic paddle out, heavy open ocean waves, barnacle-encrusted slab and lank big sharks. On a fear factor scale of 1-10, this place is a 10. Those who surf there know where it is, the rest of us wonder.

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Right Around the Bend


Fri, 14 January 2011

The southeaster is back, driving surfers right around the bend. Jordy Smith and a media mob pulled in. So did seasoned locals, the odd pilot and hordes of just-finished-school bodyboarders. Many barrels where ridden. The vibe was congenial, barring a drop-in by a guy who allegedly bragged he was going to do it. Simone Robb jostled with the circus.

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