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Rocking the Daisies

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Mon, 18 April 2011

Daisies in Autumn? Is global warming in full effect now? Ian Thurtell goes in search of somewhere out of the wind on Friday and happens to find this trippy point break doing its best springtime Weskus impersonation. Oh, and by the way, the waves were firing.

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Durban Fires

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This morning, Durban dawned true to its name, Surf City, and Justin Klusener was up with the early birds as they gorged on a juicy cyclone swell that pours through from the east. The charts are calling it 10 feet at 12 seconds 96 degrees almost straight east. Epic.

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City Slickers

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Why does the swell always arrive when you are at work?  Jordan Alexander takes a mid morning coffee break and grabs a few smokers just left of the Cape Town city bowl. Ian Thurtell opts to stay dry and catches the action from the boardwalk.

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Thurso Fires for CWC

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Thu, 14 April 2011

Cranking, feathering cold water walls greeted the stoic workmen of the O'Neill Coldwater Classic, who immediately went about demolishing them with their rapid-fire wave tools. Thurso at her sublime best.

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Paint it Black

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Mon, 11 April 2011

Last Thursday, a black southeaster ripped thro the Cape Peninsula. False Bay rose to the occasion and Simone Robb captured the Kalk Bay contour. Standout was Paris Basson, an old local back after a decade of travel. He recently came 91st in the Cape Epic. Seems his surfing hasn’t suffered much while based in Oz.

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Ghost of Winters Past

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To see the future, we look back. Pierre Marqua, Justin Klusner, Marcel Habets, Michel Dei-Cont and Stevo dig up files of gnarly winters past. Get a cuppa and enjoy the wrath that lashed our coastline, from up the West Coast to Durban, over the last 10 years.

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A Special Swell

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Fri, 1 April 2011

A perfect storm on 13 March brought a macking swell to the Cape on the 14th. Big wave veterans called it "special". Factory peaked late afternoon at 15-18' (with closeout sets). Sunset was 25'. Dungeons? Huge. The crew were all over it. Many photos feature Cape Epic and surfing dynamo Paris Basson (currently lying 61st out of 600). Slideshow shot by his partner, Carrie Ade.


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No Joke

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Yes its April Fools day and we aren’t yanking your chain on this one, the last of the traditional summer beachies of Cape Town, and as usual this Spot delivered the bombs. Ian Thurtell enjoyed a late afternoon swim with his camera. Good Bye Summer, till next time, when we meet again.

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Goodbye Summer

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Simone Robb soaks up the last rays of summer, and as we prepare for the onslaught of winter, we can but pause and pay homage to an epic summer of fun, sun and some serious barrels in a corner of the Deep South.

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The Mission

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Liselle Wilsnagh is on a mission, not only as the Chaplain on the ASP Women's World Tour, but also as a budding amateur photographer. Being so close to the action helps her hone these skills.

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Tracking Nahoon

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St John Lombard profiles an overcast session at East London’s Nahoon Reef, the place where Shannon Ainslie got tag-teamed by two great whites a few years back. There’s often sharks spotted here, but it doesn’t stop those tough Slumtown locals from paddling out and getting shacked in pristine bombs.


 

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