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Wavescape Art Surfboards

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The 11 surfboards by 13 artists represent a unique mix of genres and styles in South African art from the weirdly apocalyptic Only the Mystic Duiker can Save Us from What We Have Become by Andy Mason to the cute but cruel piscine iconography of 5000 Leagues by Kim Longhurst, and more besides. More on the auction.

Dodging Bluebottles

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According the new school, onshore is the new offshore, according to me, when its been flat for the past 3 weeks, I will pretty much surf anything, even if anything is a combination of mushy closeouts, swarms of blue bottles and the ever lurking presence of the man in the grey suit. Last week False Bay got whipped up into an onshore soup bowl and it was just what the Cape Doctor ordered with surfers from all over the peninsula making the mission to the chop suey main course at Kalk Bay. Simone Robb got out of the wind and enjoyed some beers at the Bell while capturing the action.

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Expressions Lifts off

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The long awaited megalith hard-bound 720-page celebration of alternative, youth and street culture: 'Expressions Book One South Africa' by Jared Aufrichtig was officially released on Thursday, 18 November 2010 at the Museum Photographic Art Gallery in Upper Eastside, Woodstock, Cape Town. Keeping true to the book, the party was rocking and about as funky fresh alternative as you can get. Mike Ellis took the photos.

Winter on the Rock 2010

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The North Shore of Hawaii is the gladiator's arena for any aspiring waterman today. Surfers travel from all four corners of the globe to pit themselves against the ocean's grinding power on the shallow lava reefs of Oahu’s golden mile. Sasha Specker got over to the rock nice and early this year, mid-November, and already Hawaii has delivered the goods.


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Killing time, a Portfolio

thumb_BG0005-brendon-gibbensMon, 22 November 2010Monday 22 Mo-vember 2010

Shooting surfing has to be one of the hardest professions in the world, considering the fact that the elements, sand, salt, and sea spray can destroy cameras in seconds, the financial reward isn’t great and you miss out on sessions to capture your mates having fun. So, what drives these nutters with expensive toys?  More often that none there is a bigger picture to that of the surf photographer. It’s about a passion for the ocean and everything associated with it. Brandon Kilbride, who is based in Fish Hoek, sent us a stunning cross section of his work, where he proves to us there is a lot more than just freezing time around dudes in tight rubber with fibre glass sticks. What follows is a sneak peak into his files of images of surf, wind, wildlife and natural beauty.

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Wavescape Movies

Melali the Drifter SessionsMon, 22 November 2010

Slideshow of sick screen grabs from the surf films on show this December in Cape Town at the Wavescape Surf Film Festival. It all kicks off with the surfboard art at Depasco Cafe in Cape Town from 1-8 December, followed by the films between 9 and 20 December. Check you there. More info on the films and surfboard art exhibition here.

The Cape Doctor

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During the spring and well into the summer, Cape Town is smacked in the chops by an intense South East wind known locally as the Cape Doctor. The Doctor does many things; it cleans the atmosphere of pollution, pollen and dust mites making the air in Cape Town crisp and clean to breath. The Doctor also sends rain inland and regulates the climate of the whole country, but most importantly The Cape Doctor scalps the sandbars of the Atlantic beaches into fine tuned barrel churning machines. Simone Robb captured the Doctor at work in a little corner of the Deep South last weekend.

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Planning for tomorrow

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The Western Province PeeWee Champs went down at Witsands this past weekend. Its contests like these that offer the world of compeditive surfing an insight into what tomorrow holds. Talent is identified and future champions are born. Every division was tights. Click through the slideshow to find out who won. All photography bu Simone Robb.

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Pits and Pieces Vol 2

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In this instalment of Pit and Pieces from Simon Robb, the pit goes to someone more associated with conquering the moving mountain of Dungeons and Sunset. Mike Slebach gets so deep in this barrel he has time to enjoy a quick cup of tea. The pieces though are a mad collection of airs, boosts, board breaking floaters and super-groms going head to head in a showdown of who will dispose KS20 as the new king of the waves.

KS Photo Essay

Sun, 7 November 2010

Some images from the last year or so depict the ten time champion in his element, surfing hard in the best waves in the world interspersed with occasional bouts of hero worship, friendly distancing from over exuberance and generally living the life of a hero.

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SA paddles for AI

Sat, 6 November 2010

thumb_a-llandudno_Anton-Louw2Surfers around South Africa held paddle-out memorials for Hawaiian Andy Irons as his career nemesis Kelly Slater closed in on an unprecedented 10th world surfing title.

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