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Other End of the Bay

thumb_Jono_Mellish5Thu, 24 February 2011

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

durbanMon, 21 February 2011

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 Justin Klusener.

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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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Ergonomics

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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

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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

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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

thumb_Waimea_DarksideThu, 3 February 2011

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

thumb_ElandsHoek-349Wed, 2 February 2011

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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