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Favouring the Brave


Tue, 12 December 2017

WSL Title contender Jordy Smith was one of the standouts of Round 1 at the Billabong Pipeline Masters after two ridiculous tubes at Backdoor Pipeline gave him an easy ride to Round 3.

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Is Everybody In? The Show is About to Begin


Mon, 11 December 2017

It's crunch time! The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons is about to start with pumping 8-12 foot surf bombing through at the world-famous Banzai Pipeline.

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Five Surf Spots to Avoid


Mon, 11 December 2017

Here are five surf spots that even the best surfers would do best to avoid: gnarly waves that are best left out of your holiday plans. This content pays our rent.

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Pipe Wildcards Decided


Sun, 10 December 2017

Trials winner Hawaiian Dusty Payne and runner-up South African Benji Brand (he's Hawaiian now, damn) have earned wildcards into the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons.

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Bunker Spreckels One Time


Sat, 9 December 2017

Wavescape is honoured to screen blockbusting doccie Bunker77 one-time only tonight - the story of Bunker Spreckels, the maverick surfing pioneer and playboy who died aged 27.

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World Record Tow


Thu, 7 December 2017

Professional Danish kiteboarder just set a tow world height record of almost 1,000 feet in Cape Town yesterday, with help from Volvo ocean yacht Team Brunel, writes Spike.

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Ocean Love Shines Through


Tue, 5 December 2017

A packed house at Centre for the Book enjoyed an educational and inspiring evening of talks last night by 10 ocean gurus with a common passion for the ocean.

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Silver and Gold


Mon, 4 December 2017

A silver medal by defending world champ in the AS-1 division Ant Smyth helped push Team SA into 6th spot at the 2017 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, writes Spike.

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Night of the Sliders


Sun, 3 December 2017

A salty evening of talks by 10 ocean gurus includes the drama of riding giant waves off Cape Town and the heartwarming tale of how the hake fishery's seabird bycatch has been virtually eliminated.

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February Flies High but Falls Short


Sun, 3 December 2017

Michael February fell short of a berth on the 2018 WSL tour after falling in Round 4 of the Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach yesterday, the last qualifying event of the year, writes Spike.

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Two Rights Make a Wright


Fri, 1 December 2017

Australian Tyler Wright, 23, just earned consecutive WSL world titles after a big day of competition at the final event of the women's elite tour, the Maui Women's Pro.

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