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Big Wave Pioneer Passes Away

Fri, 14 May 2010

The Cape Town surfing community is in deep mourning at the death of one of South Africa's foremost tow surf pioneers, Pierre du Plessis, who passed away early today.

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DVS Beach Raid hits K-Bay

Thu, 13 May 2010

Cape Town: The DVS Beach Raid at K-Bay left a lucky local with a thicker wallet and a massive grin, writes Chris Mason.

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Hurley Tiger Shark Sighting

Wed, 12 May 2010

A bizarre shark sighting at Thermo's had surfers and spectators perplexed. The animal was identified as a Hurley Tiger shark, a rare specimen indeed. Craig Ritchie tells us more about this strange beast. All photos by Anton du Preez.

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Bite Me, says Mad Scientist

Wed, 12 May 2010

Cape Town: A bizarre shark sighting has caused consternation on one of Africa's southern tips. With lots of shark activity on the False Bay side and even official warnings from the Shark Spotters about heightened great white activity. But around the corner on the Sea Point side, there’s been a strange sighting that has perplexed both curious locals and shark experts alike. Photos by Anton du Preez.

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Big Burst of Winter Hits SA

Fri, 7 May 2010

Serious swell smacks all three corners of the South African coast. We have three distinct surges and a strong burst of frontal weather, at varying stages from Thursday all the way into next week Tuesday. The storm zooms in and kind of sticks off the SW Cape this weekend, with strong NW winds. Either way, Friday and Saturday are cranking surf days in the SW to S Cape.

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Longboarders Celebrate

Thu, 6 May 2010

Seal Point: Western Province dethroned hosts Eastern Province at the St Francis Resort SA Longboard Championships by Oxbow in classic conditions here at the weekend.

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Wanted: New Media Developer

Tue, 4 May 2010

Wavescape is seeking a content assistant and new media developer. We're looking for a young, dynamic but conscientious and driven individual to assist in creating exciting digital new media solutions using web 2.0 trends.

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Milk Bush City Limits

Mon, 3 May 2010

Just a few photos from last Friday when the West Coast cooked just up the road from Cape Town. Photos by aspring amateur photographer Adrian Tregoning.

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Firewire Boards Breakthrough

Mon, 3 May 2010

Firewire surfboards have been around for some time now, but are new in South Africa. Chris Mason rode his first several years ago at a deserted beach break in rural Nicaragua, and the memory stayed.

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Big, Bigger, Biggest

Sun, 2 May 2010

Chris Bertish describes his role in the biggest paddle-in contest ever held. He talks to Spike about his 3rd in the inaugural Big Wave World Tour event, and the momentous final at Mavs that propelled him into big wave's hall of fame.

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Rugby Ballies Ride the Barrel

Sun, 2 May 2010

A brawny bunch of rugby legends met up for a fundraising event at Seal Point before the 2010 SA Longboarding Championships last week, and the surfing was not too shabby, writes Spike.

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