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Something Big This Way Came

Fri, 10 September 2010

EAST COAST, SOUTH AFRICA: On Tuesday this week, a marauding band of storm troopers assailed the South African coast with the biggest east swell seen in many moons.

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Fat ESE swell hammers KZN

Tue, 7 September 2010

DURBAN: A giant storm that peaked on Sunday morning 1000 nautical miles ESE of Durban lies behind the pounding swell that is blasting the beachfront here today, says Spike.

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Chantelle Steps Up

Tue, 7 September 2010

Blond, freckled and a fierce competitor, Chantelle Rautenbach has wrought havoc in women’s surfing recently. She won the Mr Price SA Open at Nahoon Reef and the Billabong Pro Junior at Herold’s Bay, and is one of only two girls who will represent her country at the ISA World Surfing Championships in Peru this October. Chris Mason caught up with her to find what’s behind those fiery eyes.

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For the Surfers by the Surfers

Fri, 3 September 2010

CAPE TOWN: Something beautiful is brewing in the Cape, something that turns big wave riding into inspiration.

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*&^! Happens. What Now?

Tue, 31 August 2010

Tamlin Wightman examines the smelly issue of poor effluent management in East London, and the effect this has had on Nahoon, one of South Africa's most beautiful beaches and sought-after waves.

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Earthwave Festival Gears Up

Tue, 24 August 2010

The Earthwave Beach Festival will again host an attempt to challenge the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding the same wave at Surfers Corner on Muizenberg Beach.

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Frank Sets Sail

Tue, 17 August 2010

Over the last few years Frank Solomon has made a name for himself as the new kid on the big-wave block. But it seems he's had enough of massive, ice-cold surf for now and has decided to beome a sailor. Chris Mason of Wavescape caught up with him about his upcoming sea-bound voyage accross the Indian Ocean.

 

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No Nukes: The Time Has Come

Fri, 13 August 2010

Jeffrey's Bay is on our doorstep, the best righthand pointbreak on planet Earth. Let's keep it that way.

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Wild Coast Wandering

Fri, 13 August 2010

Freelance journo and avid surf wanderer Patrick Burnett comes back from the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast to continue a story he began 12 years ago after an epic hike from Coffee Bay to Mazeppa Bay. 

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Shark Signs in Cape Town

Thu, 5 August 2010

The City of Cape Town and the Shark Spotters Programme have designed signs to improve shark safety on Cape Town’s beaches. These signs seek to increase awareness about the presence of sharks (Great White sharks in particular), and to guide beach users about the workings of Shark Spotting Programme.

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Sea of Darkness Captures Crowds

Wed, 4 August 2010

The gritty surf documentary Sea of Darkness won the Audience Choice Award at the Wavescapes Surf film Festival presented by the Save our Seas Foundation held here last week.

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