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Jordy wins Surfer Poll

Fri, 18 September 2009

There doesn’t seem to be much more for Jordy Smith to win, apart from a world title. The 21-year-old prodigy from Durban has once again stolen the limelight with his recent award at the 37th Surfer Poll and Video Awards that took place at Anaheim in California recently, writes Craig Jarvis.

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Shark Shot stirs up a Froth

Fri, 11 September 2009

This photo of a monstrously large shark (is that ugly squiggled photoshopped mofo a shark?) has been flying around the Internet again. Have you received this email, purported to be taken in the Sodwana Bay area of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa? Du-uh!

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103 on verge of world record

Fri, 11 September 2009

More than 100 surfers rode a wave at the Earthwave beach festival in Muizenberg, Cape Town on Sunday to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘most surfers riding the same wave’.

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Ship drops in

Tue, 8 September 2009

Celeste Erasmus was at Table View beach in Capetown early this morning to take a daily photo of the surf for the website of Atlantic Surf Co. She got more than gale-force onshores and massive seas though. Sitting right there, in the line-up, was a huge ship! As she explained, the ship was right at the take off spot.

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Earthwave 2009

Fri, 4 September 2009

The third annual edition of Earthwave will be staged at Muizenberg and on beaches worldwide on Saturday & Sunday, 3 & 4 October 2009. 

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Holmes and Smith Score BIG!

Mon, 31 August 2009

Some of the best biggest waves ridden around South Africa recently have not been at the usual suspects, such as Sunset and Dungeons. Sean Holmes and David Smith went exploring the other day and found what is arguably one of the gnarliest waves on our long and mysterious coastline. Sean gives us a brief description of his session at an epic secret spot.

 

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Mossel Bay Surfer dies in Shark Attack

Sun, 30 August 2009

Mossel Bay surfer dies in Shark Attack at Glentana bay.


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Generations Meet

Tuesday 14 July

It was a meeting of two surfing generations at the Cape Town Press Club at a restaurant in the suburb of Observatory today when Derek Jardine and Shaun Tomson touched base again many years after being Durban beachfront locals during different eras, writes Tony Heard, also a past local of Durban's South Beach.

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Shark Attack at Kakgat

For the latest (Cape Times, Friday 10 July), check the piece on IOL:

"500 pound Rottweiller in a Bad Mood"

From Weekend Post (www.weekendpost.co.za): Claremont surfer Paul Buckley was attacked by a shark on Monday July 7 while riding the waves in Jongensfontein in Stilbaai. He was rushed to a Mossel Bay hospital where a deep wound to his leg was stitched closed before he was discharged today (July 8).

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Oh my HAT

Tue, 7 July 2009

Australia: O’Neill surfer Mark Mathews has scored one of the biggest and heaviest barrels ever ridden – in shark infested waters some 20km off the coast of West Oz.

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This Dog has another Day

Tue, 7 July 2009

Twenty-five years earlier a fit and trim Richard Dog Marsh was taken down the same sand track and pot-holed tar section to the very same secret spot on the south coast. By Craig Jarvis

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