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The Coronavirus Novel

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Tue, 21 April 2020

Time for some heavy relief! Mystic Atman and Compost Mantiss (Azaniamania, Wavescape, 2013) reappear in a terrifying Tuesday comic strip. It's Poynton Shute’s Coronavirus Novel!

Read more: The Coronavirus Novel

Bottom Turn in 2020

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Mon, 20 April 2020

What a warped year for WSL rookie Matthew McGillivray. The JBay local was frothing for the 1st tour event on the Gold Coast, then Covid-19 abruptly flattened his curve. He chats to Spike.

Read more: Bottom Turn in 2020

He Ain't Heavy, He's my Bru

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Fri, 17 April 2020

Heavyweight input from Jordy Smith, Matt McGillivray and other surfers has raised almost R200k for a fund to feed JBay residents struggling to survive the Covid-19 lockdown.

Read more: He Ain't Heavy, He's my Bru

Desperate Times

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Tue, 14 April 2020

More than 3,000 South African surfers have signed a petition asking government to label surfing an essential activity, and to open South African beaches to surfers, writes Spike.

Read more: Desperate Times

How you can help

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Mon, 13 April 2020

If you would like to help during lockdown (signing a petition to surf does not count), here are key projects - including one in Elands Bay - that are helping our community cope with the crisis.

Read more: How you can help

The Masked Avengers

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Thu, 2 April 2020

Surf forecasting turns to Coronavirus forecasting. The man behind Wavescape's surf report algorithm tells Spike why we need to wear masks to flatten the Covid-19 curve.

Read more: The Masked Avengers

April Fools! Not :(

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Wed, 1 April 2020

The surf is firing today and perfect waves are going unridden all over the country. If this were a year ago you'd go "April Fools!", but no jokes - it's true! Spike reports.

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I Fought the Law ... an' the Law Won

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Mon, 30 March 2020

The first Covid-19 case in Cape St Francis casts light on three naughty surfers isolating in JBay right now, and a petition that targets the Kouga Municipality to allow surfing, writes Spike.

Read more: I Fought the Law ... an' the Law Won

Battlefield Earth 2020

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Fri, 27 March 2020

We're into South Africa's Corona Virus lockdown, and the first proper signs of winter swell - a week of epic surf - has thrown a spanner onto the battle field, writes Spike.

Read more: Battlefield Earth 2020

Covid-19: Cops Threaten Arrest

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Tue, 24 March 2020

To any surfers thinking they can go surfing during the impending shutdown, think again. Some surfers at Derde Steen just got warned they'd be jailed next time, reports Spike.

Read more: Covid-19: Cops Threaten Arrest

Cape Town Beaches Closed

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Mon, 23 March 2020

Surfing (and all related beach activities) is banned in Cape Town from tomorrow morning after the City closed all beaches, said Executive Mayor Dan Plato in a statement today.

Read more: Cape Town Beaches Closed

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