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The Horror. The Horror


Wed, 3 October 2018

In this rollicking yarn, Jason Hayes wipes out on this wave - the biggest he has ever ridden - for a brutal beating by a vindictive ocean beast the Saturday before last. Photos Alan van Gysen.

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BWT Window Opens Today


Mon, 1 October 2018

The 2018 WSL Big Wave Tour starts today, with all three venues - Mavericks, Jaws and Nazare - in the Northern Hemisphere, and one not quite finalised with the right permits, writes Spike.

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Multiple Winners


Mon, 1 October 2018

Breezy onshore conditions and a slight surge in swell hit competitors for the final day of the Billabong Junior Series Finale, with winners everywhere, writes Craig Jarvis.

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The Point Is


Sun, 30 September 2018

Parents or coaches screaming at judges does nothing except belittle their kids in front of others, writes Craig Jarvis as Seal Point presents the Billabong Junior Series with a grand finale.

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Small Waves, Big Day


Sat, 29 September 2018

Fierce weather swept through the sleepy village of Cape St Francis on Day 1 of the Billabong JNR Series finale, but the U18 surfers put on the big moves in small waves, writes Craig Jarvis.

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Sealing the Deal


Fri, 28 September 2018

The best juniors in South Africa are at Seal Point this weekend for the final event in the 2018 Billabong Junior Series, with kiff surf set for today and tomorrow, but onshores on Sunday.

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The Rising Sun


Fri, 28 September 2018

The diversity of surfing took a giant step at the UR World Surfing Games at Tahara in Japan this week as we build momentum towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, writes Spike.

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Freight Train Memoir


Thu, 27 September 2018

Cape Town has calmed to a panic after a furious four-day run of giant surf. Barry Futter gives his visceral take on a wave he had on Sunday morning down the tail of the mega-swell.

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The Surf Fan Blues


Thu, 27 September 2018

You cannot dispute the mad skill of those who ripped the Surf Ranch Pro. The technology? Mind-bending. But for fans who went as spectators? Nooit bru. Barry Wolins chats to Spike.

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Bianca is the Lone Ranger

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Tue, 18 September 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut kickstarted the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Japan with a bang for two days. After Day 3 today, Team SA stays in the hunt with four surfers in dropping swell.

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Mourning of the Earth


Mon, 17 September 2018

About 220 people paddled out at Muizenberg yesterday to honour restaurant owner and surfer Dave Jones, who passed away after a battle with pneumonia, writes Spike. Video Jeff Ayliff

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