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Barbarian Phase

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Fri, 6 September 2019

WEEKEND READ: If you read William Finnegan's Barbarian Days, you'll enjoy this evocative piece by Cape Town writer Hedley Twidle after a short version was printed in Business Day.

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Single (Use) Fins

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Thu, 29 August 2019

What's a good way to start ridding the ocean of one of the worst plastic offenders: bottle caps? Make surfboard fins out of them. Spike speaks to Shaka Surf founder Dominick Tayler.

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Pivotal Moment

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Thu, 29 August 2019

Jordy Smith's third place at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o has catupulted him to 2nd in the world, and this pivotal moment in lefthand waves of consequence bodes well for 2019, writes Spike.

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Acute Focus

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Mon, 26 August 2019

The surf was kiff and clean 3-5' and mildly fun to watch last night but it was at least 10 snapped boards and a dinged head away from the real Place of Broken Skulls, writes Spike.

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Backhand Attack

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Mon, 26 August 2019

The backhand attack of Joshe Faulkner and Zoe Steyn saw them to the Open titles at the Mercedes–Benz SA Champs yesterday after a stellar run of cranking surf at Nahoon Reef.

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Mother Ocean's Memo

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Fri, 23 August 2019

For women longboarders, the La Muse Classic is probably their favorite event of the year, and a chance to show off their famed feminine grace and style, writes Melissa Volker.

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20 Whaaat?

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Thu, 15 August 2019

A scarcely believable 21 second south swell is set to slam into SA from Friday into Saturday, forecasts Spike as he surveys some serious southern ocean carnage.

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And Now for Chopes!

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Thu, 15 August 2019

Could the old man of the sea make it lucky #7 at the Tahiti Pro presented by Hurley coming up at the infamous lefthand reef pass of Teahupo’o in six days? Contest preview by Spike.

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Wha-Sup!

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Wed, 14 August 2019

Free coffee, few crowds, and good vibes were part of the SA SUP Waveriding Championships recently, writes our favourite author Melissa Volcker. Pics Anna-Marie Steyn Frick

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Somewhere in Sumbawa

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Mon, 5 August 2019

In the final episode of his Indo Diaries, surf travel guru Greg Bertish and his family and friends luck into an epic swell in Sumbawa as the sun sets on an epic Indonesian adventure.

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Rat Attack!

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Mon, 5 August 2019

Clean 2-3 ft surf at Muizies formed the basis for a determined assault on the title by groms in the Surf Emporium Western Cape Interschools league, with only three events to go.

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