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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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Tue, 11 September 2018

Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon join Cape Town investment hub Wesgro for the #ItsAllStillHere campaign to put the city back on the world map after a severe drought.

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A First in SA Sports History


Mon, 10 September 2018

The youngest women to represent a South African senior sports team will travel with the team to Japan this weekend for the UR ISA World Surfing Games in Tahara.

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Inland Perfection!


Mon, 10 September 2018

The forecasts were on the button as cranking 3' lines graced the Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley for four straight days, with Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina taking wins, rewrites Spike.

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Aarrr! Where's me parrot?


Fri, 7 September 2018

It's an effort to score 8.50 in a wave pool, but Kelly Slater was the man to do it on Day 1 of the first Surf Ranch Pro presented by Hurley. Surfers get another chance tomorrow to make the finals on Sunday.

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The Inside Story


Thu, 6 September 2018

The WSL has changed its mind on gender parity - an about-turn since JBay when Spike interviewed Sophie Goldschmidt. Here's the full chat (+ wave pools, tennis, the future). Pics Sandy Coffey

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The Right Decision


Thu, 6 September 2018

After the ruckus about gender pay disparity that began in South Africa, the World Surf League has decided to award the same prize money to female athletes from 2019. Very smart, writes Spike.

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