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Twiggy Wins Nazare Challenge


Fri, 16 November 2018

Grant Twiggy Baker is the champion of the Nazare Challenge after a risk-taking blast of big wave surfing in huge Nazare today in the first event of the WSL Big Wave Tour, writes Spike.

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Nazare Green Light

Thu, 15 November 2018

The WSL Big Wave Tour (BWT) has issued a Green Alert for the Nazaré Challenge in Nazaré, Portugal to run tomorrow as a dik WNW swell heads for the region. Twiggy is on the way.

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Big Wave Time


Fri, 9 November 2018

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival has partnered with a unique project this year: the biggest collection of big wave surfboards seen in South Africa under one roof, writes Spike.

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An Odd Odyssey


Thu, 8 November 2018

This odyssey involves a surfboard belonging to a young man called Odd that was lost at sea south of Cape Town, only to be found three months later ... in Namibia. Dougal Paterson tells the story.

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Spike Swell Course is Back


Tue, 6 November 2018

Pull into the Spike Swell & Ocean Course on Thursday 22 November at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town. Spike returns for a new edition of his fascinating audio-visual lecture.

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Festival Focus on Big Waves


Mon, 5 November 2018

The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival 2018 has announced a focus on big waves while welcoming Cape Town craft beer company Jack Black as their headline partner for 2018.

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Sun Rises for Japan


Mon, 5 November 2018

It's all happening for Japan two years from the Tokyo Olympics with their first team gold medal at the world juniors, while SA's Luke Slijpen scooped a bronze in the U18 boys.

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Saffas Smash It


Thu, 1 November 2018

A welcome record has just been broken in Hawaii, with four South Africans reaching the last 16 of the HIC Pro presented by Vans in Hawaii, and two of them making the final.

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Shiver me Britches!


Tue, 30 October 2018

Carnage has been spreading up the East Coast today as a howling SW gale furiously manifests a 10 metre swell and dangerous seas. Batten the hatches, if you haven't already, writes Spike.

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Big Win for SA Marine Life


Fri, 26 October 2018

The approval yesterday of 20 new and expanded Marine Protected Areas by South Africa’s Cabinet has brought the protection of the oceans around South Africa up to 5% from 0.4%.

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Enabling the Abled


Wed, 24 October 2018

The concept of being forced to surf like an adaptive surfer saves you from your unabled self, discovers Spike during a busy and bustling media day held in Muizenberg on the weekend.

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