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Platform for Takeoff


Wed, 27 February 2019

As we move into the nitty gritty of this surfing year, Craig Jarvis underlines some reasons to be hopeful by reminding us how good 2018 was for South African surfing.

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Summer Time!


Wed, 27 February 2019

Open heart surgery survivor Greg Bertish has teamed up with the NSRI for a children's inspirational tour up the East Coast of South Africa next week on a fund raising drive.

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Ag Nee Oma!


Mon, 25 February 2019

Last Thursday, lifeguards saved 43 Aussie surfers as they sampled the vetkoek sent by Cyclone Oma, writes Spike, who hopes some of that sweet stuff swings by the SA east coast.

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C'est Magnifique!


Fri, 22 February 2019

Breakdancing has been added to the list of four "new" sports for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with the other three debutants from Tokyo that include surfing, reports Spike.

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10 years of Retro


Thu, 21 February 2019

We come to that time of the year, when bad hair and bulging shorts relive the retro vibes of old on the bright white sand and in the thundering blue barrels of Llandudno near Cape Town.

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Young brand bags young Grom


Tue, 19 February 2019

It ain't half bad to bag a big brand sponsorship at the age of 14. Chuffed Durban grom James Ribbink was recently signed by Vissla, a brand even younger than him in surf industry years.

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All Fired Up


Fri, 15 February 2019

The SA military plans to blast targets in the ocean off Sunrise Beach at Muizenberg while showing off their wares on the beach next week Tuesday night, and Ben Trovato is pissed off.

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Buy Some Air Time!


Wed, 13 February 2019

As surfing pushes impossible boundaries - waves ridden bigger with scarier risks - consider the insane marker laid down by the maniac extreme freeriders of DarkFEST, marvels Spike.

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The Science of Shark Spotting

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The Cape Town Shark Spotters have announced the launch of a computerised, machine-learned shark detection system that could just change the game, writes Tatjana Baleta.

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Close, with Some Cigar


Mon, 11 February 2019

Cyclone Funani finally brings waves to Durban Tuesday, but she was overall a bit of a damp squid. However, Spike calls our attention to Cyclone Haleh who forms close to the coast next week.

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What's Up Doc?


Thu, 7 February 2019

South African co-founder of Surfing Doctors Dr Phil Chapman has been collaborating with a start-up Australian company to produce a custom line of first aid kits for travelling surfers.

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