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It Does What?


Wed, 20 September 2017

Yes. It's happening. The WSL just held a surf contest at Kelly Slater’s wave pool, and Gabriel Medina and Carissa Moore are the winners. It really is frikken happening.

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Good Luck Team SA!


Tue, 19 September 2017

The 2017 South African Junior Team flew out yesterday to Hyuga in Japan to join more than 40 nations at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Grant Scholtz took the photos.

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Boks Take Note


Mon, 18 September 2017

You may not know this, but South Africans were dominating world bodyboarding even before Durban's Iain Campbell's storming victory at the Sintra Pro in Portugal yesterday, writes Spike.

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Smith Pulls Ahead


Sun, 17 September 2017

Jordy Smith had to defer to Mother Nature when he lost to Filipe Toledo in the Hurley Pro at Trestles, but increased his lead at the top of the leaderboard with three events to go.

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The Power Game


Fri, 15 September 2017

The WSL tour was on fire earlier today with explosive surfing in California, but Saffas will be happy after Jordy Smith pushed into the semis with a last-minute BMT blast in the Quarters.

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Thu, 14 September 2017

In this era of #GuptaLeaks, the iPhone 8 and threat of nuclear war, Craig Jarvis introduces us to #WorldSurfLeaks and big changes to our surfing world - in South Africa and beyond.

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Standup Paddle Battle


Thu, 14 September 2017

If you stand or kneel on a craft and use a paddle or don't use a paddle to ride along water, what are you? Spike looks at the Olympian power struggle between surfing and canoeing.

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Leading the Pack


Tue, 12 September 2017

Jordy Smith led a tight bunch at the top of the rankings in clean 4' surf on the 8th stop of the WSL Championship Tour, The Hurley Pro at Trestles near San Clemente, California.

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Turbo Torpedo


Mon, 11 September 2017

The Wawa Bodysurf Wavejam was held recently in thumping 8-10ft surf at Llandudno but the torpedo people are made of stern stuff, writes Spike.

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SUP Surf Champions


Thu, 7 September 2017

Aussie Shakira Westdorp has back-to-back Women's SUP surfing world titles, while Brazil's Luiz Diniz took gold in his first appearance at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Champs.

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A Letter to the Surf Industry


Thu, 7 September 2017

If they sell surfing as an empowering force, why do surf brands disempower women with their marketing imagery, asks Cape Town surfer Melissa Volker in the wake of the Billabong furore.

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