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The Future

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Fri, 6 October 2017

In this frank interview, Kelly Slater explains how his wave pool at Lemoore started, and gives the context around the recent WSL Future Classic that looks set to make an historical precedent.

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Above and Beyond

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Wed, 27 September 2017

Here is Part 1 of a new documentary series that profiles Jordy Smith, with inside access to his life in California, and the route he has travelled in an amazing year.

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Speed Merchant

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Fri, 22 September 2017

Gifted 15-year-old Nate van Vuuren rides his SUP foil in the surf along the Cape Town coast, also overtaking stunned downwinders during an 11km SE speed run. Sure looks like fun.

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Across the Board

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Tue, 19 September 2017

Matt Pallet can surf. He can also make movies. Here he combines these two talents, with help from a range of videographers, to sum up an amazing year for him across the board.

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World Wave Pool

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Thu, 14 September 2017

Owner of Kelly's wave pool the WSL has been posting videos of pro surfers riding sublime tubes. Here's the latest: Bethany Hamilton, with a couple of other clips. Are they preparing us for something?

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Biggish Swell Ahead

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Wed, 6 September 2017

Two storms rumble towards South Africa over the next five days. The first spews swell along a 1,600 mile fetch with the West Coast in its sights. Here is the surf report vlog by Spike.

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Mikey and the Fish

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Sat, 2 September 2017

This DIY video shows how to make a delicious meal from cooking 3' waves at Long Beach using a stumpnosed Fish and the culinary skills of Michelin Star Mikey February.

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Wave Irony

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Wed, 30 August 2017

This video by Andrew Kaineder follows Cape Town native Matt Bromdog Bromley around the world to the heaviest and gnarliest slabs possible for Risky Ripples. 

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North Wall Breached!

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Tue, 29 August 2017

Spoiler alert: this Red Bull video edit welcomes you to North Point, a heaving Indian Ocean freight train that rumbles down the line in Gracetown, West Australia. How deep can you go?

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Southern Cape -- A purple period of peopling eating pumpery starts Friday which is fresh W and feathered 6' sur... https://t.co/74AzULj6DN
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Cape Peninsula -- // Mild bumpy west onshores blow Friday to mess with a 4-6' west swell. Would be super fun wi... https://t.co/oaAtnBGrIh
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West Coast -- Nice clean early start Friday with 4-5' surf @ 13sec and a light SW onshore worsens a bit. Bumpy ... https://t.co/fotZOfT4GB
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