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Hairy Eyeball


Mon, 13 February 2017

The little sister of Cyclone Carlos is about to throw her toys. Southern Mozambique and northern KZN are in for a stormy ride, says Spike in this special update of his Valentine's Day forecast.

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Three in 1 Mum


Sun, 12 February 2017

The best surfers have perfected tube riding to ridiculous degrees, as you will see in these three videos depicting three days of the Volcom Pipeline Pro last week in cooking Pipeline, Hawaii. 

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The Swinging Sixties


Sat, 11 February 2017

He's well into his 60s but the founder of the Big Wave World Tour is still charging hard. The 2nd in the Don't Crack Under Pressure mini-doccie series by Tag Heuer features Gary Linden.  

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Stormy Valentine


Sat, 11 February 2017

It's going to be a stormy Valentine's next week as two eyes and some smeared lipstick form in the deep, while a large orc trundles in from the SW, according to Spike in his latest video forecast. 

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Look into My ... er ... Eye !


Fri, 3 February 2017

You're feeling sleepy ... in this vidcast, Spike gives the low-down (get it?) on a tropical twirly that forms late next week off Madagascar. Move over George Clooney, there's a swell coming. 

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Big Wave Safety


Tue, 31 January 2017

Safety is vital to big wave surfing. In the first episode of the short documentary series Don't Crack Under Pressure, by Tag Heuer, WSL experts discuss the crucial role of safety teams.

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Twirly Whirly 2017


Tue, 24 January 2017

In his first vidcast of 2017, Spike chats us through the first twirly of the season southeast of Durban, while a couple of big guns lurk far off Cape Town. Includes some weather, and some waves. 

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A Rather Ridiculous Barrel


Tue, 17 January 2017

What a wave Koa Rothman had on Saturday at Pipeline. Here's the video of the Hawaiian threading the eye of an insane tube: the current front runner for the O'Neill Wave of the Winter. 

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Godzilla on Tour!


Thu, 12 January 2017

They call Jordy Smith Godzilla in Japan as we find out in this video of the big man visiting the land of the rising sun after finishing 2nd on the WSL Championship Tour last year. 

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