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Summer Bummer

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Thu, 11 January 2018

Summer in Durban brings slip slops and sloppy slush. Free surf prodigy Ricky Basnett digs into a short session, scooting on his Haydenshapes rocket. A short film by Richard Hambloch

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Foiled Again, and Again

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Tue, 9 January 2018

Some people are happy to get five waves in a two hour surf session. Not Kai Lenny! Watch him catch 11 waves on his hydro foil in a mere six minutes. You get exhausted just watching him. 

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Slush Puppy Storm Session

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Fri, 5 January 2018

Happy New Year! The doff named #bombcyclone just brought Arctic weather to the eastern US. In this video and gallery from yesterday, Nantucket surfers paddle out in a strange icy sludge.

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Tubular Bonus

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Tue, 12 December 2017

Here is the video of the heat that saw Jordy Smith scoop the highest heat total so far at the Billabong Masters - by scooping two tight tubes, one of which was a foam ball masterclass.

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Heat Waving

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Thu, 23 November 2017

Dale Staples and Dean Hill thread some tricky tubes at a well known tourist spot deep in the Cape of Good Hope. Nice edit Calvin Thompson. Cool retro beats by New Order.

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Swell Heads for Durbs

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Tue, 14 November 2017

The heads are up and wagging on the beachfront in Durban as an epic SE swell plans its cyclo-genesis this week. Spike gives the rundown in his video report, but with one small concern. 

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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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Mon Jan 21 12:22:17 +0000 2019

Cape Peninsula -- // Pretty much totally flat, with a light mild SW onshore puffing to make it a blue Monday or a H… https://t.co/y3jWhQbf6Q
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Mon Jan 21 12:07:09 +0000 2019

West Coast -- // Flat seas in mild lumpy SW onshore make for a blue Monday or a Happy Monday if you're stuck at wor… https://t.co/uSXf6owRDh
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Wed Jan 16 15:53:19 +0000 2019

Eastern Cape West -- // A summer strength beast wind ripper smacks the hump off Wednesday and a cooking 4-6' south… https://t.co/AtVaRShoBN
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Wed Jan 16 13:57:30 +0000 2019

Southern Cape -- // There's lank south swell pummelling open coast and points Wednesday but a nasty blast of beastl… https://t.co/zaXekDfTTJ
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Wed Jan 16 13:46:07 +0000 2019

West Coast -- // The remnants of the epic swell hold at 4-5' Tuesday in light to moderate S going fresh to strong.… https://t.co/Z1waEnTB6F
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Wed Jan 16 13:45:58 +0000 2019

What a purple patch of solid swell! Alan van Gysen was out at Dungeons yesterday to capture the biggest day - from… https://t.co/4l90jbZDPn
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