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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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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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Fri Mar 22 05:07:17 +0000 2019

Durban and surrounds -- // Nice bit of SSW swell out of town early Friday in kiff wind, but it goes mild to miff SE… https://t.co/EucsrCtdpE
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Fri Mar 22 05:01:05 +0000 2019

Cape Peninsula -- // Lots of SE in your future. Friday looks stiff SE, with False Bay blown out. Big gaping 6-7' tu… https://t.co/YulQRVmSkZ
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Fri Mar 22 04:54:19 +0000 2019

Around the world, here is a gallery of photos from QS events in Tahiti and Australia, including the Vissla Sydney S… https://t.co/8axFPWPinE
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Fri Mar 22 04:44:49 +0000 2019

The sun is sliding back towards the cold season, and six decades into the longest running pro surfing event in the… https://t.co/k2ndaLqDAh
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Thu Mar 14 14:28:14 +0000 2019

Durban and surrounds -- // Lots of light, mild fun east swell ahead. Thursday looks 3' from SE swell in town, maybe… https://t.co/Ip9k4vtoSn
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Thu Mar 14 14:28:10 +0000 2019

KZN South Coast -- // There was really kiff surf on the points this morning Thursday in light W going glassy and pu… https://t.co/oOunpWVlh1
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