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Foam Fighter


Wed, 26 April 2017

Meet Lyon Farrel champion snowboarder from ... Hawaii! It's not quite as unusual as Cool Runnings, but it's pretty unique. Here's a little video profile of Farrel. 

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Ring My Bell!


Mon, 24 April 2017

In this video of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach final, Jordy Smith shows himself to be a bit of a showman with a couple of cheeky claims on two high-scoring rides.

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Spider Bite


Tue, 18 April 2017

In this interview with Stabmag at Bells Beach, we find that it's not giant Chopes that scares the big African Jordy Smith but the nasty arachnids he encounters in Australia!

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Thu, 13 April 2017

Indigenous African surf brand Mami Wata just premiered this short film depicting how a young African surfer is taken as a lover by the African water spirit. Gritty. Shot in Ponto and Durbs. 

Read more: Woza!

Wave of the Winter


Tue, 11 April 2017

The North Shore fired this winter. Seth Moniz talks us through his sickest waves to earn him this year's O'Neill Wave of the Winter Breakthrough Performer award. 

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Busted! Shark Fin Fiasco


Mon, 10 April 2017

See how this Chinese fishing vessel captain tries to hide his illegal catch of shark fins as Greenpeace busts several vessels during a joint surveillance sting off West Africa. 

Read more: Busted! Shark Fin Fiasco

Radical Times (Bru)


Sat, 8 April 2017

Of course they would use a newspaper pun at some point. In this sick Quiksilver video, read all about it. Get the news that the best surfers in the 'world' are worthy of the headlines ... er ... never mind. 

Read more: Radical Times (Bru)

Retro Barrel-fest


Thu, 6 April 2017

The Rolling Retro video has dropped. It was a cracker this year as 4-6' waves and pure offshores created gaping tubes and spitting pits for the lucky surfers. And there was some fun involved too. 

Read more: Retro Barrel-fest



Mon, 3 April 2017

Monday Smile: this comedic film spoofs The Skunk, South African slang for the awful surfing moment when reality and expectation don't quite align. A film by George Kirkinis.

Read more: Skunked!

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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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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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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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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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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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