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  • Lightey Power!

    Lightey Power!

    Wed, 24 April 2019

    There will be no grumpy parents shouting from the sidelines, only stoke, at the second event in the Surf Emporium Western Cape Inter Schools Surfing League this weekend, writes Spike. ..

  • Storm Carnage in Durban

    Storm Carnage in Durban

    Tue, 23 April 2019

    A strange west moving cutoff low pressure system has caused storm havoc and at least 51 deaths in KZN, with rainfalls of up to 300mm moving down to the South Coast, writes Spike. ..

  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

    Tue, 23 April 2019

    A mixed bag of conditions greeted surfers at the Nelson Mandela Surf Pro last week and weekend at the Pipe on Pollock Beach in PE. Ian Thurtell was on hand to record the naunces. ..

  • Moody Blues

    Moody Blues

    Tue, 23 April 2019

    Conditions in Kowie for the Royal St Andrews Hotel Port Alfred Surf Classic started off moody and chunky yesterday. Ian Thurtell captured the action framed by some dramatic weather. ..

  • Flying High!

    Flying High!

    Tue, 23 April 2019

    Joshe Faulkner and Minami Nonaka clinched the Nelson Mandela Surf Pro on Sunday, with Nonaka completing a rare double - the women's and junior women's titles. ..

  • Pop Goes Winki

    Pop Goes Winki

    Fri, 19 April 2019

    This gallery of photos highlights Day 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach that was held at the backup surf spot of Winkipop, which lies a few hundred metres from the iconic Bells. ..

  • Blow Pipe in PE

    Blow Pipe in PE

    Fri, 19 April 2019

    South Africans are dominating the first South African event in the WSL Africa Tour - the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, which is underway in small surf in PE, and ends tomorrow. ..

  • World Title Focus

    World Title Focus

    Fri, 19 April 2019

    Jordy Smith is through to Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in search of his maiden world title with a solid display of power surfing at the backup site, Winkipop. ..

  • Liberian Surfer Appeal

    Liberian Surfer Appeal

    Tue, 16 April 2019

    US surfing personality Sal Masekela, the son of SA music legend Hugh Masekela, has put his support behind a Kickstarter campaign to build a clubhouse for a Liberian surf club. ..

  • Portugal Goes off

    Portugal Goes off

    Mon, 15 April 2019

    Portugal has seen firing at the start of spring, with the QS3,000 Pro Santa Cruz north of Ericeira won by former CT surfer Frederico Morais of Portugal. Here's a highlights gallery. ..

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Wednesday 24th April 2019
lightey-power Breaking News
There will be no grumpy parents shouting from the sidelines, only stoke, at the second event in the Surf Emporium Western Cape Inter Schools Surfing League this weekend, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 23rd April 2019
storm-carnage-dbn-2019 Breaking News
A strange west moving cutoff low pressure system has caused storm havoc and at least 51 deaths in KZN, with rainfalls of up to 300mm moving down to the South Coast, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 23rd April 2019
shine-on-you-crazy-diamond Featured Slideshows
A mixed bag of conditions greeted surfers at the Nelson Mandela Surf Pro last week and weekend at the Pipe on Pollock Beach in PE. Ian Thurtell was on hand to record the naunces.
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Tuesday 23rd April 2019
moody-blues Featured Slideshows
Conditions in Kowie for the Royal St Andrews Hotel Port Alfred Surf Classic started off moody and chunky yesterday. Ian Thurtell captured the action framed by some dramatic weather.
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Tuesday 23rd April 2019
flying-high-in-pe-2019 Breaking News
Joshe Faulkner and Minami Nonaka clinched the Nelson Mandela Surf Pro on Sunday, with Nonaka completing a rare double - the women's and junior women's titles.
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Friday 19th April 2019
pop-goes-winki Featured Slideshows
This gallery of photos highlights Day 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach that was held at the backup surf spot of Winkipop, which lies a few hundred metres from the iconic Bells.
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Friday 19th April 2019
blow-pipe-in-pe Breaking News
South Africans are dominating the first South African event in the WSL Africa Tour - the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, which is underway in small surf in PE, and ends tomorrow.
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Friday 19th April 2019
world-title-focus Breaking News
Jordy Smith is through to Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in search of his maiden world title with a solid display of power surfing at the backup site, Winkipop.
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Tuesday 16th April 2019
liberian-surfer-appeal Breaking News
US surfing personality Sal Masekela, the son of SA music legend Hugh Masekela, has put his support behind a Kickstarter campaign to build a clubhouse for a Liberian surf club.
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Monday 15th April 2019
portugal-goes-off Featured Slideshows
Portugal has seen firing at the start of spring, with the QS3,000 Pro Santa Cruz north of Ericeira won by former CT surfer Frederico Morais of Portugal. Here's a highlights gallery.
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Monday 15th April 2019
monday-mindsurf Video
Sit back, relax and get your hair blown back by some spray spit as we take a tour of the North Shore with Volcom Stone and the house that Gerry Lopez built on the beach at Pipeline. 
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Thursday 11th April 2019
when-there-is-a-grey-area Featured Slideshows
The takeoff decision in big Sunset can be a grey area. Mark Harley captured this evocative photo gallery as a 20 second swell hit the coast of Kommetjie on Tuesday.
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Thursday 11th April 2019
hands-off-our-coast Breaking News
Wavescape has teamed up with the Wild Swim, an environmental fund-raising project to prevent a special piece of Pondoland from being dug up into a titanic titanium mine, writes Spike.
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Monday 8th April 2019
gold-blooded-parity Featured Slideshows
Caroline Marks has another reason to be joyful. For the 1st time in WSL history, the women won the same $ as the men on the CT. Here's photo highlights from finals day on the Gold Coast.
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Monday 8th April 2019
stand-and-deliver-2019 Featured Slideshows
Last week brought sublime surf to Durban when tide and wind were right. Cyclone Joaninha was happy to deliver while the locals were more than happy to receive. Photos Dawn Rouse
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Monday 8th April 2019
the-air-game-2019 Breaking News
Are surfing aerials and caber tossing the same? No. Not really. Well, maybe. Here are some thoughts from the Gold Coast, with Jordy Smith, Caroline Marks and the WSL, writes Spike.
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Monday 8th April 2019
storm-styling Featured Slideshows
Tricky storm surf at the Longboard Pro Espinho in Portugal yesterday proved a minor obstacle to double French winners Alice Lemoigne and Edouard Delpero. Here is the photo gallery.
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Friday 5th April 2019
two-twos-taken-out Breaking News
Defending event winners and 2018 number 2s Julian Wilson and Lakey Peterson have been eliminated from the Quiksilver Pro and Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast, but Jordy Smith still in it.
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Thursday 4th April 2019
vertical-down-under Featured Slideshows
We thought we'd zoom in on photos fresh from the Boost Mobile Pro and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast to show off the contortionist athletic ability of our surfers on the WSL elite tour.
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Thursday 4th April 2019
women-event-boost-pro-2019 Breaking News
It's all happening in Oz. The first event of the women's WSL CT season kicked off today. Kelly Slater is out of the men's. Jordy Smith is through to Round 3. Here's the lowdown.
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Thursday 4th April 2019
dream-the-crazy-big-dreams Video
"I get to be proud of who I am, and I get to love myself," Keala Kennelly stands proud as she accepts her Big Wave Tour world title as the "first openly gay world champion".
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Thursday 4th April 2019
on-the-charge-2019 Breaking News
The macho world of big wave surfing had better sit up and take notice. Women are bustin' down the door and the times, they are a'changing, writes Craig Jarvis.
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Tuesday 2nd April 2019
africa-rising-senegal-style Featured Slideshows
The first QS event in West Africa saw Senegalese surfers battling it out with their international counterparts. Here is a gallery of photos for a heartening display of Africa on the rise.
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Tuesday 2nd April 2019
backdoor-home-champ-2019 Breaking News
Who would bet on a 40-year-old South African winning his third big wave world title in six years? Well you wouldn't bet against Grant Twiggy Baker would you? He just did, writes Spike.
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Monday 1st April 2019
history-in-senegal Breaking News
Jordy Maree posted the best result of a strong Saffa contingent in the first QS event to be held in West Africa, the Senegal Pro presented by BKS, where he placed equal third.
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Monday 1st April 2019
prey-turns-predator Breaking News
False Bay orcas 'Port' and 'Starboard', who gained infamy by killing sevengill and white sharks for their liver, have been killed by a pod of lesser spotted leopard sharks, writes Will Ganoid.
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Friday 29th March 2019
when-surfing-peaked Video
Chumbo backdoors mutant Nazare barrels. Cloudbreak goes XXXL. Indo’s mega-swell smashes boat at Nias. Last year was a giant milestone in surfing. Check the Red Bull highlights reel.
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Friday 22nd March 2019
around-the-world Featured Slideshows
Around the world, here is a gallery of photos from QS events in Tahiti and Australia, including the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, featuring king Kelly, who was eliminated from the QS6,000 event.
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Friday 22nd March 2019
welcome-to-2019 Breaking News
Welcome to the show. The world's best surfers are back and headed to Snapper Rocks from April 3 to 13 to kick off the 2019 WSL Championship Tour. More Goldie ... er ... More Tour.
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Friday 22nd March 2019
here-comes-jack,-i-mean-jordy Breaking News
The sun is sliding back towards the cold season, and six decades into the longest running pro surfing event in the world, the Ballito Pro has announced O’Neill as presenting sponsor.
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Wednesday 13th March 2019
serious-cyclone-for-moz-2019 Breaking News
If you have a trip to Beira in central Mozambique planned tomorrow, put it off. Intense Cyclone Idai bears down on the city with possible gusts to 106 kts and 50ft waves, warns Spike.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
the-rolling-retro-vid Video
Check out the #rollingretro Video by Michael Veltman, Music by The Dinosaurs to get a feel for firing waves, a packed beach and one of the best surfing jols of the year.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
tripping-the-light-2019 Featured Slideshows
The first WSL longboarding event for 2019 took place in Queensland in a new format that bodes well for this stylish offshort of surfing. Here's pics from the Noosa Longboard Open.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
steezy-slides-second-2019 Breaking News
Defending world longboard champ Steven Sawyer took 2nd in the first World Longboard Tour event of 2019 - the Noosa Longboard Open in Australia, losing to American Justin Quintal.
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Tuesday 12th March 2019
pressure-burst-long-beach-gallery-2019 Featured Slideshows
Long Beach hosts a hot bed of Cape Town talent, with the groms and the new crop making their mark while the ballies keep on keeping on. Grant Scholtz has an eye for the story in pictures. 
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Monday 11th March 2019
africa-rising-2019-senegal Breaking News
African surfing is on the rise with the addition of Senegal to the WSL Qualifying Series, and the rollout of the flagship of the 2019 City Surf Series - the biggest women's QS on the continent.
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Thursday 7th March 2019
wavescape-awards-announced Breaking News
The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival has announced the winners of the film festival in Cape Town in December, with Best Surf Film going to Russian feature documentary Priboi.
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Wednesday 6th March 2019
video-surf-update Video
In the bath with his rubber duck, Spike analyses the weekend forecast and the pumping surf about to hit Durban. The models can't decide how long the good winds will last, but rest assured, barrels are coming.
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Wednesday 6th March 2019
aweh-haleh Breaking News
It's white knuckle time for the Cell C Goodwave as Intense Tropical Cyclone Haleh grinds down into Durban's swell window, but local winds are chopping and changing with each model run, writes Spike.
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Tuesday 5th March 2019
the-spirit-of-aloha Breaking News
South African surf coach and manager Tasha Mentasti has just won the Aloha Award, a prestigious international prize from the US. Spike spoke to her.
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Tuesday 5th March 2019
ten-years-logged-2019 Breaking News
Ten years of surf heritage and vintage surf South Africana were celebrated in testing 2-4' waves at Llandudno near Cape Town this weekend, with a festive crowd gathering to enjoy the jol.
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Tuesday 5th March 2019
satori-premieres-in-california Breaking News
SA big wave surfing film Satori will be the focus of the SLO Film Fest in California next week, with director Rick Wall and Komsurf owner Roddy Torr flying out to join Shaun Tomson as guests.
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