Surfing Archive

Just so you don’t forget what lies up the coast from us in Namibia, here’s the 1/2 mile ride of Skeleton Bay. This time with Aritz Aranburu, Joan Duru, and Marc Lacomare getting barrelled for an eternity. In other news, Rennton will be back shortly to break up this barrage of surf-porn I keep posting, he’s busy feathering a new nest in time for the arrival of his daughter. Good, sleepless times ahead

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This video edit is almost twenty minutes long. Twenty minutes of watching the same Teahupoo wave barrel guys, over and over again… it’s awesome, a factory of super-powered bliss. Sit back, grab a coffee, if your boss is worth working for, he won’t mind. TEAHUPOO MAI 2013 BEST OF from gilles HUCAULT on Vimeo. Still got some time on your hands? Here’s a concise history around the glass-surfaced mutant wave and the mechanics that drive Teahupoo

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August 5 2013, when the perfect swell landed on the Cape Peninsula’s shores and we were gobsmacked by the plethora of fantastic images captured by cameramen braving the elements to bring us desk dwellers a slice of the action. While the close ups were recalibrating our definition of balls, an understated man was weaving something wonderful. Dungeons 5 August 2013 from Frankie Congo on Vimeo. Film/Edit/Music : David van Rensburg of iFilmSurf. Thank to Captain Kai for the heads up on this. [image via surfertoday

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Yesterday Dungeons erupted as a massive swell with a long period unleashed the beast that famously sits off Hout Bay’s Sentinel. This was all paddle in surfing, and while the long swell period meant extended lulls, when the waves came, they were massive. Steve Benjamin of Animal Ocean snapped these photos

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  Back To Core – JBay Winter Fest feat. Tanika Hoffman from Silver Bullet Productions on Vimeo. Yes, yes, that was a pun, thanks to some bastardisation work on a helmet rig for a GoPro. I like it, particularly for the surfing and bits. With the Billabong Pro giving SA a wide berth this year, the townsfolk of Jeffery’s Bay have decided to carry on regardless and throw some proper coastal gees into a festival featuring a grand spectrum of events from long-boarding and mountain biking to an open surfing event as well as a fins-free frictionless event. It all looks pretty cool, with some big names, Mark Occhilupo, Sean Holmes, Greg Emslie, Ryan Payne, Paul Canning, I AM WOK, Dale Staples, Frankie Oberholzer, Dave Rastovich and Warren Dean competing in the open. Dates: 6 – 14 July 2013 See ya’ll there yo

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Recently, a mahussive swell smashed its way though the South Pacific Islands. On the 30th of August, it arrived in Hawaii to mark the last day of summer. Current SUP world champion and Oxbow progression team rider, Kai Lenny, tracked the swell to his secret spot and managed to successfully ride these 15ft pearlers 4 times in 1 day. First paddleboarding, then surfing, windsurfing and finally kitesurfing. It is the first time anyone has achieved this on 15-20ft waves. He is 18 years old. Maverick thumbs up show-off, good sir! [thanks Jon] &nbsp

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Maverick thumbs up to John John Florence from Hawaii on winning the Vans World Cup. This event slipped under my surfing radar,  possibly due to me focussing too much on my “hot new pics of Mila Kunis” radar but I digress… Quality tube riding by the 19-year-old whipper snapper, in near perfect 10ft conditions,  clinched the title for the local favourite, who is now leading the Vans Triple Crown series ratings. Local knowledge was advantageous with 7 Hawaiians making it to the quarter-finals, which is incidentally how far Saffas, Jordy Smith and Travis Logie progressed. Why can South Africans not get past the quarter finals in World Cups, cricket, rugby and now surfing. Gosh darnnit!!! Check out the highlights of the final day… Niiiice. And just to show that even these guys bail (albeit in larger, more hectic waves)  like the rest of us, have a look at the Day 4 wipeouts…. say it with me… “oooooh” For more info, check out the Vans Triple Crown site here. rennton

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