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A Z-BOYS REUNION SHORT FILM IN CELEBRATION OF JAY ADAMS

Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams, who was one of the original Z-Boys, passed away a week ago whilst on an extended surfing trip in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. In his youth, Jay won several championships in skateboarding and surfing and was renowned for his style, which was so fluid that he was nicknamed “Pure Seed” and even “The Chosen One.” Jay was something of a purist and chose to stick close to the renegade side of skateboarding and shied away from the big-money contests which eventually arose in the skateboarding world. Despite a turbulent life – which included some jail time – Jay was dedicated to the pursuit of stoke and died at the age of 53, on a surf trip. Does it get much better?

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4 MIN 58 SECONDS OF GOPRO AWESOMENESS

GoPro’s have changed the face of video content forever. This supercut of 178 of the best GoPro clips so far this year is testament to that and gives me hope for humans. The fact that people are getting off their asses and making an effort to do the shit seen in this video is inspiring and makes me want to buy a GoPro and take up hang gliding. Well maybe not hang gliding. Maybe something a little tamer like SUPing or yo-yoing. Please forgive the awful soundtrack and appreciate the awesome footage. Continue reading

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH WAYNE PARNELL’S HAIRSTYLE AT THE MOMENT?

Will someone please explain to me what look Whallid Wayne Parnell is going for at the moment when it comes to his hairdo? Fantastic cricketer, average sense of style. And that is all I have to say about that …

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DALE STEYN VS JIMMY ANDERSON: LET’S HAVE THAT CHAT

The notion that English opening bowler Jimmy Anderson is on a par with our very own Dale Steyn really shits me. To be fair, it is usually the Poms who fuel this fire and bless them for it. They need something to pick them up and out of the mucky-muck lives they lead on that wet and dreary island of theirs. True to form, the Steyn vs Anderson argument was reignited recently by none other than the current English skipper, Alastair Cook, who told the press that in his esteemed opinion, Jimmy was in the same class as Dale and at one stage even insinuated that perhaps Jimmy could do more with the ball than Dale could. Pffffft! Whilst in my biased opinion, that is a load of shite, I feel it high time to end this argument once and for all. To achieve this, we need to keep our emotions out of the situation and focus on the cold, hard stats.

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BIG WAVE SURFER FRANK SOLOMON ON THE KEY TO DUNGEONS

Dungeons is an extremely difficult and challenging big wave surf spot just east of Sentinel peak in Hout Bay, Cape Town which recently got added to the Big Wave World Tour. The watch period – which runs between April 15th and August 31st – for the three Southern Hemisphere spots (Pico Alte in Peru, Punta de Lobos in Chile and Dungeons in South Africa) is quickly coming to an end and everyone involved in big wave surfing – or surfing in general – is holding thumbs that a storm will hit the southern tip of Africa in the next two weeks and bring with it swell and waves of epic proportion. If this happens, big wave riders across the globe including legends such as Marcus Monteiro, Makua Rothman, Mark Healey and local dude Twiggy Baker, will descend upon The Mother City for a stoke-fuelled event.

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KAMA THE SURFING PIG IS THE GREATEST THING I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR

Whether it’s a bodyboard, surfboard or the good ol’ palm – aka a body surf – there’s nothing quite like catching a wave, regardless of what you’re riding. The only thing which might top that experience is sharing it with mates. Or a pig. Like a real pig. Who happens to be your pet. At this juncture, I feel it necessary to alleviate you of your confusion and clarify my statement by introducing Kama The Surfing Pig. I am not even shitting you here. This farmyard-animal-turned-pet goes surfing with his Hawaiian owner at every opportunity he gets. Check him out.

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SOME OF THE BIGGEST HITS FROM THE 2014 SUPER RUGBY SEASON

On the eve of the 2014 Super Rugby final we look back at some of the biggest hits the season has given us. The season itself has thrilled from an entertainment point of view and in my opinion there is nothing more exciting than a big hit or two. I’m referring to the type of hit which sees the poor bastard on the receiving end rolling on the floor in pain and the momentum swing in the defending team’s favour. It’s one of the reasons why we play and watch the sport, isn’t it?

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