Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
Mostly sunny. Mild.
Surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, won't be competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
World Qualifying Series surfer Matt McGillivray from Jeffreys Bay is primed to qualify for the elite World Surf League’s Championship Tour in 2020.
Bianca Buitendag is one of those surfers who exudes zen-like calm, but qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics has left the South African completely "overwhelmed".
Places like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have seen an influx of great white sharks patrolling the shallows, with 10 spotted in 48 hours in early August.
The opening day of the Corona Open JBay was an all-day action-fest of high performance surfing.
An Indonesian teenager has pulled off a stunning upset by defeating two-time surfing world champion Gabriel Medina in Bali.
Surfing legend Sunny Garcia was being treated in intensive care at a Portland hospital after a reported suicide attempt.
Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League.
Pro surfer Johanne Defay calls the parity of prize money for men and women on the 2019 world surf tour "amazing".
The temperature is below zero, the wind is howling and the beach is covered with snow - perfect conditions for Russian surfing fanatics.
Paddy Upton, author of The Barefoot Coach, writes from the World Junior Surf Contest in Taiwan.
World No 3 Jordy Smith has qualified through the World Surf League Championship Tour to represent South Africa at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
At the ripe old age of 47, surfing icon Kelly Slater is old enough to be the father of some of his chiselled, tousle-haired rivals.
Pre-tournament favourites Jordy Smith and Kelly Slater have crashed out of the Corona Open JBay.
Sitting at No 4 on the leaderboard of the World Surf League Championship Tour, Jordy Smith is a top contender for this year's Corona JBay Open title.
A surfing contest scheduled for this weekend at Durban's North Beach has been cancelled due to safety reasons.
Teenager Caroline Marks became the first woman to earn the same prize money as the men's champion after winning the season-opening World Surf League event in Australia.
Qualifying for the inaugural Olympic surfing competition has begun with a World Surf League event which also features equal prize money for male and female boardriders.
Cathy Freeman's memorable run to Olympic gold at the 2000 Sydney Games is a moment her compatriot Stephanie Gilmore wants to emulate in Tokyo next year.
South African big wave surfer Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker is currently in California preparing for the final big wave event of the 2018/19 Big Wave Tour.
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