Surfing is an activity that engages all five senses, but sight is probably a pretty important one. You need to be able to see when to duck under a wave when you’re paddling out, or when to drop in on a wave to surf it. Or do you? Incredible video – click below.
It’s as simple as that, gang. I just looked at SA’s hottest sports betting site (here) and they are giving 20 to 1 odds, if Stormers draw first blood with a drop goal against the Sharks on Saturday (SUPER 15). Do you realise how easy it is for that to happen? Shit, I might even [...]
This is the official song for the 2012 Argus. Here’s a little info on the artist, Albert de Wet. Albert de Wet was introduced to the music industry in 2007, with the release of his debut Afrikaans album, Dagboek van ‘n Dromer. Ironically though, it was his English track, Within Walls, that put him on [...]
We were quite stunned by this little diatribe that appeared on the Facebook page of respected local political scientist, Prof. Steven Friedman, yesterday, where he calls into question the integrity of Proteas captain, AB De Villiers.
With wins for the Reds, Brumbies, Highlanders, Crusaders, Stormers, Bulls and the Lions in Week 1 of the 2012 Super Rugby tournament, some of last week’s losers could make you money this coming weekend on Bet.co.za. The Chiefs at home to the Blues (in their all-New Zealand clash), the Rebels at home to the Waratahs [...]
Naturalised British heavyweight boxer, Dereck Chisora, has been slapped with a ban by the WBC for an indefinite period of time. Chisora’s name will also be removed from WBC rankings. Chisora invited the wrath of the WBC on himself with a slew of bad behaviour prior to, and just after his ill-fated bout against Vitali Klitschko. Catch a full recap of Dereck’s antics, after the jump.
Controversial Wallaby rugby player Quade Cooper was one of the three high profile sportsmen involved in a car crash on Friday in Melbourne. Reds flyhalf Cooper was with Melbourne Rebels players Danny Cipriani and Kurtley Beale when they crashed into a parked car coming around a bend.
Just in case you missed the TV coverage of the Lions vs. Cheetahs game on Saturday, this supporter featured during the coverage. Someone took a photo of him and the photo has been doing the rounds on Twitter. We have been sent it by no less than six different people, so please stop. Here it [...]
Ex-Blue Bulls flanker, Phindile Ntshongwana, has been deemed medically fit to stand trial for the alleged murder of three people (two with an axe), attempted murder of another and the kidnapping and rape of a woman. Happy Friday everyone!
The odds suggest that the Crusaders and Reds might have been earmarked by Bet.co.za as pre-season Super Rugby favourites, but they will also be the sides to make money on in Round One of the 2012 tournament. Both the Crusaders and the Reds – finalists in 2011 – will be playing local derbies away from [...]
It started with this tweet by wrestler CM Punk: “I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment.” Chris Brown tweeted back: “He’s such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women.” See why this was a massive mistake – after the jump.
Do you remember when Jeb Corliss was jumping off Table Mountain in his wingsuit in January, and one of his jumps didn’t go as well as he’d planned? Well, he’s just released the footage showing the accident from his point of view, filmed from his GoPro cameras, as well as various angles from the other cameramen that were filming at the time.
Check it – when we hear of a band doing covers of our favourite party tunes, we want to listen straight away, and we want them to be good… very good. Unfortunately, these are sometimes epic fails, but today we have a serious treat for you. They’re called The Lightyears. Without the intention of sounding [...]
According to our latest survey, 40% of our 2oceansvibe readers indulge in these elaborate spinning classes taking place on our roads – ie. ‘cycling.’ And so I felt it pertinent to mention this deal I found at Groupon, which gets you 51% off at (what is apparently) a popular online cycling shop, called buycycle.co.za. I [...]
This week, South Africa’s trash press are devoting many of those nasty thin pages of theirs to the ongoing marriage breakdown of former-Springbok rugby darling, Joost van der Westhuizen, and his estranged wife, Afrikaans popstrel Amor Vittone. The latest diagnosis? “Sexy lady doctor” Jody Pearl! Oh dear.
Richard Levi, a former Wynberg Boys High cricketer, shattered two world records for the Proteas in New Zealand yesterday. Levi led our successful run chase in the second T20 against New Zealand in Hamilton ending on an unbeaten 117 off 51 balls, leveling the three-match series in the process.
Boxer Dereck “Del Boy!” Chisora from Zimbabwe is one cheeky laaitie. After giving Vitali Klitschko a PK during their weigh-in before Saturday’s WBC heavyweight championship fight, he also spat in Klitschko’s brother’s face. After losing said fight, Chisora then got into another bloody brawl with rival UK fighter David Haye the next morning at a press conference. Footage of all incidents after the jump.
Jacob Sutton, fashion photographer and filmmaker, has filmed snowboarder, William Hughes in the French Alps. Thing is, it’s filmed at night, and the snowboarder himself is the only source of light. The result is something else. Click ‘continue reading’ to see the film. Trust me, you want to.
A bus driver has been jailed after he used his vehicle to ram a cyclist off the road – catapulting the rider three metres through the air, and resulting in a broken leg and fractured wrist. Moments prior to the collision, the two had an argument at a roundabout, with the cyclist said to have “tugged at one of the bus’ windscreen wipers.” Checkout a video of the incident after the jump.
Here’s a little video from the people at peopleforbikes.org. If you’re a cyclist, this will make your chest warm with the delight of an extra ten kilometers on a crisp autumn morning. If you’re not a fan, then please make sure you’re sitting down, because this much shit that cyclists say in one go will induce a rage blackout. Believe me.
Dudes, you totally have to see this video, shot last year during the Billabong Pro waiting period. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red – threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water! But surfers are calling it the “biggest and gnarliest” Teahupo’o wave ever ridden.” See if you agree – after the jump.
Some you chaps will recall that we recently featured 2oceansvibe partner, Buchulife’s endorsement by a brace of top South African celebrities and sportpeople, including DJ Fresh, Jordy Smith, Roxy Louw, Jacques Kallis, to name a few. The fit makes perfect sense – Buchulife is good for you. Sports people dig being healthy. And so should [...]
Americans seem to have an insatiable appetite for high-energy, adrenalin fueled sports laced with machoism and violence. Their latest “sport” is no exception; it’s a crude mix of soccer, American football, ice hockey without the skates, a dash of WWE and police brutality.
Yesterday Sonny Bill Williams claimed the NZPBA Heavyweight Championship title in the first round! He basically made it rain fists on his opponent, Clarence Tillman III. This happened a day after Tillman III pushed and threw a punch at Williams during their ceremonial weigh-in for the media. I’m sure there is a valuable life lesson to be learned here. Watch both incidents after the jump.
Oscar Pistorius has won the 2012 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. This after he became the first amputee to win a non-disabled World Championship track medal, as a member of the South African silver medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team in South Korea. See a list of all the other winners inside.
Yesterday’s 46th Superbowl in the States, which saw the New York Giants eke out a last minute 21-17 win over the New England Patriots, also saw an unprecedented surge in activity on social messaging phenomenon, Twitter. To the tune of 10 000 tweets per minute, that is.
Douglas Mallett, 23, won a Golf GTI in the fading light of the Cape Town Tens rugby festival over the weekend. This post could also be titled: “How To Kick A Rugby Ball At A Crossbar…Like A Boss”.
145 water skiers have just set a new world record for exactly that: the most people to water ski behind one vessel. Nine fell off along the way, and won’t be counted as part of the record.
Former Springbok captain, Bob Skinstad will be in the 2oceansvibe Radio studio at 10h15 today to talk about this weekend’s Cape Town Ten’s tournament. Bob will discuss the format of the tournament, who he has his money on, and how to take a scrum punch like a man. Tune in from ANYWHERE in the world! [...]
Wallaby legend Clyde Rathbone has broken his silence about his years long battle with the depression that cost him his marriage, and almost his life. We’ve got his full awe-inspiring statement, detailing how he fought back, after the jump.