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Mike Golby's photo of Cape Town

Short board taking a long drop at Dungeons ... (Canon S3)

Average rating of 4.41 from 58 votes

Cape Town

Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Cape Town

Date Taken: 9th November 2007. 13827 page views since 29th August 2008.

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FDM Dec 16, 2008 Rating: 0

Dungeons a great location for tow-in surfing. Yes, there are a handful of dedicated locals who paddle into big sets, I was one of them. Not on this occasion though. The wave is just to big... notice the size of his stick, definitely strapped in. Kaapstad is lekker!

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Sunam007 Sep 6, 2008 Rating: 1

The point of the Gun is to catch Big Waves . With tow in catching isnt an issue so the boards can be much shorter

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slayer Sep 5, 2008 Rating: -1

this wave is awsome :)

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catfish Sep 5, 2008 Rating: 1

ratbag, you talk shit!

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Ratbag Sep 5, 2008 Rating: 0

That board is no longer than 6'6". Shayne Horan is riding 6'2" plugs on these size waves. With the experimentation going into new designs the days of the gun are nearly over.

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Shorey Sep 5, 2008 Rating: 1

Awesome shot of an awesome, heavy, cold wave. I`ll stick to 4ft shories thank you very much.

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insanedane07 Sep 5, 2008 Rating: 1

just curious, i know everyone is babbling about the size of the board and what not, but how would a SUP hold up in this situation...just out of curiousity!!

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surferweller Dec 1, 2009 Rating: 1

Interesting if not rather futile question. It would really depend who was on it. Laird - would probably head for the barrel, and make it look easy. You and I would probably have got into that position purely by accident and live/ or not, to regret it!

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mozza Sep 4, 2008 Rating: 0

I'm telling bru, South Africa is all about big guts, big waves and big sharks!!

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Baboon Barrels Sep 4, 2008 Rating: 2

juslyk! last time i rode one of those i woke up wet bru!

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Sep 4, 2008 Rating: 2

board must surely be 6'8-7? no way anything smaller would not spin out at such speed...MUCH RESPECT to the charger.

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slayer Sep 4, 2008 Rating: 2

no way is that board 6,2 that aint rest bay man

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Sunam007 Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Balls of Steel

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Kiwi John Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 2

Either that geezer is a dwarf or that wave is fucking massive....as are his bollocks. Hats off!

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Kiwi John Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Either that geyzer is a dwarf or that wave is fucking massive....as are his bollocks. Hats off!

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Kiwi John Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Either that geyzer is a dwarf or that wave is fucking massive....as is his bollocks.

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grandpaballs Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 5

Bloody hell! Last weekend was crazy swells! I was sitting at home drinking hot chocolate and being scared. Respek!

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Zachsurfs Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 3

sorry man but im not into that. you have big nuts falling down such a wave. rock n roll to ya!

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archie69 Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 0

Balls to the wall brah.....only in my wildest wettest dreams.

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Papa Chambo Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 0

That is f*cking madness.....

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RICHSPONGE Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 2

!!!!!!!!!

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catfish Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 2

http://www.zigzag.co.za/site/awdep.asp?depnum=27503 ....insane!

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Rito Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 2

I think that's not paddle in. His board looks really too short for that. I'm not sure but I think we can see some straps. However, that's a huge one! All my respect!!

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buttonkop Sep 3, 2008 Rating: -1

jislaaik, dis maar n knewel van n brander!! skenk asseblief so bietjie van daai meths ou broer.

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silver Sep 3, 2008 Rating: 2

methinks bergie and catfish been sharein the same meths.....

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catfish Sep 2, 2008 Rating: 2

No way thats paddle in! He got towed for sure, that board looks like 6,2 with a bat-tail. You can check the straps and the life vest. Sick wave though, that thing is going to heeave! Hope he pulls in cause thats going to open up into one giant town hall of a green room.

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silver Sep 2, 2008 Rating: 0

yup if thats a paddlein on a shortie then pass the meths bru

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bergie Sep 1, 2008 Rating: 4

I don't know man, Dungeons is known for the crazy paddle in. Either way, this guy has more balls than I do.

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AllCocknRibs Sep 1, 2008 Rating: 2

bergie - You been at the meths bra? Not that towing in to that ravening beast in any way diminishes the sheer ballas of that very composed guy. Respek ek se!

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bergie Sep 1, 2008 Rating: 0

was this a paddle in?

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catfish Sep 1, 2008 Rating: -1

mmmmm...that looks flippin rad bru! Skeem he'sgoing to pull in ekse?

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