25 SURFERS – 1 DAY – 100K                              18TH JULY – 31ST OCTOBER
DUNGEONS, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, SOUTH AFRICA

The 2017 Rebel Session is a one-day video and photo shoot session for 20 local and
5 international invited big wave surfers at Dungeons, Cape Town. This years waiting period runs from 18th July till October 31st with the session being called on the best day forecast.

Session Categories

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Dedication

Waterman award - R50 000
In response to the local big wave surfers’ input this year, it has been decided that there needs to be recognition for consistency across the days’ surfing as opposed to just rewarding the surfer who is lucky enough to catch the stand out wave of the day.

This award is for the surfer who works hardest, throws themselves at everything, rides with skill and dominates the session.

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Inspiration

Biggest Paddle wave - R25 000
This award speaks for itself. Big wave surfing is about big waves.

The surfer with the patience and positioning to score the “wave of the day” and back this up with the skill to ride it clearly deserves recognition.

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Motivation

Rookie - R15 000
Standing in the shadows, just out of the lime light are a frothing bunch of nobodies just waiting to be named.

This award is for the little-known surfer who steps up, and stands out in the Session.

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Consequences

Worst Wipe out - R10 000
Nobody really wants this, but if you’re pushing it, you might just win it anyway!

You never know unless you go…

YOU NEVER KNOW UNLESS YOU GO ...

REBEL Sessions 2016

2016
Rebelsessions Sundowner

Rebelsessions Sundowner

A few nights ago, the core crew and winners of the 2016 Rebel Sessions gathered in Kommetjie. Mad-Mike arrived barefoot, bushy-haired and wide eyed. "What're you going to do with your...

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2016
WINNERS * Achtung Baby

WINNERS * Achtung Baby

ACHTUNG BABY. “You must suspect by now why we’ve asked you to meet with us?” I say to James Taylor. He looks at me blankly. Neil Webster is prepping a video...

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2016
Rebelsessions through the lens: 3rd Judge – Tim Bonython

Rebelsessions through the lens: 3rd Judge – Tim Bonython

  3rd Judge - Tim Bonython We are extremely proud to announce that the third judge for this years event is veteran Australian film maker, Tim Bonython. Tim first started filming surfing back...

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2016
Rebelsessions through the lens: John Farrell

Rebelsessions through the lens: John Farrell

JOHN FARRELL - "The Black Smith" The 2016 Rebel Sessions event represents the opportunity to honour SA’s big wave surfing community. Over the last 4 months we have recorded stories from many...

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2016
Rebelsessions through the lens: Tow with Andrew Marr

Rebelsessions through the lens: Tow with Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr has been riding big waves since he left school. Having spent more than a decade of winters in Hawaii, he has now settled down in Kommetjie. Andrew, who is...

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2016

Stairway to Heaven: Webisode

The sun rose like a red diamond over a watery field of dreams. Men and women from all over South Africa converged at Africa’s most infamous reef, either to ride...

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SUPPORT

RRD - Roberto Ricci Designs are proud to support the Rebel Sessions  initiative to reward and encourage cold water big wave riding in the South African winter months. Roberto Ricci says: “As much as I enjoy the Cape Town summer months, I admire the local big wave riders who go out in the winter months and surf Dungeons at its best. Paddling out there into the biggest waves is inspiring, especially for the next generation of surfers. Rebel Sessions initiative to partner with organisations such as waves4change, bringing township kids into surfing, away from the street life, gives big wave surfing an additional value that we enthusiastically support.“

 

National Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by over 1 000 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

Cape Town Big Wave Trust (CBWT) has been put in place to represent, improve safety and protect the interests of all the big wave surfers who regularly charge out at Dungeons and Sunset in Cape Town. With this in mind Rebel invited the Cape Big Wave Trust to vote on a list of 20 local and 5 international big wave surfers to participate in the 2017 Rebel Sessions one-day invite paddle Session.

 

Waves For Change provides safe spaces , caring mentors and a provision of weekly „Surf Therapy“ sessions to give vulnerable children the skills to cope with stress , regular behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life choices.

Prime Surfing  The Prime Surfing Magazine is made by surfers for surfers. Since two decades we have actively and professionally been into the world of sports media and publishing.  PRIME SURFING as specialized press media partner to Rebel Sessions will be sharing stories, news and features  in our newsletter, online as well as our print magazine for the German speaking market.

 

REBEL TV  is our longest standing youth and extreme sports TV magazine format, syndicated world-wide. Through Rebel TV and its film crew, Rebel Sessions 2017 will be broadcast to a large TV audience . Several stories from training days, surfers, the community and Dungeons will be produced for Rebel TV as well as other media platforms.