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  • Super Competitive Field for Canadian Surfski Champs

    Super Competitive Field for Canadian Surfski Champs On 23 August, 2014, the inaugural Canadian Surfski Champs was held in coastal British Columbia, one week after the US Surfski Champs in San Francisco, attracting the top 8 finishers as well as Hank McGregor, who flew out from South Africa for the event.
  • Mockes Rule at SA Double Ski Champs

    Mockes Rule at SA Double Ski Champs Durban - Fish Hoek's renowned Mocké clan capped off a sublime family weekend's effort in KwaZulu-Natal by winning three of the four SA S2 Surfski Championship titles up for grabs at Sunday's second day of the inaugural FNB Mazars Durban Downwind surfski race.
  • Dramatic wins for Mocke and Russell at SA Champs

    Dramatic wins for Mocke and Russell at SA Champs Durban - The conditions may have been tame for much of the 26km opening day of the FNB Mazars Durban Downwind surfski race but the racing was action-packed and laden with drama as Jasper Mocké and Nicole Russell clinched their maiden men’s and women's South African Single (S1) Surfski Championship…

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  • Missing Paddler Update

    Missing Paddler Update East London – The Dischem Automall Pete Marlin Surfski Race was rocked by the disappearance of one of the paddlers during the race on Saturday but with the help of the local community a huge search party was deployed in an attempt to locate Mark Feather who remains lost.  However the search…
  • Missing Paddler in East London, South Africa

    Missing Paddler in East London, South Africa Our sport is risky.  Ideal conditions for us involve big waves and strong winds.  And sometimes accidents happen.  Yesterday, the Pete Marlin world series surfski race was held in East London, South Africa, and shit happened.
  • CAINE ECKSTEIN: Pull Up or Go Home

    CAINE ECKSTEIN: Pull Up or Go Home The first guard directed me to another guard across the lobby who sent me downstairs to the main dressing room but, wait, the walkie-talkie wielding guard said that Caine Eckstein was in the upstairs Green Room, just past the spacious kitchen set where co-anchor Matt Lauer, his nose freshly powdered,…

Latest Product Reviews

  • Surfski.info Book Review: SURFSKI with the Pros

    Surfski.info Book Review: SURFSKI with the Pros Transcribe the accumulated wisdom of two of the best surfski paddlers in the world, add some truly stunning photographs, and in case that’s not enough, make things even more clear with beautifully executed diagrams.  That’s SURFSKI with the Pros in a nutshell.
  • Review: SpeedStroke Gym Ergometer

    Review: SpeedStroke Gym Ergometer A year ago, Kayakpro released an updated version of their Speedstroke kayak ergometer.   In an effort to be on the leading edge of the indoor paddling world, I made the switch from their older model, the Speedstroke which was introduced in 2001, to their newer model, the GYM, one year…
  • Surfski.info Review: EOS 660

    Surfski.info Review: EOS 660 Fast – but not for the faint hearted...  We’ve been paddling the EOS 660 from Kayak Centre. Here’s the Surfski.info review.

Latest Tips & Tricks

  • How to: remount your ski (side-saddle method!)

    How to: remount your ski (side-saddle method!) Alex Matthews is a Sea Kayak instructor from British Columbia.  Bob Putnam lent him a Think Eze surfski for the winter (eeek - that's cold!).  Bob said that Alex "had been resistant, almost anti-surfski."  Clearly though, sea kayakers are a tough breed and Alex is now hooked on surfski and…
  • When things go wrong...

    When things go wrong... Chasing 3m breaking waves in 35kt gusts is the best fun you can have outside of tangled sheets – but gear failure can be a much bigger issue.  You have to be mentally and physically prepared for things to go wrong…
  • Rotator Cuff Rehab

    Rotator Cuff Rehab [Editor: I’m currently battling with a low-level chronic inflamed rotator cuff. This kind of injury is endemic in our sport and whitewater professional Kim Russell wrote this article on rotator cuff rehab.  She kindly allowed us to republish the piece…]

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