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  • Mocke Claims Auckland's 2014 King Of The Harbour

    Mocke Claims Auckland's 2014 King Of The Harbour Oily flat, steamy, hot conditions greeted the 95 competitors, lining up pensively off Birkenhead Wharf, Auckland. The tide would be turning nose-on shortly, and the 1 knot south westerly breezes would make it feel like we were paddling in a vaccum. The 24km stretch to Waiheke Island's Matiatia Bay was going to be…
  • The King Of The Harbour and 2014 NZ Season Roundup

    The King Of The Harbour and 2014 NZ Season Roundup The – 2014 New Zealand surfski scene is building up to a hightened level of activity, with solid races every few weeks currently, as we head into the countries premier event, the 2014 King Of The Harbour, sponsored by Vaikobi Paddlewear. This event doubles as Canoe Racing New Zealand's national…
  • Hank McGregor and Michelle Burn Win Again in Durban

    Hank McGregor and Michelle Burn Win Again in Durban Durban – No surf and magnificently flat seas saw Friday evening’s Thule Surfski Challenge, race four of the 2014 Varsity College Marine Surfski Series, turn into a raw, unforgiving 8km sprint which played right into the hands of the remarkably fit Hank McGregor and Michelle Burn as the respective men’s and women’s…

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  • Is it Art or is it a Surfski? The Wooden Flash

    Is it Art or is it a Surfski?  The Wooden Flash A few days ago, Hein van Rooyan, CEO of Carbonology Sport sent me a photograph of a stunning wooden surfski.  “Ok,” I thought, “Looks cool.  Bound to be heavy though.  How much does it weigh?”  “11.5kg!  It’s a proper racing Carbonology Flash!” 
  • Product Launch: Carbonology-Sport Cruze

    Product Launch: Carbonology-Sport Cruze Carbonology Sport launches a new surfski into the beginner market today: the Carbonology Cruze.  The Cruze is aimed at the same market segment as the Think Eze, the Fenn Bluefin and other ultra stable skis.
  • Video of the Week: Downwind Dash thru big surf

    Video of the Week: Downwind Dash thru big surf A Cape Town summer institution is the Downwind Dash on Wednesday evenings - around 10km from Milnerton to Big Bay, Blouberg...  When the Atlantic swell is running big, it can be "interesting" both to launch and to survive at Big Bay!

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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