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  • 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…
  • Michael Booth Untouchable at Gatorade Clash of the Paddles

    Michael Booth Untouchable at Gatorade Clash of the Paddles Rising star Michael Booth of the Gold Coast almost pulled off a complete sweep at the 2014 Gatorade Clash of the Paddles on Hamilton Island at the weekend. With ski events held over 3km, 7km, a 25km downwind course and an Eliminator sprint race, a quality field and serious cash…

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  • Skinny Cappuccino wins 1950km endurance race

    Skinny Cappuccino wins 1950km endurance race Durban - Ultra athlete Steve Black completed his 1950km "Coastal Challenge" charity race from Cape point to Durban nineteen hours behind his surfski rival Clyde Barendse exhausted but exhilarated. Like the race winner Barendse, who paddled into the DUC beach at 6:30 on Thursday evening after snatching victory with an…
  • 2000km Extreme Race nears finale in Durban

    2000km Extreme Race nears finale in Durban Durban – Endurance athletes Steve Black and Clyde Barendse are close to completing a gruelling 2000km race from Cape Point to Durban which involved with Black running alongside the shoreline and Barendse paddling a surfski, to raise funds and awareness for cancer sufferer Lettie Heyns.
  • Who cares about Hawaii!

    Who cares about Hawaii! Molokai is home to the world surf ski championships and rightly so – it’s one of the most testing events on the International Ocean Ski calendar. But can it lay claim to being the only open water crossing in the world? The Celtic Crossing is the brainchild of event founder…

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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