Monday, 10 January 2011 06:00

2010 Dubai Shamaal Video

Here's a great video of the 2010 Dubai Shamaal, created by the Three Monkeys crew.  Australian Ben Allen won the race, after an epic battle with South African Dawid Mocke on a hot, flat sea.

Published in Asia
Friday, 03 December 2010 19:52

Dubai Shamaal - Guts and Glory ** Results **

Aussie Ben Allen won the 2010 Dubai Shamaal in an extraordinary display of skill and strength today.  South African Dawid Mocke kept coming back, but in the end couldn’t answer Allen’s final push to the finish.

Published in Asia
Thursday, 02 December 2010 19:35

Dubai Shamaal – the Night before the Storm

I’ll be on the lead escort boat tomorrow with the other media crews, watching what is shaping up to be the most competitive surfski race ever.  Race commentary will start on www.surfski.info from 14h00 Dubai Time.

Published in Asia

Everyone knows about the massive Dubai malls where you can find everything from the latest fashion brands to the largest indoor snow skiing slope in the world…  If it’s retail therapy you’re after – well, it’s easy to indulge.

But what if you want to find “Old Dubai”?  Well, you can get a taste of it by spending the day on and around the Dubai Creek – and the Dubai museum, housed in one of the oldest buildings in Dubai is a good start.

Published in Asia

The wind is predicted to be light to moderate and northerly on Friday when 155 paddlers from 24 countries start the 2010 Dubai Shamaal.  The race looks likely to be one of the most competitive ever, dominated by the best of South African and Australian surfski paddling.

Published in Asia
Friday, 19 November 2010 06:19

Shamaal Gold? Simon de Speville

When Simon de Speville came 14th in this year’s Island Shamaal in Mauritius, the race sponsors sat up and took notice.  Not only is Simon the top Mauritian paddler – but he’s only 17 years old.

Published in Latest Surfski News

On 3 December, 2010, the world’s elite paddlers will meet once more to take part in the fifth edition of the richest, most competitive surfski race on the planet – the Dubai Shamaal.

Published in Asia
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 06:43

Shamaal Races: Mauritius, Dubai, SA

Shamaal (noun):  1. Desert Storm 2. The biggest surfski race in history 3. Growing international surfski racing series (3 races in 2010)

Published in Africa

With four kilometers to go, it was down to three: Dawid Mocke and Matt Bouman, side-by-side in the little runners, with defending champion Tim Jacobs chasing 50 to 80 meters behind. First prize was $10,000, serious coin in a sport where all but a few of the world’s best ski paddlers must be otherwise employed.

Tim Jacobs and Dawid Mocke (Pic: Wouter Kingma)rum

Tim Jacobs and Dawid Mocke (Pic: Wouter Kingma)

Published in Asia
Thursday, 03 December 2009 13:43

Dubai Shamaal 2009 – the story in pictures

Here’s the story of this astonishing race in pictures. Video will be posted as soon as we have it.

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