Monday, 10 January 2011 06:00
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.
Friday, 03 December 2010 19:52
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.
Thursday, 02 December 2010 19:35
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.
Thursday, 02 December 2010 03:32
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.
Monday, 29 November 2010 20:12
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.
Friday, 19 November 2010 06:19
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
Monday, 08 November 2010 16:38
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.
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 06:43
Shamaal (noun): 1. Desert Storm 2. The biggest surfski race in history 3. Growing international surfski racing series (3 races in 2010)
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Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:26
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)
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