Fish Hoek - Local paddling sensation and recently crowned 2012 Oceanpaddler World Series champion Dawid Mocke and younger brother Jasper overcame their disappointment of Saturday's single ski race when the pair charged across the line first in the double ski leg of the SA Surfski Championships on Monday 17 December.
Fish Hoek – Paddling superstar Hank McGregor overcame a world class field to successfully defend his South African S1 Surfski Championships title in the Cape Town Downwind on Sunday whilst locally based Dawid Mocke cemented his position at the top of the Oceanpaddler World Surfski Series standings.
Later today some of the top surfski paddlers in the world will line up for the 10km Nelo Summer Challenge downwind race, among them world ranked #1 Dawid Mocke, his brother Jasper (currently ranked #3), and fellow South African Sean Rice (ranked #9). Last year's winner Australian Kenny Wallace is there, his compatriots Jacob Clear and David Smith, along with a host of top sprint paddlers including 1000m K1 Olympic gold medalist Eirik Larsen (Norway).
WaveChaser Paddle Series announces the 9th annual US Surfski Championships will be contested in San Francisco Bay the weekend of August 13-14. Race organizers expect an international field of top paddlers including racers from South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States.
Durban – Hank McGregor snagged his third Dunlop Surfski World Cup title showing the rich vein of form he is in at the moment beating a very powerful field and an uncooperative flat ocean to comfortably win the 26km race and the hefty R40000 winner’s prize.