Thursday, 28 October 2010 06:05
Dec 9, 2010 will see the start of one of the World’s longest running Ocean Paddling races. The Port Elizabeth to East London Solo Challenge holds iconic status among South African paddlers as an ultra distance event where simply finishing is a victory.
Monday, 14 September 2009 01:32
December 2 is National Day in the United Arab Emirates - and that means Dubai Shamaal time: the richest, most hotly competed surfski race in the calendar is back! Three days later the Southern Shamaal kicks off, this year a 3-man team event.
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Monday, 30 November 2009 22:55
The 2009 Southern Shamaal Team Relay event is now four days away and the wind is looking like serious downwind conditions for at least 3 of the four days.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:29
7 Nov 2009. Nahoon Beach, East London, South Africa, 07h00: Race briefing - no wind and Nahoon Reef working at 6ft. Is this a surfing compo or a downwind ski race? Well, we decide to wait and start the race at 10h00. The route is Nahoon 30km to Kidds Beach. Might see a light Southerly and some smaller surf...
Thursday, 05 November 2009 11:03
The South African Trials for the four-day Southern Shamaal take place on Saturday in East London in conjunction with the Pete Marlin Surfski Race on Saturday 7th November. (Click here for more info...)
Monday, 19 October 2009 00:53
The Southern Shamaal relay event from PE to EL is to be held from the 5th December to the 8th December 2009 and will be an international competition and is being billed as the World Relay Championships. A team will comprise of 3 paddlers, one single and one double. The double will hand over to the single and vice versa at the designated change over points. Paddlers may change partners after each day to suit weather or surf conditions.
Monday, 10 November 2008 23:45
On Saturday the 8th November about 55 paddlers from East London and Port Elizabeth gathered to race the inaugural Pete Marlin Memorial Race. Pete was a popular ski paddler and lifesaver from East London BCC, who died tragically in a canoeing accident. The race is held every year in his memory.
Tuesday, 04 November 2008 06:33
Seems the Aussie paddlers are really taking up the challenge thrown down by the South African team for the Southern Shamaal PE2EL race. Team Multiplex Western Australia are the second Aussie Team to announce their entry into the prestigious 250km team ultra marathon to be held in South African from 6 to 9 December 2008.
Monday, 06 October 2008 04:01
Do the Aussies have any chance at all of beating the South African team in this year's Southern Shamaal 250km relay?
Sunday, 15 November 2009 02:44
After much debate and pipe smoking the weather gave a clean forecast North West at 10 to 13 knots.....turning the race around proved to be a good decision by the Indian Ocean Paddlers Chiefs!!
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