Thursday, 28 October 2010 06:05

Southern Shamaal PE to EL Solo Challenge

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.

Published in Africa
Monday, 14 September 2009 01:32

2009 Shamaal Races Lift off ** Great Video **

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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Published in Asia

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.

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Published in Africa

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...

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Published in Africa

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...)

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Published in Africa

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.

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Published in Africa

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.

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Published in Africa

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.

Southern Shamaal PE-EL Challenge

Published in Africa

Do the Aussies have any chance at all of beating the South African team in this year's Southern Shamaal 250km relay? 

Southern Shamaal

Published in Africa
Sunday, 15 November 2009 02:44

Kng of the Cape (Aus) - Race Report

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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Published in Aus/NZ

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