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San Francisco, California 22 August 2009: "The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco" - attributed (incorrectly!) to Mark Twain.

US Surfski Champs 09

Pic: Roger Dunn

Published in USA
Saturday, 22 August 2009 09:10

US Surfski Champs - Race day...

The forecast looks good, the paddlers are fuelling up...  And we'll open live commentary on surfski.info in about 5 hours time at 12h00 Pacific Time.



Published in USA
Friday, 21 August 2009 15:38

San Francisco – Wild Currents...!

Yesterday afternoon I paddled on the course of the US Surfski Champs from the start at Fort Baker, out as far as Pt. Diablo and back to the race finish at Berkeley Marina.  We hit the wildest currents I've ever seen.


Published in USA

This entry list for this year's US Surfski Champs has grown dramatically over previous years - 100 entries so far with another 30 late entries expected...


Published in USA

I'm totally blown away by San Francisco... In the first 36 hours I had done two 20km downwind paddles, I'd played in the currents under the Golden Gate bridge - and man, the hospitality of these people has to be experienced to be believed...


Published in USA
Monday, 10 August 2009 06:30

US Surfski Champs 2009 - 2 weeks to go

Kenny Howell of San Francisco gives the low down on the biggest surfski race of the year in the USA, scheduled for August 23-23 in San Francisco, California.


Published in USA

The U.S. Surfski Championships are set for August 22 & 23. This year's venue includes a new course that will be 80% downwind. This newly designed course will take paddlers out the Golden Gate and around the infamous Point Bonita Buoy where the course then turns downwind for a 13 mile run to Berkeley. The run from Point Bonita to Berkeley is one of the best downwinds in Northern California.


Published in USA
Sunday, 21 September 2008 05:51

US Champs Results & Photos ** video **

Speculation was rife before the race – what tactics would the top paddlers employ in the tricky currents of San Francisco Bay? South Africans Hank McGregor and Dawid Mocke, the race favorites, both have a reputation for charging off the start line.

Nikki Mocke US Women's Champion 2008
US Surfski Championships women's champion Nikki Mocke (Pic: Robin Graham)

Published in USA
Sunday, 21 September 2008 04:56

US Champs - Live Coverage Transcript

20 Sep 2008 San Francisco: "It was a tight tactical race, right from the beginning," said an exhausted Dawid Mocke. He'd just finished the 2008 edition of the US Surfski Championships... coming second to a rampant Hank McGregor.

Hank McGregore, US Champs 2008
Hank McGregor on his way to win the 2008 US Champs (Pic: Judy Barker)

Published in USA
Saturday, 20 September 2008 11:52

US Champs – Pre-Race ** Updated **

Our contact Judy Barker is down at the start area right now - and she's sending us pics & video clips from her mobile phone.  Over the next hour or so we'll be collecting and editing them.  Then we'll upload them to blip.tv and you'll be able to watch them - near real time.  Cool, hey?

US Champs 2008
The Golden Gate bridge this morning

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