The Dunlop Surfski World Cup was held in Durban, South Africa on 26 June, 2011. After a grueling paddle on flat water, the competitors were faced with surf breaking on the beach at the finish. The huge crowd on the beach watched a series of spectacular landings… here are some of them.
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.
Not quite what we came for: no wind, and massive surf at the finish! Hank McGregor was too strong for the rest of the field; Matt Bouman came second; Dawid Mocke third. Michele Eray won the women’s race; Nikki Mocke came second.
So we’ve done the pre-race warm-up paddle; we’ve tripped the finish and now the gang is chilling – and trying not to think too hard about the surf at La Mercy Beach. (Thinks: I hope the beach lives up to its name…!)
Durban – Amidst a backdrop of volatile weather forecasts and uncertainty hanging over the participation of a number of top title contenders, the Dunlop Surfski World Cup on Sunday is shrouded in intrigue and anticipation.
Durban - Durban surfski racer Matt Bouman is a man on a mission ahead of the Dunlop Surfski World Cup next Sunday, as the 34 year old Durbanite is consumed by his desire to win his hometown World Cup title and erase the disappointment of 2010.
Durban - Clint Pretorius posted an emphatic victory in the Dunlop Surf Ski World Cup Durban, ending a long streak of second places in major international races by beating a powerful field of paddlers over 32km of downwind racing drama.
Durban - Surf ski paddlers will be anxiously watching the ocean and hi-tech weather forecasting models to see if the anticipated weather front arrives on the weekend for the Dunlop Surf Ski World Cup Durban 2009.