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On Saturday 15th of November a downwind ocean race was held in East London, South Africa.  One of the paddlers, Mark Feather, was lost at sea during the event and was later found deceased 40 km past the finish on Monday morning.

Missing Paddler Update

Monday, 17 November 2014 06:56 | Written by
East London – The Dischem Automall Pete Marlin Surfski Race was rocked by the disappearance of one of the paddlers during the race on Saturday but with the help of the local community a huge search party was deployed in an attempt to locate Mark Feather who remains lost.  However the search…
Mark Feather Mark Feather

Missing Paddler in East London, South Africa

Sunday, 16 November 2014 09:58 | Written by
Our sport is risky.  Ideal conditions for us involve big waves and strong winds.  And sometimes accidents happen.  Yesterday, the Pete Marlin world series surfski race was held in East London, South Africa, and shit happened.
NSRI file photo NSRI file photo

CAINE ECKSTEIN: Pull Up or Go Home

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:09 | Written by
The first guard directed me to another guard across the lobby who sent me downstairs to the main dressing room but, wait, the walkie-talkie wielding guard said that Caine Eckstein was in the upstairs Green Room, just past the spacious kitchen set where co-anchor Matt Lauer, his nose freshly powdered,…
"Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember" -- Seneca, advisor to Emperor Nero, as seen on Caine Eckstein's Face book page, Monday Oct. 6 "Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember" -- Seneca, advisor to Emperor Nero, as seen on Caine Eckstein's Face book page, Monday Oct. 6

Skinny Cappuccino wins 1950km endurance race

Friday, 20 June 2014 17:48 | Written by
Durban - Ultra athlete Steve Black completed his 1950km "Coastal Challenge" charity race from Cape point to Durban nineteen hours behind his surfski rival Clyde Barendse exhausted but exhilarated. Like the race winner Barendse, who paddled into the DUC beach at 6:30 on Thursday evening after snatching victory with an…
Clyde Barendse (second from left) celebrates winning the month-long 1950km Coastal Challenge against runner Steve Black with his supporters (from left) Nikki Heyns, second Tom Bodley and Zoog Heyns Clyde Barendse (second from left) celebrates winning the month-long 1950km Coastal Challenge against runner Steve Black with his supporters (from left) Nikki Heyns, second Tom Bodley and Zoog Heyns Credits: Dave MacLeod

2000km Extreme Race nears finale in Durban

Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:38 | Written by
Durban – Endurance athletes Steve Black and Clyde Barendse are close to completing a gruelling 2000km race from Cape Point to Durban which involved with Black running alongside the shoreline and Barendse paddling a surfski, to raise funds and awareness for cancer sufferer Lettie Heyns.

Who cares about Hawaii!

Saturday, 17 May 2014 18:41 | Written by
Molokai is home to the world surf ski championships and rightly so – it’s one of the most testing events on the International Ocean Ski calendar. But can it lay claim to being the only open water crossing in the world? The Celtic Crossing is the brainchild of event founder…
Scilly Isles Scilly Isles

Mike Snell - RIP

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:21 | Written by
  To my right sat one of the most decorated paddlers in history, to my left, a Molokai, Coast-to-Coast and Ironman veteran. While this was not unfamiliar company, the venue was anything but familiar. Instead of our normal backdrop of stunning oceanscapes, beaches and natural beauty, we sat surrounded by…
Mike Snell in action Mike Snell in action Credits: Alex Francois

Is it Art or is it a Surfski? The Wooden Flash

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 17:26 | Written by
A few days ago, Hein van Rooyan, CEO of Carbonology Sport sent me a photograph of a stunning wooden surfski.  “Ok,” I thought, “Looks cool.  Bound to be heavy though.  How much does it weigh?”  “11.5kg!  It’s a proper racing Carbonology Flash!” 
The bamboo veneered Carbonology Sport Flash The bamboo veneered Carbonology Sport Flash

Product Launch: Carbonology-Sport Cruze

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:38 | Written by
Carbonology Sport launches a new surfski into the beginner market today: the Carbonology Cruze.  The Cruze is aimed at the same market segment as the Think Eze, the Fenn Bluefin and other ultra stable skis.
Carbonology Cruze Carbonology Cruze
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