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  • CAINE ECKSTEIN: Pull Up or Go Home

    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,…
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  • "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

    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…
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  • 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
  • Who cares about Hawaii!

    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…
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  • Scilly Isles
    Scilly Isles
  • Mike Snell - RIP

      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…
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  • Mike Snell in action
    Mike Snell in action Credits: Alex Francois
  • Is it Art or is it a Surfski? The Wooden Flash

    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!” 
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  • The bamboo veneered Carbonology Sport Flash
    The bamboo veneered Carbonology Sport Flash
  • Video of the Week: Downwind Dash thru big surf

    A Cape Town summer institution is the Downwind Dash on Wednesday evenings - around 10km from Milnerton to Big Bay, Blouberg...  When the Atlantic swell is running big, it can be "interesting" both to launch and to survive at Big Bay!
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