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If you're ever on the water in Sydney Australia, and you see a large red blob thrashing its way towards you on a surfski, odds are that it's the famous (or is it infamous?) Fat Paddler... It was my privilege to meet the Fat Paddler a few weeks ago - thrashing its way across the crystal clear blue waters of Mauritius and this week's video is the story of how FP and his PO (Propaganda Officer) found themselves about to be crushed by the notorious monster waves of Le Morne...

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Whoa, Mocke’s on a tiger line,” yelled race director Anton Erasmus as he watched Dawid Mocke come in through the Le Morne pass. “If he doesn’t catch this one, he’s going to get taken out…”

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The day before race-day... time to relax and hit the tourist trail.  One friendly (speedy) Mauritian taxi driver later and...

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As I watched the white-haired paddler surf away, paddles down for the nth time I grimaced.  I consider myself to be a pretty competent downwind paddler – but he was putting half the effort in that I was and I just couldn’t catch him.

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Island Paradise!”  Sure it’s a cliché, but in paddling terms, you can’t get away from it – good food, good company, great paddling, awesome organisation.  It really is paradise.

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Dominic and his watermen (headed by Wesley at Tamassa and Rudi at Le Morne), Albert and his Lux Islanders (headed by “I will do it” Jerome) are ready for the invasion. Trailers are greased, skis are ready and the beers are in the fridge.

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Four weeks to go to one of the premier events on the Oceanpaddler World Series calendar… the 4th Mauritius Ocean Classic.  And an awesome line-up of the world's top surfski paddlers will be there.

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Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:59

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012

A week of great paddling awaits those going to the fourth edition of the Mauritius Ocean Classic.  Starting on Sunday, 24 June 2012 with ski issue and then into training sessions with Dawid Mocke and Barry Lewin.  Everyday there will be scheduled downwind paddles, allowing all to get familiar with the conditions and ready for the races.

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To the relief of the paddlers, a 10-15kt breeze kicked up some small whitehorses and 1-1.5m swell to provide some downwind conditions for the third Island Shamaal Mauritius Ocean Classic.

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[Editor: The warm-up race for the Island Shamaal Mauritius Ocean Classic was held yesterday in almost calm conditions.  There were a few swimmers in the channels through the reef but no great trauma…]

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