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Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:31
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...
Published in Latest Surfski News
Sunday, 01 July 2012 06:08
“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…”
Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:08
The day before race-day... time to relax and hit the tourist trail. One friendly (speedy) Mauritian taxi driver later and...
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:18
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.
Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:14
“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.
Monday, 18 June 2012 06:51
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.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:17
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.
Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:59
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.
Saturday, 02 July 2011 09:49
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.