Results by tag: MOC

Video of the week: Fat Paddlers in Mauritius

Sunday, 15 July 2012 16:31 |

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...

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 - Mocke triumphs ** Full Results **

Sunday, 01 July 2012 08:08 |

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…”

Mauritius Ocean Classic - countdown (and playing the tourist)...

Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:08 |

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

Sporty's Downwind Dash ** Results ** - Mauritius

Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:18 |

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.

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 - Sporty's Challenge

Thursday, 28 June 2012 05:14 |

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.

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 - Countdown to Paradise

Monday, 18 June 2012 08:51 |


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.

2012 Mauritius Ocean Classic - Who's coming?

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 08:17 |

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.

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012 15:59 |

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.

Island Shamaal 2011 - Dawid Mocke Dominates! ** results & pics **

Saturday, 02 July 2011 11:49 |

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.

Island Shamaal – Sporty’s Downwind Dash

Friday, 01 July 2011 07:05 |

[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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