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Friday, 29 October 2010 06:42

Tommy Karls wins the Caribbean Sufski Tour

Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe saw the finish of the final leg of the 2010 Caribbean surfski Tour on Sunday 24 October. Tommy Karls (Sweden) powered away from Nuno Santos to win the final race and the Tour.

Published in Caribbean
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:57

Caribbean Surfski Tour 2010

The Caribbean Surfski Tour will be a much smaller, more humble event than we had hoped for this year.  Unfortunately the fund raising abilities of the organisers were not up to the new challenges of finding cash during these perceived hard economic times and the cash prizes we had hoped to offer never materialised.

Published in Caribbean
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 19:04

2010 Caribbean Surfski Tour

Following rave reviews of the 2009 tour, the series is back, bigger and better than ever...  A new race in Antigua joins the established events in St. Maarten and Guadeloupe.

Published in Pacific
The Soualiga Challenge proved to be exactly that this year. At the finish line, winner Dawid Mocke said that was the hardest race he had ever done. Instead of the light easterly winds predicted, the weather dished up an early taste of the well known "Christmas Winds", 15 to 20 kts from the Northeast. This meant that instead of the expected downwind conditions, the paddlers were faced with strong gusts and 1.5m breaking seas from the side. Not and easy way to travel 25km across open water.
Published in Caribbean
Friday, 02 October 2009 01:02

Caribbean Mini Tour Update

Time flies and the Caribbean Mini Tour is 2/3 over.  Dawid Mocke has shown he means business in no uncertain terms, with two solid wins behind him. 

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Published in Caribbean
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 01:06

Caribbean Surfski Tour

US surfski Champs and Chicago Shoreline Marathon are over so that means it must be only a month left until the Caribbean Mini Tour starts. Entries have been coming in fast ahead of the mid September cut off date.

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Published in Caribbean

The 2009 Blue Waters and Monster Energy Trinidad North Coast Challenge was full of excitement. The surfski race was the first race in the 2009 Caribbean Ocean Racing Series.

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Published in Caribbean
Sunday, 01 February 2009 13:04

Caribbean Mini Tour 2009

What could be better than sandy tropical beaches, warm Caribbean Sea, friendly smiles and Dollar beers?  Answer ... all that plus surfski racing.  This year the Caribbean mini tour brings you not just two, but three top-notch races in an action-packed week.  Slotted in at the end of September / beginning of October, the Mini Tour is in its third year now and is becoming more than just a race.

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Published in Caribbean
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 14:08

Video - Caribbean Tour

Franck Fifils sent us some links to videos made of the Soualiga Challenge and the Defis Kayak... check them out.

 

Defis Kayak 2008
Idyllic Desirade Island - the start of the Defis Kayak

 

Published in Caribbean

The Caribbean island of Guadeloupe had had a week of superb paddling conditions - great wind, great waves.  The day of the Defis Kayak race dawned however to... zero wind and zero waves.  "It was like paddling in an oven," said Franck Fifils.

 

Defis Kayak 08
Idyllic Desirade Island... Defis Kayak 2008

 

Published in Caribbean
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