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Friday, 23 November 2007 03:37
The NSRI Fundraiser at Seaforth Beach in Cape Town takes place this weekend. Sometimes one has to wonder whether the NSRI looks forward to these "fundraiser" events... Last year the southeaster came roaring in and about 40% of the fleet ended up "retired, hurt" and ironically many of them had to be rescued by the NSRI.
Published in Africa
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 23:22
[Editor: Here's a story just in from Sydney, Australia, that illustrates just how important it can be to carry a communications device when paddling offshore. Well done to Dale Jackson and Steve Randall for having a mobile phone that they could summon help with when they got into trouble.]
Thursday, 17 September 2009 01:34
No matter how many times I've rounded Cape Recife - and I've been going there all my life - I feel a mixture of respect and fear; if you don't it will eat you. -Richard von Wildemann
Richard 'Chopper' von Wildeman rides a biggie near Cape Recife - Dec 22, 2008
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 06:26
A respected paddler died last night of a suspected heart attack during a weekly ocean race in False Bay, despite a co-ordinated rescue effort by lifesavers and the NSRI to save him.
Sunday, 14 June 2009 08:29
ABC News, Austrlalia: Police hold grave fears for a man who has been missing since telling his mother he was going for a quick paddle on his surf kayak on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 14:23
The surf only cranks seriously at Bikini Beach a few times a year. So when the forecast came in late last week we started to dribble with excitement.
Sunday, 04 January 2009 00:18
[Editor: Paul Rosenquist took part in the recent Dubai Shamaal race. He's from Sweden and is one of a small but rapidly expanding group of Swedish surfski enthusiasts.]
After Dubai I headed home with even higher levels of enthusiasm for the sport of Surfski Paddling - the game of using superior strength to catch waves which gives one even more superior speed.
Monday, 10 November 2008 23:34
[Editor: Steve Price from Hobart, Tasmania contributed this salutory tale of a less than pleasant experience. I know of at least three paddles that have broken in the last couple of weeks - are you prepared for this?]
Sunday, 09 November 2008 00:53
[Editor: Six weeks ago, David Scheen disappeared during a paddle near his home town Peterborough in Victoria, Australia. Some of his gear, along with his smashed ski, was found the next day. Here's a follow up report from The Standard online.]
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 01:41
Editor: It's with a heavy heart that we publish this story - David Scheen from Victoria, Australia is missing after setting out on a training paddle yesterday. I met David in Hawaii earlier this year where he paddled the Molokai Challenge - he's a strong paddler, but the story looks grim. Keep him in your thoughts and let's hope for a positive outcome...
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