Durban – Paddling sensation Hank McGregor (Team Best 4 Kayak Centre) exploited the magnificent conditions on KZN’s South Coast perfectly as he eased to victory in the Hansa 5 Beaches surfski race, his third consecutive win in this year’s Discovery Best 4 Surfski Series.

Published in Africa
Monday, 21 May 2012 10:37

McGregor and Segal crowned Kings

Durban – Hank McGregor and Kerry Segal both put in stellar efforts as they powered to victory in Sunday’s unique McCarthy Toyota King of the Bay surfski race, race three of the 2012 Discovery Best 4 Surfski Series, from Stella Canoe Club to Marine Surf Lifesaving Club.

Published in Africa
Saturday, 14 January 2012 12:17

Herman Chalupsky beats record field in Durban

Durban – The Borland Financial Services Surfski Challenge got the 2012 Varsity College Marine Surfski Series underway on Friday evening with the vastly experienced Herman Chalupsky leading the record field of over 350 surfski paddlers across the line in testing conditions.

Published in Africa

In a controversial interview, South African Dawid Mocke was named favorite for today's US Surfski Championships being held in San Francisco Bay, California.

Published in USA
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 17:40

California Dreaming (** Rambo Video **)

The perks of paddler on tour are many: meeting new people; catching up with friends from all corners of the globe... All after the same thrill of a crack downwind run, a hard dice and (my favourite) paddling in unique places.

Published in USA

[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…]

Published in Africa
Thursday, 30 June 2011 05:49

Mauritius Diary – Island Shamaal 2011

[Editor: Having come a highly creditable sixth in the Dunlop Surfski World Cup in Durban, South Africa, Barry Lewin is in Mauritius for the 2011 Island Shamaal.  He’s not finding it tough on the island…]

Published in Africa

[Editor: The Mouth to Mouth is one of South Africa's classic surfski races - and the paddlers usually experience downwind paddling at its absolute best...  However, this year Mother Nature didn't cooperate...  Nigel Stevens tells the story]

Published in Africa

My heart sank a few days ago when I saw the forecast...  and sure enough, for the first time in six years, the opening race in the Discovery Sunglass Hut series was held on a flat sea, with barely a whisper of wind to help the paddlers.  

Published in Africa

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