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FNB Series - Now for Bouman and Nixon!

Saturday, 21 January 2017 18:18 | Written by
Durban, South Africa - Having played runners-up in the opening two encounters of the series, Matt Bouman and Hayley Nixon shrugged off the bridesmaids tag to take their first wins respectively at the Daikin Surfski Challenge, Race Three of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series at Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on…

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Durban, South Africa

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20 January 2017

Matt Bouman takes his first win of the 2017 Series Matt Bouman takes his first win of the 2017 Series Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

McGregor and Hartley Repeat - FNB Series Race 2

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 09:00 | Written by
Durban, South Africa: Typical summer rainfall could not dampen the spirits of one of the largest fields the iconic FNB Surfski Series has seen on Friday evening, as well over 300 paddlers took on either the long course, short course or stand-up paddle boarding race with Race 1 winners Hank…

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Durban, South Africa

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13-Jan-2017

The FNB Surfski Series Race 2 starts in rainy, flat conditions in Durban, South Africa The FNB Surfski Series Race 2 starts in rainy, flat conditions in Durban, South Africa Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Hartley and McGregor take first series race in Durban

Saturday, 07 January 2017 20:13 | Written by
Durban - With hundreds of excited paddlers lining the Addington Beach for the first race of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series on Friday, the race produced a big surprise as former Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley beat off the tough ladies competition to claim a maiden win at race one while…

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Durban, South Africa

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6 January 2017

Bridgitte Hartley successfully challenged current World Surfski Series champion Hayley Nixon to take the win at the first FNB Surfski Series race in Durban. Bridgitte Hartley successfully challenged current World Surfski Series champion Hayley Nixon to take the win at the first FNB Surfski Series race in Durban. Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
Durban, South Africa – The Durban surfski fraternity will once again be treated to a spectacle when the country’s best surfski stars battle it out over the 10-leg FNB Surfski Series as world leaders and beginners alike take to the warm Indian Ocean waters from this Friday until March in one of…
Hank McGregor on his way to win the 2016 Cape Point Challenge Hank McGregor on his way to win the 2016 Cape Point Challenge

McGregor & Furby win 2-day Downwind in Durban

Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:27 | Written by
Zinkwazi Beach – With a tough overnight deficit to overturn the pair of Hank McGregor and Lee Furby paddled like men possessed as they stormed to overall victory on the second stage of the Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge from Salt Rock to Zinkwazi on Sunday.The opening stage took paddlers 42kms from…

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Durban, South Africa

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20-21 Aug 2016

Hank McGregor and Lee Furby came second on Day 1 but made up the deficit on the second day to take the overall win Hank McGregor and Lee Furby came second on Day 1 but made up the deficit on the second day to take the overall win Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

McGregor, Reyntjes win in Mauritius

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 14:30 | Written by
Le Morne Pass, Mauritius - “I saw how wide his eyes were, and thought to myself, ‘this is serious’,” said Jasper Mocke.  His brother Dawid had been hit by a “bommie”, a massive breaking wave just outside La Prairie pass at Le Morne; his leash had broken and his surfski…

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Mauritius

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2 July 2016

Hank McGregor shows his son Thorsten the way to finish a big race...! Hank McGregor shows his son Thorsten the way to finish a big race...! Credits: Pippa McGregor/JJ Fabien
Durban – South African paddling icon Hank McGregor overcame sickness, flat conditions as well as a strong local field to clinch his maiden FNB Durban Downwind win on Sunday while the in-form Nicole Russell claimed the World Surfski Series title event’s women’s crown.

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Durban, South Africa

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26 June 2016

Hank McGregor wins the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind Hank McGregor wins the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

Top Women for Durban Downwind - Weather Update

Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:40 | Written by
Durban – Defending champion Michelle Burn is excited to see how the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind women’s race unfolds this weekend as KwaZulu-Natal’s renowned quintet of female paddling talent go head to head for the World Surfski Series title race’s women’s title.

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Durban

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25/26 June, 2016

Defending Champion Michelle Burn Defending Champion Michelle Burn Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

Hank McGregor on the Durban Downwind

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:29 | Written by
Durban – The FNB Durban Downwind is one of the very few paddling titles in South Africa to have eluded Hank McGregor, something the six-time Canoe Marathon World Champion is eager to rectify when this year’s edition of the World Surfski Series title event takes place on either Saturday or…

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Durban, South Africa

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25/26 June 2016

Hank McGregor Hank McGregor Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Aussie Anderson on South African Surfski Safari

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:50 | Written by
Durban – Top Australian surfski ace Mark Anderson is sizing up this weekend’s FNB Durban Downwind surfski race, determined to make the most of the weather conditions that will define the character of the 26km challenge while at the same time enjoying the company of the local surfski community that…

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Durban, South Africa

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25/26 June 2016

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
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