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Safety Notes – Two Failures of Safety Gear

Friday, 13 October 2017 09:50 | Written by
“We have multiple reports of a surfski washing ashore without the paddler,” said NSRI Simon’s Town Station Commander Darren Zimmerman. “We’re activating.  Can you please try to find out who it might be?”
The rescued surfski is unloaded from NSRI Station 10's Spirit of Safmarine. The rescued surfski is unloaded from NSRI Station 10's Spirit of Safmarine.

Revo Foil - Disrupting the Surfski World...

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:12 | Written by
“Think outside the box?” laughs Revo Kayaks CEO Greg de Beyer…  “What box?  For us there is no box!”  The brief interview I’d read on surfskinews.com (not to mention the plethora of comments on Facebook, not all of them positive) left me with lots of questions… 
The prototype Revo Foil - based on an F-One SUP foil. The prototype Revo Foil - based on an F-One SUP foil.

McGregor and Nixon take FNB race in Durban

Friday, 17 February 2017 14:31 | Written by
Durban - Another dose of crystal clear, flat conditions greeted paddlers on an unusual Tuesday evening for the Lettie Paddle Surfski Challenge, Race 7 of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series which saw another polished performance from Hank McGregor to take his sixth win of the series and the overall series…

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Durban, South Africa

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14 Feb 2017

Hank McGregor wrapped up the series with his win on 14 Feb. Hank McGregor wrapped up the series with his win on 14 Feb. Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Hartley and McGregor Dominate - again!

Sunday, 12 February 2017 09:18 | Written by
Durban - Hundreds of paddlers turned out on Addington Beach once again at the Borland Surfski Challenge, presented by Marriot. Race 6 of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series with all the participants revelling in the fine conditions and warm surf that the event has become known for.

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Durban, South Africa

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10-Feb-2017

Despite collision and capsize, Hank McGregor stormed back to win the 6th race of the FNB Surfski Series Despite collision and capsize, Hank McGregor stormed back to win the 6th race of the FNB Surfski Series Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

Nixon takes FNB Series Race, McGregor Dominates

Sunday, 05 February 2017 10:13 | Written by
Durban - Multiple marathon world champion Hank McGregor underscored his ocean racing class by claiming his fourth back-to-back win in the FNB Surfski Series, while Hayley Nixon, recently crowned women's World Surfski Series champion, powered home to take the ladies spoils.

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Durban, South Africa

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3 Feb 2017

Hayley Nixon scored her first win in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban, South Africa. Hayley Nixon scored her first win in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban, South Africa. Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

McGregor's Back - and so is Burn

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:06 | Written by
Durban - A northerly wind on Friday night brought with it contrasting conditions to the FNB Surfski Series' previous three races, however it was a welcome change for many as Michelle Burn took advantage of the bigger conditions to open up her account at the Thule Surfski Challenge.
Michelle Burn - back to form? Michelle Burn - back to form? Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

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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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
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