Fish Hoek – Paddling superstar Hank McGregor overcame a world class field to successfully defend his South African S1 Surfski Championships title in the Cape Town Downwind on Sunday whilst locally based Dawid Mocke cemented his position at the top of the Oceanpaddler World Surfski Series standings.
Two more races down - the Nelo Summer Challenge and the Maar'amu Surfski Race in Tahiti... Jasper Mocke beat his brother to take the Nelo race and to move into second position on the Oceanpaddler World Rankings.
26 July was show-down day. I knew all along Jasper was the main man to mark. I’ve trained and raced against him more than enough times to know he is a fantastic paddler and I should come more than prepared and be ready to hurt when lining up next to him at any race.
As they raced under the Golden Gate Bridge, Dawid Mocke and Simon van Gysen were neck and neck, charging towards the Fenn Hotspot and its $1,000 reward. The last time they’d raced, in Spain, van Gysen had pulled away and won.