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Monday, 30 January 2006 20:55

High-adrenalin Paddling...

(by Wayne Borchardt)

After weeks of trying to coordinate a downwind paddle, Rob and I eventually manage to align our plans. Miller’s Point to Fishhoek for a classic downwind paddle is on the cards for 1pm.  

 

Published in Latest Surfski News
Thursday, 07 February 2008 14:36

Garmin Millers Run Challenge Record Smashed

"37.56... pardon!"  That cryptic text message, arriving on my mobile phone at 14h45 this afternoon told me all I needed to know.  Dawid Mocke had smashed the Garmin Millers Run Challenge record into a cocked hat. 

Dawid Mocke Surfski Millers Run Roman Rock
Dawid Mocke passes Roman Rock lighthouse on a recent Millers Run (Pic: Justin Vellacott, Actionography)

Published in Africa
Thursday, 07 February 2008 13:22

Cape Downwind Dash Records Tumble

(Editor: Don't even think about trying this unless you're very experienced in extreme conditions...) 

Three downwind records were broken in the last 24 hours as a gale-force southeaster blasted Cape Town. 

The Milnerton to Blouberg downwind route is well beloved here in Cape Town and has been paddled for 25 years or more.  The paddle was formalized 11 or 12 years ago and became known as the Downwind Dash - and Richard Kohler has been running it since 2000.

Downwind Dash - route
Cape Town's Downwind Dash Route

Published in Africa

ImageCape Town, South Africa. The Cape 2006/2007 summer season saw the inaugural “Garmin Millers Run Challenge” being run by surfski.info, with sponsorship from Avnec Trading, the South African agents for Garmin.

The rules are simple – to claim a record for the notorious Millers Run, all you have to do is send your GPS data for verification to Surfski.info.


Published in Africa
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 05:05

Garmin Millers Run Challenge Relaunch

ImageSummer in Cape Town means long days and a guaranteed South-Easterly wind. Surfski.info is proud to announce the re-launch of the Garmin Millers Run Challenge…

 

Avnic Trading cc, South African distributors for Garmin, have entered into a sponsorship agreement that will see them provide prizes in the form of Garmin GPS units for a unique Surfski event: the Garmin Millers Run Challenge.

 

Published in Africa
Thursday, 04 May 2006 14:38

Garmin Millers Run Challenge

ImageSurfski.info is proud to announce the launch of the Garmin Millers Run Challenge…

 

Avnic Trading cc, South African distributors for Garmin, have entered into a sponsorship agreement that will see them provide prizes in the form of Garmin GPS units for a unique Surfski event: the Garmin Millers Run Challenge.

 

The way it works is this: anyone wishing to challenge the record for the downwind run between Bakoven Rock (off Millers Point) and Fish Hoek here in Cape Town will be required to record the run on a Garmin Forerunner GPS and to submit the unit for verification by the competition judges, Alain Jaques and Rob Mousley of Surfski.info.

Published in Africa
Tuesday, 12 February 2008 06:37

The Crossing: 46km Downwind in Cape Town

False Bay, Cape Town: February 8, 2008.

[Editor: Murray Williams sent us this account of a classic downwind run across False Bay here in Cape Town...]

False Bay Surf Ski Crossing
The squad at Pringle Bay - 7am (Pic: Dawid Mocke)

Published in Latest Surfski News

Gale Force?  Interest has been expressed in some quarters as to just how strong the wind was last Wednesday when the Downwind Dash records were beaten.  Jean Tresfon, sent us the story of what happened at his factory - which is located near to Milnerton and probably experienced the same wind conditions.

Gale force winds at Milnerton
Gale force winds at Milnerton, Wed 6th Feb 2008 (Pic: Brett Dorman)

Published in Latest Surfski News
Sunday, 11 March 2007 05:32

Millers Run Fun: "Dawid and Goliath"

ImageWhile it's impossible to say who's the best surf ski paddler in the world, it's fair to say that the short list would include Oscar Chalupsky and Dawid Mocke. 
Published in Latest Surfski News
Thursday, 01 February 2007 12:45

Millers Run: Youngest Paddler?

Image The "Millers Run", a downwind route between Millers Point and Fish Hoek in Cape Town can be pretty daunting when the southeaster is up and False Bay is full of breaking waves.

But Duncan Buchanan, a 14 year old visitor from Auckland, New Zealand, was keen to give it a go.

Published in Latest Surfski News
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