ICF Ocean Racing World Cup Interview Clips

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:48 |

A feature of this year's ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong was the radically improved live coverage - the streaming video feed combined with TracTrac live tracking kept a worldwide audience enthralled.  Canoe Planet posted a bunch of great post-race interviews on their Facebook page, which give fascinating insights from the athletes' point of view...  

Cory Hill Wins Second ICF Ocean Racing World Champs

Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:56 |

A grinding upwind into steep chop; a side-on, 2m diagonally-side-on swell that needed huge power to catch, and some smooth, clean runs to the finish… 

After the disappointing weather for the women’s championship on Saturday, the NE monsoon delivered – in spades – on Sunday, 19 Nov for the men’s event of the third ICF Ocean Racing World Championships. 

Hayley Nixon wins 2017 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong

Saturday, 18 November 2017 10:24 |

After a week of monsoon winds and rough seas, race day arrived with the worst possible conditions for the 3rd ICF Ocean Racing World Championships – windless, flat and muggy… Capricious Mother Nature!  But in racing, you work with what you get, and at least the flat seas offered some reassurance to the less experienced among the competitors.

ICF Ocean Racing World Champs: What you need to know

Friday, 17 November 2017 15:17 |

Here are some basic facts that’ll help you to visualise what’s going down on Saturday and Sunday in Hong Kong, when the women’s and men’s ICF Ocean Racing World Championships take place.

Safety Notes – Two Failures of Safety Gear

Friday, 13 October 2017 09:50 |

“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?”

Revo Foil - Disrupting the Surfski World...

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:12 |

“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… 

Where can I rent a surfski?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:12 |

A frequent question on the surfski.info forum is:  "I'm going on holiday to x country, where can I hire a surfski?!"  Jonas Hollander from Sweden had a brilliant idea a few days ago...  Create a google map with the locations of every place you can buy, hire or borrow a surfski - around the world.  At the time of writing, the map has over 90 locations and the number is growing every day.  

Molokai! Registrations open for the 2017 Event

Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:02 |

If you've never done the Molokai Challenge...  C'mon, you've got to get your backside over to Hawaii - it's still the holy grail of Surfski paddling.  AND this year, the following weekend sees US$50K on offer at the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout...  Here are the details - Register now for the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge 2017!

Hartley and McGregor Dominate - again!

Sunday, 12 February 2017 09:18 |

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.

FNB Series - Now for Bouman and Nixon!

Saturday, 21 January 2017 18:18 |

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 Friday evening.

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