The Perth Doctor: Paging Doctor Grinder, Doctor T.J. Grinder

Sunday, 29 January 2012 08:17 |

The 2009 Doctor -- a 27-km downwind run from Rottnest Island to Scarborough Beach in Perth -- featured a Who's Who of aquatic beasts. Second-place finisher Jeremy Cotter was nine seconds ahead of Dawid Mocke, who held off Murray Stewart, who sprinted to the line with Reece Baker, who was less than a minute ahead of downwind maestro Dean Gardiner. 


Saturday, 21 January 2012 14:36 |

Perth, Australia: Freshwater's Tim Jacobs today became the first man to win back-to-back Doctor ocean ski events in hot, flat, unforgiving conditions in Perth [Editor: actually the second: Oscar Chalupsky won in 2005 and 2006!].

The Doctor (Aus): Rambo's Video (and The Nurse)

Saturday, 29 January 2011 07:45 |

Last weekend's Doctor race in Perth ended with one of the tightest finishes ever as Tim Jacobs and Bruce Taylor charged the finish; TJ did the business as the two men ran up the beach to claim his first victory in the race.

Perth Doctor - pics/video of the finish plus Finn Kayaks Challenge

Sunday, 23 January 2011 08:33 |

Tim Jacobs and Bruce Taylor hit the beach together in one of the closest finishes of any surfski race - phenomenal when you consider they'd just raced for 27km and an hour and forty minutes!  Here are some great images of the finish from Malcolm Peacock - and a video clip from Rambo!

Perth Doctor: Tim Jacobs pips Bruce Taylor in sprint finish

Saturday, 22 January 2011 10:48 |

Bruce Taylor lead for almost the entire race today – but Tim Jacobs pulled alongside and the two men took the same wave into the beach and it came down to the run up the beach...

Mocke says Ironman stars main threat in Perth

Monday, 17 January 2011 07:26 |

South African Dawid Mocke has named IronMan superstars Zane Holmes and the Eckstein brothers, Shannon and Caine, as his biggest challengers when he lines up to defend his title in The Doctor Surf Ski World Cup, Australia’s richest ocean paddling race on January 22.

World’s best to converge on Perth for the Doctor Festival of Paddle Sports

Sunday, 09 January 2011 12:34 |

The world’s top ocean paddling athletes will meet in Perth in January when the nine-day Doctor Festival of Paddle Sports brings together athletes from all over the globe for a series of major races.

Spirit Ocean Series Kicks Off - (W Australia)

Saturday, 10 October 2009 05:35 |

In addition to the Fenn Cup and Bing Lee/LG ocean series on the East Coast of Australia, the West Coast will also be showing off our coastline and awesome downwind conditions by holding a summer race series. Some races from both series are included in the new national series as well.


The Doctor - Dean Gardiner's Take on the Race

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:24 |

There are many factors that influence the success or failure of an event.  We have control over most of these but the weather is the one thing that will always be a thorn in the side of the organizers and has the potential to completely destroy what the particular event and its managers had set out to achieve.


Skis on the ferry

Skis on the ferry (Pic: Mark Donaldson)

“Doctor” Robinson Smashes the Field (** Updated: Pics **)

Saturday, 17 January 2009 06:08 |

The resurgence of Australian surfski paddling continued today in Perth as Aussies took first and second place in near perfect racing conditions.  Three time Olympic medalist Clint Robinson won by an extraordinary distance with Jeremy Cotter (Aus) and Dawid Mocke (SA) dicing for second and third.


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