2014 Molokai Challenge Preview

Saturday, 17 May 2014 14:25 |

After two weeks of howling trade winds and mountainous seas in the Kaiwi Channel, the 2014 Molokai Challenge is faced with baking temperatures, glassy seas and “winds light and variable”.  And that means 52km of an intense challenge of a different kind…

Race Announcement: Molokai 2014

Saturday, 25 January 2014 14:44 |

As we all know, Molokai is the Big Kahuna of surfski races; the 32mile/51km crossing of the Kaiwi Channel between Molokai and Oahu Islands in Hawaii is a daunting challenge (whatever the weather!).  The race is back for 2014, but it's now back under the management of the Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA).  Here's the preliminary announcement from KIRA's Jim Foti.  

Is it Art or is it a Surfski? The Wooden Flash

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 17:26 |

A few days ago, Hein van Rooyan, CEO of Carbonology Sport sent me a photograph of a stunning wooden surfski.  “Ok,” I thought, “Looks cool.  Bound to be heavy though.  How much does it weigh?”  “11.5kg!  It’s a proper racing Carbonology Flash!” 

Cape Town Paddling Festival

Saturday, 17 August 2013 14:15 |

Three great races, two weeks of downwind paddling with some of the best surfski paddlers in the world, including the 2013 Ocean Racing World Champion, all in the spectacular mother city of Cape Town in mid-summer.  C’mon, you’d be crazy to miss it.

Surfski.info Review: Think Evo II

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:52 |

I’ve been paddling the Evo II for a couple of months – it’s a stable, comfortable ski that goes like a rocket downwind.  Well worth checking out if you’re in the market for an intermediate boat.

ICF Ocean Racing World Champs Live Video

Saturday, 13 July 2013 15:50 |

For the first time ever, in the history of surfski paddling, White Hot Media brings us all live video streaming of the inaugural ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Porto, Portugal.  

It’s Mocke and Mocke in Mauritius

Sunday, 30 June 2013 05:47 |

Dawid Mocke showed once more why he’s the reigning Surfski World Series Champion, by winning the Mauritius Ocean Classic for the third time running in a time of 1:19:05.  Hank McGregor finished just over a minute later (1:20:14) having outsprinted Jasper Mocke (1:20:20) for second place.  Nikki Mocke took control of the women's race, winning in 1:31:59.

All set for 2013 Mauritius Ocean Classic

Friday, 28 June 2013 19:09 |

The 2013 MOC will run tomorrow, Saturday, 28 June.  The race is scheduled to start at 11am but may be pushed out to 12 if the wind is strenthening from the forecast 7-8kt.  (It’s ironic of course that the ESE trade winds have been blowing a steady 18-22kt for the last month, and it’s only now during the three day race window that it’s decided to take a break.  C’est la vie!)

ICF Ocean Racing World Championships – WE NEED YOU…

Monday, 17 June 2013 15:15 |

…to help bring live streaming of the event to life.  It’s easy: all you have to do is subscribe to the White Hot Media Youtube channel.

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2013

Sunday, 02 June 2013 18:41 |

The cream of South African surfski paddling will be using the MOC on 29 June, 2013 as a warm-up for the inaugural ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Portugal two weeks later; they're going to be well fired up and raring to prove themselves...