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Steelcase Dragon Run 2012

Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:31 |

If there were such a thing as an “Editor’s Choice” for events, the Dragon Run would be way up there.  The sixth edition of the race is scheduled for 10 November, 2012, and if it isn’t on your bucket list – it should be.

2012 Oceanpaddler World Rankings Updated - Mocke ahead by 19pts

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 08:24 |

Dawid Mocke extended his lead in the Oceanpaddler Surfski World Series to 19 points with an outstanding win in Mauritius against Jeremy Cotter, his closest rival at the top of the rankings.  Action now moves from the tropics to the frigid waters of the Arctic - the ASKC takes place at the end of the month in Norway.

Video of the week: downwind in Tarifa

Wednesday, 04 July 2012 14:28 |

This is a great little video from the Epic training centre in Tarifa, Spain.  What stands out for me is the look of the conditions - beautifully shaped, big waves, cracking downwind...  

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 - Mocke triumphs ** Full Results **

Sunday, 01 July 2012 08:08 |

Whoa, Mocke’s on a tiger line,” yelled race director Anton Erasmus as he watched Dawid Mocke come in through the Le Morne pass. “If he doesn’t catch this one, he’s going to get taken out…”

Mauritius Ocean Classic - countdown (and playing the tourist)...

Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:08 |

The day before race-day... time to relax and hit the tourist trail.  One friendly (speedy) Mauritian taxi driver later and...

Sporty's Downwind Dash ** Results ** - Mauritius

Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:18 |

As I watched the white-haired paddler surf away, paddles down for the nth time I grimaced.  I consider myself to be a pretty competent downwind paddler – but he was putting half the effort in that I was and I just couldn’t catch him.

Video of the week: rip-riding in Vancouver

Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:20 |

Here's a great little clip from Vancouver, Canada.  I'm not sure who the paddlers are but I think I recognise a certain Think-er in there and I'm guessing Bob Putnam is on the water too.

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 - Sporty's Challenge

Thursday, 28 June 2012 05:14 |

Island Paradise!”  Sure it’s a cliché, but in paddling terms, you can’t get away from it – good food, good company, great paddling, awesome organisation.  It really is paradise.

Oscar Chalupsky - live on Best 4 Beyond the Paddle

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:55 |

The monthly paddling magazine show Best 4 Beyond the Paddle is broadcast on SuperSport to its subscriber base and is now partnered by a monthly live web streaming chat show that is designed to compliment the satellite broadcast. Largely talk driven, it features a studio guest and the opportunity for viewers to interact with the studio panel via Twitter Facebook or email. Catch all the details at

Molokai 2012 - the Epic Video

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:28 |

This video just popped up on Youtube - it's a team Epic Kayaks clip put together to celebrate their achievements (first double; first, second and fifth singles)...  Some nice footage, showing what the conditions were like on the day.