Results by tag: millers run

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:09 | Category : Latest Surfski News

What would happen,” I thought, “if we put the current surfski world champion onto a double with one of the best downwind paddlers of all time?”

Tuesday, 04 January 2011 07:43 | Category : Tips & Techniques

The ski tilted forward and I felt an overwhelming urge to accelerate my cadence so that we’d catch the run, but “Timing!” growled the big man up front.  “Take it easy!”  I was paddling with one of world’s greatest downwind paddlers and it was proving to be a fascinating (and surprising) experience.

Sunday, 08 August 2010 15:18 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Summer is now in full blast and the early exit of Italy from the World Cup; Valentino Rossi’s injury; Ferrari’s F1 woes and the Berlusconi sexual shenanigans have all been put aside and the Italians are making their way to the beach... and surfskis are being tried out and used more and more often.

Sunday, 01 August 2010 21:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Wednesday afternoon and I’m sitting at my desk watching the live data from the weather station on Roman Rock lighthouse.  It’s 15m/s SE (30kt or thereabouts)...  I sneak out of the office early...

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 08:37 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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)
Sunday, 10 February 2008 04:24 | Category : 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)
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 17:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

I've been fortunate enough to play in some very strong winds recently - and on Saturday I had another chance to experience a downwind paddle in a gale. 

Millers Run 2008
At speed - downwind paddling at its best!
 
Friday, 27 April 2007 20:06 | Category : Tips & Techniques

ImageFalse Bay was covered in breaking 2m waves and the wind, already 30kts, seemed to be strengthening.  But the worst problem was that it was already almost dark.

And as I paddled into Fish Hoek at the end of what should have been a classic downwind run, I was frantic with worry - I was almost certain that one of the group was off his ski, in the water, about ten kilometres back near Millers Point. 

 

Saturday, 07 April 2007 18:24 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageForecast (on Buoyweather.com): "Gale Warning. Very windy conditions with rough seas

Small craft advisory: Large long period swell

Winds: SE 27 to 35kts

Seas: SW 14ft at 13sec"

Translation: "Yee haa!"

Sunday, 11 March 2007 07:32 | Category : Latest Surfski News
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. 
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