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Monday, 20 November 2017 09:48 | Written by
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…
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:56 | Written by
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…

Saturday, 18 November 2017 10:24 | Written by
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…
Friday, 17 November 2017 15:17 | Written by
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.
Friday, 13 October 2017 09:50 | Written by
“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?”

Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:55 | Written by
[Editor: Brett McDonald wrote this from a marathon paddler's perspective, but it applies equally to the surfski world - when racing on flat water or upwind.  As you'll see, wash (or slip) riding helps an enormous amount.  Thanks Brett for letting us use this article!]
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:12 | Written by
“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… 
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:12 | Written by
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…
Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:02 | Written by
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…
Friday, 17 February 2017 14:31 | Written by
Durban - Another dose of crystal clear, flat conditions greeted paddlers on an unusual Tuesday evening for the Lettie Paddle Surfski Challenge, Race 7 of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series which saw another polished performance from Hank McGregor to take his sixth win of the series and the overall series…
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