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Wednesday, 08 November 2006 12:35 | Written by
In the last two years the surf ski market has seen a revolution in terms of ski design.  Skis have become more stable and faster.  In fact, fast, stable skis, with a single footwell and adjustable rudder pedals have become the norm.   How has this come about?  At least…
Saturday, 04 November 2006 15:29 | Written by
Dolphin Coast Challenge - Unchartered Waters, November 2001   [Editor: Wayne Borchardt wrote this article after the 2001 Dolphin Coast challenge.  I think it describes perfectly the viewpoint of less-than-elite Cape paddlers tackling the Durban coastline. I couldn't get photos of the 2001 event itself so I've used shots from…
Friday, 20 October 2006 22:32 | Written by
The Australian Surf Ski World Cup takes place on 25 and 26 November 2006 in Perth, Western Australia.   Race 1 on 25 November is 25km in length running from Fremantle Beach to Sorrento Beach. Race 2 on 26 November is  Rottnest Island to Hillarys Boat Harbour, Scarborough   Note…
Thursday, 19 October 2006 22:32 | Written by
The Dubai Surf Ski and Kayak Club (DSKC) are hosting Dubai's first ever international Surf Ski Race, "THE DUBAI SHAMAL", the same "Shamal" used for the seasonal desert sand storms that blow across Dubai.   The US$10,000, 20km, DUBAI SHAMAL singles race is scheduled for Friday 1st December at 15h30…
Thursday, 19 October 2006 21:25 | Written by
On the Surfski newsgroup there's been much discussion recently about how the northern hemisphere is approaching winter.  The denizens of the far north are discussing the finer points of dry suits, hypothermia and the benefits of slipstreaming icebreakers... In an astonishing scoop, Surfski.info is proud to reveal how South African…
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 10:52 | Written by
2006 U.S. Surfski Championships, Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   As people started gathering at Fort Baker for Friday’s Surfski Demo Day and Paddling Clinics, I am sure a few of them were thinking, “ What have I gotten myself into?” The winds were howling through the Gate at speeds…
Sunday, 24 September 2006 16:38 | Written by
No boat resembles a guided missile more than a surfski. The fact that a "'ski" is propelled, not by a rocket motor, but a human swinging a paddle, adds cachet. Slim, light craft invented by lifeguards to aid in offshore rescue, surfskis evolved into race vehicles that have begun to…
Sunday, 17 September 2006 10:10 | Written by
Going by my memory, here's the top spots in day one (single ski day) of the US Surfski Championships. Men  Women 1. Dawid Mocke (South Africa)16 miles in 1:56 2. Barry Lewin (South Africa) 3. Lewis Laughlin (Tahiti) 1. Tracy Landboe (USA) 2. Kamini Jain (Canada) 3. Kathleen Petereit (Canada)…
Tuesday, 08 August 2006 13:54 | Written by
Surf ski event organizer extraordinaire, Billy Harker, is off next week to the Portuguese island of Madeira with girlfriend Tracey Smith to take part in the fifteenth annual Round Madeira Island Race. What is the race and where the heck IS Madeira Island?   
Saturday, 29 July 2006 00:31 | Written by
Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa - 16h40, Friday 28 July 2006 It was supposed to be a normal Friday winding-down paddle from Fish Hoek to Roman Rock lighthouse and back. Five paddlers were bunched together about 30m from the catwalk near Sunny Cove when a Great White shark attacked…

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