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Monday, 06 March 2006 09:31 | Written by
[Snippets from surfski.co.nz March newsletter.] King of the Harbour Update  Marty Helleur has managed to secure Air Tahiti Nui as a major sponsor of the 2006 King of the Harbour. North Shore City Council is also on board with various levels of sponsorship. It is exciting to have them on board,…
Wednesday, 01 March 2006 16:10 | Written by
[Editor: Vineet Buch shared this story of a leash-less adventure in strong winds on the surfski newsgroup. I felt it worth sharing with a wider community, so here it is...] Vineet I went out solo from Redwood City Harbor Sunday, 2/25 morning ~9:30am in my Huki S1-A surfski; the forecast called for…
Saturday, 25 February 2006 14:47 | Written by
[Editor: here's the second report from Jasper Mocke who is competing this week at the World Surf Lifesaving Championships in Geelong and Lorne, Australia. For full results surf on over to www.rescue2006.com] Hey Alain. We've had 5 days of competition so far. 3 of them were at the pool and…
Monday, 20 February 2006 17:50 | Written by
[Editor: here's the first report from Jasper Mocke who is competing this week at the World Surf Lifesaving Championships in Geelong and Lorne, Australia. The international team competition has been completed and Australia won ahead of New Zealand and South Africa. The inter-club competition, in many ways the more prestigious…
Wednesday, 15 February 2006 17:43 | Written by
The "surf ski rocketing down huge wave" photo posted earlier on surfski.info sparked plenty of interest. Here's the story behind the shot. It was taken in 2004 on a Big Day at Dungeons outside Hout Bay here in Cape Town. Someone at SA Paddler magazine thought it might be interesting…
Tuesday, 14 February 2006 18:52 | Written by
There's a feast of TV coverage over the next few weeks... Surfski World Cup -  Tahiti 27-FEB-2006 19:00 CSN/SS1 28-FEB-2006 00:00 CSN/SS1 28-FEB-2006 06:30 SS1 01-MAR-2006 01:30 SS101-MAR-2006 14:30 CSN/SS2 02-MAR-2006 12:30 SS2 03-MAR-2006 16:30 CSN/SS1 04-MAR-2006 12:00 SS2 06-MAR-2006 00:00 SS2
Monday, 13 February 2006 15:27 | Written by
(By Rob Mousley) KIA Motors have raised sponsorship of surfski to a new level with their giveaway of a KIA Picanto at the KIA Motors Marine Surfski Series in Durban. The vehicle, valued at R73,000, will be given away to a lucky paddler at the final race of the series in March…
Saturday, 11 February 2006 17:50 | Written by
10/02/2006 08:00  - (SA) Mariska Petzer , Die Burger Cape St Francis - Initially he sprinted to the surf for a juicy, fat fish in the shallow water and then he suddenly became a dolphin rescuer.  This, briefly, was the drama in which Dave Hall, an engineer in this tiny coastal resort,…
Friday, 10 February 2006 15:23 | Written by
Does anyone know the origin of this photo, who took it and where? I found it on www.purepaddling.com but no details are given. - Alain Jaques. [Rob 15/02/2006: we've now got the full story behind this photo - and we've got some new shots too.  Check out for the article,…
Wednesday, 08 February 2006 12:08 | Written by
Sunday 6th February 2006: Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa (by Rob Mousley) ...the nose sheered off...The Sunday race was cancelled because a gale force southeaster was blasting False Bay at 40kts or more. Undaunted, Daantjie Malan and Clifford Binedell decided to do the 18km Gordon's Bay to Monwabisi downwind…

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