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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…
Monday, 30 January 2006 22:55 | Written by
(by Wayne Borchardt)After weeks of trying to coordinate a downwind paddle, Rob and I eventually manage to align our plans. Miller’s Point to Fishhoek for a classic downwind paddle is on the cards for 1pm.   
Wednesday, 18 January 2006 13:20 | Written by
SurfSki.Info is two months old and in this time we've had close on 30 000 visitors. To celebrate we have given the site a makeover. The cool sea-blue menu and tropical banner are there to inspire you to not only surf the internet, but to get out there and paddle!…
Saturday, 07 January 2006 12:03 | Written by
Baggaley relieved despite ban Wednesday, 21 December  2005  Olympic silver medallist, Nathan Baggaley. (ABC.net.au) Australian kayaking champion and Byron Bay resident, Nathan Baggaley, says he has maintained his credibility despite receiving a 15 month ban for steroid use. Last night the Court of Arbitration for Sport took into account Baggaley's…
Tuesday, 27 December 2005 16:20 | Written by
Cape Times, 27 Dec 2005, The NSRI in Simon's Town, South Africa received a call for help yesterday when Alan Witherden, 56, from Parkwood, Johannesburg, fell off his surf-ski near Glencairn. His friend, John Rhynes, from Constantia, paddled to shore to call for help.After a brief search by NSRI and…
Sunday, 18 December 2005 11:48 | Written by
Cape Town, South Africa: 17 Dec 2005  Trained and Anxious In February this year, Dawid Mocke asked me what my goals were for the year.  "Well," I said, "last year I wanted to get to B-grade in Billy's races.  I achieved that in the last race that I did.  I…
Thursday, 15 December 2005 12:26 | Written by
Cape Town, South Africa, Dec 2005 The Cape Point Challenge is looming...  Saturday at 05h00 local time the first batches will set off on the 56km journey from Soetwater to Fish Hoek. The forecast is firming; looks like a moderate (i.e. 15-20kt) southerly wind.  There was a storm some time…
Tuesday, 13 December 2005 17:27 | Written by
(by Rob Mousley) The Discovery Men's Health Single Ski Series in Cape Town ended on Sunday with the William Simpson Peter Creese Lighthouse race...  (What a mouthful!)  What an awesome race. For many in the field, it was the also the last hard paddle before the Cape Point Challenge, the 56km…

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