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Monday, 20 August 2018 15:38 | Written by
Durban – With their sights firmly set on the upcoming World Marathon Champs K2 title, the crew of Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett delivered a masterclass to claim the two-day 43km Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge title on Sunday.
Monday, 20 August 2018 11:58 | Written by
Last year we posted an article about the "Revo Foil", a project being undertaken by Revo Kayaks to create a foiling surfski.  At the time it was clear that much R&D work remained to be done...  but with today's announcement on durbansurfski.com, its clear that Revo has made progress.
Thursday, 02 August 2018 08:28 | Written by
No more head-mount videos please!  Well, at least let's mix it up a little...  Head mount point of view is all very well, but I used to have a rear-deck mounted camera mast which gave a sensational perspective.  But having switched boats to the Swordfish S, the mast base wasn't…
Monday, 25 June 2018 12:32 | Written by
The Miller's Run in Cape Town is deservedly one of the best known downind routes in the world...  But it's on the "Reverse Buffels" run where we get to play in 40-50kt howling blasts of wind and spray.  On Saturday, 23 June, 2018, we had everything - wildlife, rainbows, endless…
Saturday, 09 June 2018 15:16 | Written by
The world's oldest surfski race, the Pirates Umhlanga Pirates, dished up some kind conditions as Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon trounced their respective men's and ladies fields on Saturday.
Sunday, 03 June 2018 11:40 | Written by
"Wow!"  "That's incredible!" So we were paddling the "Reverse Miller's Run" in Cape Town; that's just like the summer Miller's Run that we do in the southeaster in summer, only we do the reverse in winter when the prevailing northwester blows!  We'd been enjoying the clean offshore runs for a…
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 09:56 | Written by
“Kenny flew off the line,” said Sean Rice. “I had to consolidate, stay on his wave to the buoy. I knew I couldn’t give him an inch… I went hard for 3km to try to open a gap; looked around, he was still right there!” And what he didn’t know…
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 13:40 | Written by
[Editor: This is the first of what I hope will be many "Tuesday Tips" from Stewart O'Regan, mad Irish-Aussie and Think Kayak's agent in Australia...!]  Here's Stew: If I had a dollar for every time I get asked what grip tape I use, why I use it etc etc, well I…
Saturday, 05 May 2018 18:01 | Written by
Could an Outrigger Canoe manufacturer bring radical innovation to the surfski market? One of our forum readers noticed a short blog on the Kaiwa’a website announcing the surfski project. I emailed Kai Bartlett to find out more…
Friday, 27 April 2018 18:38 | Written by
A challenging 29km surfski race in front one of the most beautiful cities in the world, around one of the most iconic islands in the world, on a holiday dedicated to the liberation of South Africa...  What a way to celebrate!  

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