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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:29 | Written by
Durban – The FNB Durban Downwind is one of the very few paddling titles in South Africa to have eluded Hank McGregor, something the six-time Canoe Marathon World Champion is eager to rectify when this year’s edition of the World Surfski Series title event takes place on either Saturday or…
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:50 | Written by
Durban – Top Australian surfski ace Mark Anderson is sizing up this weekend’s FNB Durban Downwind surfski race, determined to make the most of the weather conditions that will define the character of the 26km challenge while at the same time enjoying the company of the local surfski community that…
Friday, 17 June 2016 14:02 | Written by
Durban - It’s not often that a 46km race ends in a tied result.  But that’s what happened in yesterday’s Spar Hypersure Scottburgh to Brighton Surfski Race in Durban, South Africa…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:19 | Written by
Durban – Some the best surfski racers in the world will converge on Durban on the weekend of 25 and 26 June for the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind, setting the stage for another world class duel as the World Surfski Series title event draws top elite ocean racers to Durban…
Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:29 | Written by
3 September 2016: the toughest open ocean race in New Zealand: the Poor Knights Crossing. 10 September: arguably the most beautiful downwind in the South Pacific – the Maaramu Race in Tahiti. What’s not to like?
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:01 | Written by
San Franciso: The following announcement appeared yesterday on the US Surfski Champs Facebook page: "We regretfully have decided to Postpone this year's Event. Those of you that have registered will be receiving an email shortly and all registration fees will be fully refunded."
Sunday, 05 June 2016 18:14 | Written by
Durban, South Africa - Sunday saw a moderate field take on the world's oldest surfski race, the Illovo Pirates Umhlanga Pirates Surfski Race, with paddlers encountering some tough conditions with South African surfski ace Hank McGregor claiming the overall win with Nicole Russell finishing as the first lady home.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 17:33 | Written by
The West Coast Downwinder was run and won over the weekend and despite lackluster downwind conditions it turned out to be a great afternoon for all involved. The event lived up to the pre-race hype and paddlers were greeted with calm, hot, flat, grind conditions for the 17-kilometer event. Over…
Saturday, 03 October 2015 14:50 | Written by
“Teneale Hatton from NZ is 20 seconds behind Michelle Eray, with 4 kms to go, with NZ’s Rachel Clarke taking the outside line and now in 3rd place!” The Tahitian live TV coverage of the Woman’s long distance surfski event of the 2nd International Canoe Federations World Ocean Racing Championships…
Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:54 | Written by
Durban – The final race of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Series saw some fantastic downwind conditions as paddlers made their way from La Mercy on the North Coast to the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday with Australian Michael Booth narrowly claiming a beach sprint over Matt Bouman with…

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