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Hartley and McGregor Dominate - again!

Sunday, 12 February 2017 09:18 | Written by
Durban - Hundreds of paddlers turned out on Addington Beach once again at the Borland Surfski Challenge, presented by Marriot. Race 6 of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series with all the participants revelling in the fine conditions and warm surf that the event has become known for.
Despite collision and capsize, Hank McGregor stormed back to win the 6th race of the FNB Surfski Series Despite collision and capsize, Hank McGregor stormed back to win the 6th race of the FNB Surfski Series Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

Nixon takes FNB Series Race, McGregor Dominates

Sunday, 05 February 2017 10:13 | Written by
Durban - Multiple marathon world champion Hank McGregor underscored his ocean racing class by claiming his fourth back-to-back win in the FNB Surfski Series, while Hayley Nixon, recently crowned women's World Surfski Series champion, powered home to take the ladies spoils.
Hayley Nixon scored her first win in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban, South Africa. Hayley Nixon scored her first win in the FNB Surfski Series in Durban, South Africa. Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

McGregor's Back - and so is Burn

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:06 | Written by
Durban - A northerly wind on Friday night brought with it contrasting conditions to the FNB Surfski Series' previous three races, however it was a welcome change for many as Michelle Burn took advantage of the bigger conditions to open up her account at the Thule Surfski Challenge.
Michelle Burn - back to form? Michelle Burn - back to form? Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

FNB Series - Now for Bouman and Nixon!

Saturday, 21 January 2017 18:18 | Written by
Durban, South Africa - Having played runners-up in the opening two encounters of the series, Matt Bouman and Hayley Nixon shrugged off the bridesmaids tag to take their first wins respectively at the Daikin Surfski Challenge, Race Three of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series at Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on…
Matt Bouman takes his first win of the 2017 Series Matt Bouman takes his first win of the 2017 Series Credits: Anthony Grote, Gameplan Media

McGregor and Hartley Repeat - FNB Series Race 2

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 09:00 | Written by
Durban, South Africa: Typical summer rainfall could not dampen the spirits of one of the largest fields the iconic FNB Surfski Series has seen on Friday evening, as well over 300 paddlers took on either the long course, short course or stand-up paddle boarding race with Race 1 winners Hank…
The FNB Surfski Series Race 2 starts in rainy, flat conditions in Durban, South Africa The FNB Surfski Series Race 2 starts in rainy, flat conditions in Durban, South Africa Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Hartley and McGregor take first series race in Durban

Saturday, 07 January 2017 20:13 | Written by
Durban - With hundreds of excited paddlers lining the Addington Beach for the first race of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series on Friday, the race produced a big surprise as former Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley beat off the tough ladies competition to claim a maiden win at race one while…
Bridgitte Hartley successfully challenged current World Surfski Series champion Hayley Nixon to take the win at the first FNB Surfski Series race in Durban. Bridgitte Hartley successfully challenged current World Surfski Series champion Hayley Nixon to take the win at the first FNB Surfski Series race in Durban. Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
Durban, South Africa – The Durban surfski fraternity will once again be treated to a spectacle when the country’s best surfski stars battle it out over the 10-leg FNB Surfski Series as world leaders and beginners alike take to the warm Indian Ocean waters from this Friday until March in one of…
Hank McGregor on his way to win the 2016 Cape Point Challenge Hank McGregor on his way to win the 2016 Cape Point Challenge

McGregor & Furby win 2-day Downwind in Durban

Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:27 | Written by
Zinkwazi Beach – With a tough overnight deficit to overturn the pair of Hank McGregor and Lee Furby paddled like men possessed as they stormed to overall victory on the second stage of the Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge from Salt Rock to Zinkwazi on Sunday.The opening stage took paddlers 42kms from…
Hank McGregor and Lee Furby came second on Day 1 but made up the deficit on the second day to take the overall win Hank McGregor and Lee Furby came second on Day 1 but made up the deficit on the second day to take the overall win Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Think Uno Max 3rd Gen v NELO 560 v Epic V14

Thursday, 21 July 2016 13:56 | Written by
Sune Wendleboe is a mad keen Danish paddler living in Oslo, Norway; he's owned 16 surfskis in the 6 years he's been paddling!  He's just had the opportunity to try out no fewer than four of the latest, fastest elite level surfskis from around the world.  Here's what he found.
NELO, Think, Epic NELO, Think, Epic Credits: Sune Wendelboe

Brother, Brother, Brother, Brother

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:38 | Written by
Older brother, younger brother; younger brother, older brother – if you weren’t a sibling you weren’t on the podium!  The South African brothers dominated in Canada this weekend – too bad Teneale Hatton, winner of the women’s race, didn't  have a sister there…
Dawid Mocke wins the 2016 Canadian Surfski Championships Dawid Mocke wins the 2016 Canadian Surfski Championships

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