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Sunday, 03 December 2006 09:01 | Written by
The big O sent us these photos of the inaugural $10,000 Dubai Shamal race (held on 1 December 2006 in Dubai, UAE).   Racing in flat conditions the South African team overwhelmed the opposition and took the top six places.   Dawid Mocke won the race from the evergreen Oscar…
Friday, 01 December 2006 15:49 | Written by
The inaugural $10,000 Dubai Shamal Surfski race was run on Friday 1 December 2006 in at Dubai, UAE, hosted by the Dubai Surfski and Kayak Club.   I predicted that Oscar would fade on the flat water and the heat of Dubai...  I also predicted that Hank McGregor would win…

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 13:05 | Written by
Dawid Mocke, Hank McGregor, Clint Pretorius and Ken Collins will be joining compatriots Darryl Bartho, Oscar Chalupsky and Barry Lewin in Dubai this week to participate in the inaugural Dubai Shamal surf ski race.  The race is being held in Dubai, UAE on Friday 1 December 2006.   They'll be…
Sunday, 26 November 2006 22:14 | Written by
Perth, November 25   Standing next to his ski waist deep in the water, Oscar Chalupsky eyed the flat sea as he waited for the gun on the second day of the two-day World Cup in Perth.  Having won the first day, his challenge was simple: win again and the…
Sunday, 26 November 2006 16:00 | Written by
The big O sent us the link to his GPS track for the Perth World Cup Day 2 on Motionbased.com.   Some interesting stats: average speed 9.5mph/15.5kph; max speed 13.9mph/22.3kph.   According to MotionBased, the wind speed was 14-18mph/23-30kph WSW.   See below for some images from Google Earth... 

Saturday, 25 November 2006 21:20 | Written by
Team South Africa Sweeps Day One World Cup Surf Ski Champs   Perth, November, 24: Last week at a tune up prior to day one of the World Cup Surf Ski race from Fremantle to Sorrento Beach, Oscar Chalupsky narrowly edged out fellow Durbanite Daryl Bartho, winning by just over 10 seconds. The…
Thursday, 23 November 2006 10:24 | Written by
Perfect conditions are forecast for this weekends Surf Ski World Cup event off Perth's Beaches. Strong afternoon sea breezes will assist the paddlers over the two day series.   Paddlers from as far a field as Belgium, South Africa, Hong Kong and New Zealand will compete against a host of…
Sunday, 19 November 2006 22:17 | Written by
Perth, Australia 19 November 2006   As a warm-up to the Australian Surf Ski World Cup race next weekend, South African contenders Oscar Chalupsky (aged 43) and Darryl Bartho lined up with 55 other paddlers at Fremantle Port Beach.  
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 12:35 | Written by
In the last two years the surf ski market has seen a revolution in terms of ski design.  Skis have become more stable and faster.  In fact, fast, stable skis, with a single footwell and adjustable rudder pedals have become the norm.   How has this come about?  At least…
Saturday, 04 November 2006 15:29 | Written by
Dolphin Coast Challenge - Unchartered Waters, November 2001   [Editor: Wayne Borchardt wrote this article after the 2001 Dolphin Coast challenge.  I think it describes perfectly the viewpoint of less-than-elite Cape paddlers tackling the Durban coastline. I couldn't get photos of the 2001 event itself so I've used shots from…

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