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2016 US Surfski Champs Cancelled

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."
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.
All the paddlers took time to spread the Paddle for the Planet awareness at the 2016 Illovo Pirates Umhlanga Pirates Surfski Race on Sunday, 5 June 2016. All the paddlers took time to spread the Paddle for the Planet awareness at the 2016 Illovo Pirates Umhlanga Pirates Surfski Race on Sunday, 5 June 2016. Credits: Kevin Sawyer/ Gameplan Media

Jasper Mocke wins West Coast Downwinder

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…
Jasper Mocke sprints to the finish at the 2015 West Coast Downwinder in Perth, Australia Jasper Mocke sprints to the finish at the 2015 West Coast Downwinder in Perth, Australia Credits: West Coast Downwinder

NZ Gold and Bronze in Tahiti!

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…
The top three boats before the race! The top three boats before the race! Credits: Garth Spencer

Aussie Michael Booth takes Durban Downwind

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…
Michael Booth sprints in to win his first World Cup Race... Michael Booth sprints in to win his first World Cup Race... Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
New Zealand’s National Ocean Racing Championship once again graces the Surfski World Series on the 7th March 2015, after a hiatus of a few years. International paddling greats have used this event to pick up some much sought after points in order to determine the best marathon distance surfski paddler…
Above: Dawid Mocke posts a convincing win in the 2014 King & Queen Of The Harbour, showing us why he has held the top spot on the world rankings for the preceding 4 years! Above: Dawid Mocke posts a convincing win in the 2014 King & Queen Of The Harbour, showing us why he has held the top spot on the world rankings for the preceding 4 years!

CAINE ECKSTEIN: Pull Up or Go Home

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:09 | Written by
The first guard directed me to another guard across the lobby who sent me downstairs to the main dressing room but, wait, the walkie-talkie wielding guard said that Caine Eckstein was in the upstairs Green Room, just past the spacious kitchen set where co-anchor Matt Lauer, his nose freshly powdered,…
"Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember" -- Seneca, advisor to Emperor Nero, as seen on Caine Eckstein's Face book page, Monday Oct. 6 "Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember" -- Seneca, advisor to Emperor Nero, as seen on Caine Eckstein's Face book page, Monday Oct. 6

Super Competitive Field for Canadian Surfski Champs

Monday, 01 September 2014 08:23 | Written by
On 23 August, 2014, the inaugural Canadian Surfski Champs was held in coastal British Columbia, one week after the US Surfski Champs in San Francisco, attracting the top 8 finishers as well as Hank McGregor, who flew out from South Africa for the event.
Sean Rice and Clint Robinson sprint for the finish Sean Rice and Clint Robinson sprint for the finish Credits: Petra Walter, Viviane Nishikiori

Mockes Rule at SA Double Ski Champs

Sunday, 22 June 2014 20:30 | Written by
Durban - Fish Hoek's renowned Mocké clan capped off a sublime family weekend's effort in KwaZulu-Natal by winning three of the four SA S2 Surfski Championship titles up for grabs at Sunday's second day of the inaugural FNB Mazars Durban Downwind surfski race.
Dawid and Jasper Mocke, winning the 2014 SA Double Surfski Championships Dawid and Jasper Mocke, winning the 2014 SA Double Surfski Championships Credits: Jon Ivins II (www.jonivins.com)

Dramatic wins for Mocke and Russell at SA Champs

Saturday, 21 June 2014 18:49 | Written by
Durban - The conditions may have been tame for much of the 26km opening day of the FNB Mazars Durban Downwind surfski race but the racing was action-packed and laden with drama as Jasper Mocké and Nicole Russell clinched their maiden men’s and women's South African Single (S1) Surfski Championship…
Jasper Mocke takes the gap (and his first SA Title) Jasper Mocke takes the gap (and his first SA Title) Credits: Jon Ivins II (www.jonivins.com)

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