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The latest surfski news from around the globe. 
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This week South African surfski elites Jasper Mocke and Tom Schilperoort are in the UAE for The Al Gharbia Watersports Festival. They’re doing clinics with locals and racing in the Gulf, hoping to spread the reach of surfski to places where it’s never been to before. Tom wrote us this…
Tom Schilperoort, Jasper Mocke and friends... Tom Schilperoort, Jasper Mocke and friends... Credits: Western Region Development Council

Fastest Millers Run of All Time

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:09 | Written by
“What would happen,” I thought, “if we put the current surfski world champion onto a double with one of the best downwind paddlers of all time?”
Dawid Mocke and Oscar Chalupsky Dawid Mocke and Oscar Chalupsky Credits: Jean Tresfon

Off Piste - Introduction to Ocean Paddling

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:59 | Written by
Ivan Lawler narrates this cool video which introduces our sport...  If anyone asks you what surfski paddling is all about, send them the link...
Off Piste... Off Piste... Credits: Ivan Lawler

We Salute Anton Erasmus – Cancer Survivor

Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:25 | Written by
Anton Erasmus is one of the best-known and beloved characters in South African paddling.  Formerly a top-notch paddler in his own right, for the last few years he’s been giving back to the sport in the role of race director of some of the biggest international surfski events.  He’s now…
Anton Erasmus Anton Erasmus Credits: Hywell Waters and Owen Middleton

Shamaal Gold? Simon de Speville

Friday, 19 November 2010 08:19 | Written by
When Simon de Speville came 14th in this year’s Island Shamaal in Mauritius, the race sponsors sat up and took notice.  Not only is Simon the top Mauritian paddler – but he’s only 17 years old.
Simon de Speville - 14th (1st junior) at the Island Shamaal in Mauritius Simon de Speville - 14th (1st junior) at the Island Shamaal in Mauritius Credits: Hywell Waters

Wanted: Ten Paddlers for a Trip of a Lifetime

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 08:31 | Written by
On March 6, 2011, the 22m catamaran K20 will set sail from Fremantle, Australia bound for Exmouth on the remote north-west of Australia.  On board will be Oscar Chalupsky, Dean Gardiner and ten surfski paddlers bound for a trip of a lifetime.
Trip of a lifetime? Trip of a lifetime?

Epic V8 Launch – Interview with Greg Barton

Friday, 22 October 2010 09:53 | Written by
Epic Kayaks just launched the latest in their stable of surfskis, the V8.  We interviewed Epic CEO Greg Barton.  Here’s what he had to say about the new ski, and about Epic in general.

Shark Alert (South Africa)

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:56 | Written by
Sea Rescue – National – Wednesday, 18 August, 2010. WARNING – Shark activity close inshore. The NSRI and Save Our Seas foundation are warning bathers, paddlers and surfers to be acutely aware that at this time of year sharks migrate towards the shoreline in search of food.
National Sea Rescue Institute National Sea Rescue Institute

Surfski Artist – Tom Schilperoort

Monday, 16 August 2010 18:51 | Written by
Many people are familiar with Tom Schilperoort as a top surfski paddler – both locally and internationally.  But not so many know of his other passion in life: painting.
Tom Schilperoort - Artist and Paddler Tom Schilperoort - Artist and Paddler

More New and Updated Skis ** MORE updates!**

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 21:04 | Written by
The Lamborghini of surfskis?  Or perhaps the Volvo...  Italy and Sweden are the origin of the two of the new skis that are on the market in Europe...
Carbonology Sport Vault Carbonology Sport Vault

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