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Saturday, 14 June 2014 10:16 | Written by
Poor Knights Island - the site of the infamous 1820 Maori massacre, where the Hikitu people attacked, killed or enslaved all but 10 of the local Ngatiwhai hapu island inhabitants, in retribution for refusing them permission to land their wakas, or canoes, 12 years earlier after paddling 320 km's around…
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:52 | Written by
Durban – Durban’s reputation as a global surfski mecca will be strengthened on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014 as the nation’s best ocean paddlers do battle for national titles in the newly launched FNB Mazars Durban Downwind surfski race. The brand new event will not only become the permanent home of both…
Saturday, 07 June 2014 13:10 | Written by
Want an indication of a popular race?  Three months before the 2014 Mauritius Ocean Classic, there were already 100 paddlers entered.  Right now, three weeks to go, there are over 150 and entries have closed (apart from anything else there are no more rental skis on the island!)  But why…
Saturday, 07 June 2014 12:30 | Written by
  The Steelcase Dragon Run in 2014 will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 22nd.  [Editor: whether you're in it for the racing or the exotic venue, the Dragon Run should be on your bucket list - it's one of my favourite events.]
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 19:03 | Written by
Thirty minutes into the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge, first-time participant Jasper Mocke led a five-man conga line of Clint Robinson, Hank McGregor, Cory Hill and Jeremy Cotter. When Mocke sprinted for a wave that shot him across Robinson's path, the five-time Olympian admonished him like a state trooper confronting an…
Monday, 19 May 2014 07:04 | Written by
A few hours ago Hank McGregor won his second Molokai title in similar conditions to the first... The trade winds that had been blowing the week before the race fizzled out on Thursday and the paddlers were faced with a gruelling flat water grind across the Kaiwi Channel in stifling…
Saturday, 17 May 2014 18:41 | Written by
Molokai is home to the world surf ski championships and rightly so – it’s one of the most testing events on the International Ocean Ski calendar. But can it lay claim to being the only open water crossing in the world? The Celtic Crossing is the brainchild of event founder…
Saturday, 17 May 2014 14:25 | Written by
After two weeks of howling trade winds and mountainous seas in the Kaiwi Channel, the 2014 Molokai Challenge is faced with baking temperatures, glassy seas and “winds light and variable”.  And that means 52km of an intense challenge of a different kind…
Thursday, 15 May 2014 08:30 | Written by
Durban – The action of Sunday 11 May’s Lion of Africa Surfski Challenge, race two of the 2014 Bay Union Surfski Series, took place amidst a celebratory Mother’s Day atmosphere at Marine Surf Lifesaving Club with evergreen performer Matt Bouman opening his series’ account in style with victory in the…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:02 | Written by
Durban’s globally renowned winter surfski season got underway on Sunday 4 May with the Bay Union Season Starter, race one of the four leg Bay Union Surfski Series, which saw regular front runner Hank McGregor and top step of the podium novice Jenna Ward get their 2014 campaign underway in…
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