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Surfski.info Takes Off!

Friday, 18 June 2010 19:05 | Written by
2010 started off on a bleak note for surfski.info.  After five years, we finally upgraded the website software, full of hope that the site would be faster and would offer us more opportunity to get creative with the look and feel.  But...

Swedish Surfski Training Camp

Monday, 19 April 2010 07:45 | Written by
[Editor: Peter Ekström, webmaster of www.globalsurfski.se, recently hosted a surfski training camp at Ekon, Sweden.  Clearly Swedish paddlers are keen (and tough) - the sea ice melted the day before the camp started...]
Ekon Surfski Camp 2010 Ekon Surfski Camp 2010 Credits: Credits

200 boats to raise $200,000!

Friday, 09 April 2010 09:13 | Written by
Sunday 28 March saw the third edition of Lifestart Kayak for Kids take place in Sydney Harbour.
200 boats to raise $200,000! Credits: Alex Francois - www.alexfrancois.com
“I simply could not believe it,” said an aghast Jarad Kohler.  “One minute the guys were keen to paddle; the next I had a mutiny on my hands so I said ‘Stuff it, we’ll take the train instead’.”
And this is easier than paddling? And this is easier than paddling?
One of the world's top paddlers is fighting for his 2010 race chances after being banned for a year for repeatedly punching a fellow-competitor at the end of a race.
Hank McGregor during the Dunlop Durban World Cup, 2009 Hank McGregor during the Dunlop Durban World Cup, 2009

Bass Strait, Everest of the Sea

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:37 | Written by
Eight surf ski paddlers to cross Bass Strait in world first. Eight paddlers from Melbourne, Australia are attempting a World First next week: a crossing of the Bass Strait on racing surfskis.
Jarad Kohler Jarad Kohler

Surfski v Ocean Liner - the day Mary came to town

Sunday, 28 March 2010 08:31 | Written by
It's not every day that a 75m tall (23 storeys!), 345m long (54 ski lengths) ship comes to town... So the Durban Underwater Club Geriatskis got up early and went to welcome the Queen Mary 2 as she arrived for a one day visit...
The QM2 sets off at the end of her one-day visit to Durban The QM2 sets off at the end of her one-day visit to Durban Credits: Jon Ivins

New - Events Calendar

Friday, 19 March 2010 10:38 | Written by
We're finally beginning to make progress in adding value to surfski.info again.  (We had an unfortunate experience upgrading the site and then have been battling with hackers for the last couple of weeks.) We've started by launching an open events calendar - open that is to you, to put your…

European Round-up

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 08:14 | Written by
It’s all happening in Europe – races in Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands; Malta receives a shipment of skis; Nelo launches a range of skis.  Here’s a round-up of some of the news from Europe…
European Surfski European Surfski
A respected paddler died last night of a suspected heart attack during a weekly ocean race in False Bay, despite a co-ordinated rescue effort by lifesavers and the NSRI to save him.
Jan Schutte and Johan van Rooyen, Dusi 2009 Jan Schutte and Johan van Rooyen, Dusi 2009

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