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Steelcase Dragon Run: The Year of the McGregor

Thursday, 28 November 2013 05:13 | Written by
 Michael Booth is a small man with big muscles, an infectious smile, and a mop of blond hair piled in a floppy top knot:  part Popeye, part Eveready Bunny, part stylish Samurai. Just one kilometer into the 23-kilometer Steelcase Dragon Run, the 22-year-old Ironman from Surfers Paradise  glanced right --…
Hank McGregor (Aus), Tim Jacobs (Aus), Michael Booth (Aus) Hank McGregor (Aus), Tim Jacobs (Aus), Michael Booth (Aus)

Is it Art or is it a Surfski? The Wooden Flash

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 17:26 | Written by
A few days ago, Hein van Rooyan, CEO of Carbonology Sport sent me a photograph of a stunning wooden surfski.  “Ok,” I thought, “Looks cool.  Bound to be heavy though.  How much does it weigh?”  “11.5kg!  It’s a proper racing Carbonology Flash!” 
The bamboo veneered Carbonology Sport Flash The bamboo veneered Carbonology Sport Flash

2013 Steelcase Dragon Run

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:11 | Written by
“The Steelcase Dragon Run” in 2013 will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 16. This year we will be running 2 races for surf skis and OCs – the “normal” long course race and an out- and- back short course race. In conjunction with the 2 surf ski/OC…
Tim Jacobs on his way to winning the 2012 Dragon Run Tim Jacobs on his way to winning the 2012 Dragon Run

Maraamu Surfski Race - Tahiti

Monday, 02 September 2013 10:54 | Written by
This year the Maraamu Surfski Race will take place on September 14. For the fifth edition, the organizing committee has the honor to welcome among the registrants, Dean Gardiner, Clint Robinson (Molokai 2013 Champion), Jeremy Cotter and  Michael Booth!  We also have confirmation from some New Zealanders and several other…
The 2013 Stella Kayaks, Citadel Private Wealthcare Dolphin Coast Challenge was the 14th running of the iconic South African event.  Oscar Chalupsky and Matt Bouman paddled together in the new team format, and took the race in a nailbiting finish, outpaddling Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt who came…
Brandon vd Walt flies down the face of a wave at the finish of day 2 Brandon vd Walt flies down the face of a wave at the finish of day 2 Credits: Lynne Hauptfleisch

Cape Town Paddling Festival

Saturday, 17 August 2013 14:15 | Written by
Three great races, two weeks of downwind paddling with some of the best surfski paddlers in the world, including the 2013 Ocean Racing World Champion, all in the spectacular mother city of Cape Town in mid-summer.  C’mon, you’d be crazy to miss it.
Rounding Cape Point Rounding Cape Point

ICF Ocean Racing World Champs Live Video

Saturday, 13 July 2013 15:50 | Written by
For the first time ever, in the history of surfski paddling, White Hot Media brings us all live video streaming of the inaugural ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Porto, Portugal.  

It’s Mocke and Mocke in Mauritius

Sunday, 30 June 2013 05:47 | Written by
Dawid Mocke showed once more why he’s the reigning Surfski World Series Champion, by winning the Mauritius Ocean Classic for the third time running in a time of 1:19:05.  Hank McGregor finished just over a minute later (1:20:14) having outsprinted Jasper Mocke (1:20:20) for second place.  Nikki Mocke took control…
Dawid Mocke makes 3/3 at the 2013 Mauritius Ocean Classic Dawid Mocke makes 3/3 at the 2013 Mauritius Ocean Classic Credits: Rob Mousley/surfski.info

All set for 2013 Mauritius Ocean Classic

Friday, 28 June 2013 19:09 | Written by
The 2013 MOC will run tomorrow, Saturday, 28 June.  The race is scheduled to start at 11am but may be pushed out to 12 if the wind is strenthening from the forecast 7-8kt.  (It’s ironic of course that the ESE trade winds have been blowing a steady 18-22kt for the…
A paddler heads towards the distinctive shape of the Le Morne Brabant Mountain A paddler heads towards the distinctive shape of the Le Morne Brabant Mountain
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