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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2013

Sunday, 02 June 2013 18:41 | Written by
The cream of South African surfski paddling will be using the MOC on 29 June, 2013 as a warm-up for the inaugural ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Portugal two weeks later; they're going to be well fired up and raring to prove themselves...
Action at the start of the 2010 Mauritius Ocean Challenge Action at the start of the 2010 Mauritius Ocean Challenge

Clint Robinson takes third Molokai Challenge

Monday, 20 May 2013 07:19 | Written by
Oscar Chalupsky's bid to claim the iconic Molokai Challenge surfski ultra marathon title in the year that the turned 50 ended with a ninth place finish in desperately tough windless conditions in Hawaii, with South African champion Sean Rice coming within a whisker of winning the race on debut.
Oscar Chalupsky with Race President Jennifer Lowe and Race Director Shelley Oates-Wilding Oscar Chalupsky with Race President Jennifer Lowe and Race Director Shelley Oates-Wilding

Molokai Challenge: Date change debate rages

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:57 | Written by
Oahu, Hawaii - Debate is raging in Hawaii ahead of the Molokai Challenge surfski ultra-marathon this weekend at which Oscar Chalupsky is aiming to win a 13th title, as weather forecasts point to the winds and swell drying up just before the scheduled start at 11am local time on Sunday 19 May.

EuroChallenge 2013 - Revamped, raring to go

Sunday, 14 April 2013 13:22 | Written by
EuroChallenge was the first major international surfski race to be held in Europe.  This year the organizers are pulling out all the stops to make it a proper downwind event. 
"Weather" off Vilajoyosa! Not that you'd want to paddle with these! "Weather" off Vilajoyosa! Not that you'd want to paddle with these!
Durban – Surfski icon Oscar Chalupsky is planning to extend his own record in the tough Molokai Challenge in Hawaii on 19 May by winning his 13th title in the 52km crossing, and in the process explode the myth that athletes cannot remain competitive as they get older.
Oscar Chalupsky - training in Durban, South Africa Oscar Chalupsky - training in Durban, South Africa

Ben Fouhy Crowned King Of The Harbour 2013

Sunday, 07 April 2013 12:28 | Written by
Ben Fouhy, showing great form, took out last Saturday's King of The Harbour in Auckland, in mild conditions. The confused harbour and weather conditions caused race director Terry Newsome some angst, the wind swinging from SE, to SW to back to SE again a few hours before the race start.…
The start of the 2013 King Of The Harbour, the premium surfski event of New Zealand. The start of the 2013 King Of The Harbour, the premium surfski event of New Zealand. Credits: Pip Arnold, 2013
The 2013 Port Elizabeth to East London Challenge is already the stuff of legend: after carnage at the finish of day 1 at Woody Cape, nly two paddlers made it out through the surf at the start of day 2, the rest opting to trek up to 20km up the…
The paddlers contemplate the surf at the start of day 2 The paddlers contemplate the surf at the start of day 2

New Zealand's King Of The Harbour Countdown

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:34 | Written by
The 12th King of the Harbour Ocean Ski Race will be based from Auckland’s waterfront in the heart of Auckland, 6 April 2013. Race Director Terry Newsome has promised a $8000 (NZD) prize-bucket, and free-of-charge glass FENN ocean-ski's for all international and South Island paddlers, attracting a contingent of overseas/international paddlers.…
Ben Fouhey and Mike Walker smash it out to the delight of the spectators and support crew on the Fullers Ferry in the 2011 Waiheke to Auckland King Of The Harbour. Ben Fouhey and Mike Walker smash it out to the delight of the spectators and support crew on the Fullers Ferry in the 2011 Waiheke to Auckland King Of The Harbour. Credits: www.sportzhub.co.nz

SA Schools Champs: Kenny Rice and Kirsten Flanagan

Saturday, 16 March 2013 10:40 | Written by
Durban – The tenth and final leg of the Varsity College Marine Surfski Series, the Varsity College Surfski Challenge, saw Hank McGregor and Michelle Burn bring down the curtain on what has been stellar individual series whilst Cape Town based junior sensations Kenny Rice and Kirsten Flanagan left their mark…
Kirsten Flanagan - under 18 girls' champion Kirsten Flanagan - under 18 girls' champion Credits: Anthony Grote (www.anthonygrote.co.za)

Product Launch: Carbonology-Sport Cruze

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:38 | Written by
Carbonology Sport launches a new surfski into the beginner market today: the Carbonology Cruze.  The Cruze is aimed at the same market segment as the Think Eze, the Fenn Bluefin and other ultra stable skis.
Carbonology Cruze Carbonology Cruze

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