Latest Surfski News

Latest Surfski News

The latest surfski news from around the globe. 
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Nelo’s First LD Surfski

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:15 | Written by
In surfski the dominant brands are Fenn and Epic...  Ask anyone to name the dominant brand in the K1 world, and it's highly likely the name "Nelo" would spring to mind. Can a K1 manufacturer really compete with the giants of the surfski world? {mosimage} 
Here's a new ski that has a design pedigree that stretches back twenty years or more.  Two weekends ago, Hein van Rooyen paddled the first Carbonology "What?" into second place in a Discovery Men's Health series race in Port Elizabeth, South Africa...  {mosimage} 

Surfski Paddling hits the big time - BBC TV!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 15:10 | Written by
UK Women's Surfski Champion Chloe Bunnett, UK Olympian Ivan Lawler and a few friends recently hosted BBC Sports presenter Mike Bushell in Poole, UK... Bushell had come to find out what the sport of surfski paddling was all about... {mosimage} 

Live Video of Molokai OC6 Race

Sunday, 11 October 2009 12:00 | Written by
Here's something radically innovative - and something we want to do for Surfski in the not too distant future...  Live video streaming of a paddling race...  This is the Molokai Hoe OC6 race in Hawaii... {mosimage}

First Pre-production Nordic Kayaks Fusion Skis (Sweden)

Saturday, 10 October 2009 06:28 | Written by
A few months ago we posted an article on a new surfski designed by Nordic Kayaks in Sweden. Notable was the innovative hardtop option, designed to keep the paddler dry during winter paddling when the water approaches freezing point. {mosimage} 

Pic of the Week - Fish River Surfski!

Monday, 05 October 2009 03:14 | Written by
The Fish River Marathon is one of the biggest paddling races in South Africa - this year's race had over 1,400 competitors...  The pic shows the only surfski [Editor: "only"? maybe not - see comment below] in the event, paddled by Tom Schilperoort!  {mosimage} 

Go Big and Swim Home

Thursday, 17 September 2009 03:34 | Written by
No matter how many times I've rounded Cape Recife - and I've been going there all my life - I feel a mixture of respect and fear; if you don't it will eat you. -Richard von Wildemann Richard 'Chopper' von Wildeman rides a biggie near Cape Recife - Dec 22, 2008

International Surfski Federation

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 05:46 | Written by
Is it time for Surfski racing to have its own International Federation? In my opinion, the answer to that is a resounding yes…{mosimage} 
The big news in ocean racing in Australia is the official endorsement of by Australian Canoeing (AC) of ocean racing as a sport discipline under the AC banner.  {mosimage}
[Editor: Tom Schilperoort is a man of many talents - artist, elite paddler among them!  Now he's working to reduce the difficulties experienced by beginner paddlers who are starting out.  Please help him by answering the survey.] {mosimage} 

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