Rob Mousley

Jasper Mocke wins West Coast Downwinder

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 17:33 |

The West Coast Downwinder was run and won over the weekend and despite lackluster downwind conditions it turned out to be a great afternoon for all involved. The event lived up to the pre-race hype and paddlers were greeted with calm, hot, flat, grind conditions for the 17-kilometer event. Over 100 paddlers took to the start line and a blistering pace was set early on. 

Aussie Michael Booth takes Durban Downwind

Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:54 |

Durban – The final race of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Series saw some fantastic downwind conditions as paddlers made their way from La Mercy on the North Coast to the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday with Australian Michael Booth narrowly claiming a beach sprint over Matt Bouman with Michelle Burn showing her class to claim victory in the women’s race on Saturday.

Auckland King & Queen Of The Harbour To Kick Off The 2015 Surfski World Series!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:54 |

New Zealand’s National Ocean Racing Championship once again graces the Surfski World Series on the 7th March 2015, after a hiatus of a few years. International paddling greats have used this event to pick up some much sought after points in order to determine the best marathon distance surfski paddler in the world, and last year’s winner South African Dawid Mocke (3 X World Champion) was no exception. 

2000km Extreme Race nears finale in Durban

Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:38 |

Durban – Endurance athletes Steve Black and Clyde Barendse are close to completing a gruelling 2000km race from Cape Point to Durban which involved with Black running alongside the shoreline and Barendse paddling a surfski, to raise funds and awareness for cancer sufferer Lettie Heyns.

2014 Mauritius Ocean Classic - Preview

Saturday, 07 June 2014 13:10 |

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 is it so popular?

Hank McGregor Wins 2nd Molokai Title

Monday, 19 May 2014 07:04 |

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 30 degree C temperatures.
 

2014 Molokai Challenge Preview

Saturday, 17 May 2014 14:25 |

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…

Race Announcement: Molokai 2014

Saturday, 25 January 2014 14:44 |

As we all know, Molokai is the Big Kahuna of surfski races; the 32mile/51km crossing of the Kaiwi Channel between Molokai and Oahu Islands in Hawaii is a daunting challenge (whatever the weather!).  The race is back for 2014, but it's now back under the management of the Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA).  Here's the preliminary announcement from KIRA's Jim Foti.  

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

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 17:26 |

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!” 

Cape Town Paddling Festival

Saturday, 17 August 2013 14:15 |

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.

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