Rob Mousley

Craig Goozee Paddles (and runs and cycles) around Australia for Cancer

Sunday, 19 July 2009 05:02 |

Following the tragic loss of his nine year old daughter to cancer, Craig Goozee decided to paddle, run and cycle 12,500km around Australia to raise $1,000,000 for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia…


Durban World Cup - Race Day Commentary

Sunday, 12 July 2009 04:37 |

Race day dawns - with a brisk 12-13kt SW wind...  Perfect conditions!  

And, true to expectations - the race was... a cracker... 


Mauritius Ocean Classic’s going to be a cracker of NOTE!

Friday, 03 July 2009 16:30 |

The inaugural Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic kicks off tomorrow morning at 10h00 Mauritius time (GMT + 4)...  Anton Erasmus lead the race briefing tonight and revealed his decision on the race course...


The ICF Official Equipment Licensing Programme – an end to copying?

Thursday, 18 June 2009 04:26 |

On a recent trip to Europe I was amazed to see no fewer than three copied surfskis offered for sale.  There were copies (with minor deck modifications) of the Epic V10, the Fenn Mako6 and the Fenn XT.  When I asked about the skis, I was told that it was "almost normal in Europe" and that the manufacturers concerned regularly copied K1s and had simply extended their operations to include skis. 


Surfski Websites Proliferate **UPDATED **

Sunday, 14 June 2009 14:06 |

A clear sign that the popularity of our sport is exploding is evidenced by the number of websites springing up around the world.  Here are a couple of the most recent...


Nathan Baggaley Sentenced to 9 years

Saturday, 30 May 2009 05:32 |

After pleading guilty to charges of manufacturing and supplying 1,509 ecstasy tablets, former kayaking and surfski star Nathan Baggaley has been handed a nine year jail sentence.  With time already served, he'll be eligible for parole in November 2012.


Great White Shark Encounter in Sydney (Updated)

Sunday, 28 December 2008 11:15 |

29 year old Steve Kulcsar was knocked off his fishing kayak by a 5m Great White Shark near Long Reef, Sydney, Australia.  The shark circled him for a minute while he trod water and tried to get back on his craft. 


Swedish Surfski Announced – Nordic Kayaks Fusion

Sunday, 05 April 2009 12:38 |

Nordic Kayaks, based in Vaxholm, Sweden has announced the imminent arrival of a new surfski, the "Fusion" - designed by Björn Thomasson and to be built by Marström Composite.


Wood Ski – Stephen Kelly's been at it again…

Wednesday, 25 March 2009 11:08 |


A year ago Steven Kelly sent us some pics of a ski that he built himself out of wood.  Well, he's been at it again. Check out the pics of his latest work of art...


Paddle around Australia

Sunday, 01 February 2009 05:28 |

Ok, it's not surfski, but it is paddling and this story has definitely grabbed my imagination...  Freya Hoffmeister has started a 15,000km paddle - around Australia.  She hopes to be the first woman - and only the second person ever to do the trip.


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