Rob Mousley

DSKC - The Golden Years

Thursday, 22 November 2007 16:49 |

The Dubai Surfski and Kayak Club (DSKC) is about to host the richest race in the history of paddling: in ten days time, the winner of the Dubai Shamaal will walk away with US$20,000 of the US$50,000 prize pool.

DSKC Evolution!


Nathan Baggaley Arrested Again

Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:23 |

It appears that Nathan Baggaley and his brother have been arrested again - this time on even more serious drug related charges.  

Nathan Baggaley
Nathan Baggaley in happier times

Shark-shielded Surf Ski

Sunday, 04 November 2007 10:55 |

Since 2002, three surf skis have been bitten and severely damaged by Great White Sharks in False Bay, here in Cape Town, South Africa (See Sharks and Skis).  After each incident there has been vigorous debate about how to prevent such interactions between the sharks (who are after all just living in their own environment) and humans.


Shark Shielded Surf Ski
Fenn Mako6 Shark Shield Special - showing location of the battery pack (Pic: Mike Schilperoort)


Close Call - Skis Meet Catamaran

Thursday, 01 November 2007 17:29 |

Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.  Kyle Mahood saw the big 30ft catamaran motor slowly out of the harbor.  "Great," he thought, "they're coming to help."  But to his horror, he saw the big fishing boat rapidly accelerate, heading directly for them and he realized that the skipper hadn't seen them. 

Theo Conradie's surf ski
Kyle Mahood & Theo Conradie with the wreckage of Theo's ski (Pic: Theo Conradie)

Record English Channel Crossing – in a Fenn Mako6

Sunday, 28 October 2007 14:43 |

Nigel Hatton had a dream - to set a new World Record for crossing the English Channel in a Kayak.  Problem was that the current holder of that record, Ian Tordoff, had blown him away in a Sea Kayak race in 2006, so he decided to find someone else to do the job for him.


Ian Wynne channel crossing in surf ski
Ian Wynne starts the crossing (Pic: Nigel Hatton)

Shark Encounter Updated - Black Tip bites Mako(6) off Durban

Monday, 27 August 2007 18:14 |

Anton Fouche of Durban, South Africa was hurtling down a wave at 25-30kph off Umhlanga when his Fenn Mako6 ski came to an abrupt halt.  The sound of the impact was "really loud" - but what had he hit?

More accurately, the question is what hit him?  "I caught a glimpse of a large dark object & a big splash," he said, "and almost fell out trying to turn to evaluate the damage & whether I was going to sink or not."


Shark Bite Damage to Anton Fouche's Fenn Mako6 Surf Ski
Shark Bite Damage to Anton Fouche's Fenn Mako6 Surf Ski (Photo: Ant Fouche)



Aussie News and Events

Monday, 27 August 2007 17:30 |

We've been sent a bunch of news by Aussies about paddling down under...  There's a lot going on with some major races set to take place in the second half of the year.  It seems that a large section of the Aussie paddling takes place in the form of Surf Lifesaving Events, but Ocean Racing is clearly taking off as series like the Gold Coast Desalination Project Winter Series demonstrate. 

Gold Coast Desalination Winter Surf Ski Series
Currumbin Creek Paddlers

Olympian Birgit Fisher to race Dubai Shamaal

Sunday, 12 August 2007 13:27 |

ImageFrom Oscar Chalupsky (currently in Germany) comes the news that multiple Olympic medal winner Birgit Fisher will be competing in the Dubai Shamaal race in November.

Fisher has had an incredible career in paddling...

Nathan Baggaley Arrested

Saturday, 07 July 2007 10:02 |

ImageOlympic silver medalist and former ace surf ski paddler Nathan Baggaley was arrested on Monday evening, July 2, 2007, when he attempted to return a ski allegedly stolen earlier in the evening from Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club. cracks 1,000,000 pageviews!

Wednesday, 11 July 2007 18:47 |

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