Rob Mousley

Race Report: Sean Rice wins Irish Coast Paddling Champs

Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:12 |

With eight km to go, Sean Rice decided to accelerate.  “There were three of us at that point and I felt I could do a burn to get rid of one of them,” he said.  To his surprise, both Cory Hill and Gordan Harbrecht dropped back.  But the race wasn’t over yet…

Master Class in Surf Technique

Monday, 24 September 2018 20:40 |

Downwind fiend and avid surfski videographer Sharon Armstrong does it again - and produces a video that is a Master Class in how to get through monster surf.   Watch and learn!

€55,000 in Prizes for Inaugural Irish Coast Paddling Championships

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:45 |

…and most of the world’s best surfski paddlers, both men and women, are in Ireland to take part.  Here’s what you need to know about the world’s richest surfski race.

Orcas Join Poor Knights Crossing Race in NZ

Monday, 03 September 2018 11:46 |

Sam Mayhew might have left it too late in the race to try to catch the eventual winner, Aussie Sam Djoden, but he did experience a proper adrenalin spike when a breaching orca landed right next to him…  The 2018 Zest Brokers Poor Knights Crossing lived up to the paddlers’ expectations – wildlife, exquisite scenery and hard racing…

New Surfski - Allwave DNA - First Looks

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 13:53 |

Yeeeeeha!  As I accelerated down yet another small run, I thought, ‘I can definitely handle this boat’…”  In fact, in the conditions I was paddling in, the DNA gave me a taste of what it feels like to be an elite paddler…

McGregor/Birkett and Nixon/McKenzie

Monday, 20 August 2018 15:38 |

Durban – With their sights firmly set on the upcoming World Marathon Champs K2 title, the crew of Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett delivered a masterclass to claim the two-day 43km Gara Dolphin Coast Challenge title on Sunday.

Revo Foil Surfski Tow Tests - Video!

Monday, 20 August 2018 11:58 |

Last year we posted an article about the "Revo Foil", a project being undertaken by Revo Kayaks to create a foiling surfski.  At the time it was clear that much R&D work remained to be done...  but with today's announcement on durbansurfski.com, its clear that Revo has made progress.

Camera Mast Project

Thursday, 02 August 2018 08:28 |

No more head-mount videos please!  Well, at least let's mix it up a little...  Head mount point of view is all very well, but I used to have a rear-deck mounted camera mast which gave a sensational perspective.  But having switched boats to the Swordfish S, the mast base wasn't compatible and I've been planning for ages to build a new one.  Here it is - the Mousley camera mast hack.

Spectacular Cape Town Winter Downwind

Monday, 25 June 2018 12:32 |

The Miller's Run in Cape Town is deservedly one of the best known downind routes in the world...  But it's on the "Reverse Buffels" run where we get to play in 40-50kt howling blasts of wind and spray.  On Saturday, 23 June, 2018, we had everything - wildlife, rainbows, endless 20kph runs, gale-force blasts in "Hurricane Alley"... and even a cameo appearance by the Kenny Rice!

Video: Magic Moments - Rainbow Downwind

Sunday, 03 June 2018 11:40 |

"Wow!"  "That's incredible!"

So we were paddling the "Reverse Miller's Run" in Cape Town; that's just like the summer Miller's Run that we do in the southeaster in summer, only we do the reverse in winter when the prevailing northwester blows!  We'd been enjoying the clean offshore runs for a km or two when suddenly the sky lit up with a complete rainbow...  breathtakingly beautiful.

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