Rob Mousley

Olympian Ken Wallace for Perth Doctor (but that's not all!)

Monday, 04 January 2010 13:25 |


Perth 2009 Logo

Olympic champion Ken Wallace will headline the field when some of the planet’s best surf ski and kayak paddlers converge on Perth for two days of intense racing later this month. Review – Honcho Guru

Saturday, 07 November 2009 12:35 |

We frequently receive emails from readers asking about beginner's surfskis, and until recently we haven't been able to reply with the benefit of personal experience...  but in the last couple of weeks I've had the opportunity to paddle some new skis aimed directly at the beginner's end of the market.

(All photos by Rob Mousley,, unless otherwise indicated)

Stiffness and Stability

Sunday, 06 September 2009 15:51 |


We had the unique opportunity to compare two identical skis - identical that is except for the layup.  One is a stiff carbon ski; the other has a cork composite layup.  How does the stiffness of the skis compare - and what difference does it make to the stability of the ski? Review – Epic Mid-Wing Paddle

Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:22 |

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the upgraded Epic Mid-Wing Paddles recently.  The new model has strengthened blades and a lever length-lock. Review - Green7

Sunday, 21 February 2010 16:06 |

Bling Special…  This ski turns heads on the beach – and is one of the nicest boats I’ve ever paddled. Review - Kayak Centre Illusion

Wednesday, 12 August 2009 05:11 |

Some great technical innovations set this ski apart - but directional instability makes it sometimes uncomfortable to paddle.


“Green7 Surf70” – Breaking news!

Saturday, 01 August 2009 11:00 |

How about a ski made out of recyclable "green" material?  How about a 12.5kg ski that costs about 30% less than the equivalent in carbon, but with comparable stiffness?  No, it's not April 1!

Garmin Forerunner 310XT – The Ultimate Paddlers’ GPS/HR Monitor?

Saturday, 30 May 2009 03:44 |

Many paddlers use the Garmin Forerunner GPS/Heart Rate Monitors - but they do have a reputation for being somewhat delicate.  Perhaps the latest model, with its 50m waterproofing will be the answer. Review: Fenn Mako Elite

Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:51 |

When I lost my beloved carbon Fenn Mako6 at the end of a disastrous downwind, I took the opportunity to order a new carbon Mako Elite from Keith Fenn.  Hearing of my dire ski-less condition he delivered a new one very rapidly and I've been paddling it for the last couple of months.

More on the Nordic Kayaks Fusion

Friday, 10 April 2009 04:31 |

Fredrik Lindström of Nordic Kayaks shared with us some of the thinking behind their new Fusion surf ski.  Following sea trials of the hull, the design has been finalized and the plug is being machined even as I write this.

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