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Tuesday, 01 December 2009 01:49 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: The paddlers in the Southern Shamaal PE to EL International Relay... take note of how not to come in through surf!]

If you can imagine a perfect "surfski" day then 28 November was that day, blue sunny skies and one of those surprise swells that 'pop' up out of nowhere greeted the field for Port Elizabeth's last series race for 2009.

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Sunday, 15 November 2009 12:49 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Sedgefield, South Africa: The Eastern Cape 2008 SA Men's Surf Ski Champion, Richard von Wildemann claimed this year's 22km Hansa Victoria Bay-Sedgefield race which forms part of the Discovery Men's Health Surf Ski Series in a nerve-wrecking and risky finish through monstrous 5 metre swells, finishing a mere 20 seconds clear of Durban legend Herman Chalupsky on Saturday afternoon, 14th November 2009.

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Thursday, 12 November 2009 01:27 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The day before the Discovery Downwind Race, Pete Cole and a group of highly experienced paddlers set off for a "Reverse Buffels" run - the same route that the race would follow the next day.  About 8km from the finish at Buffels Bay, they were suddenly hit by 35-40kt gusts blowing directly offshore.  Cole and two others aborted the run, turning shore-wards to grind head on into the sheets of spray being blasted off the surface of the sea. 

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Sunday, 01 November 2009 14:55 | Category : Latest Surfski News

For the three Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Clubmates, DawidMocke, Jasper Mocke and Tom Schilperoort it was home territory and they wereout to dominate from the start of the third race in the Cape Town Discovery Men'sHealth Series.

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Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:12 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Ace paddler Richard von Wildemann managed to hold on to his top position in the Eastern Cape series by claiming his third title in the popular Discovery Men's Health Surf Ski Series in the Kings Beach Harbour Challenge.

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Sunday, 25 October 2009 05:09 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Cape Town - Peninsula Canoe Club's rising star, Steve Farrell, shattered the hopes of a star-studded field by registering a sensational victory on Saturday, at the 15km Langebaan Driftwoods Lagoon Dash on the Cape's picturesque West Coast.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 05:14 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Cape Town, South Africa.  The summer Discovery Men's Health Surf Ski Series got under way on Sunday in dramatic fashion, as the Cape Doctor produced a 25kt South Easterly gale for the season starting grading race that always attracts plenty of novices and newcomers to the sport.

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Sunday, 19 July 2009 15:54 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Durban - Dawid Mocke brought down the curtain on the winter surf ski series with an emphatic family domination of the tough 46 kilometer Men's Health Discovery Scottburgh to Brighton surf ski ultra marathon, raced on a dead calm ocean that offered little assistance to the big field that took part.

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Monday, 22 June 2009 16:17 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Scottburgh, South Africa - Matt Bouman extended his unbeaten run in the Discovery Men's Health surf ski series with an emphatic victory in the Island Tribe Scottburgh Surf Classic, while Michelle Eder posted her maiden series win in tricky South Coast surf conditions.

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Monday, 15 June 2009 09:14 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Durban - Rough seas played havoc with the Hi-Q Marine race which formed the sixth leg of the popular Discovery Men's Health Surf Ski Series but this didn't stop the series pacesetters Matt Bouman and Michéle Eray from winning, and extending their unbeaten runs in this winter's series.

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