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Thursday, 14 August 2008 12:45 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: Barry Lewin just returned from Australia where he won the K1 section in the Avon Descent in record time. He stayed on in Sydney and paddled with the Manly Saturday morning paddlers.  Here's what he found...]

Many paddlers
Paradise - an empty sea and surfskis!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 04:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Ocean paddling is taking off in Aussie - as evidenced by the great turn out at the first race of the Byron Bay Ocean Paddler Series.

Byron Bay
Start of the first Byron Bay Ocean Series

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 16:53 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Well another May rolls around. It seems this same time last year was only three weeks ago and a bunch of us were telling ourselves that the winds were going to be up for the race this year.

Well that was last year and the winds weren't up, in fact even the swell was going the wrong way.

 

Tim Jacobs, Durban 2007
Tim Jacobs in Durban - 2007 (Pic: Gameplan Media)

 

Monday, 10 March 2008 14:23 | Category : Latest Surfski News

A massive field assembled for this Years Bridge to Beach event. Held against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and run in perfect March weather, paddlers of all ages and abilities took on the 11 kilometer challenge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Bridge to Beach 2008
The first wave of paddlers takes off (Pic: Dean Gardiner)

Thursday, 21 February 2008 04:11 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The sport of surf ski paddling has taken some giant leaps forward over the last few years. We now have events in nearly every corner of the globe with competitors coming from countries that don't even have oceans.

 

Nick Holt
Nick Holt

 

Friday, 08 February 2008 03:09 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[News from Dean Gardiner] Here's some info on upcoming events here in Australia.

After a pretty slow festive season the ocean paddling program here is Australia is starting to get going again.

Recently the City of Wollongong hosted the NSW Single and Double Ski Champs. Both days of racing were well contested.

Bridge to Beach 2007
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Monday, 21 January 2008 01:59 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Stanwell Park, NSW, Australia: 12th January 2008 The Racing Line & Ford Civil Contractors 2008 NSWCI Single Ocean Racing Championship started in NE swell at Stanwell Park (south of Sydney).

NSW Champs Tim Jacobs
Tim Jacobs paddled his V10 Elite
Sunday, 13 January 2008 13:25 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The "Dial before you Dig" George Bass Ski Marathon was held over 7 days, 7 legs, 182km on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia between the 30th of December 2007 and the 5th of January 2008.

George Bass Ski Marathon - logo
 

Wednesday, 19 December 2007 02:34 | Category : Latest Surfski News

It's not often that the first three places in a 25km race are separated by a mere 15 seconds, but it certainly did make for an exciting end to the Ocean Series in Sydney last Saturday. 

After playing second fiddle to Tim Jacobs earlier in the series, Jeremy Cotter showed his true strength to take out his first 20 Beaches victory. 

Jeremy Cotter Twenty Beaches 2007
Jeremy Cotter - winner of 2007 Twenty Beaches (Pic: Hanson Media)
Friday, 07 December 2007 14:18 | Category : Latest Surfski News

"We've got the best field of paddlers ever for the Perth World Cup," said Race Director Ash Nesbit.  "All the guys from Dubai except Hank McGregor, plus a whole lot of hungry Aussie locals."

Perth World Cup 2006
Perth Race Start 2006

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