Results by tag: downwind

Monday, 27 November 2017 16:08 | Category : Videos

Sharon Armstrong is a highly respected downwind paddler in Durban, South Africa and she often has her GoPro strapped to the back of her ski...  In November, 2017, Durban had some weather - and she headed out for a run from Marine Lifesaving Club to Umhlanga - in 35kt and torrential rain and lightning!  Respect!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:04 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Trees blown down on powerlines, roofs ripped off buildings, yachts blown ashore...  Downwind time in Sydney, Australia!

Wednesday, 04 July 2012 14:28 | Category : Latest Surfski News

This is a great little video from the Epic training centre in Tarifa, Spain.  What stands out for me is the look of the conditions - beautifully shaped, big waves, cracking downwind...  

Sunday, 06 February 2011 14:03 | Category : Tips & Techniques

A recent post in the surfski.info forums asked for an update on Dale Lippstreu’s downwind paddling ability – after his two sessions with Oscar Chalupsky paddling Millers Runs in Dale’s double.  Has anything changed?  Here’s Dale’s reply.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 06:38 | Category : Latest Surfski News

I recently bought one of the new HD GoPro Hero cameras...  It’s been a learning curve but I’m finally getting the hang of it.

Friday, 03 October 2008 07:55 | Category : Latest Surfski News

To quote the distinguished and celebrated sage Jerry Seinfeld:  "The sea, that day was angry my friends, like an old man returning soup."

Storm Riders
What happens when you lose your ski on the beach!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 16:52 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Hurricane Alley was living up to its name - the 30kt NNW wind was ricocheting off the cliffs and mini-tornados were swirling clouds of spray across the surface of sea...  and I knew that the cameras were out of memory!

 

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Reverse Buffels surfing...

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 08:37 | Category : Latest Surfski News

False Bay, Cape Town: February 8, 2008.

[Editor: Murray Williams sent us this account of a classic downwind run across False Bay here in Cape Town...]

False Bay Surf Ski Crossing
The squad at Pringle Bay - 7am (Pic: Dawid Mocke)

Saturday, 07 April 2007 18:24 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ImageForecast (on Buoyweather.com): "Gale Warning. Very windy conditions with rough seas

Small craft advisory: Large long period swell

Winds: SE 27 to 35kts

Seas: SW 14ft at 13sec"

Translation: "Yee haa!"

Saturday, 22 April 2006 02:10 | Category : Tips & Techniques

ImageThe purpose of this article is simply to help those struggling with the often frustrating art of downwind paddling. Some of the techniques utilized are counter-intuitive, particularly for those like me who grow up with very little experience on large bodies of water. The principles contained below were gathered from and discussed with veteran paddling instructors Rick Nu’u and Mike Giblin from Maui, and Dawid Mocke from South Africa.

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