Friday, 23 April 2010 08:57 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The impact of the Icelandic ash cloud never seems to end…  Now our GPS Tracking units for the race are stranded somewhere between the UK (where they were used for an event) and South Africa…!

EuroChallenge 2010

Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:55 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Spain’s K1 marathon superstar, Manuel Busto Fernandez confirmed this week that he’s coming back to Eurochallenge.  He came fourth in last year’s race behind Dawid Mocke, Matt Bouman and Sean Rice – all of whom have confirmed their participation in the 2010 event.

EuroChallenge 2009

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 08:14 | Category : Latest Surfski News

It’s all happening in Europe – races in Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands; Malta receives a shipment of skis; Nelo launches a range of skis.  Here’s a round-up of some of the news from Europe…

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 04:05 | Category : Latest Surfski News

"It's nerves I reckon," twanged Aussie Jeremy Cotter - arguably the world's best and most in-form surfski paddler.


Saturday, 02 May 2009 09:23 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Clear skis; golden beaches; rocky cliffs; flat water criss-crossed by boat wakes; no wind.  That was EuroChallenge 2009!

After Jeremy Cotter fell out, sick, Matt Bouman and Dawid diced most of the way around the 25km course.  But Matt managed to surge ahead some 4km from the finish - game over.


Friday, 01 May 2009 12:49 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The wind is blowing from the NW at around 40km/h right now - conditions are PERFECT.  But... the race is tomorrow! 


Friday, 01 May 2009 05:55 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Michele Eray is odds-on favourite to win EuroChallenge 2009 - and she's on a mission to boost participation by women in surf ski.  "I'll put your stickers on my boat," she said, "but only if you give the women more coverage!"


Thursday, 30 April 2009 11:02 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Ten days before heading to Dubai last December, I took my laptop to bed around midnight to "watch"'s coverage of the Dragon Run in Hong Kong. By my estimation, four paddlers had a shot at the title: Jeremy Cotter, Oscar Chalupsky, Clint Pretorius and defending champ Dawid Mocke, the man I figured most likely to come through.


Thursday, 30 April 2009 08:05 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Most of Europe is emerging from a long, cold, dark winter - when I left Geneva it was 8 degrees C and raining...  But I stepped out of the plane in Alicante, Spain into bright sunshine and clear blue skies.


Monday, 27 April 2009 14:28 | Category : Latest Surfski News

There is little doubt that when the race starts the front pack will include Jeremy Cotter (Aus), Dawid Mocke (SA) and Matt Bouman (SA).  (Hank McGregor is focussing on Molokai and Grant vd Walt couldn't get a visa in time for the race.)  And in the women's race, South African Michele Eray is likely to set the pace. 

But the standard of European surfski paddling has improved radically in the last year - and the southern hemisphere paddlers would be well advised to keep an eye on some of the names listed in this article...


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