Results by tag: nsri

Sunday, 14 June 2009 10:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

ABC News, Austrlalia: Police hold grave fears for a man who has been missing since telling his mother he was going for a quick paddle on his surf kayak on the New South Wales Central Coast.

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Monday, 12 January 2009 15:45 | Category : Latest Surfski News

I watched the ski roll downwind, and knew that I'd blown it - big time.  Not only was I faced with a 300m swim to the beach but the wind was blowing it offshore - with my paddle and my GPS.  And I'd just started advertising the ski for sale.  DAMNATION!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008 01:34 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: Steve Price from Hobart, Tasmania contributed this salutory tale of a less than pleasant experience.  I know of at least three paddles that have broken in the last couple of weeks - are you prepared for this?]

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Sunday, 09 November 2008 02:53 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: Six weeks ago, David Scheen disappeared during a paddle near his home town Peterborough in Victoria, Australia.  Some of his gear, along with his smashed ski, was found the next day.  Here's a follow up report from The Standard online.]

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Wednesday, 15 October 2008 03:41 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Editor: It's with a heavy heart that we publish this story - David Scheen from Victoria, Australia is missing after setting out on a training paddle yesterday.  I met David in Hawaii earlier this year where he paddled the Molokai Challenge - he's a strong paddler, but the story looks grim.  Keep him in your thoughts and let's hope for a positive outcome...

David Scheen
David Scheen, pictured in Hawaii in May this year

Wednesday, 08 October 2008 11:16 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Having had one or two close scrapes in my time I've had opportunity to reflect on them (with relief) and learn something (like not repeating said stints again), but my most recent (repeat act) has bothered me sufficiently to feel the need to share it with you. Who knows, it might help prevent someone from being as complacent (stupid) as I was recently...

Anthony Allen
Anthony Allen - PFD next time?

Wednesday, 08 October 2008 04:04 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: In the Southern Hemisphere, we're approaching summer...  and here's a timely article from dermatologist Dr. Gavin Gottschalk to remind us that that it's not all fun in the sun...]

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Silent Killer at work...

Sunday, 06 July 2008 08:37 | Category : Tips & Techniques

Ever tried to look for a surfski from a helicopter?  Or from a rescue craft on the water?  Here's the story of our exercise with the South African National Sea Rescue Institute.

NSRI Exercise - 2008
'Spirit of Safmarine III' - Simonstown NSRI

Thursday, 27 December 2007 11:30 | Category : Tips & Techniques

[Editor: although this story refers to the South African National Sea Rescue Institute, the points made apply wherever you are in the world!]  On Christmas day, members from three NSRI stations: Yzerfontein, Melkbosstrand and Table Bay responded to reports of an abandoned surf ski found near Dassen Island.

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Thursday, 01 November 2007 17:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.  Kyle Mahood saw the big 30ft catamaran motor slowly out of the harbor.  "Great," he thought, "they're coming to help."  But to his horror, he saw the big fishing boat rapidly accelerate, heading directly for them and he realized that the skipper hadn't seen them. 

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Kyle Mahood & Theo Conradie with the wreckage of Theo's ski (Pic: Theo Conradie)
 

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