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Poor Knights Island - the site of the infamous 1820 Maori massacre, where the Hikitu people attacked, killed or enslaved all but 10 of the local Ngatiwhai hapu island inhabitants, in retribution for refusing them permission to land their wakas, or canoes, 12 years earlier after paddling 320 km's around…

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Tutukaka, Northland, New Zealand

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30 August 2014

The Poor Knights Islands: 'Tapu' or Sacred to the local peoples, and the start of New Zealand's newest blue water downwind race! The Poor Knights Islands: 'Tapu' or Sacred to the local peoples, and the start of New Zealand's newest blue water downwind race!

Durban Downwind to host 2014 SA Surfski Champs

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:52 | Written by
Durban – Durban’s reputation as a global surfski mecca will be strengthened on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014 as the nation’s best ocean paddlers do battle for national titles in the newly launched FNB Mazars Durban Downwind surfski race. The brand new event will not only become the permanent home of both…

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Durban, South Africa

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21-22 June 2014

Hank McGregor Hank McGregor

2014 Mauritius Ocean Classic - Preview

Saturday, 07 June 2014 13:10 | Written by
Want an indication of a popular race?  Three months before the 2014 Mauritius Ocean Classic, there were already 100 paddlers entered.  Right now, three weeks to go, there are over 150 and entries have closed (apart from anything else there are no more rental skis on the island!)  But why…

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Mauritius

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29 June 2014-5 July 2014

Dawid Mocke - three-pete at the 2013 MOC Dawid Mocke - three-pete at the 2013 MOC Credits: Rob Mousley

2014 Steelcase Dragon Run - Race Announcement

Saturday, 07 June 2014 12:30 | Written by
  The Steelcase Dragon Run in 2014 will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 22nd.  [Editor: whether you're in it for the racing or the exotic venue, the Dragon Run should be on your bucket list - it's one of my favourite events.]

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Hong Kong

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22 Nov 2014

Hank McGregor wins the 2013 Steelcase Dragon Run Hank McGregor wins the 2013 Steelcase Dragon Run Credits: Barbara Yendell

Molokai 2014: We Came, We Saw, One Conquered

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 19:03 | Written by
Thirty minutes into the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge, first-time participant Jasper Mocke led a five-man conga line of Clint Robinson, Hank McGregor, Cory Hill and Jeremy Cotter. When Mocke sprinted for a wave that shot him across Robinson's path, the five-time Olympian admonished him like a state trooper confronting an…

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Hawaii

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18 May 2014

A group of five broke away at the start... A group of five broke away at the start... Credits: Vince Bechet

Hank McGregor Wins 2nd Molokai Title

Monday, 19 May 2014 07:04 | Written by
A few hours ago Hank McGregor won his second Molokai title in similar conditions to the first... The trade winds that had been blowing the week before the race fizzled out on Thursday and the paddlers were faced with a gruelling flat water grind across the Kaiwi Channel in stifling…

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Hawaii

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18 May 2014

Hank McGregor wins... Hank McGregor wins...

2014 Molokai Challenge Preview

Saturday, 17 May 2014 14:25 | Written by
After two weeks of howling trade winds and mountainous seas in the Kaiwi Channel, the 2014 Molokai Challenge is faced with baking temperatures, glassy seas and “winds light and variable”.  And that means 52km of an intense challenge of a different kind…

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Hawaii

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18 May 2014

Clint Robinson, defending champion Clint Robinson, defending champion

Bouman wins in Durban ** Video **

Thursday, 15 May 2014 08:30 | Written by
Durban – The action of Sunday 11 May’s Lion of Africa Surfski Challenge, race two of the 2014 Bay Union Surfski Series, took place amidst a celebratory Mother’s Day atmosphere at Marine Surf Lifesaving Club with evergreen performer Matt Bouman opening his series’ account in style with victory in the…

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Durban, South Africa

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11 May 2014

Matt Bouman Matt Bouman Credits: Kevin Sawyer

McGregor and Ward Take First Durban Race

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:02 | Written by
Durban’s globally renowned winter surfski season got underway on Sunday 4 May with the Bay Union Season Starter, race one of the four leg Bay Union Surfski Series, which saw regular front runner Hank McGregor and top step of the podium novice Jenna Ward get their 2014 campaign underway in…

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Durban, South Africa

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4 May 2014

Paddlers had to get out through big surf to the deep water start... Paddlers had to get out through big surf to the deep water start... Credits: Kevin Sawyer

Mocke Claims Auckland's 2014 King Of The Harbour

Monday, 31 March 2014 07:36 | Written by
Oily flat, steamy, hot conditions greeted the 95 competitors, lining up pensively off Birkenhead Wharf, Auckland. The tide would be turning nose-on shortly, and the 1 knot south westerly breezes would make it feel like we were paddling in a vaccum. The 24km stretch to Waiheke Island's Matiatia Bay was going to be…

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Auckland

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21-March-2014

A jubilant Dawid Mocke rests his paddles at the finish line at Matiatia, Waiheke Island, once again claiming the Auckland King Of The Harbour crown for 2014! A jubilant Dawid Mocke rests his paddles at the finish line at Matiatia, Waiheke Island, once again claiming the Auckland King Of The Harbour crown for 2014!
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