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Race 12 of the 2012 Ocean Paddler World Series kicks off in just under 2 weeks time. Named after the southeasterly trade-wind that blows persistently over July/Aug/Sept dry season, the Mara’amu is a downwind course, designed to maximize the open ocean swell of the Pacific. This Mara’amu is promised to blast…

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French Polynesia

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08-SEPT-2012

The 2-day, 74km Stellar Kayaks Dolphin Coast Challenge is one of the iconic surfski races in South Africa and 2012 was its 13th running. 

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Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast, South Africa

27 Aug 2012

Hank and Lee McGregor win the 2012 Stellar Kayaks/Citadel Dolphin Coast Challenge in cracking style last weekend. Hank and Lee McGregor win the 2012 Stellar Kayaks/Citadel Dolphin Coast Challenge in cracking style last weekend. Credits: Lynne Hauptfleisch

US Surfski Champs - the Rambo Video

Friday, 24 August 2012 06:37 | Written by
Despite the un-video-friendly conditions (low light/foggy), Rambo did a great job of this one.  Look out for the flying ski in the surf at the start...!  

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San Francisco

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4 Aug 2012

USSSC 2012 USSSC 2012
Soon after landing in O'Hare the evening before the Chicago Shoreline Marathon, I heard the news: 35 knot NW winds + 8-to-12 foot seas + five fisherman swept off a pier = No race!

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Chicago

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11 August 2012

Heading out at the start of the official unofficial 2012 Chicago Shoreline Marathon Heading out at the start of the official unofficial 2012 Chicago Shoreline Marathon Credits: Richard Hodgkins

Racing in the Arctic: Sean Rice's take on the ASKR

Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:41 | Written by
26 July was show-down day. I knew all along Jasper was the main man to mark. I’ve trained and raced against him more than enough times to know he is a fantastic paddler and I should come more than prepared and be ready to hurt when lining up next to…

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Norway

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26 July 2012

Jasper Mocke wins the 2012 ASKR Surfski race Jasper Mocke wins the 2012 ASKR Surfski race
Two more races down - the Norweigen ASKR race and the US Surfski Champs...  Jasper Mocke beat Sean Rice to take the ASKR event, while Dawid Mocke dominated in San Francisco.

US Surfski Champs: Masterful Mocke Dominates

Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:38 | Written by
As they raced under the Golden Gate Bridge, Dawid Mocke and Simon van Gysen were neck and neck, charging towards the Fenn Hotspot and its $1,000 reward.  The last time they’d raced, in Spain, van Gysen had pulled away and won.

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San Francisco

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4 Aug 2012

Dawid Mocke and Simon van Gysen charge for the $1,000 Fenn Hotspot Dawid Mocke and Simon van Gysen charge for the $1,000 Fenn Hotspot Credits: John Dye and Dave Kelly

2012 US Surfski Champs - 96 paddlers, 11 countries

Saturday, 04 August 2012 16:57 | Written by
San Francisco: 96 athletes from 11 countries will line up later today to race the new US Surfski Championships course, among them a fair selection of the best surfski paddlers in the world today.

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San Francisco, USA

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4 Aug 2012

Dawid Mocke and Dani Viloria paddle under the Golden Gate Bridge during the warm-up race Dawid Mocke and Dani Viloria paddle under the Golden Gate Bridge during the warm-up race
Durban, South Africa - Former Discovery Scottburgh to Brighton winner Bevan Manson and fellow East London based, 19-year-old paddling talent Kyle Friedenstein not only outshone a classy field but also overcame treacherous conditions in the second half of the race to deservedly claim this year's spoils. 

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Durban, South Africa

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14 July 2012

Bevan Manson and Kyle Friedenstein (East London) show the Durban paddlers how it's done! Bevan Manson and Kyle Friedenstein (East London) show the Durban paddlers how it's done! Credits: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Steelcase Dragon Run 2012

Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:31 | Written by
If there were such a thing as an “Editor’s Choice” for events, the Dragon Run would be way up there.  The sixth edition of the race is scheduled for 10 November, 2012, and if it isn’t on your bucket list – it should be.

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Hong Kong

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10 Nov 2012

Tom Schilperoort leading at Ninepin Islands - 2011 Steelcase Dragon Run Tom Schilperoort leading at Ninepin Islands - 2011 Steelcase Dragon Run

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