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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:45
…and most of the world’s best surfski paddlers, both men and women, are in Ireland to take part.  Here’s what you need to know about the world’s richest surfski race.
Monday, 03 September 2018 15:42
[Editor: Sune Wendleboe (engineer, photographer extrarordinaire and mad keen surfski paddler) has owned no fewer than 27 surfskis in the last few years.  He recently took delivery of an Epic V11 Elite and in this article shares his impressions of the sleek black paddlling machine...]
Monday, 03 September 2018 11:46
Sam Mayhew might have left it too late in the race to try to catch the eventual winner, Aussie Sam Djoden, but he did experience a proper adrenalin spike when a breaching orca landed right next to him…  The 2018 Zest Brokers Poor Knights Crossing lived up to the paddlers’ expectations – wildlife, exquisite scenery and hard racing…

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Wednesday, 15 November 2006 19:12
One of our US readers asked about the grading system used in some of the races in South Africa - this article explains the system.   The largest surf ski race series in South Africa is the Discovery Men's Health series which takes place in Durban during winter and East London and Cape Town during summer.  Look at the results of the races on and you notice two things - every paddler is graded, and each result is expressed as a percentage of the winner's time. 

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