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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…
The wind is blowing from the NW at around 40km/h right now - conditions are PERFECT.  But... the race is tomorrow!  {mosimage}
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!" {mosimage}
Ten days before heading to Dubai last December, I took my laptop to bed around midnight to "watch" surfski.info'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…

EuroChallenge 2009 – La Vila Joiosa Rocks!

Thursday, 30 April 2009 08:05 | Written by
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. {mosimage}

EuroChallenge - The European Challengers!

Monday, 27 April 2009 14:28 | Written by
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…

EuroChallenge 2009 – Milestone for Surfski in Europe

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 02:40 | Written by
Grant van der Walt (SA surfski Champion as of 3 days ago), Dawid Mocke (winner of the 2-star Nelson Mandela Bay Classic on Friday), Matt Bouman (who so nearly beat both vd Walt AND Mocke), Jeremy Cotter (2nd at the Bridge to Beach in Sydney a few weeks ago)... {mosimage}

Eurochallenge 2 May 2009 – Spain

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 04:25 | Written by
Hank McGregor (SA), Dawid Mocke (SA) and Jeremy Cotter (Aus) up against Europe's best - including a Manual Busto Fernandes out to reverse his humiliation at the 2008 Dubai Shamaal...  This looks likely to be the biggest, most competitive and best attended European surfski race ever. {mosimage}

National 1 Series (France): Race Report

Wednesday, 12 November 2008 15:12 | Written by
Although weather conditions kept the racing in the Brest roadstead instead of the open ocean, the inaugural N1 Series was a great success, enjoyed by all. {mosimage}

French N1 Elite Surfski Series

Thursday, 06 November 2008 16:15 | Written by
Watch out world - the French are taking Surfski paddling seriously!  The first in a series of elite N1 races takes place this weekend, 8th and 9th November 2008. {mosimage}
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