Rob Mousley

Revo Foil Surfski Tow Tests - Video!

Monday, 20 August 2018 11:58 |

Last year we posted an article about the "Revo Foil", a project being undertaken by Revo Kayaks to create a foiling surfski.  At the time it was clear that much R&D work remained to be done...  but with today's announcement on durbansurfski.com, its clear that Revo has made progress.

Camera Mast Project

Thursday, 02 August 2018 08:28 |

No more head-mount videos please!  Well, at least let's mix it up a little...  Head mount point of view is all very well, but I used to have a rear-deck mounted camera mast which gave a sensational perspective.  But having switched boats to the Swordfish S, the mast base wasn't compatible and I've been planning for ages to build a new one.  Here it is - the Mousley camera mast hack.

Spectacular Cape Town Winter Downwind

Monday, 25 June 2018 12:32 |

The Miller's Run in Cape Town is deservedly one of the best known downind routes in the world...  But it's on the "Reverse Buffels" run where we get to play in 40-50kt howling blasts of wind and spray.  On Saturday, 23 June, 2018, we had everything - wildlife, rainbows, endless 20kph runs, gale-force blasts in "Hurricane Alley"... and even a cameo appearance by the Kenny Rice!

Video: Magic Moments - Rainbow Downwind

Sunday, 03 June 2018 11:40 |

"Wow!"  "That's incredible!"

So we were paddling the "Reverse Miller's Run" in Cape Town; that's just like the summer Miller's Run that we do in the southeaster in summer, only we do the reverse in winter when the prevailing northwester blows!  We'd been enjoying the clean offshore runs for a km or two when suddenly the sky lit up with a complete rainbow...  breathtakingly beautiful.

EuroChallenge 2018 - Race Report

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 09:56 |

Kenny flew off the line,” said Sean Rice. “I had to consolidate, stay on his wave to the buoy. I knew I couldn’t give him an inch… I went hard for 3km to try to open a gap; looked around, he was still right there!” And what he didn’t know was that “Flash” Gordan Harbrecht was also right behind him…

The paddlers were dicing in the first big international race of the European season: EuroChallenge 2018 off La Vila Joyosa, Spain.

OC Manufacturer Kaiwa’a to Build Surfskis

Saturday, 05 May 2018 18:01 |

Could an Outrigger Canoe manufacturer bring radical innovation to the surfski market? One of our forum readers noticed a short blog on the Kaiwa’a website announcing the surfski project. I emailed Kai Bartlett to find out more…

Mocke/Notten and Nixon/Lawrie Win Inaugural Freedom Paddle

Friday, 27 April 2018 18:38 |

A challenging 29km surfski race in front one of the most beautiful cities in the world, around one of the most iconic islands in the world, on a holiday dedicated to the liberation of South Africa...  What a way to celebrate!  

Race Report: Vaikobi King and Queen of the Harbour (NZ)

Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:10 |

I had two or three extended, paddles-down, ‘whooosah!’ moments”, said race director Garth Spencer, “and I pulled a few cheeky chakas for the camera crew on the media boat…

“…but those failed to show up in the photos, so there’s no proof, haha!”

Shark Encounter in Plett, South Africa

Monday, 23 April 2018 09:48 |

“NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a man bumped off his surfski near Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay…” Bump? Some bump!

Kenny Rice Wins in Cape Town

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:55 |

The wave reared up, curling over and dumping over the ski, stopping me dead in my tracks; the other two surged past and I thought, “will that bloody buoy EVER get any closer?!”

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