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Sunday, 09 March 2008 11:27 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Our story on New Zealander Brad Haye's wooden surfski, aroused plenty of interest including a comment that it was ‘great to see some "SOUL" in the sport'... Well, it seems there's plenty of "soul" down under - here's news of another timber-ski project, this time by Stephen Kelly of Brisbane, Australia.

Surf ski with soul!

Soul ski! (Pic: Stephen Kelly)

Monday, 03 March 2008 02:19 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Brad Hayes of Hamilton, New Zealand sent us some pics of his new surf ski... 

Hayes Homebuilt Surfski

Cockpit, complete with 'Bumfortable' seat (Pic: Brad Hayes)

Tuesday, 12 September 2006 21:04 | Category : Tips & Techniques

Image[Editor: Dale Lippstreu is a paddler and craftsman of note. In this article he describes how he's improved the V10 rudder by adding winglets to improve performance, particularly in downwind conditions]

Downwind paddling in big conditions is for me what might be politely called a "development area".  This is not an unimportant skill in Cape Town which is renowned for its gale force South Easters and paddles such the Millers Run and Downwind Dash.  My problem is that I find myself broaching off runs on a regular basis and, while some skis are clearly better than others, I have yet to find one that eliminates the problem entirely. 


Saturday, 18 February 2006 19:03 | Category : Tips & Techniques

The .5 Micro
2006 will see at least five new surf skis on the market in South Africa (a single and a double from Fenn Kayaks; a double from Custom Kayaks and two new singles from Epic). But all of these, and indeed all the existing models, are designed for adults. In K1, there are various "guppy" kayaks - where are the surf skis for kids?

Answer: there aren't any. [It's been pointed out to me that Stealth Performance Products in Durban, South Africa sell a kid's ski called a "Stealth Junya". To see their product range, click here.]

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