Tips & Techniques

Sunday, 25 July 2010 21:34 | Written by
[Editor: This is the first of what will become a regular feature; Route Notes that describe a favourite paddle.] For those downwind paddling addicts living in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, the Millers Run is the default route in summer when the southeaster blows.  Here are some notes on…
Saturday, 10 July 2010 21:08 | Written by
[Editor: Phillip Nye writes to say that Johan van Blerk’s rudder may well work – but it’s not a “Positive Caster” rudder]
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 19:16 | Written by
The art of mastering surfski paddling is in learning to balance. The ocean is never flat and even on the calmest days there are bumps out at sea or waves breaking on the shore.  Balance is absolutely crucial to your performance, whether you’re a novice or a pro.
Sunday, 04 July 2010 16:33 | Written by
Jamii Hamlin loves the Red7 Surf70 Pro and has made a number of customisations to his ski: footplate, rudders, wave deflector and seat have all been modified.
Thursday, 01 July 2010 17:37 | Written by
"Nel" posted a comment to my review of the EOS to the affect that it would be good if we did an article of rudder design.  The topic being an area of interest to me and having experimented with rudders and fins over many years I needed no second invitation.
Sunday, 25 April 2010 16:48 | Written by
Have you ever raced and felt that you were about to explode? I mean really, really felt that way? Ever thought your heart rate monitor was on the blink, giving you spurious readings? Ever found it difficult to measure your own heart rate manually? Have you ever noticed your pulse…
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 08:30 | Written by
Dean Gardiner confessed at an ocean paddlers’ forum that he has completed the epic Molokai Challenge - which he has won nine times - while consuming as little as half a litre of water.
Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:31 | Written by
Monday, 1st March, 2010 saw one of the strongest southeasters of the season hit Cape Town.  Cape Point was registering an average of 40kt, gusting to 46kt.  Roman Rock lighthouse showed an average of 39kt. There’s a right way and a wrong way… Two unidentified paddlers (from the UK, according…
Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:44 | Written by
Polish your surfski and go faster – or not?  Dr. Shawn Burke Ph.D. looks at the science of hull surfaces, turbulence and drag reduction…
Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:07 | Written by
From deck lines to a head mounted drinking system...  Here are some ideas and mods sent in by Didier "Pimp my Ski" Plouhinec and David Grainger. {mosimage}

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