Tips & Techniques

Tuesday, 09 June 2009 05:47 | Written by
I made a comment in my recent review of the Fenn Elite Double and the Apex Double skis that the balers on both were not at all effective.  Here's how to solve the problem - with the aid of a set of Red7 Bullet Scuppers.
Saturday, 09 May 2009 06:06 | Written by
If Bill Gates and Hugh Hefner were out shopping for a ski together, they'd pick the same one as Wesley Echols. Well, maybe not, but when it comes to boats, Echols has the head of the technician and the soul of a playboy: at least he goes through skis the…
Sunday, 18 January 2009 03:59 | Written by Rob Mousley
We're constantly asked why there isn't a "How to start Surfski" DVD on the market.  Well now there is one - and it's been put together by one of the best surfski paddlers and coaches in the world: South African Dawid Mocke. {mosimage}
Saturday, 03 January 2009 10:47 | Written by
[Editor:  Fred Schiess from Santa Barbara, CA, wrote to us about an innovative modification to the rudder pedals in his ski.] Thank you for allowing me to describe and illustrate to you what it is I've achieved and believe to be a great improvement for a more powerful stroke and…
Friday, 15 August 2008 01:48 | Written by
I've noticed a fair amount of chat about overstern rudders lately. There's the Avon Descent discussion where many skis are taken down this river. There was also the replacement overstern rudder for the Epic V10. Martin Gunda's carbon overstern rudder
Sunday, 06 July 2008 08:37 | Written by Rob Mousley
Ever tried to look for a surfski from a helicopter?  Or from a rescue craft on the water?  Here's the story of our exercise with the South African National Sea Rescue Institute. 'Spirit of Safmarine III' - Simonstown NSRI
Saturday, 02 February 2008 02:29 | Written by Rob Mousley
Several readers have asked about our helmet cam setup - here's a brief description of what we use.'s custom helmet cam!
Friday, 28 December 2007 02:01 | Written by Rob Mousley
In recent months there have been several fatal accidents in the Northern Hemisphere involving surf ski paddlers and cold water.  Heather and Brandon Nelson practise rescue techniques (
Thursday, 27 December 2007 11:30 | Written by Rob Mousley
[Editor: although this story refers to the South African National Sea Rescue Institute, the points made apply wherever you are in the world!]  On Christmas day, members from three NSRI stations: Yzerfontein, Melkbosstrand and Table Bay responded to reports of an abandoned surf ski found near Dassen Island.

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