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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 09:28 | Written by
One of the world's top paddlers is fighting for his 2010 race chances after being banned for a year for repeatedly punching a fellow-competitor at the end of a race.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:37 | Written by
Eight surf ski paddlers to cross Bass Strait in world first. Eight paddlers from Melbourne, Australia are attempting a World First next week: a crossing of the Bass Strait on racing surfskis.
Sunday, 28 March 2010 08:31 | Written by
It's not every day that a 75m tall (23 storeys!), 345m long (54 ski lengths) ship comes to town... So the Durban Underwater Club Geriatskis got up early and went to welcome the Queen Mary 2 as she arrived for a one day visit...
Friday, 19 March 2010 10:38 | Written by
We're finally beginning to make progress in adding value to again.  (We had an unfortunate experience upgrading the site and then have been battling with hackers for the last couple of weeks.) We've started by launching an open events calendar - open that is to you, to put your…
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 08:14 | Written by
It’s all happening in Europe – races in Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands; Malta receives a shipment of skis; Nelo launches a range of skis.  Here’s a round-up of some of the news from Europe…
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 08:26 | Written by
A respected paddler died last night of a suspected heart attack during a weekly ocean race in False Bay, despite a co-ordinated rescue effort by lifesavers and the NSRI to save him.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:06 | Written by
Cape Town, South Africa: It’s a fact that Cape Town is a windy place and the summer southeaster is often regarded with extreme disfavour by the general populace!  But for the growing number of downwind surfski junkies and any number of kite-boarding enthusiasts, the wind is their very raison d’être.
Saturday, 20 February 2010 13:30 | Written by
While some debate as to what should constitute a surfski race – open ocean, downwind, 10km, 25km, triangle course – it occurred to some race organizers in Australia and South Africa that one group of paddlers was being neglected: the novices. Novices are the life-blood of any sport.  To nurture…
Sunday, 07 February 2010 16:35 | Written by
The first race of the inaugural International Surfski Paddling Association’s Surfski World Series was held in Perth in January.  South African Dawid Mocke won the race and heads the ISPA World Rankings. “We’re keeping it really simple for this year,” said ISPA’s Dean Gardiner.  “Seven races, best four results.  Dawid…
Thursday, 28 January 2010 09:12 | Written by
Following a unilateral declaration by the International Canoe Federation that they intend creating surfski World Series, concerned race organizers from all over the world came together in the last week to form the International Surfski Paddling Association.

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