Rob Mousley

Ski Mods - the Things People do to their Surfskis!

Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:07 |

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.

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Ski Mods - the Things People do to their Surfskis!

Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:07 |

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.

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Solution – Shipping 21ft Skis in a 20ft Container

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:14 |

One of my favorite skits from the Not the 9 o’clock News UK TV Comedy Series involves an earnest-looking social worker being asked for her opinion on what needs to be done about soccer hooligans. “I know these kids,” she says, “I know their homes, their parents…” “… and the only thing to do is to cut their goolies off. Cut them off!”

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Solution – Shipping 21ft Skis in a 20ft Container

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:14 |

One of my favorite skits from the Not the 9 o’clock News UK TV Comedy Series involves an earnest-looking social worker being asked for her opinion on what needs to be done about soccer hooligans. “I know these kids,” she says, “I know their homes, their parents…” “… and the only thing to do is to cut their goolies off. Cut them off!”

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The Science of Paddling Part 3 – The Rough Stuff

Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:44 |

Polish your surfski and go faster – or not? 

Dr. Shawn Burke Ph.D. looks at the science of hull surfaces, turbulence and drag reduction…

The Science of Paddling Part 3 – The Rough Stuff

Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:44 |

Polish your surfski and go faster – or not? 

Dr. Shawn Burke Ph.D. looks at the science of hull surfaces, turbulence and drag reduction…

Close Call – where was the safety gear?

Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:31 |

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 to the NSRI), one a novice, decided to launch at 3 Anchor Bay near the Cape Town CBD.  Understand that at 3 Anchor Bay, the southeaster blows OFF shore.  Also, because it had been blowing for several days, an upwelling had brought frigid water to the surface.

So they were venturing out into a strong 25-30kt (and getting stronger) offshore wind and very cold water.

The two paddlers were wearing baggies; one of them had a cap...  They had no PFDs; no paddle leashes; no body leashes; no cellphone; no radio and no flares.

Almost immediately, the novice paddler fell off and had difficulty getting back on his ski.

Increasing in strength all the time, the wind was pushing them straight out to sea.

 

Close Call – where was the safety gear?

Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:31 |

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 to the NSRI), one a novice, decided to launch at 3 Anchor Bay near the Cape Town CBD.  Understand that at 3 Anchor Bay, the southeaster blows OFF shore.  Also, because it had been blowing for several days, an upwelling had brought frigid water to the surface.

So they were venturing out into a strong 25-30kt (and getting stronger) offshore wind and very cold water.

The two paddlers were wearing baggies; one of them had a cap...  They had no PFDs; no paddle leashes; no body leashes; no cellphone; no radio and no flares.

Almost immediately, the novice paddler fell off and had difficulty getting back on his ski.

Increasing in strength all the time, the wind was pushing them straight out to sea.

 

Getting out through Surf: Advice from the Pros

Saturday, 18 August 2012 02:00 |

We first published this story in 2009, but it's no less relevant today.  Ten of the best surfski paddlers in the world give advice and tell their stories about getting out through big surf...

Getting out through Surf: Advice from the Pros

Saturday, 18 August 2012 02:00 |

We first published this story in 2009, but it's no less relevant today.  Ten of the best surfski paddlers in the world give advice and tell their stories about getting out through big surf...

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