Rob Mousley

Getting Started - Equipment

Friday, 02 December 2005 13:42 |
This is the first in a series of articles about Getting Started in Surf Ski; it covers the basic equipment that you'll need and gives suggestions on how and where to find it.

Note that most shops that sell skis offer good advice to beginners; talk to them. Other sources of advice (and equipment) are SurfSkiSchool and newsgroups.

Getting Started - Equipment

Friday, 02 December 2005 13:42 |
This is the first in a series of articles about Getting Started in Surf Ski; it covers the basic equipment that you'll need and gives suggestions on how and where to find it.

Note that most shops that sell skis offer good advice to beginners; talk to them. Other sources of advice (and equipment) are SurfSkiSchool and newsgroups.

Getting Started in Surf Ski - Introduction

Friday, 02 December 2005 13:37 |
(By Rob Mousley, with input from surf ski paddlers around the globe. Grateful thanks to all who contributed.)

For the purposes of this Getting Started Guide, we'll assume that you've never paddled before. We'll also assume that you can swim and that you can hold your breath and dive under water (if you paddle in waves, you'll need to be comfortable in and under the water!) You've seen skis on top of cars, you've seen them on the water; it looks like fun.

It IS fun - and by the time you're at the level where you're capable of paddling a downwind run in 30kts of wind, it doesn't get much more fun…

But how do you start?

Getting Started in Surf Ski - Introduction

Friday, 02 December 2005 13:37 |
(By Rob Mousley, with input from surf ski paddlers around the globe. Grateful thanks to all who contributed.)

For the purposes of this Getting Started Guide, we'll assume that you've never paddled before. We'll also assume that you can swim and that you can hold your breath and dive under water (if you paddle in waves, you'll need to be comfortable in and under the water!) You've seen skis on top of cars, you've seen them on the water; it looks like fun.

It IS fun - and by the time you're at the level where you're capable of paddling a downwind run in 30kts of wind, it doesn't get much more fun…

But how do you start?

How to Sabotage a Sale

Monday, 12 January 2009 15:45 |

I watched the ski roll downwind, and knew that I'd blown it - big time.  Not only was I faced with a 300m swim to the beach but the wind was blowing it offshore - with my paddle and my GPS.  And I'd just started advertising the ski for sale.  DAMNATION!

How to Sabotage a Sale

Monday, 12 January 2009 15:45 |

I watched the ski roll downwind, and knew that I'd blown it - big time.  Not only was I faced with a 300m swim to the beach but the wind was blowing it offshore - with my paddle and my GPS.  And I'd just started advertising the ski for sale.  DAMNATION!

More Downwind Video

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 16:52 |

Hurricane Alley was living up to its name - the 30kt NNW wind was ricocheting off the cliffs and mini-tornados were swirling clouds of spray across the surface of sea...  and I knew that the cameras were out of memory!

 

Click here for video
Reverse Buffels surfing...

 

More Downwind Video

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 16:52 |

Hurricane Alley was living up to its name - the 30kt NNW wind was ricocheting off the cliffs and mini-tornados were swirling clouds of spray across the surface of sea...  and I knew that the cameras were out of memory!

 

Click here for video
Reverse Buffels surfing...

 

Storm Paddling - Videos

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 17:00 |

Over the weekend of 30/31 August Cape Town was hit by the biggest, nastiest storm in a decade...  Gale force north-westerly winds combined with 30-40ft waves...  Sensible people stayed in bed on Saturday morning but...

(Click on the pic or here to view the video)

Storm Paddling - Videos

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 17:00 |

Over the weekend of 30/31 August Cape Town was hit by the biggest, nastiest storm in a decade...  Gale force north-westerly winds combined with 30-40ft waves...  Sensible people stayed in bed on Saturday morning but...

(Click on the pic or here to view the video)

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