Matt Bouman

Sunday, 16 December 2012 21:21 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Fish Hoek – Paddling superstar Hank McGregor overcame a world class field to successfully defend his South African S1 Surfski Championships title in the Cape Town Downwind on Sunday whilst locally based Dawid Mocke cemented his position at the top of the Oceanpaddler World Surfski Series standings.

Friday, 09 November 2012 01:58 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The jetlag is still pretty bad; at 6am my body tells me it’s really midnight and I should be deeply unconscious.  I reach across for my friend the iPhone (bought a local sim at the airport, HK$88 for 7 day unlimited data plan, awesome!) to check the latest weather forecast for race day…

Sunday, 01 July 2012 08:08 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Whoa, Mocke’s on a tiger line,” yelled race director Anton Erasmus as he watched Dawid Mocke come in through the Le Morne pass. “If he doesn’t catch this one, he’s going to get taken out…”

Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:18 | Category : Latest Surfski News

As I watched the white-haired paddler surf away, paddles down for the nth time I grimaced.  I consider myself to be a pretty competent downwind paddler – but he was putting half the effort in that I was and I just couldn’t catch him.

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:28 | Category : Latest Surfski News

This video just popped up on Youtube - it's a team Epic Kayaks clip put together to celebrate their achievements (first double; first, second and fifth singles)...  Some nice footage, showing what the conditions were like on the day.

Friday, 01 June 2012 15:31 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Fresh from his win at the Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge on Sunday, I caught up with Dean on his recent fantastic effort in Hawaii:

Monday, 21 May 2012 08:17 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Oscar Chalupsky ... Without doubt the single most impressive human performance in a sporting arena, that I have witnessed,” said Matt Bouman.  “I salute you for it.” 

Sunday, 13 May 2012 11:13 | Category : Latest Surfski News

 

Yep, it’s that time of year again when all eyes turn to the long range forecast for the Kaiwi Channel.  Will it be the raging open ocean downwind mayhem that made this race famous, or a hot, oily-calm killer?  It’s a massive challenge either way.

Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:05 | Category : Latest Surfski News

East London - Durban surfski ace Matt Bouman outsmarted a quality field to win the Automall Pete Marlin Memorial surfski race in East London in superb big downwind racing conditions, using a direct inside line to set up a handsome two and a half minute victory margin.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 10:03 | Category : Latest Surfski News

I could not believe it; finally I was competing against the best in the world.”  Danny Sanchez Villoria – on paddling in the front group at the US Surfski Champs two weekends ago (he finished a highly creditable 5th).  And now here’s Rambo’s presentation of the race… Enjoy!

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