Matt Bouman

Monday, 08 November 2010 18:38 | Category : Latest Surfski News

On 3 December, 2010, the world’s elite paddlers will meet once more to take part in the fifth edition of the richest, most competitive surfski race on the planet – the Dubai Shamaal.

Sunday, 12 September 2010 12:54 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Although the race didn't have the expected fabulous downwind conditions (a cyclone south of the island disrupted the usually reliable trade winds), there was plenty of drama as the paddlers negotiated the reefs during the 28km Island Shamaal Mauritius Ocean Classic!

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 17:21 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Today’s northerly wind resulted in our trying a new downwind route (new for me at any rate) – and a squad of about twenty of us were bussed to Tamarin to paddle 16km downwind to Le Morne.

Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:58 | Category : Latest Surfski News

20 June 2010 - Durban:  Ace paddler Hank McGregor claimed the Island Tribe Scottburgh Surf Classic which formed the seventh leg in the Discovery Sunglass Hut Surfski Series in ideal conditions.

 

Wednesday, 24 December 2008 02:49 | Category : Latest Surfski News

An hour into the first leg of the world's longest, toughest ocean kayak race, dorsal fins appeared one by one, then in a flurry until they surrounded us like a shiny gray gang of skinheads emerging from a dark alley. Only a rube from Brooklyn or a paranoid fool would have thought shaaaark -- these mischievous mammals had Flipper written all over them. I've paddled with dolphins in Florida and Hawaii and New Jersey, but I'd never seen so many, so close, or for so long. They were as cheeky as subway mashers and so large that they actually put out a fat wash.

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