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Sunday, 04 January 2009 02:18 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: Paul Rosenquist took part in the recent Dubai Shamaal race.  He's from Sweden and is one of a small but rapidly expanding group of Swedish surfski enthusiasts.]

After Dubai I headed home with even higher levels of enthusiasm for the sport of Surfski Paddling - the game of using superior strength to catch waves which gives one even more superior speed.


Tuesday, 11 November 2008 01:34 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: Steve Price from Hobart, Tasmania contributed this salutory tale of a less than pleasant experience.  I know of at least three paddles that have broken in the last couple of weeks - are you prepared for this?]


Friday, 31 October 2008 01:46 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: I've paddled across False Bay twice.   Both times it was with a group, yet we all agreed how lonely and far from shore we felt in the middle of the bay...  As far as anyone I've spoken to knows, this was the first ever solo crossing of False Bay by a surfski paddler.]

Murray Williams
Murray Williams contemplates the sea at the beginning of the 40km crossing.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 16:52 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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!


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Reverse Buffels surfing...


Wednesday, 03 September 2008 17:00 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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...

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Monday, 09 June 2008 16:42 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Molokai - the Holy Grail of surfski paddling! When the race organizers invited me to go to Hawaii to experience the race I leaped at the opportunity.  I had a great time and a terrible race... , learnt a lot about paddling in Hawaii - and about myself.

Rob Mousley Molokai 2008
Yep, that's exactly how I felt! (Pic: Vince Bechet)

Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:43 | Category : Surfski Gear

I just reorganized my collection of paddling gear - here's a list of what I use...  Some of it's really cool stuff - some of it's just practical.  What do you use?

Rob's paddling gear 2008
Rob's Paddling Gear (Pic: Rob Mousley)

Thursday, 15 May 2008 17:40 | Category : Latest Surfski News

There's no doubt that Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth to paddle; and I can't wait to experience for myself the crossing from Molokai to Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel.  Here are some personal impressions of the trip so far...

Molokai 2008
The view from my hotel room...

Wednesday, 07 May 2008 17:20 | Category : Latest Surfski News

[Editor: WildRich sent us this with "Here's something to put up between all the Molokai Hype, something refreshing, you are going to absolutely love the channel!"]

Bloukrans River Bridge
Bloukrans River Bridge

Monday, 21 April 2008 19:00 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Cape Town, 15 April 2008: In one week I've gone from being depressed about my state of fitness to confident in my ability at least to finish Molokai. 


Bay Crossing, False Bay, Cape Town
Bay Crossing - our GPS track (I forgot to switch the GPS off!)


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