Monday, 24 September 2018 20:40 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Downwind fiend and avid surfski videographer Sharon Armstrong does it again - and produces a video that is a Master Class in how to get through monster surf.   Watch and learn!

Saturday, 18 August 2012 02:00 | Category : Tips & Techniques

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...

Sunday, 04 July 2010 19:30 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Durban, South Africa - Star paddler Matt Bouman claimed his fifth win in the current Discovery Sunglass Hut Surfski Series at the KwaZulu Downwind to Toti in "hectic" surf conditions which ultimately changed the race to a strong "upwind" paddle.

Wednesday, 15 February 2006 17:43 | Category : Latest Surfski News

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The "surf ski rocketing down huge wave" photo posted earlier on sparked plenty of interest. Here's the story behind the shot.

It was taken in 2004 on a Big Day at Dungeons outside Hout Bay here in Cape Town. Someone at SA Paddler magazine thought it might be interesting to take some photos of surf skis catching runs at Dungeons, and looked around for some truly insane paddlers to take up the challenge. Four intrepid surf skiers answered the call: Greg Bertish, Richard Kohler, Richard Sutton and Johann van Blerck.

Oh, and the photographer was in a little 15ft aluminum "tinny" with a 15hp outboard... No rubber duck or jetski; just a fast ski boat as a makeshift rescue craft.


Wednesday, 21 December 2005 18:16 | Category : Tips & Techniques

(First published in SA Paddler, April/May 2005) 

Photo: Alain JaquesWhen it comes to ocean racing there are a number of things that one needs to master to get ahead in the game. 

One of the biggest challenges facing any paddler is the SURF ZONE….

Here are some pointers which can save you from having a big swim when you least need it…

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