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Saturday, 22 August 2009 11:10 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The forecast looks good, the paddlers are fuelling up...  And we'll open live commentary on in about 5 hours time at 12h00 Pacific Time.



Friday, 21 August 2009 17:38 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Yesterday afternoon I paddled on the course of the US Surfski Champs from the start at Fort Baker, out as far as Pt. Diablo and back to the race finish at Berkeley Marina.  We hit the wildest currents I've ever seen.


Thursday, 20 August 2009 15:42 | Category : Latest Surfski News

This entry list for this year's US Surfski Champs has grown dramatically over previous years - 100 entries so far with another 30 late entries expected...


Thursday, 20 August 2009 02:14 | Category : Latest Surfski News

I'm totally blown away by San Francisco... In the first 36 hours I had done two 20km downwind paddles, I'd played in the currents under the Golden Gate bridge - and man, the hospitality of these people has to be experienced to be believed...


Monday, 10 August 2009 08:30 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Kenny Howell of San Francisco gives the low down on the biggest surfski race of the year in the USA, scheduled for August 23-23 in San Francisco, California.


Sunday, 19 July 2009 16:07 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The U.S. Surfski Championships are set for August 22 & 23. This year's venue includes a new course that will be 80% downwind. This newly designed course will take paddlers out the Golden Gate and around the infamous Point Bonita Buoy where the course then turns downwind for a 13 mile run to Berkeley. The run from Point Bonita to Berkeley is one of the best downwinds in Northern California.


Thursday, 13 November 2008 06:03 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Yep, it's official - as from 1 November 2008, Hank McGregor is the latest member of Team Epic...

"I'm really chuffed," said Hank.  "River paddling is half my career and now I have a sponsor that can support me on the sea or on rivers - all over the world."


Sunday, 21 September 2008 07:51 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Speculation was rife before the race – what tactics would the top paddlers employ in the tricky currents of San Francisco Bay? South Africans Hank McGregor and Dawid Mocke, the race favorites, both have a reputation for charging off the start line.

Nikki Mocke US Women's Champion 2008
US Surfski Championships women's champion Nikki Mocke (Pic: Robin Graham)

Sunday, 21 September 2008 06:56 | Category : Latest Surfski News

20 Sep 2008 San Francisco: "It was a tight tactical race, right from the beginning," said an exhausted Dawid Mocke. He'd just finished the 2008 edition of the US Surfski Championships... coming second to a rampant Hank McGregor.

Hank McGregore, US Champs 2008
Hank McGregor on his way to win the 2008 US Champs (Pic: Judy Barker)

Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:52 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Our contact Judy Barker is down at the start area right now - and she's sending us pics & video clips from her mobile phone.  Over the next hour or so we'll be collecting and editing them.  Then we'll upload them to and you'll be able to watch them - near real time.  Cool, hey?

US Champs 2008
The Golden Gate bridge this morning

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