Burn opens her FNB Surfski Series account in tricky conditions

Having had to deal with benign conditions recently, the conditions on Friday suited the experienced Fenn Kayaks' ace Michelle Burn who notched up her first win of the series at the Thule Surfski Challenge, Race Four of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series on Friday, 27 January. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Durban – A northerly wind on Friday night brought with it contrasting conditions to the FNB Surfski Series’ previous three races, however it was a welcome change for many as Michelle Burn took advantage of the bigger conditions to open up her account at the Thule Surfski Challenge. With the series having been dominated by benign conditions in the opening three ...

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Carstens set to rock the FNB Dusi after party

Paddlers will have the opportunity, thanks to long-time sponsors Hansa Pilsner, to listen to the addictive sound of Arno Carstens as he headlines the race after party at the popular Hops Riverside on Saturday, 18 February.

Pietermaritzburg – The FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon gets underway from 16-18 February and longstanding sponsors Hansa Pilsner have pulled out all the stops by acquiring the services of Springbok Nude Girls front man Arno Carstens to perform at the race’s after party at the popular Hops Riverside. Carstens, who needs no introduction, will be the headline act at the after ...

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Time running out for Dusi seeding spots

Having missed out on the previous seeding races, the likes Euro Steel's Alan Houston (pictured) will need to perform well at this weekend's Campbell's to Dusi Bridge if he is to make up the points on the guys at the front of the seeding points for the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – As time runs out for those hoping to get themselves a seeded position at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon paddlers’ focus shifts to the Campbell’s to Dusi Bridge seeding race on Sunday with the popular Dash ‘n Crash on Saturday providing all with a good pre-Dusi hit out with just three weeks until the three-race. The opening ...

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Hometown hero Mocké eyes end-of-year success

Jasper Mocké

Fish Hoek surfski star Jasper Mocké is eagerly preparing for the Peter Creese Memorial and Cape Point Challenge surfski events which take place in Fish Hoek over the next two weekends as the cream of the world’s surfski stars annually descend on the South Peninsula at this time of the year. The Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks star is eager to make ...

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Ocean Heroes rock Durban beaches

Paul Van Achterbergh

The ADreach Ocean Heroes series rocked North Beach with some exciting racing, when some of the best ocean athletes came into town for an all-out battle of the endurance, speed and skill. The waves were small, approximately two to three foot, however the wind and the long distances made for tough racing. The race format, which included a 1.6km ocean ...

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Vaal to host Dusi-style race in 2017 build-up

Siseko Drak

As paddlers start gearing up for the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February, the interest on the Highveld to have a race that will prepare paddlers for the three day journey has been heeded and in January 2017 paddlers from Gauteng and surrounds will have the opportunity to cut their teeth on a Dusi-type contest. With the recent decision ...

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Chris Bertish departs on #theSupCrossing presented by Carrick Wealth today!

Chris Bertish

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 06h00 GMT Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed Speaker, Big Wave Surfer and Guinness SUP World Record Holder, launched off the Northwest coast of Africa in Morocco in the greatest solo, open ocean adventure ever attempted – to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean. He took learnings from his experience on countless prior world record attempts and ...

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Abby Solms set to become ultimate Drak champ

Abby Solms

Underberg – Pietermaritzburg ace paddler Abby Solms will become the most successful paddler of all time at the competitive and popular N3TC Drak Challenge Canoe Marathon on 21 and 22 January if she completes her seventh win in the women’s race in 2017. The 27 year old Team Euro Steel star has five back-to-back wins in the 72 kilometre Southern ...

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Early season warning shots sounded as Dusi approaches

With a second at the Umpetha Challenge and a second at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon, presented by Parklane Superspar, Build it/Williams Hunt's Thulani Mbanjwa is winding back the clock and still proving that he can fight it out with the best in the business ahead of the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – At the conclusion of the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar this past weekend, the front-runners for February’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon have started to emerge with the early season form guide showing that the pre-Dusi favourites are well on course for a positive result in eleven weeks’ time. With the nationwide drought yet to relinquish ...

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Double national success for McGregor & Russell

It was Euro Steel/Epic Kayak's Hank McGregor that was too strong for the field in the S1 and S2 races at at the 2016 Pete Marlin Surfski Race, which doubled as the South African Surfski Championships, in East London over this past weekend. John Hishin/
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East London – Hank McGregor signalled his return to the top of the South African Surfski Championship pecking order with victory in both the singles and doubles clash at the Pete Marlin Surfski Race in the Eastern Cape on the weekend while Nikki Russell followed suit in the women’s tussles. McGregor went into the clash having been conspicuously absent from ...

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