Tag Archives: Surfski

Hometown hero Mocké eyes end-of-year success

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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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Mocké rested and raring to go in Mauritius

Jasper Mocké (Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks) will be hunting a second title in the Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic on Saturday. Matt Moon/
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Cape Town – Fish Hoek surfski star Jasper Mocké is eagerly preparing for the ICF Ocean Racing World Cup season’s commencement when the Investec Mauritius Ocean Classic takes place this weekend, with a very strong field of some of the world’s best surfski racers gathering for the clash. The Euro Steel/Epic Kayaks star will be eager to make an impact ...

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King of Surfski wins FNB Downwind

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DURBAN, 30 JUNE 2016 – The King of surfski, Hank McGregor (Jeep Team), continues his reign of back-to-back victories, this time winning the FNB Durban Downwind Surfski title in Durban on Sunday, 26 June 2016. This is the first time McGregor has won this title since race inception in 2014. The third edition of the annual race, which doubled as a ...

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Bouman dominates while Purchase steals it in Surf Challenge

Matt Bouman makes a strong start to the Lion of Africa Surf Challenge, race three of the 2016 Bay Union Surfski Series. Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – Matt Bouman grabbed his first win in the Bay Union Surfski Series by taking advantage of superb weather conditions and his ingrained ability handling the surf to win the novel Lion of Africa Surf Challenge, while junior Kyeta Purchase pulled off a stunning come-from-behind move to take the women’s title. Bouman (Epic Kayaks) had to assert himself early ...

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Krieger and Nixon take early surfski series lead

Hayley Nixon (Carbonology) impressively won the women's single ski title at the Bay Union Season Starter, race one of the 2016 Bay Union Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Wade Krieger and Hayley Nixon bagged maximum log points in the series-opening Bay Union Season Starter at Addington Beach on Sunday, making the most of the benign ocean conditions to grind out wins against a big field of surfski enthusiasts. Krieger was drawn into a tussle with Herman Chalupsky at the front of the men’s single ski race, ...

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Bouman gains valuable points at Race 6 of Wall & Back

With some precious points on offer the young Kyeta Purchase managed to brave conditions on Friday evening and get herself right into the ladies mix with two races to go in the Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – As the 2015 Illovo Suncoast Pirates Wall and Back Surfski Series heads towards the business end Durban surfski stalwart Matt Bouman got himself some valuable points on Friday evening with two races left in the series. A number of good results has put the Epic Kayak’s star in the mix but the win would have catapulted him into ...

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Team SA fit and firing for Ocean Racing showdown

With the 2013 ICF Ocean Racing World Championship crown on the line defending champion and Think Kayak star Sean Rice will be hoping to retain his crown when he takes on the world’s best in Tahiti this weekend.

Durban – The 14-strong South Africa Surfski team is in its final phases of preparation before they take on the best ocean racers in the world at the 2015 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Tahiti this weekend, following hours of travel and layovers through a wide variety of airline routes to get to the remote Pacific Island. The racing ...

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McGregor gets onto 2015 Durban Downwind scoreboard

Jeep Team/Epic Kayaks' Hank McGregor stormed to a comfortable victory the Zurich Pirates Umhlanga Pirates, race three of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

Durban – South African paddling great Hank McGregor notched up his first win of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series on Saturday when clinched victory in the Zurich Pirates Umhlanga Pirates clash while rowing convert Hayley Arthur claimed the women’s spoils. Having missed the five-leg series’ first two encounters on KZN’s South Coast McGregor was eager to put in ...

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Lewin snatches dramatic Five Beaches win

Barry Lewin overtook Wade Krieger to win the Seabreeze Built it Five Beaches, race two of the 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Kevin Sawyer/
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Amanzimtoti – Barry Lewin took full advantage of a mishap right on the finish line to sneak a win over Wade Krieger in the Seabreeze Built it Five Beaches Surf ski race on Sunday, the second race of the five leg 2015 FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Krieger had been the dominant paddler throughout the 20km race from Wydenham to ...

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Scottburgh kick starts all-new Durban Downwind Surfski Series

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Durban – Surfski paddlers the province over are excitedly readying themselves for this weekend’s Halfway Toyota Scottburgh Classic as the South Coast race signals the start of the newly launched five-race FNB Durban Downwind Surfski Series. Renowned for its pristine winter ocean paddling conditions, KwaZulu-Natal is considered by many to be the surfski mecca of the world with the newly ...

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