It’s that time of year again when the South Easter starts to make it’s regular appearance around the Peninsula. And for wind-junkies, that only means one thing: time to play hard! This coming Wednesday, 12th October sees the start of the Milnerton-BigBay downwind dash for 2011: 18h00. Wind looks promising so there should be a [...]
UPDATE: Race is on for the Saturday 26th February. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Race has been postponed to weekend of 26/27 February. If you’re into downwind paddling and looking for a race this upcoming weekend, take a look at this one. Labelled as a “dash for cash”, it’s sure to draw some fast and furious racing from [...]
For the locals (and visitors) there’s the Cape Town Downwind Series which focuses purely on downwind racing. There are a number of events, and each one is guaranteed to take place in downwind conditions only. That’s right- no grind. Races are scheduled for a particular weekend (so be prepared to race on either Saturday or [...]
It seems like a hazardous training move, and may well be, but there is (for experienced paddlers mind you who understand the risks) a social paddle out in Cape Town on Tuesday 18th. The adventurous paddlers will head towards the Cape Town harbour wall “or thereabouts” from Milnerton Beach at 19h45. The standard safety equipment [...]
There will be a series of training events co-ordinated on the Atlantic coastline (mostly suburban West Coast, Cape Town) as weather and swell conditions present themselves. Kickstarting this evening with a surfski set: we’ll be meeting just off the old wreck 900m north of milnerton main beach at approximately 5:45pm. See ya in the water!
It’s getting close to that time of the year for the Coolangatta Gold. Premier racing, premier athletes and premier action. Latest news is this year’s race starts at Kurrawa Beach on the Gold Coast, 7th November 2010. If you’re not familiar with the race format, here’s a quick summary: 1st Leg Surf Ski Leg Kurrawa [...]
There’s a good article over at SurfSki.info about strengthening your core particularly for surfski paddlers. This routine also makes it a great candidate for a bodyCircuit session. Set up a couple of rounds with the seven excercises listed. Maybe throw in one or two of your own inbetween? Try each station for between 45-60 seconds; [...]
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