Category Archives: Mark’s Diary

S.A. SINGLE AND DOUBLE SURFSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2011

The format of a 22 – 25km single ski race on a Saturday and a double ski race over the same distance the next day works for a number of reasons. It is not a killer physically. It gives clubs … Continue reading

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KZN Single Ski Champs – Good Downwind

Nothing like a title to bring out the top guns. Last weekend saw the local “DaReal downwind series race 3 “, elevated to the status of KwaZulu Natal Single Surfski Championships. You know the competition is tough when previous National champions … Continue reading

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SHOREBREAKS & USA PICTURES

DOWN WIND PADDLING AND BEACHING  We are blessed with some of the best down wind paddling conditions anywhere in the World offDurban. This is much publicized but the next big topic is that you have to beach somewhere, and we … Continue reading

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Mark’s Diary – NO BREAK! HUGE SEAS! NEW SKI’S

NO BREAK I thought there might at least be a break in the hype that usually precedes events, with the Scottburgh to Brighton over and a small gap before the Dolphin Coast Challenge. Not so at all. With having to … Continue reading

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MARKS DIARY – WINTER SERIES – SCOTTBURGH CLASSIC – RACE 7

CANCELLED, due to very rough surf. This was such a pity but unavoidable unfortunately. I have said this before, but I really do not envy Billy Harker, who runs the series, when he has to make calls like that. I … Continue reading

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Mark’s Diary – Winter Series – Pirates Umhlanga Pirates

DURBAN WINTER SERIES – RACE 6 PIRATES – UMHLANGA – PIRATES (27KM) Well!, it’s the oldest surfski race in South Africa, and some things do not change. 27km is not far by any standards, but somehow this is always a … Continue reading

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Marks Diary – Winter Series – Race 5 – Winkle

I have heard the outcry before, “Don’t take the surf out of surfski”. By the looks of some of the paddlers and the condition of some of the boats being loaded onto cars after the race, I am not so … Continue reading

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