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Surfski Wednesday: Downwinder off the Coast of Spain

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Surfski Paddling in Spain The good folks over at Surfski World posted this on their Facebook page this week and we had to share.  It's from Spain....here's what  Boyan Zlatarev has to say about it: "This video was captured yesterday opposite Punta Paloma Baja near Tarifa.  People always ask...

Double Surfski Downwinder Video from South Africa, Cape Town, Milnerton Lagoon Beach to Big Bay

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We love this video from Richard Kohler and Timothy Venn Fey on a Carbonology Zest Double in Cape Town, South Africa Specs: South Africa, Cape Town, Milnerton Lagoon Beach to Big Bay. Wind=47kt Swell = Small Richard Kohler = Driver Timothy Venn Fey = Head cam-back seat-commentator Surfski - Carbonology Zest...

Surfski Monday: The Doctor Downwind Race 2017 Edition

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The Doctor Downwinder As a fan of the long-running BBC TV show “Doctor Who”, the title of this race has always grabbed me...but it’s definitely a Bucket List race for all the right reasons, the name aside.  Here’s a look at last year’s course from...

Video: German Ingenuity for Dry Land Surf Ski and Canoe Training!

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German Dryland Kayak Training Winter weather got you down? Can’t get out on the water because it’s frozen or it’s just too cold for your comfort level? But...you’re already bored with indoor training,...oh the treadmills! The rowing machines! The Erg? ARRRRGH!!!! Maybe you should take...

Surfski Friday: Lake Michigan

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Winter Paddling on Lake Michigan The winter warriors who live in the northern climes always amaze and impress...like Nick Murray, who posted this video on his YouTube page just a few days ago, before it got really gnarly temperature-wise...it’s was in the balmy 30s. Here’s...

Surfski Tuesday: Video profile of Hank McGregor

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Surfski Champion Hank McGregor Happy Boxing Day, y’all. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas- so we hope everyone had a great day yesterday and will enjoy the afterglow of the holiday today as well.  To that end, here’s a great, concise video profile of...

Surfski Monday: Epic Kayaks in Hawaii

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Surfski Life We will admit it: we are dragging just a little bit on this Monday morning.  But this video from Epic Kayaks gets our blood going.  Watch for the shot of the ski on the wave at about :30 seconds in, with the surfer. ...

Video: Proper Foot Pedal Set Up for the Epic Surf Ski

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Epic Surf Ski Foot Pedals Surf skis are growing in popularity and if you’re taking the plunge into high performance kayaking, you should know, some things are different. Like the foot pedal steering system. Fortunately, Epic Kayaks has a series of helpful how-to videos, like...

Surfski Friday: Bracing

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It's All About the Brace I've come to believe that the brace is the most under-taught and under-utilized of the paddle strokes, especially in standup paddling. It is essential in paddling outrigger - because if you do not learn to brace almost without thinking on...

Video: Surfski Self-Rescue

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How to Remount a Surfski Surfski is growing in popularity...as more and more paddle athletes are seeing its value as a cross training tool and are lured into it by the speed and the fun. (That's my excuse, anyway - I take possession of my...

Surfski Monday: The Malaama Downwind Race in Tahiti

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Downwind Surfski Racing -Tahiti Let's start this Monday off with a little something different, shall we? Surfski in a place usually know for outrigger paddling - Tahiti! This is archived video of Tahiti's top surfski race, the Maraamu, which a downwind run between the islands of...

Surfski Tuesday: Dawid Mocke and the Falkland Sound Crossing

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First Downwind Surfski Run Across the Falkland Sound Dawid Mocke is an amazing surfski racer and design innovator....as well as pioneer. Three days ago, he left the Falkland Islands after becoming one of the first surfski paddlers to cross the Falkland Sounds.  You can read...

Surf Ski Monday: Practice Makes Perfect

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Surf Ski Self Rescue When you wipe out on a run on a surf ski...getting back in looks like it could be challenging. But the folks at Elite Ocean Sports in South Carolina remind us that regular practice is the key to managing self-rescue. So...

Surf Ski Monday: Running the Bumps at Sullivan’s Island

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South Carolina Surf Ski Action Some Southeast Coast style surfski action from the folks at Elite Ocean Sports in South Carolina, featuring the Nelo 550...      

Surfski Wednesday: Riding the Long Wave on Cape Recife

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Surfski Video from Cape Recife This  may be one of the most beautiful surf ski, if not paddling period, videos we've ever seen. We found this on the  Surfski Info Facebook page....it comes from Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth, South Africa and it features  Richard...

How To Video: Surf Ski Rescue

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Assisted Surf Ski Rescues Helping a fellow paddler is something we all will likely have to do at one point or another.  Knowing how to use your craft to rescue someone in the water is essential knowledge.  Here's a great video from  Alex Matthews and...

Surfski Wednesday: Downwinding off Reunion Island

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Surf ski Downwind Run Near Madagascar Reunion Island is one of the small islands near Madagascar. That in and of itself makes this downwind run pretty darn epic. Video by Arnaud Delerive      

Surf Ski Video: 2017 Canadian Championships

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2017 Canadian Surf Ski Championships Last month, in the spectacular Howe Sound in Vancouver's Sea to Sky Corridor, the world's finest surf ski paddlers left it all on the water in the 2017 Canadian Surf Ski Championships.  The video by race sponsor Deep Cove Kayak...

Video: The Epic V5 in the sea and Surf

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James Smith takes the new V5 composite surf ski out for s spin in the waves off Kure Beach, NC.

Surf Ski Tuesday: Another Durban Downwinder

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Surf ski Run in South Africa This video by Gareth Miles of a ripping downwind beach finish is full of challenging surf and resulting carnage. If you paddle anywhere and in anything on this Fourth of July, remember to wear your PFD, your leash (even in your...

Surf Ski Video: Carnage in Durban

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If you think the shore break at the Carolina Cup can be gnarly, check out this Point of Video video from the start of the Da Real Downwind 50km race in South Africa.  It's by Robin Tindal and is from www.durbansurfski.com  Even though the waves apparently...

Surf Ski Transport Hack: Using a Ladder Rack to Load and Carry your Ski

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This is one of those things that makes you scratch your head and say, "Now why didn't I think of that?" Epic Kayay's James I. Smith show us how he has retrofitted his van with a Kargo Master Ladder Rack to provide assisted loading...

The PE2EL Race: Are You Tough Enough?

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Toughest surf ski race in the world Imagine four days of surf ski racing in the open ocean...along one of the most rugged coasts, with sizable surf, in the world.  The Port Elizabeth to East London Challenge (PE 2EL) is a total of  155 miles that...

Surfski Bucket List Destination: The Miller’s Run

Miller's Run: Epic Downwinding
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The Miller's Run: Epic Downwinding The Miller's Run is an epic downwinder through False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the runs of legend, not unlike Molokai to Oahu. Here's how Epic Kayak describes it, from a post on their website: "The Miller’s...

Reading the Water with Oscar Chalupsky – Downwind Surf Ski Technique

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Downwind Surf Ski Skills Reading the water and the bumps is a key skill when it comes to learning how to downwind - regardless of whether your are paddling SUP, OC or surf ski.  In this video from Epic Kayaks, surf ski icon Oscar Chalupsky...

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