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Introduction to Surfskis and how to pick the right surfski with Jasper Mocke

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This is an excellent series by Epic Surfski with a basic description of a surfski, what it is and how they vary from model to model.

Photos: Austin Kieffer and Carter Johnson insane Downwind Conditions 2 hours N of San Francisco

Vortex Events / Carter Johnson
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Carter Johnson, race director of the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River just posted these shots of his downwinder adventure with Austin Kieffer. The downwind run was from Salt Point to Duncan, 2 hours North of San Francisco. According to Carter, "...this was big. I made...

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...

Video: Bad Magic by Valkyrie Downwind

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Moody downwind love on Valentine's Day Subscribe to Valkyrie Downwind on Youtube for their latest videos

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.

Video: Training your balance on the Surf Ski

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It's all about the balance! If you think balance is only an issue for the standup paddler, well, you'd be wrong. In this video, James Smith explains how it comes in to play when you are in a sitting position, in a surf ski. And,...

Surf Ski Technique: Greg Barton on the Forward Stroke

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How many times have you heard someone tell you to pull yourself to the paddle, not pull the paddle toward you? That's been a tenant of Greg Barton's forward stroke philosophy for years.  Barton is the Olympic sprint kayaker gold medalist and co-owner and...

Remounting an elite surfski in extreme conditions from Oscar Chalupsky

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Posted by Oscar on his facebook page This clip is teaching you how to remount in extreme conditions filmed from a mast that was 2 meters high. The Braca mast made me slightly unstable. There is another very good tip in this video. Please comment....

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      

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 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...

Made the Mullet :: Jason Hjelseth from Chattanooga, TN

Made the Mullet : Jason Hjelseth
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It seems appropriate that this Made the Mullet is Jason Hjelseth seeing that it's Chattajack week and, incidentally his birthday (yesterday). Jason's hilarious and if there's one person I can count on to post something funny, paddling related or not, it's Jason. I can...

Gorge Downwind Championships :: Let the Recap Videos Begin :: Volume 1

Gorge Downwind Championships
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Here is the first installment of the recap videos that are starting to filter in from the 2018 Gorge Downwind Championships #1: Gorge Downwind Champs 2018 - The B Team Gorge 2018 from Great Dane on Vimeo. Kai’s tip for the weekend: paddle...

Saturday Morning Surf Ski Video: Maliko Run, Maui

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Sit, back, grab that cup of Joe and paddle along with Kenny Howell as he chases down the locals in an Epic V12 prototype on Maui's North Shore. We can't stop watching the spray off the bow!!

Hong Kong delivered downwind conditions :: Watch this clip posted by Mackenzie Hynard

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This was posted on Facebook by Mackenzie Hynard and it looks insane. Dream bumps

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...

10 Questions With Teneale Hatton (Actually 11 but who’s counting)

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Meet Teneale Hatton Fans of the Mullet and Paddle Monster are going to be seeing a lot of Teneale Hatton in the next day or two.  She's the newest coach to join the  Paddle Monster team.  She will be offering online coaching for surf ski and...

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...

Video:: Surfski trip in BC, Canada (Summer 2018) Beautiful!

Ignacio Soler Fabre
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Posted by Ignacio Soler Fabre on youtube. Music thanks to: https://www.sallywallick.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sallywallick... https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/sa... https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tkwK... https://soundcloud.com/sallywalick/ My social media profiles: FB: https://www.facebook.com/Seaward94/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/nachosoler94/ Proudly presented by : http://thinkkayak.com/ https://www.vaikobi.com/

2018 Lighthouse to Lighthouse: East Coast Surfski Championships: Video

East Coast Surfski Championships
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13.3 mile Surfski Championships in Norwalk Connecticut, USA Go Pro footage on an Epic Kayaks V10 GT 2nd Gen. Click HD in settings for best viewing. Follow @StonecoldCraig on Instagram Music: Feel Invincible By Skillet 'Till I Collapse By Eminem Posted by StoneCold Craig on Youtube.  Full results Full results...

Surfski Event Calendar

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This is a preliminary Calendar of worldwide Surfski Events compiled by Teneale Hatton of Think Kayaks for Paddle Monster and Distressed Mullet. If you have any additions, let us know at [email protected] January 101 Surf Sports paddle race #2 – Redwood city – 21/1 Cockatoo Cup –...

Wild Downwind Durban – 40 Knots with gusts up to 55 knots – Huge Swells

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Thanks Valkyrie Downwind for the heads up. This is insane! "One of my favorite paddlers in the world: Sharon Armstrong in the southern oceans. check the full broach at 5:12. Folks if it looks this big on a lowmounted, wide angle camera it was absolutely...

Funny moments filming Surfski videos

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During the filming of our Masters of Surfski and Downwind Pro Online video course videos, we had a good few chuckles and funny moments, especially when Jasper and I couldn't quite agree on a point or two.

Shark V. Surfski Encounter in South Africa

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Scary moments for some surf ski paddlers in South Africa, where The Landlord is kind of known to be a bit too attentive, if you get our drift. Oh, and in case you're wondering - 4 meters is a little over 13 feet. This story...
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