Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Hout Bay. Even Tuesdays have their own series in South Africa

As everyone knows, when in our Northern hemisphere we are dedicated to intense (and cold) preseason workout, the action does not stop in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia, South Africa and Argentina are getting on top of their summer seasons. Out of these countries, South Africa has undoubtedly the frenziest competition panorama with massive participation of paddlers. Even to the point that in many places there's not enough with the weekend races and Thursdays time trials (which are weekly in most of the clubs in the country, something not usual for us, Spaniards), so in Cape Town Tuesdays also have their own surfski league.

The Hout Bay Tuesday Series are held since 2004 and are 20 races of about 10 km in Hout Bay, on the Atlantic side of the Cape, at the back of Fish Hoek.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Sean Rice wins the New Balance Miller's Run of the CT Series under superb conditions

The seventh race of the Cape Town Vodacom surfski series, New Balance prize, was again ruled by the current world champion Sean Rice, over the course of the classic Miller's Run. It was the delight of all participants, as the South East wind appeared in all its strength on False Bay and the 12 kilometer run turned into a manual of what should always be a race surfski : big swells, wind, sun and fun.

In the absence of Jasper Mocke (which was competing in Durban the 50 Miler with McGregor) and Dawid Mocke, who paddled doubles with Lewis Pugh, Sean Rice made ​​valid his favorite role, not missing the lead until the finish line at the beach in Fish Hoek. After him. Tom Schilperoort and Kenny Rice completed the podium. Kenny was also first junior and arrived fourth overall after the SS2 of Mocke and Pugh. It's not low level synptom to see a junior in the top three. Behind him were very good paddlers like Flanagan, van der Walt or Notten. A couple of months ago someone who knows a lot about this told me to "watch out Kenny if it's windy, he's as good as his brother in downwind conditions".

In women, new victory for Nikki Mocke, this time over Kim van Gysen and Bianca Beavitt, who pushed this time out of the podium Kirsten Flanagan, first junior and fourth overall.

You can see all the results at this link and the spectacular new video: