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.
More or less every two weeks, on Tuesdays at 6 PM, competitions gather more than fifty paddlers, including worldclass athletes like Sean Rice, Jasper Mocke, Graeme Solomon, Shaun Rubenstein, Tom Schilperoort, etc...

And the most, the series registration fee is around 50 €. They also have the sponsorship and collaboration of 8 companies and businesses. Regarding not only competitions management, but sports culture as well, South Africa is always one step ahead of us, for sure.

Do not miss their website where they publish the videos and results:

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