Skrivet av: Peter | oktober 19, 2010

Prepreg Carbon vs Marine Ply

Sweden vs Trinidad

Look at Gerard de Gannes fantastic ski! Gerard who is a member of Trinidad Surfski Club build himself a surfski similar to the high tech Fusion ski from Nordic Kayaks in Sweden, but Gerard made his ski out of plywood.

More info on Nordic Kayaks Fusion
More info on Gerards ski here (on www.surfski.info)

Want one in carbon or wood?

Annonser
Skrivet av: Peter | oktober 15, 2010

Martina Olofsson – Our new World Champion!

Congratulations to the new World Champion!

Martina Olofsson

Swedish Surf Life Saver & avid surfski paddler Martina Olofsson just won the Gold Medal in the surfski event  at the Surf Life Saving Championships in Aleandria, Egypt.  Martina also won the Bronze Medal in the Oceanwoman  ”Beach Flag” event.

Good job Martina!

Skrivet av: Peter | september 27, 2010

75 Surfski Models (updated)

75 Surfski Models from 32 Manufacturers

I must admit that it took me a few hours to pinpoint every surfski manufacturer round the globe. I have probably missed one or more, but I guess the list is pretty much complete. I proudly present to you: 75 surfski models from 32 manufacturers! 

Allwave (Italy)

Allwave - CX

More info: www.allwave.it

Brainwave (New Zealand)

Brainwave - Vayron

Brainwave - Rocket

 More Info: www.brainwave.net.nz

Burton Surf Skis (Australia)

Burton Surf Skis - Surfari RVS

Burton Surf Skis - Surfari RVS

 

 

 

 

 

More info: www.burtonsurf.com

Carbonology Sport ( South Africa)

Carbonology Sport - Vault

Carbonology Sport - Atom

 More info: www.carbonologysport.com

C-Ski (South Africa)

C-Ski

More info: www.ams101.com/cski/cski_home

Custom Kayaks (South Africa)

Custom Kayaks - Horizon

Custom Kayaks - Synergy

Custom Kayaks - Icon

Custom Kayaks - Mark1

 

Custom Kayaks - Bullet

More info: www.customkayaks.co.za

DD3 – Dynamic Durable Designs (Australia)

DD3 - Albatross

DD3 - The Australis

DD3 - XLR8

DD3 - Envy

More info: www.dd3.com.au

Epic Kayaks (USA)

  

 

Epic Kayaks - V10

Epic Kayaks - V12

Epic Kayaks - V10L

Epic Kayaks - V10 Sport

Epic Kayaks - V8

More info: www.epickayaks.com

Fenn Kayaks (South Africa)

Fenn Kayaks - Mako 6

Fenn Kayaks - Elite

Fenn Kayaks - Mako XT

More info: www.fennkayaks.co.za

Gibbon’s Racing Ski’s (Australia)

 

 

More info: http://www.gibbonssurfskis.com

Honcho Surf Skis (South Africa)

Honcho Surf Skis - Guru

Honcho Surf Skis - Rookie

Honcho Surf Skis - Guevara

Honcho Surf Skis - Xtreme

Honcho Surf Skis - Ocean Pro

More info: www.honchosurfskis.co.za

HUKI Outriggers & Surfskis (USA)

HUKI - S1-A

HUKI - S1-R

HUKI - S1-X

HUKI - S1-X Special

HUKI - S1-Z (here with a Gull Wing)

More info: www.huki.com

Kayak Centre (South Africa)

Kayak Centre - EOS 660 Kayak Centre - Dorado

 

More info: www.kayakcentre.co.za

Kayakpro (USA)

Kayakpro - Excalibur

More info: www.kayakpro.com

Knysna Racing Kayaks (South Africa)

Knysna Racing Kayaks - Robberg Express

Knysna Racing Kayaks - Viper

 

Knysna Racing Kayaks - Genius

NELO (Portugal)

NELO - Ocean Ski M

NELO - Ocean Ski L

NELO - Ocean Ski Vintage

NELO - Ocean Ski XXL

More info: www.mar-kayaks.pt

Neumann Paddles & Boats (Germany)

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Neumann – Adventure

Neumann - Adventure with outrigger option

 More info: www.willyneumann.com

Nordic Kayaks (Sweden)

Nordic Kayaks - Fusion

More info: www.nordickayaks.se

O’KREA Kayaks (France)

O'KREA - O'mania

O'KREA - LE 16

More info: www.okrea.fr

Ocean Built (Australia)

Ocean Built

More info: www.oceanbuilt.com (coming soon)

OZFLYTE Surfcraft (Australia)

OZFLYTE - R21

More info: www.ozflytesurfcraft.com.au

Point 65 (Sweden)

Point 65 - Bourbon Orca

Point 65 - XP18 Spyder

More info: www.point65.se

Red7/Green7 (South Africa)

Red7 - Pro70

Green 7

Red7 -Multi60

More info: www.green7.co.za

Scofits (Japan)

Scofits - Ayahavela sss

More info: www.scofits.com

Sipre (Portugal)

Sipre - Sea Vortex

Sipre - Marlin M

Sipre - Marlin L

More info: www.kayaksipre.com

Sisson Kayaks (New Zealand)

Sisson Kayaks - Skevolution

More info: www.sissonkayaks.co.nz

Spirit Paddle Sport (Australia)

Spirit - PRS 20

More info: www.spiritpaddle.com.au

Stellar Kayaks (USA)

Stellar Kayaks - SE & SES

Stellar Kayaks - SR

More info: www.stellarkayaks.com

Think Kayaks (Canada)

Think Kayaks - Uno

Think Kayaks - Legend

Think Kayaks - Evo

Think Kayaks - Fit

More info: www.thinkkayaks.com

Vajda Canoes & Kayaks (Slovak Republic)

Vajda - Orca

More info: www.vajdagroup.com

Valhalla Surf Skis (USA)

Valhalla Sur Skis - models Victory & Viking

More info: www.valhallasurfskis.com

Zedtech Kayaks (Portugal)

Zedtech Kayaks - Griffin

Zedtech Kayaks - Diominator & Dominator XL

More info: www.zedtech-kayaks.com

Skrivet av: Peter | augusti 29, 2010

New surfski from Vajda

New surfski from Vajda

Mario Vesely with Aleh Yurenia (BLR) who won the bronze medal in the K-1 1000 m.

 

Video clip with Daniele Scarpa & Murray Stewart, test paddling the new VAJDA surfski.

For more information, please visit Vajda Canoes & Kayaks

Paddlers in Sweden, contact Christian Dietz at Bootshaus

All photos from Mario Vesely

Skrivet av: Peter | augusti 26, 2010

The 2010 USA Surfski Championships

Dawid Mocke & DeAnne Hemmens won the 2010 USA Surfski Championships.

Photo from OceanPaddleSport

Dawid won the Champs for the third time and DeAnne for the fourth time. Wow!

More race info on www.surfski.info

Here’s a cool video clip from the start!

Skrivet av: Peter | augusti 20, 2010

Surfskiträff på Tjäröfestivalen

Boka in 10-12 september i din kalender – Tjäröfestivalen!
 
Den 10-12 september arrangeras nämligen Tjäröfestivalen (www.tjarofestivalen.se), Sveriges bredaste paddlingsevenemang av tidningarna Paddling och Outside.
 
Vilket ypperligt tillfälle att samla alla surfskipaddlare till en skön höstträff, eller hur! 
 
Tjärö ligger vackert beläget i Hälleryds skärgård i Blekinge. Vi befinner oss alltså i ytterskärgården och här finns otroligt bra förutsättningar för oss ”crazy wave chasers”.
 
Min plan är enkel… Vi drar ut på havet och letar grymma vågor och har kul tillsammans. Om vädergudarna är med oss så kan vi få en riktigt fin surf på vågor som rullat ända från Polen tillbaka till Tjärö.
 
Alla kan vara med på höstträffen, det spelar alltså ingen roll om du är nybörjare, motionspaddlare eller siktar på att spöa Tommy Karls i nästa års Seamasters… 
 
Om du inte har en egen surfski så kommer både Bootshaus (Think & Nelo) och Aterra (Honcho & Red7) att finnas på plats med surfskis.
 
I övrigt bjuder Tjäröfestivalen på en paddelträff utöver det vanliga med mängder av spännande turer, intressanta föreläsningar, lärorika aktiviteter och trevliga människor. Dessutom en skön grillfest med liveband på lördagkvällen… Helt enkelt ett skönt häng med gott om tid till både paddling och trevligt mingel!
 
Du kan välja om du vill campa eller bo under tak på vandrarhemmet (begränsat antal platser).
 
Anmälda surfskipaddlare än så länge är bl.a.

  • Peter Ekström
  • Jonas Fager
  • Anders Gustafsson – vår egen världsstjärna i sprint…
  • Jonas Hollander
  • Mattias Thernström
  • Christian Dietz
  • Leif Davidsson
  • Johan Carlsson
  • Magnus Hultquist

 
Anmäl dig genom att beställa ditt festivalpass här

Skrivet av: Peter | augusti 10, 2010

Pictures from Seamasters 2010

Here are a bunch of ”pre race” pictures from the days before the Seamaster race…  Enjoy!

All photos by Peter Ekström.

Oscar Chalupsky

Oscar giving an interview

Peter Ekström & Oscar Chalupsky

Luke Chalupsky

Paul Rosenquist

Oscar Chalupsky - in a Fenn -must be rare...

Martin Nordstrand

Peter Ekström, team Germany and team Åland

Markus Perrevoort, Germany

Roland Ahinko & Oskar Biskop, Åland

Jonas Fager

Boyan "Borat" Zlatarev, Bulgaria

 

Erik Verduyckt, Belgium

The very talented son of Erik Verduyckt, Belgium

 

Happy kids!

Markus Perrevoort, Germany

Markus Perrevoort, Germany

Magnus Sivenbrand, Sweden

Hilmar Erlingsson, the butcher from Iceland - hehe

Skrivet av: Peter | augusti 2, 2010

Tommy Karls – Sweden

No 1 in Sweden…

This was Tommys Karls second consecutive Swedish Surfski Championships… In fact,  Tommy has never lost a surfski race in Sweden… He is undefeated…

This amazing guy is 49 years old. You have to consider that it is 26 years since he won a Silver at the Olympics in Los Angeles. I guess half of his rivals today were not even born in -84…

I have known Tommy for more than 30 years and we were both in the Swedish National Team back in the eighties. We raced together in the K4 10.000 m event at the World Championships in 1985 were we won a Silver. 

I recently looked at a bunch of old kayaking pictures from the past, and I found Tommy on some of them, always with a big smile, and always very fit. What is really amazing is that he seems to be even more fit now, some 25 years later. Very muscular and no body fat at all… My guess is that he will stay undefeated here in Sweden until he quits.

A couple of weeks ago when we spent a weekend with Rui Aguiar in Portimao (Portugal) he suddenly said; “when I turn 50 I’m going to quit paddling and start surfing instead”.

But I find it hard to believe that he will ever quit paddling… I know he is training for next years Molokai, and he talks about Mauritius and some other races far away from Sweden…

What a guy! I take my hat off to you Tommy.

Skrivet av: Peter | augusti 2, 2010

Tommy Karls – Seamaster 2010

Seamasters 2010

Fridays strong winds and huge 3 meter swells didn´t last to race day. Wind dropped and swell got lower but there were good waves and a downwind breeze from south when the race started.

Tommy Karls immediately took the lead. The first part of the race he had marathon paddler Jacob Holst just behind him. But a very confident and fit Tommy Karls who medalled Silver at the 1984 Olympics didn´t give the much younger top marathon paddler a chance to pass. After 6 km it was obvious that Jacob didn´t had the experince of going fast in the waves. Tommy increased the distance and soon Jacob was distanced.

When the course changed to north and swell came from behind it soon showed who had the skills to catch the waves. Paul Rosenquist, Erik Verduyckt, Gleb Greben and Jonas Fager passed Jacob Holst and at the same time Oscar Chalupsky came surfing through the field. It was now 15 km to go in the downwind and the finish at Femöre was now visable from a long distance.

Tommy looked fresh all the way and was having fun in the waves and seemed to paddle without much effort when passing the finish line with a big smile on his lips.

Oscars experience and skills in the waves took him to second place. Chased by Gleb Greben from Norway who nearly got him at the finish line just 5 seconds behind. Another fight was also going on between Paul Rosenquist and Erik Verduyck and was won with only 2 seconds by Paul. Jonas Fager wasn´t far away and passed the line some 30 seconds later.

The three women handled the conditions well and finally Elin Hedström from Sweden finished first before last years winner Eva Mauck from California followed by Caroline Holmqvist from Sweden.

The two OC6 outriggers with their crews who came down from Stockholm for the race was a new element in the Arkösund archipelago and spectators was amazed at the look of the boats, the speed and the crews shouting!

Back in the field the not so experienced paddles now struggled and gave the rescue boats some job while the two seakayakers was working their way to the finish line in beautiful swedish summer weather.

Prize giving ceremony and dinner was held afterwords at the Oxelösund Canoe Club while the sun finally went down after a long day.

More info on www.seamasters.se

Skrivet av: Peter | juli 22, 2010

Surfski Clinics at Seamasters

The days before Seamasters we will run a couple of unique surfski clinics with Oscar Chalupsky. Don’t miss this! Improve your skills and learn ocean racing & paddling technique from one of the best instructors – Oscar Chalupsky, 11 time Molokai winner.

Sign up now!

29 July, Advanced Clinic (09-19)

”Ocean racing” – Gryt Archipelago.
Full day ocean paddling. We will travel to the best spot and do a nice run in open seas while learning and practice technique.

We meet in Norrköping and travel together to the starting point somewhere along the coast. Bring something to have for lunch, a T-shirt and shorts for the resturang where we will have dinner before going back to Norrköping. Store your gear in a small watertight bag and take it with you on your ski.

Price: 800 Skr, 80 €

30 July, Beginner Clinic (10-12)

”Learn Surfski & Paddling Technique” – Arkösund.
Excellent way to kick start your paddling career.

Price: 600 Skr, 60 € including boat hire.

30 July, Advanced Clinic (15-18)

”Ocean racing” – Arkösund.
Tips and tricks for surfski racing.

Price: 300 Skr, 30€ (200 Skr, 20€ for Epic ski owners)

Send me an email asap and let me know what clinic/s you want to sign up for.

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