Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 Pt2 – Sporty’s Dash

Our first downwind race, and both Nat and I awoke early (4am) feeling sick with nerves. The official pre-Shamaal Race, known as Sporty’s Downwind Dash (named after a paddling character…

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 Pt1 – The Practice Run

It’s quite the journey from Sydney to Mauritius, with the Team Fat Paddler crew of Nat, Josh and your’s truly arriving after 20 hours of door to door travel. But…

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Paddling Sydney Harbour at Night and Things That Go Bump in the Darkness

There’s nothing quite like a mid-week paddle. With work taking up most of my waking hours, the only option was to go at night, and what better spot to paddle…

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Video Post: Fat Paddler chases the Green Room

It was cold, it was dark, it was noisy. With a weather forecast of 20-30 knot westerlies plus a good 2m ocean swell coming from the East, I was curious…

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The Mo Rider – Channeling Legendary Aussie Sporting Moustaches for Guaranteed Paddling Success

Six months ago I decided to attempt the impossible – learn to paddle a surfski and attempt to take on the World’s best at the Mauritius Ocean Classic. Months of…

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Gatorade Battle of the Paddles, Hamilton Island

The good folks up at Hamilton Island asked me to post some details for the Gatorade Battle of the Paddles next week, so here it is sports fans! Looks like…

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The Dawn Patrol – Surfing Short Boats and Surfskis

Manly Beach Australia, 5.30am, first days of Winter. In a word… it was COLD. But three paddlers braved the wind to get out at dawn for a session in the…

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Paddling the Northern Territory Part 1

Guest Post by Nat Bradford representing Team Fat Paddler in Australia’s top end In his usual casual way, Fat Paddler dropped a casual email a few weeks ago asking if…