Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hayden Fat Boy spec surfski

Surfski Review: Hayden 18′ Fat Boy Spec Ski

This week Brian Partridge, a South Australian member of Team Fat Paddler, got curious about the differences between ocean surfskis and spec surfskis. He was able to get his hands…

Paddling storm surges on the east coast of Australia

Storm Paddling the Remnants of Cyclone Oswald on the Australian East Coast

Two years ago the northern Australian state of Queensland was battered by torrential rain leading to one of the worst floods in Australian history, with an area the size of…

Australia... land of beaches, people of all backgrounds, a friendly bbq with mates and the odd beer or two

Have A Bloody Bewdy Australia Day 2013

Ahhh Australia. Land of my birth and where I choose to live. It’s a bloody brilliant place to grow up & live, and I love her totally. A land of…

Dee in close to the rocks for the first time

Beginners Rock Gardening 101: Team Fat Paddler Get More Action Than They Bargained For

It’s hard to believe that’s it been a solid year since I last went rock gardening. Sure, I’ve been surfing my Stellar SR surfski amongst the rocks of the Bower…

Jason Beachcroft, paddling around Australia

Jason Beachcroft: Attempt to Paddle Around Australia, including Tasmania

What makes someone want to take on an enormous, time consuming expedition? This is the question that kept cropping up in my mind as I spent the morning of Saturday…

Early morning surf at the Bower point break, Manly Beach

Video: A Rescue, Some Surf, & Some Trashings – Just another Team Fat Paddler Surfski Surf Session

With Team Fat Paddler, whilst it looks mostly about fun, it’s also about team work. In our latest outing we not only got to experience some fun waves and a…

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2012 Top Ten Viewed Stories on Events, Travel & Adventures

Team Fat Paddler is all about fun, adventure, and perhaps a spot of paddling travel. Each year we take on some big charity events, do some crazy challenges to push…

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2012 Top Ten Viewed Stories on Surfski Paddling

2012 turned into the “Year of the Surfski” for many in Team Fat Paddler. My own journey started at “big fat guy trying to climb aboard and stay upright”, through…

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2012 Top Ten Viewed Stories on Kayaking

Whilst I spent far more time in 2012 riding surfskis, plenty happened in the world of kayaking to keep us all amused. In fact, some of the most popular kayaking…

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2012 Top Ten Viewed Fat Paddler Videos

The modern world of POV-style cameras like the GoProHD and Contour has opened up the world of action-videos to sporty types all over the world. Team Fat Paddler are hardly…