Category Archives: General

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Surfski Surfing: Shooting the Slot in the Hunt for the Greenroom

We’re so blessed here on Australia’s east coast, where those of us who love the beat of the ocean get to play in good surf most weeks. I love taking the…

The evening moon was incredible as we all head off to bed

In Pictures: Easter Paddling with Family and Friends

Easter is a time to get away from work and head off up the coast with family. I was fortunate enough to be holidaying on the NSW Central Coast at…

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Cas and Jonesy – Extreme South, Australia Tour 2012

When two Aussies attempted to paddle from Australia to New Zealand everyone thought they were crazy. Their story, “Crossing the Ditch“, made it to the public with both a book…

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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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A Beginners Surf Lesson on a Stellar SR Surfski

One the reasons I love my Stellar SR surfski is that it makes surfing so accessible to even us average paddlers. The SR catches waves so easily, and then its…

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Back2Back 2012 Two Day Kayak and Canoe Marathon

In South Australia each year a two day marathon event is held on the great Murray River, with competitors racing 20km each day. One of our SA-based Team Fat Paddler…

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On the Subject of Boat Choices for Paddlers

Last weekend I took Gelo out for a surf session. I had my Stellar SR surfski, and I took my Liquidlogic Remix XP10 for him. One is close to 20…

After a Dawn Service with diggers, paddling is a great way to spend the rest of ANZAC Day

Experience Manly by Kayak this ANZAC Day

My friends at Benefit Active are organising a paddle outing this ANZAC Day in Sydney. Spiel below – cheers, FP Experience Manly by Kayak this ANZAC Day Exploring Sydney Harbour…

Adventourist Frieddie gets his first taste of sunrise paddling

The Adventourists Try Out Action Paddling

A work colleague of mine is taking on a fun and challenging adventure later this year when he and a couple of mates take on the Mongol Rally (a 14,000…

Sydney Harbour - could there be a better paddle race location?

Bridge To Beach training with Benefit Active

It’s that time of year again, when some of the more famous paddling races fast approach. One of the major races in Sydney is the Bridge to Beach held on…

FP in his Valley Aquanaut with his first Greenland-style paddle

Farewell to my Valley Aquanaut – it’s been fun!

It was with mixed feelings that I saw fellow Team Fat Paddler member Burnsie drive away with his new boat – a boat that was once my main ride. As…

FP hanging out with the Stellar and Slipstream Surf crew at the Summer Series

First Race after Four Weeks on a Surf Ski

The start of 2012 has been surreal. I’ve gone from tentatively sitting on a surf ski for the first time, barely able to stay on in completely glassy waters, to…

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Australia Day on the Water with Benefit Active

Australia Day represents many different things for Australians, and we all have our own way of celebrating living in this beautiful country. Whether it’s a picnic in the park, a concert…

The F1 Skin on Frame kayak - amazingly nimble and fast for such an ugly boat!

Traditional Paddles and Skin on Frame Kayaks

I had the pleasure of catching up with Tom Nicholson of Elver Paddles this past week, who was in town catching up with family for Christmas. Tom recently slaved over…