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Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach 2013

Race Report: Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach 2013

It must be hard to be the race director for one of Australia’s biggest paddle events when faced with inclement weather systems that put your event at risk. For Dean…

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…

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Video: A Surf Lesson with Balls (aka Scaring Freddie)

Summer is always mixed down here in Sydney – some days the surf is great, other days it just flattens out and we’re better off watching the cricket on TV….

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Video: TFP Tribe Surfing – Fear, Fun and Friendship

5.45am and the “tribe” is there – 5 paddlers on surfskis, one on a sea kayak, and one on a longboard. This is Manly Australia, home of the oldest surf…

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Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2012 – Team Fat Paddler

Another year, and another Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 111km night paddling ultra-marathon done. Only this year I wasn’t alone, with Team Fat Paddler swelling in size to 20 paddlers and 30…

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Surfski assisted rescue on a capsized sea kayak

The idea was simple – with a 111km ultra-marathon paddle just a week away, a slow, easy tapering paddle session was in order. So Team Fat Paddler decided to the…

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Paddlemag Edition 2 – Out Now, complete with Team Fat Paddler Mauritius Shamaal Goodness

Something really exciting has happened in the world of kayaking recently – the launch 4 months back here in Australia of the e-magazine Paddlemag. It covers stories across all paddling…

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Kayak Games for Groups – Murder Ball

I was recently tasked by the CEO of my workplace Dimmi to come up with a kayak-based activity for a National Conference we were holding in Manly. His instructions were…

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Downwind Session – The Master and The Apprentice

I’ve been incredibly lucky over the years to have met and been coached/mentored by some incredible paddlers. When you think about it, I’ve had rock gardening lessons with Tsunami Ranger…

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 Pt4 – The Video

It’s been just over a week now since the 2012 Mauritius Ocean Classic and I’ve had some time to think about the event and what it meant to me. What…