Tag Archives: kayak surfing

Big surf at the Bower

Paddle Surfers vs Board Surfers: The Battle of Manly

Manly Beach, Sydney. It’s an iconic Aussie coastal spot with great surf and miles of pristine sandy beach. It is also the home of our local paddle surf spot, a…

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Video: Dawn Surfski Surfing with Team Fat Paddler

In my last post A Return to the Surf… or Paddling to Feel Alive I spoke about the joy of returning to the surf and waves, the fun of falling…

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A Return to the Surf… or Paddling to Feel Alive

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about paddling, and the parts I love, as well as the parts I don’t love so much. In particular, I’ve thought a lot about…

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Video: Pushing the Limit with Neptune’s Rangers

Having spent the past year largely on my surfski, I’ve missed out on the rock gardening I did for much of the previous year. I love my ski and love…

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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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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…

Surfing the wave, Skookumchuck Narrows, British Columbia.

Paddler Profile: James Manke the Greenland Surfer

Every now and then you come across a paddler that you see enormous potential in. I watch a lot of content streaming through social media and a certain paddler has…

Ocean Whitewater - where surf and swell hits the land, there shall be froth!

Video: Ocean Whitewater Thrills and Surfing Spills

I don’t often paddle solo but with all my team-mates otherwise unavailable, I took to my local rocks knowing that today’s conditions would be lumpy. A direct easterly 1.5m swell…

A freestyle river kayak, pumping ocean waves, an amazing kayak surf session!

Video Post: Big Wave Freestyle Kayak Surfing

If you’ve noticed I’ve been a little slack with my posts of late it’s because I’ve spent this past week traveling and paddling through Canada and the USA.  I’ve got…

Lt Nat on his Epic V8 Ocean Ski... a touch skinnier and longer than my Remix XP10

Grey Skies and Lumpy Rides with the Oddest Paddler Pairing Ever

The skies were dark and threatened rain as Lt Nat and I set off for an early morning paddle to Manly via Gelo Cliffs. As we paddled out from The…

Midshipman Mike, stoked at catching his first wave. Woohoo!

Rock, Roll and Rescue with Team Fat Paddler

With a huge low pressure system sitting off Australia’s east coast, temperatures plummeted, rain poured down and the ocean swell jacked up to a massive 6 metres. Daily weather warnings…

Eric Soares meets a 4m wall of water. Photo by Jim Kakuk, who was reportedly HAMMERED by this wave a second after this shot was taken!

Q&A with Cmdr Eric Soares, Tsunami Rangers, on Kayak Surfing and Rock Gardens

The Tsunami Rangers are well know for their crazy antics in big surf, wild rock gardens and surfing in caves. This band of renegade paddlers spent many a year playing…

Cmon surf gods, bring it on. Geronimo!! (Image courtesy of Tsunami Rangers copyright 2011)

Video: Kayak Surfing, Tsunami Ranger Styles

Sydney’s weather today – ocean swell up to 3 metres, westerly gale force winds, coastal warnings for “large swell breaking dangerously onshore”. These conditions are dangerous and will keep many…

Lt. Gelo catches his first ever wave in a kayak. Nice!

Video: Rock Surfing with FP and Gelo

Beautiful weather called for an early morning paddle, with Lt. Gelo and I both keen to get amongst the rocks. After a quick paddle from Sydney Harbour Kayaks to Grotto…