Tag Archives: Mauritius Ocean Classic

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2013 – Race Day

TFP member Nat continues his adventure in Mauritius… After spending most of the week pushed to the limit of my ability in large swells on one hand and headwinds on…

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2013 Pt2: Sporty’s Relay

Another post from TFP member Nat whilst in Mauritius! Paddling in a beautiful tropical location like Mauritius with crystal clear warm waters and great runs is every paddlers’ idea of…

Paddling with legends such as Dean Gardiner, one of the great parts of Mauritius

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2013 Part 1: Training in Huge Seas

Story from Nat Bradford, posting live from Mauritius “It doesn’t look as big as the first day last year” I said somewhat incorrectly. Sitting on the beach with Dean Gardiner…

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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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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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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…

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Mauritius Ocean Classic 2012 Pt3 – Island Shamaal

It’s been seven months since I first entertained the idea of trying to participate in the Mauritius Island Shamaal – seven months of training, dieting, learning to paddle a surfski…

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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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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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The Hard Road to the Mauritius Ocean Classic

It’s now only five weeks until Nat and I board a plane for Mauritius. The past five months have been intense, as I’ve attempted what last December seemed impossible –…

6.20am. Training alone in 15knt winds and confused chop, watching the storm build.

Mauritius: Paddler Training Motivated by Fear

I am currently training harder than I have ever trained before – multiple workouts a day, lots of cardio, full body exercises with kettle bells and as much time on…