Tag Archives: Mauritius Shamaal

Mauritius - the greatest paddling backdrop ever?? (Img credit: Rob Mousley)

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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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 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 –…