Tag Archives: Mauritius

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…

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 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 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…

Best mate and fiercest rival Nat, not a little chuffed at having crossed the line before me....

End of the Summer Series and Nat Strikes Back

Well, what a series it’s been. Statistically I have lost every race to a rival. I’m what you’d call an under-achiever. A back-pack paddler. A recreational paddler at best. And…

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…

Captain Kuk leads the way for some serious fun in Sydney Australia

An Incredible Year for Paddling: 2011 in Review

As we embrace the start of 2012, I thought it time to look back on what has been a truly incredible year for Fat Paddling. January 2011 The year started…

The Fat Paddler, reporting in LIVE from the 2012 Mauritius Ocean Classic

A New Fat Paddler Challenge – Mauritius Ocean Classic, the Island Shamaal 28km surfski race

I often get asked after any major adventure, “So FP, what’s next?”. This year, with the help of a few major commercial supporters, Team Fat Paddler has put together a…