Tag Archives: Stellar SR

Trying to stay on the Hayden Fat Boy in cross-chop... not easy!

A New Paddling Challenge: Switching to Spec Skis

At the start of 2012 I started to paddle surfskis for the first time. Over the following couple of years I fell in love with them – the speed through…

Surfski paddlers on the horizon on an early-morning training run down along the northern beaches

Another Surfski Rookie Discovers the Joy of Surf

I didn’t realise how important the ocean had become to my mental well-being until a week ago when my wife insisted I take my surfski out for a surf. I’d…

A Sydney Sunrise - the Bower right hand point break, Manly Australia

The Paddlers Lottery: Stay Warm In Bed or Risk the Weather Warning

No-one else wanted to come, even my wife questioned my sanity. A change was coming into Sydney bringing strong winds, dangerous surf and pretty foul conditions. Just the day before…

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Surfski Review: Stellar SR beginner to intermediate ocean surfski 12 month review

Since I wrote my first beginners review of the Stellar SR surfski a year ago, I’ve put my various SRs  through more conditions than you could possibly imagine. I’ve taken…

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…

Paddling storm surges on the east coast of Australia

Storm Paddling the Remnants of Cyclone Oswald on the Australian East Coast

Two years ago the northern Australian state of Queensland was battered by torrential rain leading to one of the worst floods in Australian history, with an area the size of…

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 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…

Team Fat Paddler - friends who surf together, stay together

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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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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Playing with boats on Fathers Day: Stellar SR surfski, Stellar S18S cross-over surfski, Slipstream X-cite spec ski

It’s Fathers Day here in Sydney, and a group of men have gathered at the crack of dawn on Australia’s famous Manly Beach. Laid out on the beach are a…

FP and Malcolm running the ocean north from Manly

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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Video Post: Fat Paddler chases the Green Room

It was cold, it was dark, it was noisy. With a weather forecast of 20-30 knot westerlies plus a good 2m ocean swell coming from the East, I was curious…

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Paddling Nirvana – Soul Surfing With A Friend

I’ve spent the past few months learning to paddle my Stellar SR surfski and taking part in races, whilst building a considerable rivalry with Nat from Sydneysurfski.com. Whilst the rivalry…