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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…

More fun on my Stellar SR surf ski. Getting more addicted every week!

Surfski Circumnavigation of Sydney’s North Head

North Head is one of Sydney’s major landmarks, a towering chunk of rock that juts out into the Tasman Sea at the northern end of the entrance to Sydney Harbour….

The Lifestart Kayak for Kids - a non-competitive fund-raiser, or full blown race??

Video: Lifestart Kayak for Kids, or the Battle Royale for the Team Fat Paddler Surkski Crew

The Lifestart Kayak for Kids is a great charity race held each year on Sydney Harbour. This year 900 paddlers took to the water and raised donations for the great…

The final km of the Summer Series Iron Cove race. I've always had a strong finish.

Paddling Rivalries versus Personal Goal Setting

It seems an eternity ago that I took up the surfski for the first time. I have to remind myself that it’s only been 10 weeks or so since I…

FP in a wild sprint to the finish! (Photo courtesy Alex Francois)

Summer Series 2012 Race 5 – Iron Cove, Sydney

Once again the team from the Blast Project put together another cracking paddling race, this time at Sydney’s own Iron Cove, to the west of the city. Team Fat Paddler…

More excitement on the surf ski, with extra added wind and lumps!

Video Post: More South Sydney Surf Ski Surfing

After our sensational surfing morning last week in glassy conditions, I returned to the same spot with my best mate Nat from SydneySurfski.com to show him what I’d been going…

Sunrise over the bay... and a fun morning of long 2 foot runners ahead

Video Post: Surfing Kayaks and Surf Skis

You know it’s been a great days paddling when you have to call it quits because physically you just can’t take anymore. Such was this particular morning where six of…

Candice Falzon (front paddler) - ironwoman, surf life saver, paddling instructor

Dare to Dream with Candice Falzon – Professional IronWoman, Surf Life Saver and Paddling Instructor

When people think of Australia they often think of white sandy beaches, beautiful surf and of course our iconic bronzed surf life savers.  With a nation surrounded by water and…

FP hanging out with the Stellar and Slipstream Surf crew at the Summer Series

First Race after Four Weeks on a Surf Ski

The start of 2012 has been surreal. I’ve gone from tentatively sitting on a surf ski for the first time, barely able to stay on in completely glassy waters, to…

Eleven kms on Botany Bay and it looks like FP might make it high and dry

Video Post: Summer Series Race 3, Australia Day

On a wet, cloudy summer’s day (!!) Team Fat Paddler and a bunch of other paddlers arrived at Sydney’s Botany Bay for the third race of the Summer Series. For…

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…

Stellar SEL and Stellar SR surfskis ready to go exploring

Video Post: Exploring Middle Harbour by Surfski

Surfski training continued this weekend with a 22km paddle on the mostly-calm waters of Middle Harbour here in Sydney. With a 6am start, I was joined by Dez Blanchfield (BlastPaddlers.com)…

The Stellar SR and the Think Evo II - two great surfskis for two average paddlers!

Ocean Ski Comparison: Think Evo II and Stellar SR

My old friend Nat, fellow Team Fat Paddler and blogger of Sydneysurfski.com fame, dropped around the other day with his family  to spend a day of fun with us. We’d…

Nat loves to spend more time in the water than on his surfski, apparently

The Bradford Method to Remounting a Surfski

On a recent paddle on my loaner Stellar SR I had a first-time experience of falling off the ski. My re-entry was awful and fortunately I had another paddler there…