Tag Archives: Surfski

Coach Matt vs the cream of Team Fat Paddler in Smoke the Coach

Smoke the Coach – A Paddle Relay for Charity

Team Fat Paddler prides itself on never forgetting the importance of charity and pure, unadulterated fun. With that in mind, the team and coach Matt O’Garey from WetFitness came up with a…

Fat Paddler talks about weight loss, nutrition and training to be a better paddler

The Long Journey from Fat Paddler to Healthy Paddler

Friends of FatPaddler.com will have noticed the site has been fairly quiet of late. My focus has shifted somewhat away from the light weekly adventures of old for something a…

FP steams towards Manly, enjoying the sunshine and gentle conditions

Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach 2014 Ocean Surfski Race

The annual Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach surfski & SUP race is one of those events that gets talked about all year round. In the past few years the weather…

Fenn Nelo Doctor Ocean Race Jan 2014 (Pic courtesy OceanPaddler.com)

The Fenn Nelo Doctor Ocean Race on again in 2014

In a surprise announcement this week, Fenn Nelo Doctor Ocean Race Director Dean Gardiner announced a shift to the timing for this iconic annual event on the World Surfski Series…

Fat Paddler Best of 2013

Video: Fat Paddler Best of 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by, and with the dawn of a new year we get the chance to look back and reflect. For me personally…

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…

Adventurethon

Adventurethon – Paddling, Trail Running, MTB Riding

These days there are plenty of events to cater to the adventure needs of the outdoors lover. From the small fun-runs to the multi-day endurance events, there’s a myriad of…

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…

FP and Ben get on the party wave together

The Team Fat Paddler surfski crew take on the Autumn swell

One of the best parts of paddling in a team is that everyone gets to benefit from the group. Experienced paddlers and surfers get to help out the less experienced…

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…

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 Fat Paddler Videos

The modern world of POV-style cameras like the GoProHD and Contour has opened up the world of action-videos to sporty types all over the world. Team Fat Paddler are hardly…

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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A Surfski Social Tour of Sydney’s Middle Harbour

Team Fat Paddler finds itself in that lovely part of the year between events, the time when there’s no real need to train for any particular event, just a period…