Current world surfski champion, Sean Rice, narrowly edged out series leader, Dawid Mocke, taking his 1st win in the series in the Seaforth Paddle, Sunday 3 Nov. Blustery conditions ensured only the hardiest of paddlers were on the start line for the race. Sean’s younger brother and current junior world champion, Kenny, took first place amongst the juniors, asserting his title.
“Surfskis are made for the open ocean conditions and this is what makes our sport unique. Staging today’s race underscores that. We had the necessary safety protocols so the event was good to go,” says event organiser Dawid Mocke.
Kim van Gysen took the leading lady title today, after series leader, Nikki Mocke, was unable to start due to being sick. Bianca Beavitt was 2nd and 3rd place went to junior paddler Kirsten Flanagan.
The Cape Town Surfski Series, powered by Vodacom, consists of eight races and the next race of the series will be held on Strand Beach on the 17 November.
To take part, or for more info, visit www.capetownsurfski.com
For full results visit http://www.capetownsurfski.com/results.php
1. Sean Rice 44min14sec
2. Dawid Mocke 44min26sec
3. Tom Schilperoort 45min34sec
Under 21 Results
1. Craig Flanagan 46min23sec
2. Dominic Notten 47min46sec
3. Valentin Henot 48min57sec
1. Kenny Rice 45min45sec
2. Tyrone Smolders 50min03sec
3. Stuart Bristow 53min56sec
1. Kim van Gysen 54min10sec
2. Bianca Beavitt 54min55sec
3. Kirsten Flanagan 58min24sec
1. Paul Marais 49 min 55sec
2. Daniel Kantor 50 min 26 sec
3. Greg Barnard 53min 45 sec
1. Daantjie Malan 54min 22 sec
2. Anton Holtzhausen 55min 36 sec
3. Shaun Butler 56min 01 sec
1. Jacqueline Barnes & Peter Cole 47min35sec
2. Antje Manfroni & Eugene van der Westhuizen 48min37sec
3. Penny & Andrew Turner 54min38sec