CAPE TOWN SUMMER SURF SKI SERIES IS HERE
The annual Cape Town Summer Surf Ski Series is here, and promises to be bigger and better than before. The 8 race series kicks off on 6 October 2013 offering 8 venues, lap races, long and short courses, for all to have fun on. This year the series is being organised by The Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club, who will also be hosting and organising the Cape Town Downwind Race, and the Fenn Cape Point Challenge – known to all in the sport as one of the toughest and most hard-core 1 day surf ski race in the world.
Cape Town is no stranger to the sport of Surf Ski Paddling, with the small coastal town of Fish Hoek being the centre of the paddling universe, producing sporting super stars such as Nikki, Dawid and Jasper Mocke and the Rice brothers to name a few – who by the way all began their love of the ocean through the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club. Nikki Mocke has taken on the task of organising the series, “Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club has really stepped up to the plate to make the series happen and have introduced a few exciting changes. Your best 5 out of 8 races will now count towards your overall series position with the final race being in Fish Hoek on the 8 Dec. We have also introduced new categories and much more prize money.”
To enter for the series you need to visit http://www.capetownsurfski.com/ where you can enter for the series as a whole, or choose the individual races you would like to compete in. The website contains the full calendar and listing information. The series races cover a distance of between 5km – 7km for the shorter routes and between 10km – 14km for the longer routes. Clinics and training events will be held for local and international athletes. The Cape Town Downwind Race, an 18km race highlighting the beauty of the Cape Point and False Bay coastline, will be held on either the 15th or 16th December, depending on the weather . This race will include the world famous downwind Millers Run. The Fenn Cape Point Challenge will take place on the 21st of December and covers a gruelling 49km – a definite must race for every paddler’s bucket list.