Category: Surf Ski, Kayaking and Canoeing

Adventures in our canoe, surf ski races and kayak challenges.

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Paddling, Biking and Hare ‘n’ Hounds

With no Welsh Series Cyclocross race on the calendar I headed North this weekend instead of South. First stop after a drive through the rain, mist and murk was Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay where I met up with the North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers Group. Surf Ski Session in Colwyn Bay The rain, mist...

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I Like Mondays

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats have no idea what they are talking about. You can’t complain about a Monday like this. 8.5 miles Surf Ski. Set off from home, paddled through the chop into the estuary and over to Aberdyfi then did a tour around the estuary before heading home. Next up was a 26...

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Putting the Surf in Surf Ski

After some epic surf conditions on Sunday, things eased off on Monday. I had lots of work to do so started early and was busy all morning. I did manage a nice trail run up in the hills instead of having lunch and then had more work to do and a meeting to go to...

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Surf Ski Paddle around the Little Orme

I know I can paddle my surf ski here on my doorstep whenever I like, but it’s nice to explore different areas too. So, when Martin posted the following to the North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers Group on Facebook I decided it would be nice to join them. Myself, Rik Pethig & Mike Rudd are out...

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Surf Ski from Borth to Aberystwyth

I’m loving my Surf Ski at the moment and I’m certainly getting some decent use out of it, including a lovely surf ski from Borth to Aberystwyth and back. I know I was a little uncertain what craft to get earlier in the year when I first started paddling but at the moment it looks...

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Quadrathlon Equations – Trophy Series 1

Quadrathlon Equations – Trophy Series

I’m always doing maths when out swimming, cycling and running. Counting lengths in the pool, calculating distances. working out pace per mile or how long it’ll take to get somewhere. Working out average speeds and distances left on a bike ride.Counting down intervals or working out Heart Rate zones. It takes my mind off the...

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Not Falling In

Look at this, it’s me getting onto my surf ski in the Shrewsbury Quadrathlon and not falling in. Quite some accomplishment considering my first attempts on the surf ski back in June. Thanks to Simon from T7 Proshot photography for the photo. I met him on the beach here a while back and got chatting. I...

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First One Way then the Other

I’m only doing short training sessions at the moment. Just trying to squeeze things in with everything else that is going on but at least I managed to get out between the showers today. First one way, then the other First I started with a run from our house out onto the beach and then...

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Shrewsbury Quadrathlon – Race Report

At last, after my first ever Quadrathlon at Brigg back in May, I was toeing the line again at the Shrewsbury Quadrathlon. Injury and illness had kept me from competing at a number of other events throughout the year which was a shame as I had hoped to do all of the trophy series races, but...

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Outfitting our Canoe

We haven’t been out in our home-made canoe yet this year. Probably a number of reason for this but the main ones are: It’s not going to be easy to man-handle onto and off the roof rack of our camper. I’ve been wanting to add some buoyancy to it for the sake of safety. Although...

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Pedalling and Paddling the Dyfi Estuary

I may have had a busy day on Saturday running 13 miles along the Offa’s Dyke Path from Prestatyn to Bodfari and then strolling around Llyn Brenig, but I was up early on Sunday for some more planned activities in and around the Dyfi Estuary Pedalling the Dyfi Estuary The first of these was a...

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