Category: Surf Ski, Kayaking and Canoeing

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

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The Waters of Ynyslas – A Surf Ski Adventure

That was an exciting morning on the waters of Ynyslas. Magic Seaweed was forecasting 5-7 foot surf with a 14 second period. The wind was very light offshore. I waited for it to get light and then headed over to the beach for a surf ski in the biggest waves I’ve paddled so far. Big...

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Getting to Grips with the Rough Stuff

My learning continues in my surf ski and I’ve been getting to grips with the rough stuff. I know, I know, I should really be working on paddling technique and efficiency as that’s what I’ll need for races, but I just can’t resist getting out and playing in the waves. I’m sure it’s a fairly good...

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Santa Hats at Llyn Padarn Time Trial

With the 2017 Welsh Cyclocross Series done and dusted I was able to head up to North Wales to join in with the Llyn Padarn Kayak Time Trial Series on Sunday instead. I’d already missed races 1,2 & 3 of this series but it’s a fairly informal affair that anyone can join in with as...

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Surf Ski Stills

GoPro videos of my activities are all well and good, but they don’t work very well in our weblog book that I produce each year. So, here are a few stills from my surf ski session on Tuesday. Hopefully they’ll look good in book format when the time comes. Hopefully they look good on the web...

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Surf Ski Paddle to Aberdovey in the Dark

Winter, working 9-5 and wanting to get out and surf ski paddle just don’t sit well together. It’s barely light on the way to work, it’s dark by the time we get home so getting out on my surf ski during daylight hours is a challenge. Undeterred and with an opportunity to leave for work...

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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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