In Margaret River current paddlers are Craig Fisher, Mark Nathan and
Mark Lee. In Busselton there is a solid group of paddlers developing
with over 10 members now paddling.
BUSSELTON: There is no official club formed as yet however
paddling times in Busselton are Sunday morning 8.30am and Wednesday and
Friday afternoon 6pm from the Marina.
MARGARET RIVER: In Margaret River paddling is dependent on
conditions. Sessions are on the River or Downwind runs from Redgate to
Gnarabup or Gnarabup to Gracetown. The downwind paddles are reccomended
only for experienced paddlers.
Contact Details If you are interested in paddling please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be placed on an group email list for notification of upcoming paddles.
Ocean Ski Paddling Clinics Stroke Correction clinics will be introduced in the near future using an Ergo and guest coaches from Perth.
Overview of Ocean Ski Paddling Ocean Ski Paddling is relatively new sport in Australia.
Ski's are longer than the normal Surf Life Saving and generally
lighter (8-15kg) with no limitations on the design of the craft. Races
are generally held in downwind conditions over 10-50km. It makes for a
very wild ride in larger conditions with ski's regulary getting up to
25km/h on large swells.
The sport originated in South Africa and is growing rapidly
throughout Australia, Europe, USA, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Wiith
recent innovations in carbon fibre production techniques this has made
the production of very light ski's possible. Epic carbon fibre boats
are now mass produced in China. Fenn Skis are produced near East London
in South Africa. These are the two largest producers of skis currently.
The Molakai race in Hawaii is the most famous
race in the sport and was the unofficial world title race for many
years. In recent times a world circuit has developed with ratings and
certain races have higher value than others dependent on prize money and
history of the race. Mark Nathan was our first representative from the
area to paddle in the Molakai race.