Stroke by Stroke Blog

PADDLING LIFE LESSONS – Take That First Stroke!

#MockeMaxims – Balance comes from Paddling. Take that first stroke! When presenting the OCEAN ABC of PADDLING, one of the first lessons I teach is that “Balance Comes From Paddling”.  It’s like riding a bicycle.  You can’t stay upright on a bike without pedalling.  By pedalling forwards you find your balance.  It’s the same in […]

Continue Reading

Interview with Jasper Mocke

Listen to our interview with Jasper Mocke. Jasper Mocke talks to us ahead of the 2015 U.S. Surfski Champs taking place in San Francisco this weekend. Jasper was 3rd at the Canadian Surfski Champs, Second at the Gorge Paddling Festival and hopes to go one-up at the 2015 USSSC. Good Luck Jasper!

Continue Reading

VIDEO: Canadian Surfski Champs 2015

The 2015 Canadian Surfski Champs was once again a amazing event set in a beautiful part of the world.  As always the racing at the top end of the field was tough, but by and large it can be said that just being a part of the event is a wonderful experience and well worth […]

Continue Reading

The Unbroken K3 Avon Descent 2015

Hunting Line Honours! Take a look at the K3 Team of Matt Coutts, Ben Dallin and Brett Mcdonald tripping a low Avon River, Western Australia.   History of the Team. So why UNBROK3N? In 2014, a group of 3 friends set about tackling the 124km, 2 day white water marathon paddling event, The Avon Descent.  The 3 is […]

Continue Reading
Pete Marlin Dawid Finishing

PADDLING LIFE LESSONS – When Too Fast means Too Slow!

#MOCKEMAXIMS – Never sacrifice stability for speed. One of the biggest mistakes made by aspiring paddlers is buying a paddling craft (Surfski or Kayak) that is too unstable for their ability. In over ten years of coaching and teaching at our Surfski School in Fish Hoek; as well as 20 years of competitive paddling, it […]

Continue Reading