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Name + Age (2016):
Barry Lewin – 33
Surfski Event Organiser and Paddler
Which paddling disciplines do you compete in? Eg. Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint, S.U.P etc:
Surfski and the odd river
Favourite race, why?
Mauritius Ocean Classic , great downwind, amazing hospitality from Lux and the beauty of the tropical Mauritius water.
What about paddling keeps you paddling?
Every day in the ocean is completely different and you never know what you are going to get. This dynamic environment keeps challenging me to adapt and grow my skills as a paddler, keeping paddling in the ocean exciting.
Were (or are you) a champ at any other sport?
I am a terrible surfer but passionate about being in the ocean.
Why paddling above other sports?
The freedom and escape of paddling into a run in a cooking downwind can’t be beaten.
Greatest paddling achievement ( or top 3!)
Winning the Southern Shamaal as captain of the SA Surfski Team against a top Aussie side.
Most memorable life achievement outside of paddling:
Getting engaged to my amazing fiancé Carly
What is your favourite MOCKE product, why?
Mocke PFD, its functionality for surfski paddling is amazing, the fit, pockets all just work to make a comfortable and easy to use.