Luke Criticos – MOCKE Athlete

Luke warming up before the 2016 King of the Bay. Pic: Kevin Sawyer
Luke warming up before the 2016 King of the Bay. Pic: Kevin Sawyer

Name + Age (2016)

Luke Criticos (17)

Occupation:

Student (Part time paddler, Full-time racer)

Years paddling:

4 years

Which paddling disciplines do you compete in? Eg. Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint, S.U.P etc:

Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint

Favourite race, why?

The Fish River Canoe Marathon. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the entire event, and always enjoy paddling and racing on the Fish River.

What about paddling keeps you paddling?

The thrill of racing and the fun of training.

Why paddling above other sports?

Paddling combines a few of my favourite things: Water, fitness, sun and fun.

Greatest paddling achievement ( or top 3!)

Competing for my country at World Marathon Champs in Hungary.

Most memorable life achievement outside of paddling:

Finishing school and Matric.

What is your favourite MOCKE product, why?

MOCKE PFD. There is no other lifejacket that is as comfortable, durable and functional as the MOCKE PFD

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