About MOCKE Paddling

Who is MOCKE?

The MOCKE brand was founded by Dawid and Nikki Mocke, world champion paddlers from Fish Hoek, South Africa. Their sporting careers started on the beach and in the surf as “Nipper” lifesavers, and progressed until representing South Africa in Surf Lifesaving. During this time they also started flat-water marathon, river marathon and flat-water sprint paddling; as well as open ocean surfski racing. Dawid has won 4 World Surfski Series titles while Nikki has won world titles in Surf lifesaving, Canoe Marathon and the World Surfski Series. She is also a 2008 Olympian placing 7th in the K4 500m final.

Passion Precedes Purpose!

The Mocke’s believe in wholeheartedly pursuing ones’ passions. In 2002, they started the Surfski School to educate and share the adventure of ocean paddling with anyone that wanted to learn. The Surfski School has brought surfski education to literally thousands of people, teaching them to paddle a surfski.

In 2006 Dawid decided to design a PFD (Personal Floatation Device, or commonly referred to as a Lifejacket) that would meet safety requirements but not at the expense of performance. The MOCKE PFD was soon followed by other products all of which are designed with performance in mind. In 2012, after having the PFD certified according to ISO standards, Dawid launched the MOCKE brand and began supplying dealers and retailers worldwide.

Why do we do it?

Simply to help others be their best.

This is the core value at MOCKE – help others be their best. We want you to live your best life & race your best race! Inspired by our adventurous spirit & competitive edge, we design gear to help you be at your best. including the world’s most comfortable lifejacket!

We believe that Passion Precedes Purpose. When you begin to pursue your passion/s, talents, gifts or abilities (whatever you call the things you love to do) that’s when you find your purpose in life. We also believe everyone’s greatest purpose will be found in helping others in some way, We believe that we are here, and that this business exists, for the purpose of impacting people for eternity. We believe that this is our ultimate goal.

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MEET THE TEAM

Dawid Mocke
Founder, Managing Director

Nikki Mocke
Co Founder

Karen Bardwell
Office & Shop Manager

Ian Black
Sales and Marketing

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