Name + Age (2016):
Mark Keeling 18
Which paddling disciplines do you compete in? Eg. Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint, S.U.P etc:
I compete in: Surfski, river marathon, flat water marathon, flat water sprint, lifesaving,
Favourite race, why?
World Surfski champs 2015 in Tahiti. It was a magical experience where I won the juniors.
What about paddling keeps you paddling?
The interesting, fun and adventurous parts to paddling! There are few things better than flying down a run on the ocean or weaving through Rapids on a river!
Were (or are you) a champ at any other sport?
Why paddling above other sports?
Paddling has always interested me. Starting through lifesaving my passion grew as I was introduced to other disciplines of paddling.
Greatest paddling achievement ( or top 3!):
World Surfski Junior Champ Tahiti 2015, SA senior and junior ski champ 2015 (lifesaving), World Marathon champs 2015 6th in K1.
Most memorable life achievement outside of paddling:
Learning how to drive.
What is your favourite MOCKE product, why?
The Mocke PFD is definitely the best! It is very bright (I love bright colours), it has a cellphone pouch in the front, and most importantly it is super comfy!