Nikki Mocke wins Hout Bay Hussle


Hout Bay Hussle Start
Chapmans Peak (left) and the Sentinel (right) provided spectacular backdrops for a great race. (All pics courtesy John Hishin – Drumbeat Photography)

115 Fearless paddlers lined up to brave the brisk breeze and cold waters for the start of the 2nd race in the Cape Town Summer Surfski Series, the Naturals Hout Bay Hustle. The challenging conditions made for loads of excitement in both the 6km and 12km routes. Former World Series Champion and Fish Hoek Local, Dawid Mocke, took first position, with current ICF World Champion Sean Rice coming in 2nd and Tom Schilperoort in 3rd place.

Dawid wins Hout Bay Hussle
“A well timed bump just off the top turn buoy made all the difference for me this morning.”

“I am elated with the win today,” says Dawid Mocke. “With these young guys coming through you need to take any victory that comes your way! Conditions were technical and I linked a few critical swells at the right time to get ahead. It was tough going staying ahead of Sean Rice; he always finish so strong, but fortunately I could stay ahead.”

Nikki Mocke wins Hout Bay Hussle
A nice win for Nikki on the eve of here “30somethingth” birthday. As you can see it’s doubling up and actually didn’t end well on the shallow sandbank…

Leading lady, Nikki Mocke, took first place amongst the ladies, making it two wins in a row after also winning the Fish Hoek Dunlop Duster, the first race in the Surfski series. Kim van Gysen took 2nd position almost 4minutes after Nikki.

KimvanGysen came second
Kim van Gysen paddled a great race to come in second.

The Cape Town Surfski Series, powered by Vodacom, consists of eight races and the next race of the series will be held on Blouberg beach on the 27th of October.

To take part, or for more info, visit

Seakayak makes the podium
History was made in the Cape Town Surfski series today when Ryno Lamont made the podium in his kayak – Short Course 3rd.