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.
“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.”
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.
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 www.capetownsurfski.com