The Mocke Paddling Story
The Mocke Paddling Story.
Dawid and Nikki Mocke are 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. In all of these disciplines they have enjoyed, and still enjoy, success at the highest international level.
The Mocke’s are not only athletes, they are also mentors and 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 been going for 10 years now and has brought surfski education to literally thousands of people, teaching them to paddle surfski.
In 2006 Dawid decided to design a PFD that would meet safety requirements but not at the expense of performance. At a loss for what to name it, this is where the “MOCKE” brand was born. The MOCKE PFD was soon followed by other products all of which are designed with performance in mind.
Late in 2007 The Paddling Centre was opened to provide the right products, correct advice and excellent service to their clients. The Paddling Centre now provides the same service through an online environment, and at designated points such as the Surfskischool on Saturday mornings.
The underlying principle at MOCKE PADDLING is the pursuit of purpose in the most excellent and inspired way: in our products; for our customers; and within ourselves.