With the impending 26km Cape Town World Cup surfski race at the end of the year and my lack of surfski racing experience, I’m glad that there will be some race preperation in the form of the Cape Town surfski series. Between now and the race on the 16 December there will be 6 surfski series races and then the last 4 will conclude in 2013. I will try my best to compete in all 10 races but one problem I do forsee is that I have no roofracks and if I want them on my bakkie I will have to fork out and buy a towbar. But for now that’s the least of my worries.
The grading race (which assigns you into elite/a/b/c/etc. classes) will be in the Waterfront Canals so if you aren’t too confident on the ski then it should definitely be manageable and fun.
Here is the timetable for the Cape Town Surfski Series races from sufski.co.za
14-Oct The Paddling Centre V & A Grading Race @ V & A Waterfront
28-Oct Discovery 3 Beaches @ Fish Hoek
04-Nov Brian’s Kayaks Blouberg Classic @ Big Bay
18-Nov Island Tribe Hout Bay Clash The Dunes @ Hout Bay
25-Nov Hansa Strand Ocean Test @ The Strand
02-Dec New Balance Surfers Challenge @ Long Beach
13-Jan Millers Point Match up @ Millers Point
20-Jan Milnerton Lagoon Beach Rush @ Lagoon Beach
27-Jan The Seaforth Ocean Contest Seaforth Beach @ Simons Town
03-Feb Glen Mc Gregor Butlers Pizza Finale @ Clifton 4th Beach