Phew, I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since my last update! This time it’s going much better. I joined the Century City Canoe Club and started doing their weekly timetrials(TT) and every week I’m cutting my time down. I still finish last but at my previous TT I managed 65m44 So I’m heading in the right direction.
My aim has been to paddle 4 times a week and so far it’s been going good. I’ve found myself opting for the canals instead of tackling the sea but now that the weather is heating up I will definitely be in the sea more often.
The downwind dash is starting soon and I’m very excited because the whole reason I got into surfski is for downwind paddling. I also really like the idea of the downwind dash because the slower paddlers get a headstart so I’ll at least be in the action.
One obvious realisation is that I need to go for a lesson or two at somestage because my technique is shocking. I never realised how technical paddling was until now. I also need to sort out my roofrack sitation as currently I have no way to transport my ski. If you remember I won roofracks a while ago but they don’t fit my car (without some customisation), even though I was assured they would.
I’m glad I finally took the plunge and got a surfski because I’m enjoying it so much! If you’re thinking about starting, surfski.info and Dawid Mockes surfskischool are a good place to start. See you on the water