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2013

2012 was an awesome year! The blog turned 1, I started surfski paddling, lost a bunch of weight and also finished my bachelors degree. It was an allround win and I feel like I’m hitting 2013 with a bunch of momentum, something which was lacking at the start of 2012. This morning I went for […]

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One of those days

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. Joseph Campbell For those of you that don’t know, I’ve just finished my final exams for my degree and am in the process of applying for jobs and the days can get really boring. Today was […]

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Lightning Pics, Baby Seals & Surfski Wipeout

To say I’ve been inactive on thegreatadventurer.com for the last while would be an understatement. I’ve been very busy preparing for my final university exams (ever!) so everything else took a back seat. I did however manage to sneak in a few cool photos and videos which I haven’t officially shared on the site. I […]

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Downwind Dash (surfski)

It’s already the next day and I can’t get the image of those behemoth walls of water coming into Big Bay out of my head. If you don’t know what the downwind dash is, it’s a weekly downwind surfski race from Milnerton to Big Bay and it only happens when the South Easter is blowing. […]

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Paddling for Smiles

Last year, Richard Kohler, attempted to paddle the coastline of South Africa to raise money for the ‘miles for smiles’ charity. I was keeping up to date with the trip and everything that could’ve gone wrong seemed to go wrong. First he hit a shark while surfing down a wave and completely wrecked his rudder […]

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Surfski Surfski Surfski

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 […]

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Surfski Quest Update

Unfortunately this update isn’t as grand as I was hoping for when I wrote the first post exactly four weeks ago. It started off great but then all of a sudden, the weather in Cape Town turned for the worse and the seas became MASSIVE. There was a period of almost 2 weeks where every […]

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Cape Town Surfski Series

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 […]

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Shark Attacks Surfski

Here is the latest update on the shark attack incident in Western Australia. It’s quite scary to think a shark will attack a 6m+ surfski. This has happened before at Fish Hoek but luckily it was an isolated incident and doesn’t seem to be an ongoing problem. I’m just glad this guy made it out […]

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My new quest: Surfski Adventures!

Upon leaving school I found myself very short of a sport to compete in and since then I’ve realised that you really need competition to keep you motivated and on top of your game. I tried rugby, but it just wasn’t the same after school so I stopped it and settled on hitting the gym […]

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