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Bouman/Krieger end series in style
30th July 2017
Matt Bouman and Wade Krieger pooled their deep water surfski experience and tactical nous to race away with the final title of the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge when they won the Geriatskis Open Ocean Challenge going away on Sunday morning. The pairing, which seems to get better with each outing, patiently sat with a...
Prato takes his chances in Race 3
23rd July 2017
Under 23 racer Gene Prato took full advantage of all his opportunities to notch up his first win in the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge surfski series on Sunday, holding off a dogged Bailey De Fondaumiere in the final stages of the 12km race. The 22 year old from Virginia timed his charge well, knowing...
Bouman & Burn boss Race 2
16th July 2017
Matt Bouman stepped up to the plate when the second leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge took the paddlers out into the runs and currents off the Bluff on Sunday, using his expertise to bag the Citadel Open Ocean Challenge, presented by Vespa Umhlanga, his first win in the four race series....
McGregor dominates series opener
9th July 2017
Fresh from his victory in Mauritius, and days before he jets off to international surfski events in Canada and the USA, Hank McGregor stole the limelight at the opening leg of the Bay Union Open Ocean Challenge Series, holding off Euro Steel team mate and surfski newbie Andy Birkett at the end of the 12km...
Paddlers up for the Challenge
9th July 2017
Surfski paddlers are relishing the prospect of racing in classic KwaZulu-Natal winter conditions when the four race Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge gets under way this weekend. The races all start and finish at DUC, offering generally mild surf conditions around Vetch’ Reef, making the race accessible to less experienced paddlers. The series aims...
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