Archive of Downwind

Return to Makai

on February 15th, 2017 in Downwind, Racing, Team Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

  What can you say about the Makai Cup that hasn’t been said before? Stunning coastline, fantastic paddling and a team of passionate race organisers all add to a great weekend on the South Coast at Ulladulla. This year Sydney was in the grip of a heatwave, so the escape…

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Surfski Adventures in Sweden

on October 23rd, 2015 in Downwind, Stew O'Regan, Sweden, Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Sweden. The country of long summer days, early closing winter nights, Volvos, Ikea, meat balls, snow, ice, filmjölk milk, archipelago and water, lots of the stuff. And what better way to spend your time in Sweden then surfski paddling? Those who know me know I love Sweden, and it’s…

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Canadian Surfski Championships

on September 29th, 2015 in Downwind, Ion, Kenny Rice, mackenzie hynard, Sean Rice, Skis, Stew O'Regan, Team Think, Tenleale Hatton, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

Sitting around after training in April, myself and paddling buddy Cam Cox flicked through the surfski calendar to find a race which would keep us training and motivated over Winter. Working around other commitments, and when we were free, the stars aligned to see us line up an assault on…

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Botany Bay Downwind

on July 10th, 2015 in Ace, Downwind, Evo II, Surfski by | Comments Off

    Any avid downwind paddlers in Sydney hate a Westerly wind. Hate it. It’s cold, it sends you out to sea, and it’s cold! But there is a spot where this nasty wind can kick up some terrific fun, and that is Botany Bay. You need it to kick…

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Molokai 2015 – A Maiden Voyage

on July 10th, 2015 in Downwind, Molokai, Racing, Surfski, Team Think, Uncategorized, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  Molokai 2015 – maiden voyage across the Kawaii Channel The idea of doing an open ocean ski race from one island to another is quite appealing, daunting  & exciting all rolled into one, make that  crossing the ” Channel of Bones” from Molokai to Oahu, a distance of 53km,…

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Luke O’Garey’s Paddle4Pink – A View from the Shore

on July 28th, 2014 in Downwind, Evo II, Kayaks, Surfski, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  It was still dark as Luke pushed off from shore, and the small deck light taped to the deck of the UNO max didn’t do much to light the way. The sound of paddling was soon drowned out by the Bridport SLSC IRB and jet boat; Luke’s support crew….

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Junior World Champion, Kenny Rice joins Team Think

on April 10th, 2014 in Downwind, Kenny Rice, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Training, Uncategorized, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  We are stoked to announce that the current Junior World Champion, Kenny Rice, has joined Team Think.  Kenny joins older brother, and World Champion, Sean, in our international race team and will be tackling races all over the globe in 2014. He took some time out from his busy…

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The 2014 Makai Cup

on February 10th, 2014 in Downwind, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

The tales of the 2013 Makai Cup are still told regularly, when a bunch of downwind frothers took on massive Southerly conditions and were rewarded with one of the classic races ever to be held in Australia. So when the 2014 calendar was announced, lots penciled in the 8th February…

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The Think Kayak WA Experience

on February 4th, 2014 in Downwind, Races, Racing, Skis, Surfski, The Doctor, Think, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

What a week!!! After catching up with most of Team Think at the Sunset Surfski Series Race – Fremantle to City Beach on Thursday night, where most of us had an awesome downwind race in great conditions and some of us found the beach landing at the finish quite a…

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Sean Rice shares his thoughts on the Ion

on August 13th, 2013 in Downwind, Ion, Sean Rice, Surfski, Think, Uncategorized, Video by | Comments Off

 On my last trip to the US I had the great pleasure of meeting and spending some quality time with the new brand new Think Kayak Ion. I spent the first week paddling in the Columbia River Gorge with a bunch of SUPER keen and enthusiastic paddlers from around Vancouver…

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Think Ion – The Next Step Up

on July 24th, 2013 in Downwind, Equipment, Ion, Skis, Surfski, Think by | Comments Off

This interview was done by Chris Laughlin of North Coast Kayaks, with Daryl Remmler, Think Kayak Inc’s CEO and product designer. Thanks to Chris for allowing me to publish this great article on the new Ion here.       As the surfski market continues to grow and evolve, the…

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“I’m seeing opportunities out there”

on April 10th, 2013 in Downwind, Skis, Think, Training by | Comments Off

  What does the above photo conjure in your mind when you look at it? If it excites you, then you know you have the downwind bug. Fortunately there is no cure, you can only feed this addiction by getting out in the ocean and chasing runs. I was having…

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