Archive of Surfski

The Turn Is Not A Rest

on November 26th, 2015 in Racing, Surfski, Training, Uncategorized by | Comments Off

Do you ever have one of those phrases which resonates in your head from a coach shouting it incessantly? “The turn is not a rest” is one which always echoes in my head as I approach a turn in a group of paddlers. Going back a few years when I…

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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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Winter Wear

on June 1st, 2015 in Clothing, Surfski, Team Think, Think, Training by | Comments Off

                        Today is the first day of Winter, and it definitely felt it heading to training this morning. Billy Connolly once quipped that “There is no such thing as bad weather, just poor choice of clothing”. I get asked…

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Twilight 200s

on March 20th, 2015 in Kayaks, mackenzie hynard, Races, Racing, Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Think, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  Paddling daily on Sydney Harbour is definitely not something to be taken for granted (especially if you come from Ireland and spent your youth paddling up and down cold, narrow canals!). As paddlers were are very fortunate to call Woollahra Sailing Club our home, and where we do all…

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Mackenzie Hynard Joins Team Think

on January 15th, 2015 in mackenzie hynard, Racing, Surfski, Team Think, Think, Uno Max by | Comments Off

  It’s a great pleasure to announce Mackenzie Hynard has joined Team Think and will race both nationally and internationally on the Uno Max this coming season. I managed to track down the very busy, and always salty, Macca for a quick chat.   Stew O’Regan: Mackenzie, welcome to the…

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The Ultimate

on December 11th, 2014 in Carbon, Kenny Rice, Racing, Sean Rice, Surfski, The Doctor, Think, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

  If you’re an avid follower of our Facebook and Instagram feeds, you will have now seen some photos of the new Ultimate construction from Think Kayak. Judging by the many comments and the volume of “likes” on the photos shared, we’re pretty stoked with how it has been received….

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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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Rudder Choice for Performance

on March 17th, 2014 in Rudders, Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Think, Training by | Comments Off

A few years ago I wrote a blog on rudder selection. At the time we had just done a lot of development on rudder fins, adding new shapes to the range. Being very happy with our final testing results, we released the new shapes and have been blown away by…

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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 2013 World Champion

on December 4th, 2013 in Sean Rice, Skis, Surfski, Uno Max, World Champion by | Comments Off

                  Hey Everyone, I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Sean Rice has won the inaugural World Championships in Portugal. The Cape Town paddler, racing on his Think Uno Max, went out hard, winning the hot spot and dicing at the front the…

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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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