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  • I get given a lot of stuff to play with here at sydneysurfski.com, and most of it is pretty good. Some of it is not so good . So this year, rather than give the paddler in your life something that will end up at a garage sale in January, […]

    sydneysurfski.com Paddler Christmas Gift Guide – Lifeproof

    I get given a lot of stuff to play with here at sydneysurfski.com, and most of it is pretty good. Some of it is not so good . So this year, rather than give the paddler in your life something that will end up at a garage sale in January, […]

  • At this time last year, I wrote a post at possibly the lowest point of my paddling (I hadn’t yet been beaten by Fat Paddler at the Kayak for Kids race at that point). I had failed to finish the 2011 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, pulling out in a state of […]

    2012 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

    At this time last year, I wrote a post at possibly the lowest point of my paddling (I hadn’t yet been beaten by Fat Paddler at the Kayak for Kids race at that point). I had failed to finish the 2011 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, pulling out in a state of […]

  • Getting outside my comfort zone is something I’ve been doing a lot lately, particularly in relation to my paddling. Mauritius was one example, but Fat Paddler and I were fairly lucky to get the beautiful ocean off the coast of Le Morne at its tamest, because that was about the […]

    Outside my comfort zone and outside Botany Bay

    Getting outside my comfort zone is something I’ve been doing a lot lately, particularly in relation to my paddling. Mauritius was one example, but Fat Paddler and I were fairly lucky to get the beautiful ocean off the coast of Le Morne at its tamest, because that was about the […]

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  • I was flooded with awesome toys just prior to Christmas last year, and it’s taken me this long to get around to reviewing them all! Two great waterproof cameras from Pentax and Nikon landed on the same day, and they’ve been well and truly flogged ever since. My first waterproof […]

    Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS & Nikon Coolpix AW100

    I was flooded with awesome toys just prior to Christmas last year, and it’s taken me this long to get around to reviewing them all! Two great waterproof cameras from Pentax and Nikon landed on the same day, and they’ve been well and truly flogged ever since. My first waterproof […]

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  • When this little gem landed on my desk, I admit I initially thought “how the hell will this fit the review profile?”. However, the flood of people asking about the recent Lifeproof gear review indicates that a great deal of you take your iPhone with you everywhere, and that includes […]

    sydneysurfski.com Paddler Christmas Gift Guide – Quad Lock Mounting System

    When this little gem landed on my desk, I admit I initially thought “how the hell will this fit the review profile?”. However, the flood of people asking about the recent Lifeproof gear review indicates that a great deal of you take your iPhone with you everywhere, and that includes […]

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  • These very cool looking sunglasses sit in a the range marked “paddling”, so we’re off to a good start. The Maui Jim Surf Rider sunglasses are very different glasses to what I’ve been wearing recently. For a start they are solid and heavy, but I don’t mean this in a […]

    sydneysurfski.com Paddler Christmas Gift Guide – Maui Jim Surf Rider sunglasses

    These very cool looking sunglasses sit in a the range marked “paddling”, so we’re off to a good start. The Maui Jim Surf Rider sunglasses are very different glasses to what I’ve been wearing recently. For a start they are solid and heavy, but I don’t mean this in a […]

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  • The ContourROAM is the camera with which all the footage used on my blog is captured. Having taken the sport of surf skiing up semi-seriously in the last six months, I’ve moved away from carrying a handheld waterproof camera and rely completely on the ContourROAM. Many of you know that […]

    ContourROAM camera review

    The ContourROAM is the camera with which all the footage used on my blog is captured. Having taken the sport of surf skiing up semi-seriously in the last six months, I’ve moved away from carrying a handheld waterproof camera and rely completely on the ContourROAM. Many of you know that […]

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  • One of my mates from the Jimsquad crew is progressing in leaps and bounds, and has absolutely outclassed and outgrown his Epic V8 Performance (Black Tip). He’s joining the strength and getting on board with the Think Evo II (of course). In truth, this young bloke could, and does, paddle circles […]

    Epic V8 Performance (Black Tip) for sale

    One of my mates from the Jimsquad crew is progressing in leaps and bounds, and has absolutely outclassed and outgrown his Epic V8 Performance (Black Tip). He’s joining the strength and getting on board with the Think Evo II (of course). In truth, this young bloke could, and does, paddle circles […]

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  • To say I was a bit chuffed when the the new Oakley Racing Jackets arrived on my desk would be the biggest understatement since I decided that South Bondi “didn’t look that big” the day I snapped my ski. Oakley continue to make the best looking sport sunglasses on the […]

    Oakley Racing Jackets review

    To say I was a bit chuffed when the the new Oakley Racing Jackets arrived on my desk would be the biggest understatement since I decided that South Bondi “didn’t look that big” the day I snapped my ski. Oakley continue to make the best looking sport sunglasses on the […]

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  • The Think Uno Max is one of the best looking skis on the market. Incredibly sleek in its design, it finishes off what is obviously a lightening fast design with the best paint job – GT racing stripes in orange or yellow depending on layup. After playing in a Carbonology […]

    Testing the Think Uno Max

    The Think Uno Max is one of the best looking skis on the market. Incredibly sleek in its design, it finishes off what is obviously a lightening fast design with the best paint job – GT racing stripes in orange or yellow depending on layup. After playing in a Carbonology […]

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  • The first thing that struck me about the Carbonology Flash was the fact there wasn’t much of it. The weight for a start, even in its most basic layup (glass vacuum) it only weighs 13.5kgs. Then the volume in the nose – there isn’t any. It looks like a razor […]

    Carbonology Flash review

    The first thing that struck me about the Carbonology Flash was the fact there wasn’t much of it. The weight for a start, even in its most basic layup (glass vacuum) it only weighs 13.5kgs. Then the volume in the nose – there isn’t any. It looks like a razor […]

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