Surfski safety measures

The NSRI boats and their dedicated crews have become a familiar — and very welcome, reassuring presence — at all the surfski races I have taken part in so far.

2012 Mocke Racer PFD front
2012 Mocke Racer PFD

Here is a link to a very interesting article on an exercise conducted some time ago with some well-known surfskiers and the NSRI: Surfski Sea Rescue Exercise.

Some interesting stuff in there! I definitely need to pop in at The Paddling Centre for some safety gear. Thanks to all those involved in the tests, and thanks again to all those selfless volunteers at the NSRI!

Here is what the pros recommend you equip yourself with:

Most races require you to carry specific items. It goes without saying that you wear your PFD at all times.

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Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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