Irish Waveski Team

Irish Waveski Team trip to World Champs in South Africa. Comments, Photos, Reports, Some Results and whatever we think of.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Results Are Live Here

http://www.sawaveski.co.za/Worlds2006/Results.htm

Photos from the first few Days in Durban.







Here are a few photos from the opening days. The waves have been fairly mixed, generally good but not very big and not too much power.

Last Days in Nahoon


Some photos from the last days in Nahoon when the surf picked up. I had a bit of a shocker, Noel did quite well. Julian Billard took the open title in the end. I think you'll get more results on the SA Waveski site.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

20 Minutes of Fun and a Fin

Well conditions haven't improved today but the first round was run off anyway. It's been big onshore and random. If you missed the rip you just didn't get out the back.

Noel did well and took second place in his heat and is still in the first flow. I couldn't get a second decent wave today and took third (the big bloody fin in the water 10 mins into my heat didn't help). Local wisdom said it probably wasn't a dolphin. So it's an early start in the second flow tomorrow.

Conditions are supposed to get better tomorrow so we're looking forward to that. You'll get an idea of the waves today from the photos. There wasn't much inspiration to take many. Update again soon.


MANKY



You can't see how big and ugly it is from the photos but if it's any indication there are ships getting washed up on the rocks in the Harbour

So the event has been cancelled for Monday.

We're in the water tomorrow whether we like it or not.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Magnatubes

The J-Bay event at Magnatubes is over. Generally good conditions with waves for the final.

Noel and I made it through a few rounds and fairly happy with our performance.

Mens Final went (sorry for spelling)

  • Mathieu Babarit
  • Nicki Carstens
  • Ian McLeod
  • Julian Billard

Ladies final went

  • Caroline Angibaud
  • SA
  • France
  • SA

I'll update with the correct names later. Struggling with technology at the moment. I hope to get more edited and uploaded later. We're off to East London now for the Nahoon event.


Shot!! M.








Kariega

We went and shot animals on the way to Jeffyrey's.





Nahoon Training

Training in Nahoon.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Team Kit for sale


For anyone intersted we have a few T-Shirts, 1 Hoodie & a couple of wife beaters with the team logo. For anyone interested. €15 for the T-Shirts €35 for the Hoodie and €13 for the sleeveless. First to order gets 'em and sizes are limited. Mail Me.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Preparation



Irish Waveski Team South Africa 2006. We're off this friday and hopefully will be blogging like the wind. We want to say a particular thank you to our Sponsors. The Irish Canoe Union, Gul Wetsuits and ACC Bank.