Arriving at the water point I literally drop my bike in the shade, stumble to get my water bottled refilled and grab some more jelly beans. It’s frikkin hot and all my enthusiasm for a 100km cycle has gone out the window… I just want to finish this bloody thing now. I rest for about 5min but because I know that there is a cut off time at the finish line, I don’t want to waste too much time here. 21 km to go. I’m feeling…. Continue reading “Not the Cape Town Cycle Race (part2)”
The Rocket is basically a cut off rectangular “slate” or slab, this kind of SUP is a Mini-Sims inspired concept BUT…. with modern improvements. It is their most dynamic small wave performance board. The 2017 Rocket design has been updated. This includes a thinner nose, further reducing the pendulum action, flatter deck for more standing comfort, and better volume distribution, for improved flotation and stability. Continue reading “Insider Scoop: The Zeal Surf Rocket”
Some say 2016 was not the best of years; we lost some great names – Lemmy, Prince, George Michael, David Bowie, Carrie Fischer, Muhammad Ali and Debbie Reynolds to name a few.
Donald Trump won the US elections beating Hilary Clinton in the US presidential race – the jury is still out on that one tho. Continue reading “The Year 2016 in Review”
Every now and then there is a news flash on it, slowly but surely the word is getting out – some recon this is the next big thing, others skeptically look at it and shake their heads. 1st it was Laird Hamilton on a surfboard that made the surfing headlines and now more recently Kai Lenny on a SUP that had the social media networks buzzing….
Hydrofoils….. or just Foils for short. Continue reading “Hydrofoils for SUP Geeks…”
This week we interview Blogger, Writer, Tweeter and SUP girl extraordinaire – Missy!
Name: Melissa Volker (for formal occasions and when I am in trouble with my Mom.) I have been called Missy since I can remember.
Age: Hahahaha. You’re kidding right? On a public platform? I am a smidge north of forty. I’ll just leave that there.
CTS: Tell us a bit about yourself and your website / blogs…
MV: I am originally from the Eastern Cape and I go back there every year to Kromme River Mouth at St Francis Bay. I’m a beauty & sports massage therapist by occupation, but I love to write, so when I am not working in my salon or mothering my children, (or SUPping) I blog at missmelissawrites.com about writing, surfing and travelling; and at sunrisebeautyblog.wordpress.com about health and skincare. I also spend way too much time on Twitter and I write eco/romance novels that no one wants to publish. Yet. Continue reading “Women Who SUP: Melissa Volker”