Hill and Mouden Tops at Nelo Summer Challenge

From left: Hill, Mackenzie Hynard and Kenny Rice

With a good downwind, Cory Hill prevailed against a venerated field of top paddlers at this past weekend's Nelo Summer Challenge. 

Jasper and Dawid Mocke

Dawid Mocke followed in at 47 seconds back with Mark Anderson in at third.  Sean Rice and Jasper Mocke took fourth and fifth respectively.


Oscar Chalupsky showed why he continues to be a force in a good downwind, finishing a solid sixth, just under three minutes off the top spot.

Sean Rice

Frenchman Leroux Benoit came in at seventh followed by U-23 World Champion Mackenzie Hynard, Sam Norton and Kenny Rice rounding out the top ten.

Angie Mouden

In the women's race, France's Angie Mouden showed excellent form,just getting by the perennially tough former World Champion and Olympian Michele Eray at less than a half of a second ahead. 

Michele Eray

Sara Rafael (Portugal) dropped in at third.  

North America is the next stop on the World Surfski Series as the Gorge Downwind and Canadian Championships will host the world's best paddlers. 

Mark Anderson