Palm to Pines:
Cory Hill and Hayley Nixon continue to notch W's on their 2017 campaign as the duo take the win today in their respective categories at the Palms 2 Pines Ocean race near Sydney, Australia.
With the win, Hill asserts himself as the clear favorite on the elite stage.
Rounding out the Men's top five was McKenzie Hynard in 2nd; Riley Fitzsimmons, 3rd; Sam Norton, 4th, and Bruce Taylor 5th.
In the Women's race, Danielle McKenzie claimed 2nd; Rachel Clarke, 3rd,
Kenny Rice kept it close to home, winning the Peter Creese this past weekend near Cape Town, South Africa.
Rice finished the 10 km race with a time of 50:27. Nic and Dom Notten finished second and this respectively at 51:03 and 51:50.
Binca Beavitt took the women's podium at 62:56 with Nicky Mocke and Kirsten Flanagan rounding out the top three.
U.S. Surfski Championship To Return?
After a two-year hiatus, the United States Surfski Championship has issued a statement of intent to return in 2019. The San Francisco based USSC launched in 2003 and has played host to notable com[petitors including: Greg Barton, Dawid and Jasper Mocke, Sean Rice, Hank Mcgregor, Nikki Mocke and Michele Eray.
"US Surfski Champs is returning in 2019! After a long break, we plan on hosting the US Surfski Champs in May of 2019. We're in the permitting process right now and will update as soon as we get permit approvals. Tentative dates are early May- 2019."
$50,000 Euro Purse:
Sean Rice's Paddle Life website teased a 50,000 Euro purse for the upcoming 2018 Irish Surfski race. No further details have been made available, but if the announcement comes to life, it will be the largest race purse to date in a surfski race.