East Londoner Nikki Birkett comprehensively won the women’s race at the Scottburgh to Brighton surfski marathon on Saturday, 26 June 2021, and earned a top twenty finish to boot. Photo: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
Under 18 paddler, Saskia Hockly, won the women’s single ski race at the Thule Season Starter, while the overall line honours went to Hilary Bruss and Hayley Nixon, who marked her return to racing after the birth of her child.
Surfski paddler, Michelle Burn, is in pole position in the popular Marine Surfski Series after using her racing skills to get ahead of Jenna Ward and Saskia Hockly in the first race.
We challenged ourselves to keep telling one powerful story a day during the lockdown to play our part in shaping the narrative of women’s sport. We ended up telling 32 stories, and we are excited to salute them as we reflect on an inspiring month of storytelling on gsport!
World Surfski League Champion, Hayley Nixon, has never be so excited to miss a season of racing as she and her partner, Paul, are set to become first-time parents. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her new family focus and her plans to keep inspiring women paddlers.
South African Olympic paddler, Bridgitte Hartley, will team up with young Tracey Oellermann for the 2020 Dusi Canoe Marathon in February
A very strong South African surfski team consisting of Hayley Nixon, Bridgitte Hartley and Bianca Beavitt, to name a few, are eager to take on the best ocean racers in the world at the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships on Wednesday
Equal prize money for women and men at the inaugural Bamboo Warehouse Push and Pull Paddle on the Berg River
Euro Steel star Bridgitte Hartley showed her incredible diversity as she claimed the win in the women’s race at race one of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series on Friday
Nikki Russell overcame the tough Addington Beach surf to claim her third race win in a row in the Varsity College Surfski Challenge, to win the 2014 Varsity College Marine Surfski Series silver medal behind Michelle Burn in the series finale