Fish Hoek families dominate paddling

2017-08-15 06:01

In the world of paddling, there are two Fish Hoek-based families who are constantly making headlines: The Mocke and the Rice family.

Over the last decade, Mocke brothers Dawid and Jasper and Rice brothers Sean and Kenny, along with Dawid’s wife Nikki, have won every international title there is, including the prestigious World Surfski Series and Championship titles.

Things were no different in the recent Northern Hemisphere season, with some incredible racing between the friendly rivals.

The series kicked off with the International Molokai Challenge in Hawaii, where Sean Rice claimed first prize.

The next leg of the series was the South African national championships in Durban, where Jasper Mocke had a clinically perfect race, making no mistakes and taking the win.

The tour then moved to Mauritius and thereafter the families made their way to the warm and sunny coast of Portugal.

The next stop was to the icy waters of ­Vancouver.

They finished in the Hood River near Portland, Oregon.

The races were very competitive and had a field of strong paddlers from Europe and other parts of the world.

ResultsHawaii

Sean Rice – first, Jasper Mocke – fifth

South Africa

Jasper Mocke – first, Dawid Mocke – third, Kenny Rice – fourth

Mauritius

Dawid Mocke – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Nikki Mocke – second in the women’s category

Portugal

Sean Rice – first

Canada

Sean Rice – first, Kenny Rice – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Dawid Mocke – fifth

United States

Kenny Rice – first, Sean Rice – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Dawid Mocke – fifth

In the world of paddling, there are two Fish Hoek-based families that are constantly making headlines: the Mocke and the Rice families.

Over the last decade, the Mocke brothers (Dawid and Jasper) and the Rice brothers (Sean and Kenny); along with Dawid’s wife, Nikki, have won every international title there is, including the prestigious World Surfski Series and Championship titles. And things were no different during the recent 2017 Northern Hemisphere season, with some incredible racing between the friendly rivals.

The series kicked off with the International Molokai Challenge which took place in Hawaii, where Sean Rice claimed first prize. The next leg of the series was the South African National Championships in Durban, where Jasper Mocke had a clinically perfect race, making no mistakes and taking the win.

The tour then moved to the tranquil islands of Mauritius, thereafter, the families then made their way the warm sunny coasts of Portugal. The next stop was to the icy waters of Vancouver and finally finishing off near Portland Oregon in the Hood River. The races were very competitive and had a field of strong paddlers from Europe and other parts of the world, but our local paddlers made sure that the South African flag flew high throughout these races.

Results:

Hawaii:

Sean Rice – first, Jasper Mocke – fifth

Durban:

Jasper Mocke – first, Dawid Mocke - third, Kenny Rice – fourth

Mauritius:

Dawid Mocke – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Nikki Mocke – second in the women’s category

Porto:

Sean Rice – first

Vancouver:

Sean Rice – first, Kenny Rice – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Dawid Mocke fifth

Portland:

Kenny Rice – first, Sean Rice – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Dawid Mocke – fifth

In the world of paddling, there are two Fish Hoek-based families that are constantly making headlines: the Mocke and the Rice families.

Over the last decade, the Mocke brothers (Dawid and Jasper) and the Rice brothers (Sean and Kenny); along with Dawid’s wife, Nikki, have won every international title there is, including the prestigious World Surfski Series and Championship titles. And things were no different during the recent 2017 Northern Hemisphere season, with some incredible racing between the friendly rivals.

The series kicked off with the International Molokai Challenge which took place in Hawaii, where Sean Rice claimed first prize. The next leg of the series was the South African National Championships in Durban, where Jasper Mocke had a clinically perfect race, making no mistakes and taking the win.

The tour then moved to the tranquil islands of Mauritius, thereafter, the families then made their way the warm sunny coasts of Portugal. The next stop was to the icy waters of Vancouver and finally finishing off near Portland Oregon in the Hood River. The races were very competitive and had a field of strong paddlers from Europe and other parts of the world, but our local paddlers made sure that the South African flag flew high throughout these races.

Results:

Hawaii:

Sean Rice – first, Jasper Mocke – fifth

Durban:

Jasper Mocke – first, Dawid Mocke - third, Kenny Rice – fourth

Mauritius:

Dawid Mocke – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Nikki Mocke – second in the women’s category

Porto:

Sean Rice – first

Vancouver:

Sean Rice – first, Kenny Rice – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Dawid Mocke fifth

Portland:

Kenny Rice – first, Sean Rice – second, Jasper Mocke – third, Dawid Mocke – fifth

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