Two weeks after the Lowveld is this year's SA Surf ski Championships on November 4-5.
This year it is a two day affair, with the single ski championships on the Saturday and the double ski championships on the Sunday, being held in conjunction with the ever popular Biogen Pete Marlin Surfski Race in East London.
The entries, so far, have exceeded the expectations of the organisers, with over 80 paddlers going from KZN alone.
The conditions rarely fail to provide an awesome downwind test, and the "who is who" of the country's elite will be there to scrap over the slim pickings of podium opportunities.
The significant prize money, across all categories, as well as the usual fantastic giveaways, are a massive attraction, as is the awesome vibe that is created by the organisers.
The very next weekend is another absolutely superb river race, which is unrivalled by the effort and hospitality of the locals.
The Orange Descent, in Upington, in contrast to races like the Lowveld Croc, is characterised by massive volumes of crystal clear water, providing a few exciting wave trains and long flat sections which travel through some beautiful scenery.
Although the river is well worth the experience, much of the enjoyment of the weekend happens off the water.
Closer to home, and a lot less expensive, is the start of one of KZN's favourite surf ski series'.
The Pirates "Wall and Back" series starts this evening, and runs for the next few weeks.
The predicted conditions look superb and the racing will be fierce.
Many, however, attend the Friday evening classic, not to kill themselves on the water, but to be part of Dave Harker's entertaining prize givings, which descend into disarray the more often the bar counter is visited.
CSA will be holding its annual strategic planning meeting this coming Monday.
The board and the chairs of the technical committees will be discussing reports from last year's activities and tabling plans for the coming season.
The issue of declining membership will also be discussed.
In the interim, I have attached bar charts reflecting the state of membership in each union. It makes for interesting viewing.