The Mocke’s made a clean sweep at today’s Butlers Pizza Lighthouse Memorial Race, the last race in the Cape Town Summer Surfski Series and first race of the Summer Surfski Festival. Jasper Mocke took the overall win, with Nikki Mocke taking first place amongst the ladies, and Dawid Mocke won the double ski category with partner Lewis Pugh.
“It was great for the family to all do so well today, especially seeing as one of the legends honoured in today’s race was our dad. Of course today, we also honour Nelson Mandela,” says Jasper Mocke. “Conditions were windy and tough, but they made for excellent downwind surfing after turning around the lighthouse.”
Current World Surfski Champion, Sean Rice, took second place in today’s race, but was still able to narrowly wrench the overall series title from Dawid Mocke. Rice’s brother, and current Junior World Surfski Champion, Kenny Rice, took first place amongst the juniors and the title of overall junior series winner. Nikki Mocke took the title of leading lady in the series.
Today’s race sees the start of the Cape Town Summer Surfski Festival, one of the most anticipated series around the world. The Festival consists of the Butlers Pizza Lighthouse Memorial Race, followed by the Cape Town Downwind race on the 15th or 16th of December, and then the big daddy of Surfski Races, the Fenn Cape Point Challenge on the 21st of December.
The Festival boasts some of the highest prize money on offer, with R200 000 in total for the Cape Town Downwind and R200 000.00 for the Fenn Cape Point Challenge. Other top paddlers joining the Festival include American Austin Kiefer, South African greats Hank McGregor, Sean Rice and Dawid Mocke, Valentin Henot from France, Brendan Rice from Australia, Angie Mouden from France, Richard Holme from Sweden and Michael Dobler from Germany, to mention a few.
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For full results visit http://www.capetownsurfski.com/results.php
1. Jasper Mocke 48mim20sec
2. Sean Rice 48min25sec
3. Tom Schilperoort 49min50sec
Under 21 Results
1. Craig Flanagan 51min12sec
2. Valentin Henot 52min03sec
3. Dominic Notten 52min30sec
1. Dawid Mocke & Lewis Pugh 48min55sec
2. Steve Farrel & Shaun Rubernstein 49min38sec
3. Nick Longley & Brendan Currin 51min12sec
1. Kenny Rice 50min52sec
2. Nicholas Notten 54min04sec
3. Tyrone Smolders 57min18sec
1. Nikki Mocke 58min19sec
2. Bianca Beavitt 1hr00min14sec
3. Angie Mouden 1hr03min18sec