Down on the southern tip of Africa we love summer. The reason we love summer is that the South Easterly winds blow. And when it blows it really can knock your socks off, just think of last years Argus Cycle Race!
While this fact has a lot of people moaning and wishing for winter, the paddlers down here revel in it because it means that they gather in droves to do the infamous ‘Millers run’ – a 12km stretch of open ocean between the Millers point slipway (near Simons Town) and Fish Hoek Beach on the False Bay side and Milnerton to Melkbos on the Atlantic side. In fact we love it so much there is an ongoing competition to see who can do the most, who can paddle it fastest, produce the most insane video etc…
While most of the Millers go off without any incidents we always have a few issues with paddlers and boats over the summer period. So we thought that we would pick a few points about safety just to help you on your way. Bear in mind that there is no perfect system or method but we figure that the more aspects you have stacked in your favour the better….
Read more Issue 1 of 2018: https://issuu.com/thepaddlemag/docs/tpm_1_2018