Summer Challenge 2012 Journal | 29/08

Wednesday, 29-Aug-12 09:19:21 UTC
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Dawid Mocke

What are your main goals for this year’s Summer Challenge?
My main goals for this year’s Summer Challenge is to improve my position by one position. Also, I think this is a great event in Europe, also the fact that it have really good ocean conditions and I’m seeing this as a preparation for the big race next year and try to learn as much as possible about this coast line

Surfski will have its first World Championship next year. Do you see surfski having an increasingly greater impact on the canoeing world?
The first ICF Surfski Championship next year is certainly going to have an impact on the canoeing world. Certainly the Surfski World Series we’ve had in the last 4 years did a lot to grow the sport and I think having the ICF put up a World Championship is a step to make the sport more prominent.
In a couple of years time we will see how it all works out. Hopefully they maintain consistency and if everything goes consistently well it’s going to improve.

Brother vs brother. Have you made any bet with Jasper about who wins who?
Racing my brother in the last couple of races has been really really fun, and we haven’t made any bets between ourselves. Obviously we race as competitors but it’s been great to have my brother to train with, and of course for him as well. It’s great to have someone like him to, as they say “Iron sharpens iron”, so one man sharpens another, so it’s been good for us to have this racing sort of rivalry and I really really enjoyed it. And I’m going to miss him because he’s going to spend three months in Europe, now, so…

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