Surfski Coaching - "You stand taller and reach higher when you stand on the shoulders of giants"Few paddlers hold a record comparable to that of Surfski Coach Oscar Chalupsky. Beginning his canoeing career during his school years, his list of accomplishments includes eleven-time World (paddle) Surf Ski Champion, multiple winner of international surfskiing races all around the world and Olympic South African Team Captain, participating in kayaking in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Oscar's achievements are endless and his decision to embark on the CoachChalupsky Paddle School is based on the aspiration of opening up the sport of kayaking to everyone. Oscar's skills, coupled with some of South Africa's finest ocean and river venues, make the CoachChalupsky Paddling School a unique online attraction. Oscar's experience makes him an ideal instructor to all aspiring paddlers, both those who are trying out the sport for the first time, as well as the seasoned race participant.
Date of birth: 1 March 1963
Family: Wife Clare, Luke 17 and Hannah 14
Weight: 110kg or 242Lbs
Hometown and Country: Durban, South Africa
Best food: As much as possible
Best drink: A cold beer after a race
Best band: Beatles and the Beach Boys
When did you first sit in a ski: Age 14
Night before a race I eat: Anything in moderation
During a race I drink: Cytomax
Most memorable victory: 1st and 11th Molokai; Stella Descent, Spain
Victory you most want: Master seniors golf
Why Epic Skis: They are the best designed and manufactured. I'm working to make them even better! For a list of Oscar's accomplishments, click here....