Dischem Pete Marlin Media Release
26 Aug 2021
: Dave Macleod
Burn out to continue scintillating form at Pete Marlin
East London – Having won every major title she’s entered this
year, provincial, national and world surfski champion Michelle
Burn has confirmed that she will be in East London for the 2021
Dischem Pete Marlin Surfski Race from 30-31 October.
Most recently Burn powered her way to the KZN provincial
championship title at the Petrefuel Dolphin Coast Challenge ,
underscoring that she is in the form of her life going into the
highly coveted Pete Marlin in October.
Despite the form, Burn’s fellow title hopefuls should be
concerned given that Burn is very excited for the 2021 edition
of the race after 2020’s edition was cancelled due to the
“It’s most definitely one of my favourite races on the
calendar,” Burn said. “I have paddled in the race so many times
and love the travel down to East London and the vibe at the race
is always incredible.
“I am really looking forward to this year’s race given what
happened last year and I feel comfortable racing there.”
Burn has won the Border classic twice in the last three editions
which shows how impressive she can be in those conditions and
given her Amanzimtoti upbringing she feels that the race is well
suited to her.
“It definitely feels like you are paddling in South Coast
conditions and I am comfortable with the distance as well as the
sea conditions with its parallel direction to the coast so it’s
something that I am used to.
“The venue is so central for paddlers from all over the country
so I think we will have another really strong field this year
which will make the racing that much more exciting.
“It’s not a mission to get down to East London and the prize
money is good, which is always another strong incentive for the
top paddlers,” the Fenn Kayaks’ star added.
With a strong field expected for the two-day test, Burn is lucky
enough to have been through most of what the East London
coastline has to offer.
“I’ve had some great downwinds there which have been awesome but
I’ve also had some flat races but they are all fun and I really
enjoy racing down there!”
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In what has been an
unprecedented year for Fenn Kayaks' Michelle Burn, she will be
on the start line for the 2021 Dischem Pete Marling Surfski Race
from 30-31 Ocotber looking to add another impressive scalp to
her list of achievements in 2021..
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