Dischem Pete Marlin Media Release
29 Sept 2021
: Dave Macleod
Nisbet looking forward to Pete Marlin weekend
East London – Former age group surfski world champion Jenna
Nisbet’s challenge at the 2021 Dischem Pete Marlin surfski race
nearly didn’t happen but she has vowed to be back in East London
for the two-day event from 30-31 October.
Nisbet is currently in Romania preparing for her K1 and K2 races
at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships this week before
she jets back for the Fish River Canoe Marathon next weekend to
end a whirlwind few weeks of racing.
Given the intense build-up to the marathon world title races this
week, Nisbet has spent very little time in her surfski and wasn’t
planning on making the trip to East London, however the planets
aligned on a number of fronts to get the 28 year-old down to the
“With all the time off I’ve taken for marathons I wasn’t going to
race because flights are so limited but then my brother said he
was driving down so I could leave after school,” Nisbet said.
“I had originally missed the boat finding a partner for the
doubles race but with the matric exam schedule changing due to
the elections it meant that Saskia (Hockly) was available to
“That wasn’t the original plan but having raced with her in the
past it made it a lot easier and we are looking forward to
Given Nisbet’s absence from surfski racing this year due to
marathon training and her recent marriage, she’s not placing big
expectations on herself and wants to take in all that the Eastern
Cape has to offer.
“I don’t have any expectations for Pete Marlin this year but I
don’t go into any race not to win so I will give it my best shot
in both the singles and the doubles.
“Pete Marlin has great prize money which is another big incentive
to try your best and I will do that but I’m not going to put too
much pressure on myself because I haven’t spent much time in the
“It is an absolutely incredible weekend away. East London is an
awesome town to go and visit and the organisers from Border Canoe
Club put on a great event!
“It’s just an awesome weekend of paddling and it’s a great
weekend of being in the company of great people,” Nisbet added.
More information about the event can be found at
Social media : #PeteMarlin2021
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Euro Steel star Jenna
Nisbet will be at this year's Dischem Pete Marling surfski race
but is not putting any pressure on herself for the races on 30
and 31 October given her intense build up to the 2021 ICF Canoe
Marathon World Championships in Romania this week.
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