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Hayley Nixon

Age: 33

Lives: Durban, South Africa

Profession: Biokineticist

Weapon of Choice: Carbonology Pulse

Favorite Vaikobi item: Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD

Hayley Nixon is a biokineticist during work hours and a passionate paddler every other waking moment, married to a mad-keen fisherman, Paul Nixon.

Hayley, started paddling in 2013 after long 10 year career on the South Africa national rowing team in both pairs and sculling.

In both 2014 and 2015, Hayley raced at the World Canoe Marathon Champs in K2 but after World Ocean Racing Champs in Tahiti in 2015, she made the decision to focus heavily on the surfski.

This decision proved to be the right one because in 2016, Hayley had a massive year on tour and ultimately took out the World Surfski Series finishing off with two big wins at the Perth Doctor and the Cape Point Challenge.

2017 is shaping up as a big year for Hayley where her goals are to get back on to the South African Canoe Marathon Team for World Champs in South Africa, before then building up to challenge for the World Surfski Title in Hong Kong in November.

Vaikobi is super stoked to have Hayley on the team and we are looking forward to following her progress this year!

 

 

PFD SIZE CHART
XS S M L XL XXL
Chest (Centimeters)   70cm -80cm  80cm-90cm 90cm-105cm 105cm-115cm 115cm-130cm 130+ 
Chest (Inches)    27.55" - 31.5"  31.5" - 35.4" 35.4" - 41.3" 41.3" - 45.2"  45.2" - 51.1" 51.1" +  
Weight (Kilograms)  40 - 60kg 40 - 60kg  60 - 75kg 75 - 90kg  90 - 100kg  100kg+ 
Weight (Pounds)  88lbs - 132lbs  88lbs - 132lbs  132lbs - 165lbs  175lbs -198lbs  198lbs - 220lbs  220lbs+

Note: We recommend you select your Vaikobi PFD based on your chest measurement rather than your weight.

Vaikobi PFDs have buoyancy above the minimum floatation required for under our ISO 12402-5 certification.

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