SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Paddlecast – Daily Quarantine Edition

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The sport might be on hold but the SUP community is still connected ✌️ I want to do my part and help provide your daily dose of SUP goodness, so the SUP Racer podcast, “Paddlecast,” will now be a DAILY SHOW. Each and every day, I’ll chat with an interesting paddler from around the world to get their perspective and find out what they’ve been doing during this downtime. And you can listen free on YouTube, Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Subscribe today and tune in tomorrow for my chat with the 🐐 Connor Baxter.

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Paddlecast #010: Noic “Chicken” Garioud talks travel, training and why he stubbornly refused to try SUP in the early days

New Caledonia’s 17-year-old superstar Noïc Garioud dropped by the Paddlecast studio for a chat while on holidays in Australia. We talked travel, training and why he stubbornly REFUSED to try stand up paddling in the early days. Plus: What it’s like to compete against guys like Boothy and Titou.

Noïc has quickly established himself as one of the best downwind paddlers on the planet, and last year he had some breakout performances on flat water to cement his position in the top tier of the sport — he ended 2019 as the world number one ranked junior. The Sunova team rider has a long career ahead of him and a wise head on his young shoulders.

I really enjoyed chatting with Noïc, and I’m looking forward to watching him and the downwind crew in action at the 12 Towers Ocean Festival from 6-8 March here on the Gold Coast of Australia (I’ll be livestreaming the whole weekend on The Paddle League). Follow @noicgarioud on Insta to keep up with his adventures.

If you enjoy the show, you can subscribe to Paddlecast on Spotify, YouTube and Apple Podcasts to never miss an episode.

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Paddlecast #008: “Ironman” Jackson Maynard talks elite ocean racing and overcoming life’s obstacles

I sat down for a chat with a very interesting athlete today: professional ironman, part-time SUP racer and all-round legend Jackson Maynard.

Maynard hails from my hometown here on the Gold Coast where he represents our local surf lifesaving club, Currumbin Vikings. He competes on the elite and prestigious Nutri-Grain Ironman Series (“lifeguard racing”) but to reach the pinacle of his sport, Maynard has had to overcome some incredible medical setbacks.

It’s a fascinating story of resilience and determination.   → READ MORE

Paddlecast #006: Mike Jucker from Stand Up Magazin talks “Chaos of Champions”

Mike Jucker from Stand Up Magazin – one of the oldest and most respected outlets in the SUP media world – joins us to chat “Chaos of Champions,” world titles and the future of the sport. Give Mike a follow on Instagram and help him celebrate 10 years of @standupmagazin.

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Paddlecast #005: World Rankings insights and analysis

I sat down with Paul Jackson from ONE in the new SUP Racer studio to analyse the World Rankings. We critique each of the top 10 athletes and take a little look ahead at what might happen in season 2020.

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Paddlecast #004 – Paul “Jacko” Jackson

Welcome back to Paddlecast!

My guest today is one of the most experienced (and opinionated) paddlers on the planet. Over the past 15 years, Paul “Jacko” Jackson been a pro kiter, paddler, foiler, team manager, retail store owner and now co-founder of a board brand: ONE Ocean Sports, which is producing some of the most innovative race boards in the world.

In this episode, we had a good chat about building a board brand, the endless saga of Olympic paddletics and how to make racing more interesting and exciting…   → READ MORE

Paddlecast #003: Angie Jackson (injuries, Olympics and … swearing at buoy turns)

I sat down with Angie Jackson and chatted about her recovery from injury, her crazy first race and what really gets said on the water 😉

We also mentioned the very special collaboration between ONE and SUP Racer that will be revealed in the next few days. Something “unique” is headed for the 11 City Tour.   → READ MORE

Paddlecast #002: Bart de Zwart (The Yukon Episode)

I’m very excited to share the second episode of Paddlecast with you today because it features my new favourite race – The Yukon River Quest – as well as a guy I’ve got the world of respect for, Bart de Zwart.

I sat down with the four-time Yukon champion and king of endurance paddling in Canada six weeks ago to record this conversation. We go into great detail (sometimes too much detail) to describe the physical highs and mental lows of this insane, 715km race.   → READ MORE

Paddlecast #001: Casper Steinfath

I’m excited to be starting this new project and look forward to sharing some interesting paddle stories with you. And I’m very excited that the first episode features my good friend Casper Steinfath.

“The Viking” is one of the most interesting characters in the sport. He’s an incredibly accomplished athlete but what he does off the water is even more impressive.    → READ MORE

SUP Racer is starting a new podcast called “Paddlecast”


Over the past eight years and more than 3,000 posts, SUP Racer has become one of the most-read destinations in the stand up paddling community.

But even through all those (often lengthy) articles, I feel like I’ve always had more to share.

The world of stand up paddling is an amazing place. There are so many interesting ideas, stimulating stories and colourful characters in this great community. But most of those voices aren’t being heard in an age of Facebook headlines and Instagram Stories where we rarely get to look beneath the surface.

So that’s why I’m creating a long-form podcast called Paddlecast.    → READ MORE