Paddlecast #25 – “Storytime with SUP Racer” part 1: How, when and *why* SUP Racer began…

Welcome back to Paddlecast. I was really excited to release a two-part episode with Annabel Anderson yesterday and today. We had a great chat last week — I talked with Annabel for more than two hours about what she’s been up to over the past couple of years and her thoughts on the sport in general. But I messed up the recording and the audio got jumbled 🙈

I’m going to see if we can get back on the phone with Annabel this week (she’s a fascinating person). But until then, I decided to fill in today’s episode with a little “Storytime with SUP Racer”…   → READ MORE

Team Brazil’s Vinni Martins talks paddling, traveling and his lifelong love of the ocean (and… gardening)

Vinnicius “Vinni” Martins is one of the hardest-working and most-positive paddlers you’ll ever meet. His energy is contagious. Vinni is also a damn fine athlete, having won an ISA gold and Pan-Am silver medal in season 2019.

Vinni joined me today from his paradisaical hometown of Búzios, Brazil, to chat about traveling, paddling and playing in the ocean on as many different craft as possible. We also get Vinni’s ranking of the best ISA after-parties of all-time and an insight into his new gardening career 😜   → READ MORE

Paddlecast: Susak & Paolo talk racing, relationships and razzle-dazzle board design (plus: 11 Cities addiction)

Two of Europe’s finest paddlers, Susak Molinero and Paolo Marconi, join us from their Canary Island isolation to chat racing, relationships and running mountain ultras. We also talk about Paolo’s new love for the SUP11 City Tour, razzle-dazzle design and looking forward to the day we can all meet up on the water again.

Susak & Paolo are not just two of the best athletes you’ll meet, they’re two of the finest people, period. These guys always spread smiles and good vibes at the events, and it’s always a pleasure to catch up with them even when we’re stuck on the other side of the world.   → READ MORE

“Stuck” in Bali, Daniel Hasulyo talks 11 Cities, 11 Islands and competing against his brother

I caught up with distance race superstar Daniel Hasulyo (who’s currently stuck in Bali with his pregnant partner) to chat about the allure of the 11 Cities, 11 Islands and competing against his brother.

We also hear what it’s like to be a Starboard ‘Dream Team’ athlete plus Daniel’s thoughts on the 2021 ICF Worlds set for his home nation (and paddling powerhouse) of Hungary.    → READ MORE

Paddlecast #20: Japan’s number one Kenny Kaneko talks Molokai, family and the future of paddling

My guest today is a great paddler and an all-round great guy, and he’s someone I have a great deal of respect for. Kenny Kaneko is Japan’s long-time number one, but he’s also a fantastic ambassador for paddling in general.

We chatted about his love of Molokai, outrigger and his original plan to become a pro football player. Kenny also shared his thoughts on the power of paddling, the future of the sport and life as a family man in the quarantine era.

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REPLAY: Chased by the Midnight Sun WATCH PARTY with Bart de Zwart

[FULL REPLAY] Bart de Zwart and I hosted a special screening of the Yukon River Quest documentary “Chased by the Midnight Sun” today, including some bonus commentary and behind-the-scenes stories. Thanks to everyone who tuned in from around the world to watch — hope it gave you a little quarantine entertainment and motivation!

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Paddlecast #19: Watch party preview with “King of the Ultras” Bart de Zwart

“King of the Ultras” Bart de Zwart joins us from Maui to preview tomorrow’s Midnight Sun watch party and chat about the raw attraction of paddling the Yukon River.

Join us tomorrow for a special screening of our Yukon River Quest documentary with bonus commentary from Bart and I. We’ll be live-streaming “Chased by the Midnight Sun” on the SUP Racer Facebook page and adding our comments/stories as we all watch it together.    → READ MORE