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

Seychelle talks emotional wins, heated buoy turns and why she’s never been busier…

Seychelle is a Paddle Monster coach, the reigning APP world champion and current world number two on the SUP Racer World Rankings.

The Floridian has also won the famous SUP11 City Tour three times, including an emotional, come-from-behind victory in 2018, which we chat about on today’s episode of Paddlecast: Quarantine Edition. Ironically, the Seychelle has been more active than ever now that she’s technically out of a job. You can find her doing daily live shows on Instagram and Facebook.   → READ MORE

Paddlecast #16: Master coach Larry Cain talks quarantine, training and the fine art of cold water paddling

Master coach Larry Cain talks quarantine, training and the “zen” of cold-water paddling. We also watch some classic footage from Larry’s gold medal-winning canoe race at the ’84 Olympics.

Larry is the co-founder and head coach of Paddle Monster — join today on paddlemonster.com if you want to step up your paddle game, and follow the Paddle Monster Facebook page for free daily live shows โœŒ๏ธ

Next week, I’m going to invite you to join a paid, members-only group “Club SUP Racer” if you want to support the creative work of SUP Racer. For just a buck a week you can help ensure these daily podcasts keep rolling as well as all the other work from SUP Racer continues. Keep an eye out for launch details in a few days…   → READ MORE

Paddlecast: Fiona Wylde chats downwinding, downtime and foil addiction on episode #015

Fiona Wylde joins us from Hood River, Oregon, to chat about life as a professional stand up paddler, her love affair with foiling and what she’s been up to during the coronavirus downtime.

Are you enjoying the show? The SUP Racer podcast is now a DAILY SHOW — I’ll be doing a new episode of Paddlecast every single day for as long as we’re all stuck indoors. That’s my commitment to you and my way of giving back to the SUP community โœŒ๏ธ

I’ll also be inviting you to join ‘Club SUP Racer’ next week — a special “Insider’s Club” where you can pay a few bucks a month to support the creative work of SUP Racer (and score some cool bonuses while you’re at it). Keep an eye out for the launch details in a few days…   → READ MORE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Paddlecast – Daily Quarantine Edition

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The sport might be on hold but the SUP community is still connected โœŒ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ Connor Baxter.

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WATCH: 170 paddlers in Russia commandeered an ice floe and turned it into the world’s largest paddleboard

While the idea that you can’t be on the water for several months of the year is suddenly dawning on much of world due to the spread of the coronavirus, in the far north it’s an annual feeling as long winters freeze the rivers, lakes and, some places, even the ocean.

This is why paddlers in Vladivostok, Russia seemed so happy to celebrate the “opening” of the 2020 paddle season yesterday, with more than a hundred adventurous souls gathering on an ice floe and turning it into the world’s largest paddleboard.    → READ MORE

NOW STREAMING: Watch Casper Steinfath attempt to paddle from Denmark to Norway in the epic film “Skagerrak”

And now for some good news! With all the event cancellations and quarantines in place around the world, we probably all need something to pass the time and inspire us through these crazy days.

Fortunately for us, Casper “Viking” Steinfath has just had his epic movie Skagerrak added to Red Bull TV, which means you can now stream it free.   → READ MORE

Chased by the Midnight Sun – The Story of the Yukon River Quest (NOW STREAMING)

 

 
What motivates someone to paddle 715km down a long, cold and very lonely river in the Canadian wilderness? And what happens to the body and mind when they do? Follow eight stand up paddlers as they attempt the longest annual paddle race in the world, the Yukon River Quest…

 
 
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WATCH: Quick highlights from the 12 Towers “Foil Muster”

FULL REPLAY of the “12 Towers” ocean race in Australia

Full replay of today’s big ocean downwind race in Australia, the “12 Towers”. Conditions were almost perfect with firing winds and beautiful downwind bumps for the approximately 13km course along Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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Paddlecast #011: January recap with Jacko and Jimmy — GlaGla, Iron X and Florida (plus an epic foiling challenge)

Paul Jackson from ONE joins me in the studio for a look back at the month in SUP. We talk GlaGla, Iron X and upsets in Florida. We’re also joined via phone by James “Jimmy” Casey who just completed a 100km foil challenge for charity.

Are you enjoying the show? You can subscribe to Paddlecast on Spotify, YouTube and Apple Podcasts to never miss an episode.


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