I was joined in the studio by local legend Bob Margetts, a paddling fanatic and all-round inspirational guy. It was a pleasure to chat with Bob about how paddling has changed his life and share his enthusiasm for the ocean.
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.
[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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“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
Casper Steinfath joins us from his isolated hometown of Klitmøller, Denmark (aka Cold Hawaii) to chat about hitting pause, crossing oceans and the excitement of marble racing. We also discuss Viking’s new gardening live show that’ll be hitting your screens soon 😜 → READ MORE
Stuck indoors? Wish you could be outside paddling? Perhaps on a really long, really remote river in the Canadian wilderness?
We may not be able to do the Yukon River Quest this year, but our “Midnight Sun” WATCH PARTY will hopefully give you a small taste of the adventure. → READ MORE
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
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 ✌️
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
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 ✌️
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
Connor Baxter joins us from Maui to chat fatherhood, Fortnite and what the future holds for the greatest paddler of all time. → READ MORE
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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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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
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
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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12 Towers FOIL MUSTER! 🤠🦅 Last weekend saw Australia's largest foil gathering to date, with 18 fanatics flying 17km along the Gold Coast's open ocean at *average* speeds of up to 24km/h. Fun times 🤘 Here's a few shots from the finish ft. @james__casey, @dontfollowmejacko and Guy from @surffx. Well done to everyone that gave it a crack! (and while this was a "muster" not a race, special mention to Jimmy for hitting the beach first) @12_towers @oneoceansports @casey.aus @sunova_foil @gofoil 🚁 @georgiasphoto #foilmuster #loyaltothefoil #droneoftheday #overthehandlebars #paddleleague
Welcome to SUP Racer’s new weekly recap show, The ONE Review.
Paul Jackson from ONE Ocean Sports joins us in the SUP Racer podcast studio to recap the big 12 Towers Ocean Festival. Young guns, grassroots and some epic drone footage.
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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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.