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Kaliko Kahoonei: The SUP Industry Exposed

Reading Kaliko Kahoonei’s blog, you find an individual who cares deeply about the sport of SUP and is worried about its future. We talk with him about a recent post “The SUP Industry Exposed” and the quick deterioration of SUP racing, especially the Pacific Paddle Games in California which Kaliko has attended the last four years. Kaliko also discusses the business of SUP in general and gives vivid details of a regional... Read More

Duration: 01:16:59

Christian Oliver: Industrial Designer–Stand Up Paddle Racer

Christian Oliver has always been drawn to the water. Growing up in the South, his family would take vacations to Florida, where he fell in love with the ocean. Christian’s dad built cedar strip wood canoes out of the garage and has great memories canoeing with the family in Tennessee. Christian majored in Industrial Design in college and channeled his love for the water in designing boats and now works for a... Read More

Duration: 00:47:08

Spencer Lazzar: A Passion for Stand Up Paddle Racing

Spencer Lazzar was early on the scene of stand up paddle racing–Inspired by a video of Laird Hamilton on a SUP, he though, might I be able to surf my local lake on one of these boards? The search was on for a stand up board in these very early days of SUP. Spencer and a friend traveled several hours away to the foreign city of Hood River, one of the few places... Read More

Duration: 00:59:36

Jim Jarvie: Fought Forest Fires–Surfs Freighter Waves

Flying around Washington State in old Russian helicopters purchased by the Government for one dollar, Jim Jarvie served as a forest firefighter helping mop-up fires that ravaged the area. Jim’s passion for freighter wake surfing and saltwater came from a dear Mother who loved the Ocean and immersed her children in it! A “Rosie the Riveter” in WWII, Jim’s Mother served our country with pride along with Jim’s Dad who fought in the... Read More

Duration: 01:23:05

Jen Fuller: A Lifetime of Studying The Gift of Movement

Jen’s interest in science and psychology of health began after an accident left her father paraplegic. This situation piqued her curiosity about causes and cures for chronic pain and illness. Being an athlete, she was interested in what it took to function at a high level of performance and ultimately created a stand up paddle race training program based on Physiology and Biomechanics, Muscular and Egoscue Exercise Therapy. Jen’s lifetime study of Biomechanics... Read More

Duration: 01:30:57

We Never Quit!

Marc, Zach, and Darrell are epic men from the South preaching the word of Mental Toughness in all that they do. “We never quit” Join us at the Columbia Gorge Downwind Challenge in Hood River, Oregon were we met with this extraordinary team who drove over 2000 miles to compete in the downwind and course races. Father and Son, business partners, and good friends—Marc and Zach Rounsaville talk mental toughness that Zach... Read More

Duration: 01:13:32

Columbia Gorge Downwind Challenge: And The Men and Women Who Race

An epic stand up paddle racer with no forearms, a Fireman, a beloved young man, a stoked racer from Tahiti, and a trio of stoked men from the South who drove over two thousand miles to race in the Gorge. These are the people of stand up paddle racing. Join us live during the 2017 Columbia Gorge Downwind Challenge to hear their stories. This episode promises to deliver unlimited stoke from the... Read More

Duration: 01:35:17

Chris Hawkins: Sailor Looking for a Water Sport

Chris Hawkins piloted a 27 foot sailboat as a kid and went on to crew on a 40 foot Newport in his early twenties. A 6th generation Bitterroot Valley, Montana Native and avid outdoorsman, Chris was still lost at sea until he found Stand Up Paddle Racing. A man of two worlds—Spokane, Washington and Bitterroot Valley, Montana, Chris talks about his family life and parents who embraced and shared the outdoors, the... Read More

Duration: 01:03:51

William Kaczynski: Hawaiian Native Stoked on Puerto Rican Surf

Billy Kaczynski is a product of the crucible of life and made it out the other side an epic musician and super stoked guy. Billy talks about growing up in Hawaii, bodyboarding, music, and leaving Hawaii for California at the age of 15 with the help of a friend. Life is a crucible, and Billy tells his compelling story of hope, stoke for life, and his love for Puerto Rico and the... Read More

Duration: 01:11:47

Chris Grieve: Found Competition in SUP Racing

Chris Grieve did not like competition, that is until he found stand up paddle racing. We talk about his journey in SUP and what he is doing to be even more competitive.

Duration: 00:45:08

John Forse–Great White Survivor–Epic Race Promoter.

Special Edition: Lincoln City Open Ocean Race! John Forse is Force of Nature and keeps on going full-on epic, even after being attacked by a Great White Shark! John talks about the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Surfing Championship he started as well as his new and exciting “Lincoln City Open Ocean Race” which will take place soon in Lincoln City, Oregon which promises to be an international SUP racing event in the... Read More

Duration: 00:43:41

Adam Tischler: Forever Stoked About Life and Stand Up Paddling

You can spot Adam Tischler from a block away–stoke-posture, stoke-smile, and overall general well being stoke! Join us on the Ballard Elk’s ocean view deck in Seattle for a conversation on life and SUP stoke, and learn a bit about Adam too! Where do these people come from? The epic sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a conduit to greatness in people and Adam is one of many across the country... Read More

Duration: 01:12:22

Dan Gavere: Starboard Team Rider Talks Whitewater SUP

Dan Gavere has a long history in whitewater and quickly found that SUP was the perfect craft to “Snowboard” down crisp, wet river runs. Dan talks about his journey in whitewater on both kayak and SUP, and also gives us some incredible insight in the future of SUP, Foiling, and growth in the sport. This is too, too short an interview with Dan and promise to have him on again in the... Read More

Duration: 00:20:02

Amy Waeschle: Author and Surfer: “Going Over the Falls”

Amy Waeschle is an epic Mom, Surfer, and the Author of “Going Over the Falls” Amy talks about her Family, Surfing, and the writing of her novel. She also shares her writing process and offers tips to others who would like to write a book. Book Synopsis: Surfer and Seattle E.R. doctor Lorna Jacobs is pulled into a dangerous journey to find her estranged mother, who is dying from a mysterious illness.... Read More

Duration: 00:56:44

Karl Kruger–Race to Alaska–750 Miles by Stand Up Paddle Board

Karl Kruger is the first person ever to complete the grueling “Race to Alaska” from Port Townsend Washington, to Ketchikan Alaska–by Stand Up Paddle Board! Meet the incredible athlete and gentleman behind this epic feat which is a huge victory for him and the rest of the stand paddle board community.

Duration: 01:06:45

Terence Quong: Epic Nine Channel Hawaiian Island Crossing

Terence Quong is a beloved athlete and friend in the Sand Point Outrigger Club in Seattle and the one everyone wants to pass. Endurance is one of “Q’s” strongest suits and helped him in an epic nine channel Hawaiian Island Crossing, as well as an incredible military and civilian career in aviation. Q talks about early life, family, Outrigger Canoe, and the O’hana that make it all happen. Terence shares the story... Read More

Duration: 01:18:27

John Schalka: Epic Stand Up Paddle Racing At Any Age

John Schalka is a very fast stand up paddle board racer and shows us what is possible in this life at any age. At the start of John’s SUP racing career, he weighed over three hundred pounds and suffered a pulmonary embolism that almost killed him. Loosing over one hundred pounds, saying goodbye to alcohol, and drawing from a lifetime of outdoor sports, John reinvented himself into a SUP racing machine that is the envy... Read More

Duration: 01:32:16

Sarah Sandstrom: Carolina Cup and Race Preparation

Sarah Sandstrom is an epic lady on and off the water and a seasoned SUP racer. She’s back from the Carolina Cup and stoked to tell about her race and what it takes to prepare for a SUP event far from home. Sarah is a Fisheries Biologist and her work spans a range of wetland, stream, and estuarine projects. When she’s not in the field, monitoring stream conditions or delineating wetlands, Sarah is working... Read More

Duration: 00:31:05

Audrey Frey: Stoked about Dragon Boat Racing

Audrey Frey is an epic Lawyer defending our freedoms behind the scenes in the capital of Washington State. And when she’s not serving the citizens of the “Evergreen State”, she is Dragon Boat, Outrigger Canoe, or Stand Up Paddle Racing! In 2015, Audrey represented Team USA on the U24 Mixed and Women’s Crews at the International Dragon Boat Federation’s (IDBF) 12th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Audrey gives us a premiere on... Read More

Duration: 00:44:13

Charles Webb: Adaptive Surfing Update and Stoke

Charles Webb is back and gives us an update on the world of Adaptive Surfing as well as several competitions taking place in the sport in 2017. If you would like to give Adaptive Surfing a try, or learn more about this sport–Charles Webb is your ticket and continues to blow-up the sport with his enthusiasm. This episode is your one-stop to learn all about this extreme sport.

Duration: 00:49:50

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