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The SAsurfski.com podcast is all about bringing you the very best info related to surfski paddling and paddling in general. We speak with all paddling celebrities from around the world as well as those lesser known folks who turn the wheels of this great sport. Based out of the hotbed of surfski paddling, Cape Town South Africa, we use our influence to cajole the influencers in our sport to get behind the mic and share with us their insights, secrets and experiences in the world of paddling.
 
Are you looking for a high energy, in yo' face, push thru the pain, explode thru the weight,"WITNESS MY FITNESS" podcast? Well, THIS ISN'T IT! If what you ARE looking for is inspiring conversations with regular people who have attained exceptional results, then you are in the right place! Do you want to better understand how to train as your body ages through the decades? How something that worked in your 20's could actually be keeping you from excelling in your 40's. I'll introduce you to s ...
 
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Guests on The Paddler's Pod don't come any more high-profile than this! As part of The Paddler's Profile series, Sam had an expansive chat with former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about his love of paddling, how it's influenced his career... and of course, threw him into the 10 Doubles segment! This podcast delivers the full conversat…
 
The ICF Ocean Racing World Championships are just days away... and it has the boys excited! Sam & Macca are back to preview the big race, while also talking safety, record downwind splits and even cover some recent surfski crime! Thankfully, it has a happy ending. Ahead of the big race, Gordan Harbrecht joins The Paddler's Pod to chat about his pre…
 
He's an ironman icon, an Olympic medalist and a five-time Molokai Champion... now the great Grant Kenny is a guest on The Paddler's Pod! Sam & Macca pick GK's brain for some tips and local's knowledge ahead of the Shaw and Partners Hells Gates 38 and hear some remarkable stories in the 10 Doubles. The boys also break down the Forster Race Week, ref…
 
In this podcast episode I had a chance to connect with Rod and Barry of ThePaddleChannel. Rod and Barry have progressed from SUP to OC to SURFSKI and their YouTube channel documents, in full transparency, the trials and tribulations of their journey along the way. They are both super passionate about paddling and more so about downwind. Their video…
 
Alright, alright... we know! But the boys are back - and they have a pretty good excuse. It's our LONGEST episode to date and it's worth the listen. There's a real 'exploration' theme to this one... Sam & Macca check in with Cyril Derreumaux ahead of his cross-Pacific voyage, they chat to Valentin Henot about his adventures sailing around the globe…
 
In this podcast I’m joined by Reivers Dustin, who at 70 years old, is still every bit as passionate about downwind paddling as anyone I’ve met. Reivers is highly regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Bellingham surfski community. This story started out with my intent to explore the downwind paddling in Bellingham Bay. Anyone who has raced …
 
It has been a long hiatus, but the Peak Paddle Performance Podcast is back in action. We’re going to try out a new format where we find paddlers enthusiastic about sharing their local downwind routes for the world to see. We’ll record via a Zoom meeting with screen share where the guest can walk us through a map view of the paddling hot spots as we…
 
Happy New Year! It might be a few months late, but the boys are finally back from their extended festive season break - and there's plenty to catch up on! The World's Fastest Paddler* Fergus Morgan joins the podcast to throw around some baseless accusations, there's a few inspiring stories, a tragic safety reminder and... ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Sam &…
 
It's a Christmas miracle! Sam & Macca have snuck in one last episode of The Paddler's Pod for the year... and it's jam-packed! The boys investigate a potential new world record split, shine a light on the women paddlers closing the gap and dissect the Cape Point Challenge with race winner Kenny Rice! There's plenty of laughs along the way, as Kenny…
 
It's a history making episode for The Paddler's Pod... Sam and Macca are reunited! Sitting side-by-side for the first time, there's plenty for them to get through. They chat to new 24 hour surfski World Record holder Quinton Rutherford, break some big racing news and try to make sense of a stunning close call. And if that's not enough, they're even…
 
Racing is back and so are the boys! Sam & Macca chat through the latest international events, shine a light on an inspiring new surfski initiative and hear one of the most hilarious surfski stories! Sam also goes one-on-one with arguably the greatest all-round paddler of all-time... Clint Robinson! The Olympic and Molokai champion opens up about hi…
 
It's new territory for The Paddler's Pod... our very first guest host! Two-time World Champion Cory Hill takes a break from his busy lifestyle to sit in with Sam & Macca. The trio share their secrets to rediscovering fitness, try and wrap their head around some mind-blowing paddling challenges and take a trip down memory lane with Chill's career. T…
 
Yep - even when the surfski world goes quiet, the boys still find a way to talk! This episode they're joined by the legendary competitor, coach and event director Dean Gardiner to discuss where the sport is currently at, as well as where it may find itself in 10 years time. As always, Sam & Macca also lay down their Big Calls and award #ThePaddlers…
 
It's The Paddler Pod's BIGGEST episode yet. Huge swell and pumping downwinds dominate the Power Plays countdown, while the boys also discuss the WA Race Week cancellation as well as the inaugural Joe Glickman Award. They then go toe-to-toe with the voice and patron of The Paddler's Pod, Oscar Chalupsky! The Big O talks us through his cancer battle,…
 
The boys are back with the second episode of The Paddler's Pod! They break down the New Zealand Virtual Championships, do the rounds of surfski social media and try to make sense of South Africa's COVID-19 paddling regulations. They also chat to one of the sport's greatest ever in Dawid Mocke, who shares his 10 Doubles!…
 
It's here! And there's plenty to get through on the first ever episode of The Paddler's Pod with Sam & Macca. The boys countdown their Power Plays, go through the WA Race Week announcement as well as discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the sport. They also check in with World Champion Sean Rice, who gives his verdict on whether this year's titles sho…
 
4 Surfski paddlers take on an epic voyage, paddling 500 km along the extremely wild and remote skeleton coast of Namibia. Des and Ciske Howard share their story of this amazing adventure. The paddling was extreme, perhaps only matched by the extreme 4x4 dune driving of the support crew. Des Howard, Ian Daniels, Jason Goedhals and Fanta Gous paddled…
 
In this podcast I sit down with one of the many dear friends I’ve met through Surfski Paddling. Greg Greene and I first crossed paths when we battled it out in my first surski race ever in Duluth, Minnesota. Although 20 years my senior Greg managed to take me at the line and despite that first encounter we’ve been great friends ever since. I wanted…
 
Join me as I learn the ins and outs of doing my first Spartan Race from registering for the event to mastering the spear throw, to learning about the Spartan Kids Foundation and that there are many different ways to be a Spartan racer! I'll introduce you to fellow first time racers, a 4 time trifecta athlete, a few elite racers, as well as a couple…
 
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In this podcast, the tables are turned and I’m in the hot seat as Buzz Burrell (a long time endurance sports athlete and entrepreneur and new surfski addict) interviews me. We cover a wide range of topics from paddling the Great Lakes through the winter months, to trying to make a surfski business viable in a small market with a short season. Some …
 
Come on up to Sugarloaf with me for The Sugarloaf Charity Summit, and Its mission is to raise a mountain of money to fight cancer! This year the event benefited three organizations that are working to improve the lives of Mainers fighting cancer, The Dempsey Center, The Maine Cancer Foundation, and The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Frankli…
 
Today’s podcast guest may be best known as the younger brother of paddling legend Dawid Mocke, but Jasper Mocke is in every way a legend in his own right. Jasper is an incredibly talented athlete with several notable accomplishments including World Surfski Champion in 2014, World Champion in K2 Marathon 2014, and 3x Perth Doctor Downwind champion. …
 
In today’s podcast I managed to catch up with Olympic athlete, coach, and co-founder of Paddle California, Michele Eray. I somehow coerced her into sitting still just long enough to record a great podcast session. The title of this episode and Michele’s personal mantra says it all, “You regret more in life the things that you didn’t do than the thi…
 
In early December the guys @CarbonologySport shared some vintage footage of the 1983 Port Elizabeth to East London (PE2LE) 4 Day Stage Race. It generated a lot of intrigue on Facebook, and I thought it would be great to sit down with Oscar and have him walk us through what it was like to race surfskis on the open ocean almost 40 years ago. We spend…
 
This a podcast you do not want to miss. Matt is a fascinating character. We answer questions like 1. Does Matt own any shirts? 2. How does he seem to never be troubled by the surf, no matter how big it is? (and how we could do the same) 3. Has surfski evolution regressed or progressed? We unpack topics like Zen and the art of Surfski paddling, foil…
 
In this fascinating podcast, Kenny talks us through his amazing win in last year's Cape Point Challenge, beating the best in the world. Kenny goes on to share his little tips on to get your best result at the CPC. Not many folks can paddle a Millers run quicker than Kenny, he tells how he manages to go so dam fast. Bonus - Kenny's secrets to a quic…
 
Today’s podcast guest is good friend and fellow Great Lakes paddler Erik Borgnes. Many of you may recognize Erik as the guy who has dominated the Chattajack 32 race for the past several years. He has also contributed several great blog posts to the surfski universe including boat reviews, technique analysis, experiments in dieting, and a treasure t…
 
0-8 min - How Dawid transitioned from a dbn kid to multiple world surfski champion out of Fish Hoek 8-14 min - Dawid lifts the lid on how the surfski pros managed to fund their world travels. 14-22 min - Dawid shares his views on the state of Surfski paddling globally and the role the industry players have in surfski growth. 22-28 min - How do we t…
 
In this podcast episode we chat all things safety in extreme conditions with Rob Mousley. Rob founded surfski.info based out of Cape Town SA, which is well known as the de-facto global website for surfski information. It is probably best known for the forums which provide an excellent global dialogue on all things surfski related. In addition to th…
 
Come with me as I try to shave two minutes off my 5K time at the Thomaston Trek to benefit Trekkers, an organization that builds kids through adventure, travel, and mentorship. I try to chase down a super casual high school freshman, meet students, alumni, staff, and an ambitious 7-year-old lobsterman and am there to offer a helping hand to a fello…
 
Join me as I tackle 5 miles on the newly open rail trail in Belfast, Maine. This scenic flat gravel trail follows the passagassawakeag river, crosses wooden bridges and ends at the historic Belfast Railroad Depot. The day started out cold and overcast, but by race time the sun was out in full effect and the temperatures soared in the sunshine of th…
 
In today’s podcast we connect with Jen Lee to hear the story of how she crossed the Molokai Channel in a SUP, OC1, and Surfski all in one season. If that isn’t impressive enough, she only started surfski paddling two years prior and conquered the channel on a properly big day. Jen is an accomplished water woman, but the message she’s passionate abo…
 
This week I finally was able to sit down with Mark Walter the founder of Sun Multisport events. Mark organizes triathlons of various lengths, a Farm based trail running series and the Race Mania Summit and Expo for endurance athletes and that happens annually in March. When Mark isn’t coordinating events he’s putting in miles getting ready for a fu…
 
In this podcast episode I catch up with Carter Johnson, Race Director for the Gorge Downwind Festival. In just four years this race has become the single biggest downwind event in the world. With 750 participants, featuring equal numbers of Outrigger Canoe and Surfski paddlers, plus a good contingent of Stand Up Paddle Boarders. But more than just …
 
In episode 1 of the SAsurfski.com podcast we chat with Hayley Nixon, current world surfski champ. We find out how the Olympics pushed her into surfski, her journey to becoming world champ and her training and nutrition regime. We dive into the issue of gender equality in our the world of surfski. This is a long but fascinating episode.…
 
In this episode we head to the Camden SnowBowl for five nights of ski racing under the lights with my team of mostly first time ski racers. I'll introduce you to my team, and we'll meet the coaches, the competition director, as well as a few of our fellow racers. We'll talk gear, the secret to success on the slopes, and how having a take no prisone…
 
Just a quick update on what's been happening between the shows. It's been a while since the last episode so I just wanted to catch you up with what I've been working on and what is in the works for the summer racing / event schedule. It's going to be a very busy four months- and well the fall is going to be busy too- it's all just getting started w…
 
In this podcast I have the opportunity to sit down with one of the best surfski paddler in the world right now, Cory Hill aka Chill Hill. Like most surfski paddlers, Cory is incredibly humble and seems mature beyond his years. Balancing relationships and a full time career, Cory does an unimaginable job competing at the very top of his game. We hav…
 
I caught up with Theo Berez- the Penobscot Bay YMCA's Wellness director to discuss her role in helping people find lifelong fitness. We discuss designing programs for young skiers to helping a 92 year old rehab after knee surgery, and just about everything in between. Theo shares her philosophy on training the athlete first, then train for the spor…
 
This was one of those events that if you like to ski, and you believe kids and their families need to have access to recreational opportunities in the winter then this event needs to be on your calendar for next year! The Winterkids Downhill 24- That’s 24 consecutive hours of Skiing at Sugarloaf. Now, Sugarloaf doesn’t have any night skiing- so to …
 
Join me and 680+ runners and a Sasquatch, as we make our way around Cape Elizabeth Maine in the Maine Track Club's Mid-Winter 10 mile Classic. I'll introduce you to a few of the folks that I met along my way. I'll also share what worked and didn't work with my "just going to run it approach" to the course. We'll discuss how staying consistently act…
 
A brief recap of the shortest month of the year. More to come on the Maine Track Clubs Mid-Winter 10 mile Classic- Coming in Episode 9 I was fortunate to sit down with Hannah Dreissigacker and Nils Coons at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and talk about Nordic Skiing, competing at the Olympics and how to make skiing a part of your lifelong fitness pr…
 
Join me as I learn about what Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation does to make the mountains and the rest of Maine accessible for all of us. I spoke with the program staff about the scope of the program, volunteers about how and why they got involved and had a little fun out on the snow. Click here to learn more or to connect with Maine Adaptive S…
 
Today’s podcast guest is the legendary Ivan Lawler. Ivan is regarded as Britain’s greatest canoe paddler of all time, and many argue the world’s greatest marathon paddler. Ivan has also been recognized internationally for sportsmanship when in the 1990 world championship he and his partner stopped to wait for the Danish team who were having rudder …
 
I invited a couple of friends over to talk about fitness goals in 2018. We dive into the world of triathlons from getting off the couch to qualifying for the Ironman World Championships. Connect with David for Triathlon Coaching at: Coachdavidmac@gmail.com or at Superfly Coaching Check out some of the products David is using while he trains and com…
 
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