In this episode we go deep with with world champion and surfski ambassador extrordinaire Sean Rice AKA Sean the Prawn

For the past several years Sean has been owning the podium in all the biggest surfski races around the world with 3 consecutive wins at the US surfski championships, back to back wins at the Canadian surfski champs, an ICF World title in 2013, podium finishes at Molokai,  and now just recently a victory at the Euro Challenge in Spain.   And this is just a highlight, there have been many more podium finishes for Sean over the past few years.

But for all of his success, Sean remains a very humble, simple, and down to earth guy who just loves spreading his passion for paddling

In this episode we cover:

  • The 2016 Word Tour that Sean and his fiance Emily have embarked on
  • How and where Sean got started paddling
  • The major health transformation Sean made in his late teens going from 270 lbs to 190 lbs
  • The april fools day e-mail that became Sean’s breakthrough opportunity (hint: the beginning of a long and successful partnership with Think Kayaks)
  • Sean’s thought and recommendations around resistance training
  • What a typical week of training looks like for Sean these days
  • Sean’s see food diet
  • The number one issue Sean sees that is slowing down paddlers
  • Using measurable goals for downwind paddling to track improvement and Sean’s general thoughts  (hint: it never gets easier, but hopefully you get consistently faster )
  • How Sean is using the all new Motionize to improve his paddling
  • The PaddleFit On-line coaching that Sean offers and how it can benefit you
  • The amazing flat water and downwind clinics Sean has planned in Traverse City this July 30/31st

I know we covered a lot more not listed above.   It was really fun to spend the time with Sean.  I still haven’t met him in person, but based on our discussion and everything I’ve heard, Sean is certainly wise beyond his years,  an exceptional coach, and truly humble and grateful guy just thrilled to be spreading his passion for paddling.