Today we connect for a second podcast with the red hot Sean Rice. Sean may well be the fastest surfski paddler in the world right now. He started off the year with a win and course record at the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon, then took his first win at Molokai and just recently won the Nelo Summer Challenge.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a win this weekend at the the Canadian Surfski Champs and next weekend at the Gorge Downwind Festival.

Below is just a highlight of some of the key topics we cover in this 1 hour conversation:

  • Relocating to the UK and getting back to structured training
  • The difference between being K1 fit and Surfski fit
  • Breakdown of a week of training for Sean
  • Working with Haylie Nixon, doing paddle specific training &  gym work
  • Sean’s favorite cross training activity and why
  • Racing the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon as an unknown and getting the victory and course record.  Here is a link to the very short but well done video Sean mentions
  • Sean’s first ever Molokai win (choosing a good line and not taking any strokes in anger)
  • Thoughts on the future of destination surfski paddling/coaching and a couple of his favorite places in Europe including Tarifa and the Canary Islands
  • Words of wisdom for maximizing your fun and learning in Hood River and having a good race day strategy
  • Sean’s new on-line coaching offering:
  • The Paddle Life Tour Schedule
  • Plans for crossing the English Channel, possibly setting a record