Connor Baxter - The world’s winningest paddler on training, technique, competitive nature and downwind mastery

May 8, 2018

Chase talks with the most successful SUP racer in history, Connor Baxter. Topics include: 

- How Connor stays motivated after nearly 10 years at the top of the sport. 

- What his typical training week looks like. 

- Competition and his rivalry with Kai Lenny. 

- Balancing his passion for surfing with SUP racing.

- Downwind paddling and how he has mastered 'riding the bumps.'

- And much more!

Pictures and video of Connor's carreer, his 'fight' with Kai Lenny and more are avaialble at

The Paddle Woo Podcast is brought to you by:

Blue Zone SUP - Paddle surfing coaching retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica.

Portal Surf Designs - Pushing the limits in paddle surf and surfboard design.



Fisher Grant, Chase and Erik from Costa Rica. Fisher joins Portal. Why you should surf without a paddle.

April 16, 2018

Recorded on our last surf trip to Blue Zone SUP to test boards for Portal Surf Designs, Erik, Chase, and Fisher recap the week.  Lessons we learned from watching Fisher surf, why you should surf without a paddle, what to do when someone on a SUP is endangering the lineup and much more...


SUP Viking Casper Steinfath - ISA Vice President, 2x ISA World Champ, Red Bull Athlete and SUP Pro

March 26, 2018

Chase chats with the Dane, Casper 'The Viking' Steinfath, to discuss:

-Casper's historic Norway to Denmark crossing

-What it's like being the International Surfing Association (ISA) Vice President

- His chance meeting with Chris Parker of 8 years ago

- Sprint paddling techinque as the 200 M sprint world champ

- Growing up as a surfer in Denmark

- Winning the Red Bull Heavy Water event

- And much more!

Pictures and video of Casper and all show links are available at

The Paddle Woo Podcast is brought to you by:

Blue Zone SUP- Paddle surfing coaching retreats in Costa Rica.

Portal Surf Designs - Pushing the limits in paddle surf and surfboard design.


The Euro Tour, SUP foiling and big wave surfing with F-One Brand Manager Belar Diaz

March 12, 2018

Chase and Belar talk about the Euro Tour and it's history, global SUP market, SUP foiling, big wave surfing in the Canary Islands and what it's like to run an international SUP brand. 


Hans Wagner, Head of ESSC SUP Contest Series, Calls on Contest for March 10th, Discusses the swell and his relationship with the sport.

March 3, 2018

Erik and Hans discuss the upcoming East Coast epic forecast, the role of style in judging, what makes a great paddle surfboard, and the ESSC Contest Series and event this weekend.


Chase talks with the ‘King of Endurance Paddling’, Bart De Zwart.

February 13, 2018
Chase talks with the 'King of Endurance Paddling', Bart De Zwart. For those who don't know Bart, here's a brief overview of his paddling accomplishments: 
- 4x winner of the 11-City SUP Tour (220km)
- 3 x winner of the Muskoka River X (220 km)
- Yukon River Quest Champion (715 km)
Paddled the length of the Hawaiian islands (5 days/nights non-stop)
- Paddled from Tahiti to Bora Bora (3 days/nights non-stop)
- Paddled the coast of Greenland (after being forced to abandon his crossing from Canada)
-SUP/windsurf shop owner on Maui for 17 years
-Starboard International Team Rider
Yeah, Bart goes hard. Chase and Bart talk about Bart's mindset and training for ultra-distance paddling, surfing Jaws, training with Connor Baxter for the last 7 years, scariest moments at sea and much more. 

Mo Freitas Returns - His Training, Inventing Maneuvers, Board Design, World Titles, New Sponsor

January 26, 2018

Mo catches up with Erik to discuss his recent change in board company, the ISA games, his training program, how he creates maneuvers, creativity and his love of all things water.


Erik Antonson and Chase Kosterlitz 2 - Blue Zone SUP, Living in Costa Rica, Coaching, Flow and What we’re working on…

January 18, 2018

Some cool changes coming to the Paddlewoo podcast.  In this show Erik and Chase discuss living in Costa Rica, what Chase has been learning from coaching these past few months, and new changes to the podcast.  Erik will continue to cover paddle surfing and learning and Chase is going to start hosting shows focused on racing and the lifestyle of SUP.


Chase Kosterlitz - SUP Champ talks joining Blue Zone SUP, Coaching, Practice and Flow

August 23, 2017

Chase is a sponsored international racer and surfer who has coached and competed for the past 7 years. While he is most known for his racing accolades, Chase has a real passion for surfing.


Becoming Great w/ Anders Ericsson on the Progression Project

July 20, 2017

Anders Ericsson is the author of Peak, and the world's foremost researcher on mastery.  He discusses the role practice, mental representations, and the skills he thinks our children should be learning.