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.


The Return of Erik Logan - SUP’s Biggest Fan and Advisor talks USA Surfing, Trends in the Industry and What He’s Riding

July 6, 2017

Erik Logan returns to the Paddlewoo Podcast.  Erik is the President of the Oprah Winfrey Network and is using his business accumen to steer the sport of paddle surfing in the right direction.  He's a board member of USA Surfing and in our discussion explains where the our sport is headed on a national level, the industry trends he's seeing now and of course... what he's riding.


Technical Discussion on boards with JP’s Shaper Werner Gnigler

June 12, 2017

JP Australia's Werner Gnigler gets technical with Erik Antonson about JP's innovation process, the rational behind their parallel fins, how windsurfing contributes to paddle surfing (specifically at higher speeds) and the float vs. performance debate.  Paddle surfing nerds, you're welcome!




Norm Hann - Leaving everything to follow your passion sometimes works out. An inspirational tale.

March 19, 2017

Norm Hann is an outdoor adventure guide focused on SUP tours in Squamish, BC.  He recently came down to train with Erik in Nosara and Erik realized that Norm's story was worth sharing.  Not only is Norm living a passion based life in the standup world, he's also been actively protecting the BC coastline from oil tankers.  He produced Standup4GreatBear, a film where he paddled the proposed oil tanker route, and was then featured in Stand Film.


Evelyn O’Doherty - Standup Journal’s Online Editor Talks Paddle Surfing, Coaching, and Giving Back

February 23, 2017

Standup Journal's new Online Editor joins Erik on the podcast.

Evelyn O'Doherty is a former school teacher gone rogue.  Her transformation happened when she learned to surf.  After the bug bit, she was no longer able to be contained to the walls of a classroom, so Ev followed her instincts to recreate herself and left a successful career of teaching in order to spend more time on the water.  Today, she is a stand up paddle racer,  surfer and yoga teacher.  She instructs and offers retreats around the world in order to inspire others to follow their passions, live their dreams and, she hopes, spend more time on the water.  Evelyn believes wholeheartedly that we will protect what we love; therefore, her on-the-water coaching includes special attention to the state of our waterways and oceans in order to inspire her students to become stewards for the planet and take care of each other and the ocean so that we may live and respect in it's presence for a long time to come.  You can check out her Stand Up Paddle Clinics and Retreats on her website:


Josh Waitzkin on his learning process in paddle surfing

February 20, 2017

Introducing the Progression Project Podcast.  This episode is from the Progression Project, my new podcast focused on the learning process and journey to mastery.  But, since our conversation uses paddle surfing to discuss the learning process, you guys will love it!

Josh Waitzkin is the author of The Art of Learning.  He's the subject of the movie, Searching for Bobby Fischer, about his chess life.  He's an 8x US National Chess Champion, a 2x World Tai Chi Push Hands Champion, and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.  He's new passion is paddle surfing, and I've been coaching Josh for the last 16 months.  Our conversation is about his the learning process and his framework for skill acquisition.  If you're learning to paddle surf listen to this episode first.