In this episode, outriggers, the Brad Pitt of Korea and SUP. We speak with Michael Kelley, REI instructor, outrigger canoe and stand-up paddle board racer.
- 00:36 – Introductions
- 4:00 – How Michael first got started in racing outrigger canoes
- 5:31 – Individual and team seasons
- 10:30 – How SUP compares to outrigger canoeing
- 12:07 – What kind of experience you need to get into outrigger canoeing?
- 20:18 – The dynamics and size of the typical outrigger club
- 24:15 – Surfing, SUP, outrigger canoeing… what other sports are you involved in?
- 26:54 – Wildlife encounters in the water
- 29:52 – Safety protocols on longer outrigger canoe paddles
- 31:09 – Instruction and guiding
- 35:30 – Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail
- 40:40 – Surfing coach to the “Brad Pitt of Korea”
- 48:05 – Competitive cycling in Europe
- 56:26 – The joy of teaching
Mentioned in this Episode
- Find Michael on Instagram @mkelleydesign
- Michael’s website, SUP Coach.net
- Marina Outrigger Canoe Club
- SCORA (SoCal Outrigger Racing Association)
- Pialolo Challenge (race from Maui to Molokai)
- Trans-Catalina Trail
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