The Badfish SUP Journal is a production of Badfish SUP in Salida, Colorado. The Audio Journal tells stories from the Badfish family and the wider world of paddling and paddleboarding. Interviews with interesting people from the paddling community, trip reports, technique tips, story telling and news about stand up paddleboarding. From whitewater rivers, to the coast and all across the world Badfish SUP has created connections between paddlers and the Audio Journal is a new way for us to make a connection with you!
3.2 Chev Dixon- Hudson River Riders and The Hudson Valley Challenge
On this episode Mike talks with Chev Dixon, Director of the Hudson River Riders program in Yonkers, NY. The Hudson River Riders is a program that gets kids from Yonkers out paddling on the Hudson River. Chev was a kid from Jamaica living in Yonkers when he discovered the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club. From his first introduction to paddling and the Hudson River at 18 years old, he has become the driving force for the Hudson River Riders and a highly skilled sea kayaker. Chev is embarking on 300+ mile expedition this May in the Hudson River estuary, The Hudson Valley Challenge, in order to raise awareness of nature and adventure with underserved communities in New York.
If you'd like to support the Hudson Valley Challenge you can do it here: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8IGqkjaXQu
Follow Chev on Instagram: @negus_chev
Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club: https://www.yprc.org/
Hudson River Riders: https://www.hudsonriverriders.org/
3.1 Retailer Spotlight Outdoor New England
For today's episode Mike interviews Marty Parichand owner of Outdoor New England and Executive Director of Mill City Park in Franklin, New Hampshire. Marty and Mike talk about how he came to found ONE in a historic building in downtown Franklin and the Whitewater Park project that Marty and Mike have been working on together.
Learn more about Outdoor New England: https://outdoornewengland.com/
Learn more about Mill City Park: https://www.millcitypark.com/
2.6 Slater Trout
Slater Trout was one of the first true superstars of stand up paddling. Slater came in 2nd place at the Battle of the Paddle at the age of 14 then ran off a string of top results for the next decade plus. Slater is from Maui, Hawaii where he lives now. Slater pursues the Waterman lifestyle, surfing and paddling while training full time, maintaining a busy travel schedule and creating content for brand partners. Follow Slater on Instragram @slatertrout
2.5 GoPro Mountain Games Audio Collage
For today's episode I wanted to do something a little different. I just returned from Vail, Colorado where the GoPro Mountain Games came back after a year's hiatus. It was so fun to be back racing with the Colorado SUP community. The 4.5 mile downriver race was well attended and I ran around and tried to capture the vibe with these audio clips. I hope you enjoy the format.
Check out the race results here
2.4 Maui Story Time & Spencer Lacy Undam the Klam Trip Report
This episode starts with Mike telling some stories from his recent trip to Maui. Then we have an interview with legend in the making Spencer Lacy @spencerlacy who just returned from a 230 mile trip down the Klamath River in Oregon and California where a series of 4 dams is slated for removal by 2023.
Learn more about the Maliko downwind run in Maui here: https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/glide-guide-mailiko-run/
Follow Finn and Jeffery Spencer on Insta: @jeffrey_spencer @finn_spencer
Check out Spencer Lacy's photo journal here: https://blog.badfishsup.com/undam-the-klam-by-spencer-lacy/
2.3 Interview with Norm Hann Guide, Instructor and Activist
In this episode I interview Norm Hann, owner of Norm Hann Expeditions. Norm guides clients in some of the most spectacular waters of North America on the Coast of British Columbia. Through his paddling Norm has become an activist fighting to protect the Great Bear Forest. In this episode Norm talks about how he became a guide in the Great Bear and ultimately fell in love with the landscape and the people.
Learn more about Norm's trips: https://normhann.com/
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NH is the place to be!
Mike, this podcast is awesome. I forgot that you had this, and binged on some episodes during a recent road trip.
I loved the interview with Marty P, that focused on the community development happening in Franklin. Being a NH native who spent a bit of time in the White Mountains / Franklin area growing up, it’s quite inspiring to hear about people like you and Marty, rolling up your sleeves, and making it happen. It’s been a long time coming..def a recipe for success that I’d imagine is already reaping the benefits, and has nowhere to go but up.
The Dan G and Slater T interviews were very interesting as well.
Keep it up!
All STOKE ABOARD!!!!!
I recently Competed in my first ever stand up paddleboard competition. It was a 5K flat water race in Park city Utah. And I’ve been a flyfishing guide in the Arkansas River Valley for a few years now. So I knew I had to stay loyal to the bad fish brand and movement. So I found a rental shop in the Utah area that was able to get me on a bad fish SUP. And I absolutely fell in love with this competition aspect of it mid race and wanted to figure out how I can get out and do this more. After the race I started pursuing more information about the sport and the movement that bad fish is trying to push in this industry. After finding this podcast I’ve been listening to every single one possible. And it is only giving me more stoked to get out and paddle. And also twice as stoked on staying loyal to the bad fish brand and the movement they are trying to place in this industry.
It’s a MUST LISTEN.
Brands like bad fish are outstanding became they are doing more then just selling boards. They are selling adventure. That’s a brand I want to get behind!! Mike clearly wants to adventure more then anyone around and you can tell. Not only that but he wants to help you adventure just as bad.
I have been really enjoying thepodcasts all the guests have been great. The podcast had great flow and is easy to listen to. Thank you Badfish Crew.