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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!
10 Episodes
In this retailer spotlight I speak with Brian "Vince" Vincent, General Manager of Appomattox River Company in Farmville, Virginia. Vince talks about the long history of the shop, the local paddling scene in Virginia and even local politics! on Instagram 
Its a new year and a great time to set some goals for the upcoming paddling season. Mike chats with Brittany and Natali of RVR2RVR and the Eddy Out Podcast about their paddling goals for the season and some thoughts about the value of setting goals. 
For today's interview I caught up with Jeramie Vaine. Jeramie occupies a unique niche in stand up paddling. He lives in Jupiter, Fla. and is a Yoga instuctor, avid racer and fisherman. If you want to learn more about Jeramie check out his website: or his instagram @jvaine1 Email us your winter paddling stories to 
In this episode I interviewed the former Editor in Chief at SUPtheMag Will Taylor. Will is currently the Gear Director at Outside Magazine and a surfer and paddler from Gold Beach, Oregon. Will talks about his perspective on stand up paddling from the boom years through to the demise of SUPtheMag. Will shares a great story of one of his favorite paddling adventures and offers some thoughts on the future of print magazines. 
For this episode I did an extended retailer spotlight with Jaime Caluya of SUP California. Hear about her journey from her home of Australia to the US and how she decided to leave behind a career as a Pharmacist to become a paddling shop owner. Also she teaches me some Aussie slang. 
In this episode we interview 2004 Whitewater Kayak Slalom Olympic silver medalist Rebecca Giddens. She talks about her journey to becoming an Olympic medalist and World Champion as well as her second racing career in SUP and founding the Kern River Brewing Company in Kernville, CA. Rebecca's silver medal run in 2004. 
For this episode I interviewed one of the most influential paddlers of the past 30 years in both whitewater kayaking and stand up paddling. Dan Gavere is a professional athlete, event organizer, announcer and sales rep who is based out of Hood River, Oregon and Ottawa, Ontario. Dan has paddled all over the world and in this episode I asked him to count down his top 5 favorite paddling destinations anywhere in the world. Dan's Top 5:1. Soca River, Slovenia 2. Cocoa Beach, Florida3. Missoula, Montana4. Santa Cruz, CA5. Ottawa, OntarioHonorable Mention: Colorado, USA and Hood River, OR
1.3 Self Support Paddling

1.3 Self Support Paddling


In this episode we talk about a style of paddling that is really important to us at Badfish...self-support. What is self-support paddling? Think of backpacking on a paddleboard. Overnight trips on a lake, river or the ocean where you carry your gear with you. We hope this episode inspires you to get out there and explore your backyard or destinations further afield. Interviews with Badfish co-founder Zack Hughes and Badfish team rider and good friend Bradley Hilton. E-mails from team riders about their favorite self-support missions: 6:28Interview with Zack Hughes: 17:06Interview with Bradley Hilton: 38:17
Back with another episode of the Badfish SUP Journal. Today's guest is longtime pro paddler, coach, race director and owner of Performance Paddling, Anthony Vela. AV is as involved in stand up paddling scene nationally and internationally as anyone and I wanted to talk with him about the state of Stand Up Paddleboard racing and his background. Please send us an email to with your quarantine paddling stories and stay safe!Retailer Spolight: 7:04AV Interview: 9:58
1.1 C-Mac Interview

1.1 C-Mac Interview


First ever episode of the Badfish SUP Journal. A production of Badfish in Salida, CO. We manufacture stand up paddleboards, river surfing boards and related products. The audio journal brings you stories from our world and from the broader world of paddling. Paddleboards are one of the most versatile platforms for adventure on all types of water. Our goal with the podcast is to tell stories around a shared passion for being on the water. In this first episode we talk with one of the true pioneers in stand up paddling, Charlie Macarthur. Charlie, AKA, C-Mac is the owner of Aspen Kayak and SUP School in Aspen, Colorado. In this interview he talks about first being introduced to paddleboarding in 1973 in Hawaii. He talks about his own personal progression with SUP and as an instructor trainer with the ACA (American Canoe Association) he talks about larger trends in the sport. C-Mac also talks about his training regime that has kept him being competitive in races well into his 50's. Story Time, Badfish Origins: 1:26Badfish News: 10:17Retailer Spotlight: CKS Main Street 12:24C-Mac Interview: 16:20
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