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New Caledonia's 17-year-old superstar Noïc Garioud dropped by the Paddlecast studio for a chat while on holidays in Australia. We talked travel, training and why he stubbornly REFUSED to try stand up paddling in the early days. Plus: What it's like to compete against guys like Boothy and Titou. Noïc has quickly established himself as one of the best downwind paddlers on the planet, and last year he had some breakout performances on flat water to cement his position in the top tier of the sp


Courtney Hancock and Caine Eckstein have won the "Iron X" multi-discipline paddle race on Australia's Sunshine Coast today, beating an all-star field of ocean athletes to win the invite-only, $100-000 specialty event. The inaugural edition of Iron X (aka "the biggest race you've never heard of"), which combines traditional surf lifesaving (known as "ironman" in Australia but better described as "lifeguard raci