Paddlecast #20: Japan’s number one Kenny Kaneko talks Molokai, family and the future of paddling
My guest today is a great paddler and an all-round great guy, and he's someone I have a great deal of respect for. Kenny Kaneko is Japan's long-time number one, but he's also a fantastic ambassador for paddling in general. We chatted about his love of Molokai, outrigger and his original plan to become a pro football player. Kenny also shared his thoughts on the power of paddling, the future of the sport and life as a family man in the quarantine era.
“Pretty bummed,” defending champ Travis Grant is injured and OUT of Molokai
Defending champion and four-time winner Travis Grant has withdrawn from this year's Molokai-2-Oahu race through injury, throwing the door wide open for what is surely the most prestigious title in our sport. Tr
“Trade Week” 2019: Who’s paddling for who this season?
The pre-season shuffle is virtually complete with nearly a dozen athletes changing teams ahead of the international race season. I call it "Trade Week" in honour of the big sporting leagues (NBA, AFL, etc) that have set periods each year where players can be poached by rival teams. SUP athlete
Trade Week: Japan #1 Kenny Kaneko joins Team ONE
In brief: Japan's long-reigning number one Kenny Kaneko has departed Team JP and moved to ONE ahead of the 2019 season, delivering the boutique Aussie brand one of the sport's finest ambassadors and hardest-working athletes. Kenny
Your breakfast briefing: Vikings, Japan and the world’s straightest SUP race.
Good morning and welcome to your daily briefing, Brekkie Bites. Each day I'll be sharing a few bite-sized bits of news to keep you updated on what's been happening in the SUP world. Here's the latest...
Fiona Wylde, Lincoln Dews sweep the SUP Japan Cup as 300+ paddlers hit the surf in Chigasaki
World number number two Lincoln Dews and number three Fiona Wylde have each produced a clean sweep in Chigasaki, surviving the challenging combination of an international field and typhoon swell to claim the 300-strong Mynavi SUP Japan Cup and earn another 40x Paddl
Michael Booth and Yuka Sato Win The Japan Cup; Matt Nottage and Kenny Kaneko Pick Up Podium Spots
In brief: Michael Booth has defended his Japan Cup title on the black sands of Chigasaki this weekend, overpowering a small but elite field of internationals that raced alongside hundreds of weekend warrio