A few weeks back, shortly after Fisher Grant was on the podcast, we noticed a nice SW Swell headed to Costa Rica, the PaddleWoo headquarters… I didn’t have much going on that week, so I invited Fisher and Kieran down to surf with me and they brought along Pro Longboarder Steven McLean. This video is from a marathon day at a reef break up the way. 8 Hours in the water, 9 boards in total and 16GB of footage. Enjoy!
A huge congrats to Mo Freitas who won the PaddleWoo video contest. Mo won the voting, with both Colin McPhillips and Adam Champagne, from Standup Journal, having Mo in the top spot. He also had the most view on his video and most votes. Mo takes home $2,000 for the top spot. (more…)
Kieran Grant is a powerhouse of a surfer. He spent the last week doing huge hacks on beach and reef breaks with a nice SW swell in the water. He rides for East Coast Paddle for SUP surf boards, and Hovie for race boards, 27 North Paddles, Clever Surfboards, Paddleboard House, Sun Bum sunscreen, Maui Jim sunglasses and FloMotion.
Having just spent a week with Kieran, let me try to explain what type of guy he is… Kieran always has a smile on his face. He is the first guy out of the car pulling boards off the top of the roof. Last night at dinner we were crushing all the fish and he made sure to save some for my wife and daughter. He can surf for 3 hours, spearfish for 3 hours then clean all the fish when everyone else can’t move.
Now let’s talk about what kind of a surfer he is… He is riding a 7.4 x 24 that can’t be more than 73 liters (he weighs 170lbs) and can paddle it no problem. He sinks it to his thigh. I would compare his frontside hacks to Sunny Garcia or Pancho Sullivan. He’ll chuck it vertical in any backside section and throw airs over reef…
Listen to Kieran talk paddle enhanced surfing from the paddlewoo headquarters in Costa Rica!