Hey there this is Leslie Kolovich. Today’s podcast I interview Stuart Robinson who paddled 57.5km (35 miles) across the Georgia Straight in British Columbia completely unassisted, and unaccompanied, last weekend in 7 hours. Stu tells us how he decided to do this crossing, how being prepared to do such a crossing is super important. Stu makes a statement in this interview that I love so much and rings true for just about all instances. He says, “it’s not until you are out of your comfort zone, that kinda magic happens, find your passion”.
Stu is the owner of Compass Adventure Water Sports Centre in Comax BC Canada, is a professional coach, and trainer for many sports. He started paddling in 2006, and was completely hooked on the sport after finishing the elite races in the crazy carnage of the 2009 Battle of The Paddle in California.
Compass Adventure Water Sports hosted Canada’s first ever Sup Surf Race Event in Tofino BC just last summer. Stu also talks about the growth of the sport in Canada, the race series they have and getting more and more youth involved.
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