In this episode we talk with the prolific surfer and prone paddle boarder, Steve Shlens. Steve went from a broken back to winning the 32-mile Catalina Classic 1-year later. Steve has a crazily colorful and successful paddling career including national championship wins as a Jr LIfeguard in the 1980s, wins at Molokai 2 Oahu and Catalina Classic events, and onto a 2015 international win with the United States ISA Team which he now COACHES. After 4 years away from surfing, Steve’s first wave back was at Teahupoo, before Teahupoo was a household name. Steve takes us through his amazing ocean life and shares some great thoughts on the mental aspect of endurance sports and leveraging challenges in day to day life to push us beyond our limits in the ocean.
Thanks for sharing Steve's ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of Steve on the ThisOceanLife.TV Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook pages. We are also on Twitter ranting about anything cool happening in the ocean.
This episode is sponsored by Shearwater Paddleboards, a family-owned company that hand-crafts prone paddleboards and surfboards. If you want to be fast and comfortable in the water, check them out at www.ShearWaterPaddleboards.com