The Paddler's Pulse Podcast

At the heart of every paddler beats a passion for the water, kinship, competition, and conservation. This unique podcast aims to link all the paddling styles and stories under one common heartbeat. This is the Paddler's Pulse!
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Hey Paddlers! The Paddler's Pulse is the perfect place to get your fix when you can't be on the water. Regardless of craft, or the type of water you paddle, yer tuned-in to the right place!

Apr 21, 2017

We have a chance to connect with Paddlechica aka Kristin, who we and many others are HUGE fans of. Her blog has amazing stories and tips for paddlers, and deals with some pretty helpful and sometimes controversial topics. In this episode we talk about how the blog got started, how she began paddling, and some of her most treasured paddling adventures. Sit back and enjoy this time to hear everyone in the paddling community should really be stoked to have.

Food: Mexican
Shoes: flip flops!
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Color: Green and blue
Superhero: Aquaman, of course!
Ice cream: Heath Bar Crunch
Quote: "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."
Fruit: peaches!
Artist: Jack Johnson

Photo Credits below thank you to Trois and Zink!


Kristin, aka Paddlechica. I’m an avid dragon boat and outrigger paddler, and have been known to paddle other types of boats as well.

I’m a three-time member of the US IDBF National Dragon Boat Racing Team and have been fortunate enough to paddle all over the world in cool locations including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Canada, Hungary, England, and Italy.

I’ve also raced in the Liberty Challenge outrigger canoe race, and in 2014 was lucky enough to race through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific on a cayuco (a native Panamanian boat like an outrigger with no ama). Going through the locks of the canal was absolutely amazing!

In addition to all my awesome paddling fun, I also coach various teams. I spend as much time on the water as I can afford!

I started Paddlechica as a way to answer some of the questions that my fellow paddlers were asking me after practice. I hope you find this helpful. I welcome any comments, or contact me with suggestions and questions for future posts at