''I just love to sail scared” - #24 - Kai Katchadourian - The Windsurfing Podcast

You might know Kai Katchadourian as the voice of the Aloha Classic. But did you know he locked in multiple semifinal appearances in that very contest going head to head with all the big names of the 90s? Did you know he was a part of the first „real” Jaws session? Did you know he was crowned Worlds Fastest Drummer? And in our opinion one of the most historically knowledgable windsurfers out there. yet lives in Finland out of all places. This and much more in the newest installment of The Windsurfing Podcast.

Welcome to ‘The Windsurfing Podcast’ this is where we are going to dive deep into the world of professional windsurfing. World Champions, legends, shapers, activists, industry members, media people… they will all get grilled by Maciek Rutkowski – a professional windsurfer himself, PWA race winner, podium finisher, and, by his own admission, the sports biggest fan. Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy an exclusive look into the minds of windsurfing’s most interesting people.

0:00 Intro, Finland/Maui Life

9:00 Exploring and finding Cape Verde 1996

15:25 San Francisco/Maui background

34:34 Maui vibe and importance

42:30 Evolution of wave gear, selling the dream

48:53 Simmer role? history and future

55:50 Competitive windsurfing general

1:09:44 Sponsoring riders

1:15:18 Waves, best, biggest, Traversa

1:39:42 Jaws history

1:45:10 Drumming champion

1:47:34 Commentating, hustling and being a good pro

1:54:10 Quickfire

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