Join us each month for our free speaker series, Expert, for a 1-hour live presentation from the leading voices in paddling-related racing, training, health, fitness, and safety. Each session is broadcast via Facebook Live and recorded for on-demand viewing anytime.

In each broadcast, we talk in-depth with the biggest names in the paddling world with an eye to comprehensively answering one simple question: How do I paddle faster? 

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Race Strategy:

Insider Tips from

a World Champion

Sunday, January 26, 2020

6:00 PM Pacific

Broadcast via Facebook Live

Danny Ching

Three-time Molokai OC1 World Champion, ISA SUP World Champion, U.S. National Champion in surf ski, pronesprint kayak (K1), sprint canoe (C1), and V1 (rudderless canoe), Danny Ching is arguably one of the most versatile elite paddling athletes in the pro ranks. Today, at age 37, he is still crushing it, in no small part due to his smart, savvy race strategy on the water - he is among the best race tacticians out there.​

In this live, exclusive interview for Tahoe Waterman's EXPERT Speaker Series, we'll get into it with Danny about his experience and insights for paddling faster by racing smarter. Danny will share his secrets for starts, early race positioning, drafting, maintaining mental toughness, covering moves by competitors, setting up for the finish, and getting the sprint to the finish right. 

Danny's unique insights on race strategy will be helpful for SUP, outrigger, surf ski, and prone board paddlers. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to get inside the head of one of the world's winningest professional paddle athletes. 

Event Details

Price: Free   (RSVP)

Date: 6:00 - 7:00 PM | Sunday, January 26, 2020

Facebook Live: Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

On-Demand: Coming soon. (Link will be posted after the live presentation)

About Danny Ching

At age 37, Danny Ching has squarely secured his spot as the greatest paddle sports athlete in Southern California, and he is recognized worldwide as an expert waterman. Danny is the son of Al Ching, the founder and head coach of southern California's famed Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club.


Danny started paddle racing early, entering and winning his first grom race, and by age 15 he was racing with Lanakila's elite men's team. Fast forward to 2002 and Danny was well on his way to multiple state, national, and international outrigger racing titles. In 2009, Danny rode SUPs massive rise in popularity, racing and winning around the world on a stand-up board including the 2009 Hennessy USA SUP Championship.

Not content to dominate in outrigger and SUP paddling, Danny has notched national titles in prone, surf ski, sprint kayak, sprint canoe, V1, and the dragon boat team World Championships.

Danny's coaching career is equally impressive having training the Lanikila men's OC6 team to US Championships three times, the Lanakila women's OC6 crew to a Molokai World Championship win, and guiding OC1 phenom Ryland Hart to a 19U Molokai Solo World Championship.


Danny is co-founder of 404 Basecamp, manufacturers of 404 stand up paddle boards, and Hippo Stick paddles.   

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Pillars of Performance

Scott Estrada, CPT/CNC 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Science's three essential, practical fundamentals of human performance that keep you competing effectively while living in a world of modern stressors.

In this presentation, you'll learn:

  • Water - Just how vital the source and structure of your water are in true hydration and recovery.

  • Gut check - the permeability of this membrane is ground zero for human performance and it has never been more under attack.

  • Breathwork - Superventilation is the most profound tool for de-stressing your system. Learn to use it well and thrive

RSVP to Win a Performance Package: Scott has generously contributed the following Performance Package for two attendees (one in-person and one on Facebook Live). You must RSVP for this event to win:

  • High Vibe Life Strategies e-Collection

  • 50% off a private consultation with Scott Estrada

Event Details

Price: Free   (RSVP)

Date: 7:00 - 8:00 PM | Thursday, December 5, 2019

In-Person: Crossfit Truckee, 40153 Truckee Airport Road,  Truckee, CA 96161  MAP

Facebook Live: Click here to join the live broadcast (Link is live just before the In-Person presentation on Dec. 5, 2019)

On-Demand: Coming soon. (Link will be posted after the live presentation)

Be sure to RSVP to be eligible for the drawing of two Performance Packages from Scott Estrada.

About Scott Estrada

Scott Estrada, CPT/CNC, is a certified nutritional consultant and has been coaching and consulting in the field of human performance for over 25 years, with an emphasis on longevity science, brain optimization, anti-aging strategies, disease prevention, and superfood nutrition. He is the health/nutrition coach for Standup Paddle magazine, and Samata, the woman's magazine focused on balance and empowerment in the SUP world. His published articles address the most nutrient-dense foods and how to use them daily to optimize performance. Scott coaches paddlers across the spectrum from elite athletes to those dealing with many different disease states. Learn more about Scott and his work with Dr. Zach Bush, MD.

Scott believes Soil Health = Human Health and supports the work of Farmers Footprint, a nonprofit focused on Regenerative Agriculture. Learn more at