Junior Lifeguards

Stoked Grom Stories: Mulder Brothers

Stoked Groms: Levi and Judah Mulder - surfers, board paddlers, volunteers to help others

In the third episode of Stoked Grom Stories we speak with Levi and Judah Mulder, two young men who enjoy a life in the cold ocean around Santa Cruz, California. We hear of the brothers surfing together, competing on the middle school surf team, and growing up steps from Steamer Lane with a great group of friends. Levi and Judah take us through their move from Chicago to Santa Cruz as young kids, their stories as Junior Lifeguards and both being on the fastest paddle relay teams in California. The boys share their stoke for helping disabled persons enjoy the ocean with their time volunteering with Ride A Wave, tell us a shark story, and do an amazing job handling the dreaded lightning round of grom questions. Great stuff from two great, young watermen.

This Ocean Life Podcast Mulder Brothers Steamer Lane

Episode 56: Kailyn Winter

Kailyn Winter - Team USA board paddler, strength on water

In Episode 56 we chat with Kailyn Winter, a 15-year old woman of the water who represented Team USA in the 2018 ISA World Paddleboard Championships. Kailyn shares her story of training and qualifying in rough water for the USA Team in Santa Cruz at the legendary Jay Race, the excitement of making the team, and her months of dedicated training and preparation for the ISA event. We hear of Kailyn’s travel to the island of Hainan, China, her perspective on representing the USA on this international stage, and competing in both team and individual board paddling events. Kailyn shares a gnarly story of losing her water bottles at the start of the 12-mile distance race and overcoming physical and emotional challenges to be part of an incredible photo finish at the end of a grueling event. Huge congratulations to Kailyn for her success at the ISAs and for being an amazing representative of USA paddle sports.

Thanks for sharing Kailyn’s ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of her on Instagram and the ISA website

This Ocean Life Podcast Kailyn Winter

Episode 13: Steiny

Jonathan Steinberg and Style for the Ages

In Episode #13 of This Ocean Life podcast we speak with Jonathan Steinberg, aka Steiny, a man of the surfmat who has kept his ocean life real since the 1960’s growing up in Southern California. Steiny shares his perspective on enjoying life riding waves and sharing his ocean experience with friends and family. Steiny gives us the low down on the forgotten art of wave riding on the surfmat and the ever-tranquil longboard kelp bed fishing. We also get inspired by hearing about the Ride-A-Wave foundation that takes any less fortunate or disabled person out for a day in the waves. This is a really fun epsiode with an amazing character and man of the ocean.

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