Molokai Champ Sean Rice Coming to Newport RI July 29, 30th

Sean and Kenny Rice 2015 TNT Race Deep Cove,Vancouver,(Betsy Echols photo)

Sean’s Workshop, Newport, RI

PaddleLife has planned a whole weekend of surfski fun with Sean Rice and we really hope that you will join us! So, block off July 29th and 30th 2017 in your diaries and don’t miss out!

The schedule for the weekend is going to be as follows:

Saturday 29th July AM: We are going to be taking part in “The Battle of the Bay” race in Jamestown. It is a fun, social event and a fantastic opportunity to get paddling around some beautiful scenery. We would highly recommend you try make this event! 

The race start is at 10am and registration for the race is at

Please contact race organiser Tim Dwyer for more information regarding the race: 


Saturday 29th July PM: PaddleLife Workshop for beginner/intermediate paddlers.

Time: 1pm-4pm

After the Battle of the Bay race, we will be hosting a 3 hour workshop. This will be suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers and will be held in flat water (in Jamestown). This will be the perfect opportunity to learn everything you might need to know about surfski paddling as a newbie. If you don’t have any craft then we would be happy to help you to find a stable boat and some paddles to borrow or rent. ALL paddlers are welcome no matter your experience! If you’ve ever wanted to just try the sport then that time is now! NO experience = NO problem!

 Topics covered in the workshop:

  • Optimizing your equipment set up (boats, paddles etc)
  • Optimum paddle stroke technique and one to one feedback
  • Maximising efficiency
  • Stability drills and techniques
  • General tips and advice
  • Safety on the water (remounts etc)

Sunday July 30th : Full-day SURFSKI EXPERT Workshop with 2017 Molokai Champion – SEAN RICE!!!!

Sean Rice, 2017Molokai Winner

Time: 9pm-4pm

We are hosting a full day Surfski Expert workshop on Sunday 30th July with Sean Rice 2017 Molokai Champion! The focus of the workshop is paddling in the open water and downwind skills, as well as training tips and race preparation. The day will begin with video analysis and review of each paddler and their stroke while on an erg. This will leave every paddler with video footage of how the look while paddling along with the respective feedback and corrections from Sean.

Shortly after we are done there we will be using a new and exciting top secret venue this year right near Newport that will provide us with safe entry but also as much wind and waves as we like to practice and learn everything else you might need to know. We will have a sandy beach and gentle waves to use all afternoon.

This workskshop will be suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers. Some of the day will be spent on flat water and some on rougher/open ocean. 

Topics covered in the SURFSKI EXPERT workshop:

  • What does it take to win Molokai and to be a World Champion
  • Pre race routine
  • Discovering your optimum nutrition & hydration on and off the water
  • Individual VIDEO analysis of paddle stroke technique and one to one feedback
  • Stability and boat handling skills and techniques
  • Downwind paddling secrets
  • Surf riding skills at a beach
  • Surfski entry techniques from a beach
  • Paddling specfic relaxation and stretching exercises
  • Training tips and program building

All workshops are conducted by the international surfski champion, Sean Rice. Sean is an extremely experienced surfski coach and conducts his workshops in a friendly and relaxed manner. Each paddler will come away with a whole new field of surfski knowledge and will experience an unforgettable day on the water with one of the best in the sport. 

PaddleLife prides itself on offering a high quality learning experience. All workshops are limited to a small group of 12 participants to ensure everyone gets one-on-one experience. Each workshop is adjusted accordingly to suit the level and speed of the group. 

We will have a social event (dinner) organised for the Saturday evening at a restaurant near by. All welcome as we would love to have you there to chat more. Info on this to follow once we have all our registrations. We are trying to make this a whole weekend of activity!

After both workshops, there will time for more “surfski chat”. We can cover any topic you like and we encourage questions!
Space is limited so please go sign up and register soon so as to not miss your spot!

We hope to see you there!! Please feel free to pop us an email if you have any questions!! (

See you all soon!

Sean Rice

+44 7949 509385