Sean Rice

DOB: 5 August 1989

Born: Cape Town, South Africa

Weapon of Choice: Think Kayaks

Vaikobi item you couldn't live without: I couldn’t live without my V Storm gear. I wouldn't survive a winter without it!!


Sean is the 2013 ICF Surfski Champion and 2017 Molokai champion and has a string of victories at pretty much every major surfski event around the globe! A professional paddler for the past 8 years, Sean's achievements make him always the one to beat.

Sean's love and passion for the sport is carried wherever he goes and is evident on and off the race course. Not only is he a dedicated athlete, he is a passionate teacher with a mission to spread the ocean paddling lifestyle around the world.

Sean and his wife Emily are currently living in Richmond, London where they continue to run their coaching business PaddleLife, of which Vaikobi is also a proud supporter.  For more information and dates go to Paddlelife