About the Kayak Mainline Podcast

Kelly Blades and David Johnston bring you the latest outdoor & kayaking news as well as interviews with the biggest names in the sea kayak world.

Kelly Blades

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Kelly has been paddling kayaks for over 20 years and teaches internationally. A former actor turned kayak dirt bag turned fire fighter, Kelly is most proud of being a father of 2 and a husband of 23 years. The latter of those being the most impressive given the Blades family motto, “He (Kelly) is a handful at times”. 

David Johnston

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David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 18 years. He is a senior sea kayak instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several kayaking schools in Ontario, Canada.