Paddle Monster Launches Surfski & Kayak Training and App with Surfski World Champion Teneale Hatton

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Coach Hatton will be specializing in surfski and kayak technique and training and will be coaching a select group of paddlers online through and the Paddle Monster app for the upcoming 2017 season and beyond.

“I am super stoked to be a part of such an awesome group of people and excited to meet more of the paddling community,” says Hatton. “Paddle Monster is a great way to have your own personal coach and to be a part of a larger paddling community.”

Over the last eight years, Teneale Hatton’s accomplishments include:

  • 2012 Olympian for Team New Zealand
  • 6-time World Champion K1 1000m, K1 5000m, Open Ocean ski, U23 Marathon, U23 Ocean Ski, Open Double Ski World Record K1 1000m 2014
  • 10-time Canoe Sprint World Cup medalist
  • 10-time Ocean Ski World Series gold medalist
  • New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Team 2011-2016
  • AUT Blues awards 2013, 2014, 2015
  • New Zealand Blues awards 2011
  • Hatton is currently campaigning towards the 2017 World Surfski Series Championship title and the 2017 Ocean Ski World Championships in November in Hong Kong.

“We’re excited to welcome Coach Hatton to Paddle Monster to train Surfski and Kayak paddlers,” says Paddle Monster Co-Founder, John Beausang. “It’s not often the average paddler has the opportunity to be coached by a multiple world-champion and arguably one of the world’s top surfski and K1 paddlers. Her Ocean ski and K1 experience makes her the perfect coach for surfski and kayak paddlers looking to take their training to the next level.”


Plus: Weekly training plans for Advanced, Intermediate and Novice in Warm Climates, Northern and Southern Hemisphere paddlers, and contact with Coach Hatton.

What to expect from the Paddle Monster app for All-Access Members

And the Web interface:


Training with Coach Hatton

Each week, Coach Hatton will coach beginner, intermediate and advanced paddlers, providing paddle and strength training programs. Paddlers in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres will have plans tailored to their specific race seasons. Paddlers can ask questions about the plans, technique, and training through the Paddle Monster coaching platform and receive direct responses and coaching from Hatton on how to adjust the plans to meet their individual goals and schedules. Paddle Monster surfski and kayak includes information on paddling technique, theory and strategy, including demonstration, how-to and drill videos, long-form blog posts and a forum where members can discuss every aspect of paddling.

Teneale Hatton joins a team of the world’s best including Standup Paddleboard Coach Larry Cain, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist in Sprint Canoe and former Team Canada Olympic Sprint Canoe Coach, and Paddle Strength and Power Coach, Chris Chapman (Olympic K1, C1 and Trampoline Strength Coach) for the coming 2017 paddle season.

“I’m super excited to have Teneale Hatton join us at Paddle Monster,” says Larry Cain. “I’ve personally watched Teneale win a World Championship in K1, and have seen her rip it up on a surfski on which she’s also a world champ. A multiple world champion who knows her stuff, is an excellent communicator – she’s going to be an amazing addition to the Paddle Monster coaching team.”

For more information on how to join Paddle Monster and be coached by Teneale Hatton, go to

Paddlers who wish to receive updates about the Surfski Launch, weekly tips and surfski and kayak training information, and to get on the waiting list to be trained by Coach Teneale Hatton can sign up here.

Paddle Monster Surfski & Kayak is scheduled to launch on February 15, 2017 and will be coaching and preparing paddlers of all levels for major regional, national and international events such as Chattajack 31, The Carolina Cup, Sharkbite Challenge, OABI Detroit, Key West Classic, Gorge Downwind Championships, Canadian Surfski championships, Hong Kong Dragon Run, Perth Doctor, and many others.