Episode 024 – Zhen Paintal | Adventure sports buff & Co-founder of Inspire Crew

Photograph courtesy of Samuel Ferreira

Zhen Paintal is an adventure sports buff, and the co-founder of Inspire Crew. Find her skateboarding, catching surf breaks, and traversing slacklines around Goa, and various undisclosed locations.

Listen to her journey that includes a solo backpacking and volunteering trip to now being an integral part of a collective the supports women in adventure sports across India.

Photograph courtesy of Dhruv Vishwasrao

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Also mentioned in this episode:
Abhijeet Singh
Active 8 sports
Adventure Breaks
Ajay Padval
Allwyn Kanwar
Aloha Surf India
Anissa Lamare
Anita Naidu
Arunachal Pradesh to Gujrat cycling
Benjammin Reid-Howells
Between Years Festival
Bhupesh Patil
Duke’s Nose
Essel World
Ganesha 8B+
Gowri Varanashi
India Open of Surfing
Karnataka Government
Kopal Goyal
Lekha Rathinam
Mel Batson
Mercedes Benz
Nadia Gomes
Neil Dsouza
Nick Smith
Piso skateboards
Planet Goa
Prashant Kumar
Prerna Dangi
Psynyde Bikes
Sadhana Forest
Salman Khan
Samar Farooqui
Sayali Maharao
Shalini Menezes
Skatelife Goa
Social Offline
Sunita Chauhan
Tattva boards
Trip 360
Vacation Labs
Vasudhaiva Ride
Vinay Menon


Correction: Five new sports included in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboarding, Sports Climbing, and Surfing; not MTB and Snowboarding as you may hear in this episode!

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Music by Nordgroove from Fugue

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Music by BackSpace from Fugue

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