Matej Holub

Name Matej Holub
Country CZ
Hometown Prague
Current Residence Prague
Age 30
Years Paddling 29
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Just being able to teach my kids how great our community is and paddle with them everyday.
What’s your definition of success?
Being happy with whatever you do and give it 100%.
If you got sponsors, give them a shout!
ZET kayaks, NRS, Werner paddles, Sweet Protection, Astral, System X and Boatpark. Glad all these stick to support me for many years since I was little 14 year bum.
Gnarliest thing you’ve ever eaten?
This year while traveling in Mexico -> spicy Camarones. We thought they were cooked. But it was like combo of Michelada with raw camarones. What a night 🙂 Other than that -> Mr. John Webster’s 21st birthday in Dirty Shame doing Jello shots was bad decision.
What are you doing to protect our free flowing rivers?
Supporting now this most active protection plan in Europe – Balkan Rivers Tours as it’s the last big free flowing river(I’ve been paddling there few times and it starts to be disaster). Also sharing love and support for Ecuador as there are many plans to dam more rivers. And I think it’s also important to watch closely what is happening in Oetztal valley (Austria) and Raundal valley (Norway) as those are always in danger.
Hoping that the view from rest of the society will change and we start to care in general about protection our nature – not only free flowing rivers as it’s all connected.
Displacement or planing hulls?
Planning hulls 100%.
How many days have you gone without showering?