Erik Basden

Erik Basden


I have always had a passion for health and fitness and played many different sports growing up! From football, basketball and baseball to soccer and weight training. But surfing is my first love. I've surfed around the world! California, Costa Rica, Fiji, Australia and of course all over Hawaii. When I moved to Kona from Oahu in 2008 I witnessed the Ironman World Championship Triathlon for the first time and was bitten by the tri bug. I got goosebumps watching all the amazing athletes cross the finish line and hearing their stories. Soon after I began training for and competing in triathlons... and the sport took me across the most famous tri finish line on Ali'i Drive. 

I strive to be a good role model for my daughter. To live an active and healthy lifestyle and I hope to inspire as many people as possible along the way as well. 

In my leisure time I like to go on adventures with my daughter and her friends around the Big Island. We go to the beach to relax, paddle board or swim. We also enjoy going to the movies, attending local events and bbq'ing at sunset. My favorite foods mainly consist of organic protein, quality carbs, fruit and good fat. Examples would be local grass fed beef, chicken and fish like poke, local sweet potatoes, quinoa, avocados, bananas, blueberries and green salads. Also, I can't go a day without a protein shake with Pure Hawaiian Spirulina and there's always room for pizza and chocolate! My hobbies include taking photos and learning about health and nutrition. I also enjoy reading, relaxing, eating and listening to music. 

On a professional level, I help manage the Kona Canoe Club restaurant in Kona Town. I've been in the hospitality industry most of my life and enjoy the challenges it brings. 



I take BioAstin

...because taking care of my health is very important to me. BioAstin is a very powerful all natural antioxidant and it helps protect my cells from the damage caused by free radicals. I feel healthier now than I did when I was in my 20's! BioAstin has really improved my overall health so I can continue to do the things I love for years to come. 

My training consists mainly of swimming, cycling, running, weightlifting, surfing and stretching. My favorite workouts? Surfing and weight training. Being in the ocean and catching a wave feels amazing and it brings me pure happiness. Weightlifting is also something that gets me pumped and helps me relieve stress.

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Race Highlights

I've had several age group podium finishes in 5K, 10K and half marathon running races. I've competed in 7 Olympic distance, 7 Ironman 70.3 and 3 full Ironman triathlons including 2 Ironman World Championship finishes in Kona. As a part of my racing, I raise funds to help fight cancer and I try to support my local community anyway I can.