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deepmud

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Long distance adventure touring
« on: April 12, 2015, 06:12:02 PM »
I found very few online accounts of even day long adventure type trips. I think this is in part due to sups not being the best long distances boat. I hope to put the few I find in this thread.

Nick Healey paddling in Prince William Sound Alaska

http://www.supthemag.com/videos/alaskan-sup-adventure/


Interesting he is paddling thru icy basin shorts.  Also his first inflatable board repair is a serious one.  Makes me think about what I would do before a trip like his.... Deliberately puncture and repair? Scary.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 09:12:03 PM »
Raw Oregon: A SUP Adventure


This kind of cove poking and beach camping looks like fun.
There are four parts.

Next I need to find the story of a race down the Yukon  I  saw once and didn't bookmark...
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 09:44:16 PM »
Hi deepmud,

I think expedition and day trip adventure sup paddling is a lot more common than you realize. You will find dozens of camping expeditions and full day trips right here on the zone, and many more from other cites and blog spots.

http://www.normhann.com/sup-expeditions/

http://linaaugaitis.blogspot.ca/p/expeditions.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/destinations/an-adventure-close-to-home-what-its-like-to-paddle-from-vancouver-to-victoria/article17618948/




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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 10:08:40 PM »
Maybe I  am using the  wrong search terms.  I have enjoyed a few on this forum to be sure.  It just seems rather surf and downwind heavy.  Nothing wrong with that, I am just looking  for more of what I have around here. I will read your links! Thanks!

Another vid.....Mississippi from the source to the sea! He started in a little more than a ditch!

 
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 03:59:12 AM »
This team did 9 days on the River Severn in the UK - source to sea in 2013. I think they had a support vehicle though.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 04:12:10 AM »
And then there's another Zoner:
EXPEDITION: Canada to Mexico PADDLER: Will Schmidt
I forget his Zone name.... help?


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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 11:46:08 AM »
Awesome! I'm going to be busy catching up. I'd read "Baidarka" where it was explained the Aleut had made it to Baja (forced by Russian fur traders)  - I'm looking forward to the journey on SUP.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 12:05:40 PM »
In the summer of 2013, Matt Honor paddled 1250 miles (2000 km) solo down the Columbia River (that's upwind through the Gorge), and portaged all the dams.  https://www.facebook.com/TheBigRiverRun

Also, there was The Big SUP....paddling Big Sur from Carmel to Cayucos  https://www.facebook.com/SupBigSur
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 12:31:32 PM »
Cool thread.

deepmud, that southern OR coast video is really cool. I've only done one downwinder off of OR, Otter Rock to Nye Beach, off Newport. It is deep, dark, cold and heavy. And, for some reason, knowing that there is huge sea life in there, probably seeing you even though you don't see it, worked on my mind. Can't imagine doing southern OR coast, especially on displacement, fixed fin, Barks, with a heavy load. What a trip! Looked like all the paddlers in that vid knew what they were doing and did a great job, especially considering their equipment and the conditions, which I am sure the video significantly understates.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 12:34:03 PM »
Deepmud, long distance paddle adventures are great.  I think you will find many of them if you look a bit.
 
My friend Jeff Chang and I paddled around the island of Oahu, 124 miles, that was a good adventure, there are some pictures form our adventure posted here:
http://zenwaterman.blogspot.com/2013/03/paddling-around-oahu-124-miles-in-3-days.html

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 01:01:18 PM »
Wow, BPS, very cool adventure and some amazing distance too.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 01:15:34 PM »
this one, from a few posts down below, was great :D

http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,26075.0.html

Thanks for the link Robert - your paddle board looks like my sea kayak - makes me wonder if I could stand in it! lol


covesurfer - I think that Oregon coast type cove exploring would be great up here in Kachemak Bay, out of Seldovia - I have a friend with a plane, maybe I can try some of that this summer :D I've been there on kayak.



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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 02:33:52 PM »
Great links posted here, and thanks for starting this thread since overnighters and long-distance trips are something that I'm more and more interested in.  I posted a short recap of my first overnighter in late '13..

http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,22600.msg226865.html#msg226865

Since then I've been dreaming up on various ways to travel by SUP and have started to experiment with carrying my bike on my inflatable, and then the reverse, so I can travel long distances by both water and road/trail.  I posted my first attempt here 2 weeks ago

http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,26877.msg278763.html#msg278763

I went again last weekend to continue to hone in my setup and am editing a video of it that I hope to post soon.  My goal is to do a longer trip, preferably overnight, that links up a water/road combo of travel. 

These vids and stories are getting me more stoked to do an epic trip, there's some dudes out there really going for it!  Keep 'em coming!
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