Veteran Sets Off on 1,400 Mile SUP Trip for Charity
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June 4, 2014

Stand Up Paddle Against Depression: The Journey Continues! (Will Schmidt)

After completing two successful long distance stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rides, Will Schmidt is now making his most ambitious paddle. This time, he is paddling his SUP 1,400 miles from Canada to Mexico.

Schmidt’s first trip. “Stand Up Paddle Against Depression: A Personal Journey” took him on a 45.2-mile trip from Avalon Harbor to Dana Point where he rode out 4 to 6 foot swells. His second trip began in Oxnard and ended in Dana Point. The 320 mile paddle took him through the five inner Channel Islands.

His journey is designed to inspire those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has raised a total of $50,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and provides assistance to those wounded during their time in the service.

Fans and friends can track Schmidt on his website areyoinspiredyet.com

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