Firefighter Beau Whitehead and stand up paddleboard shaper Tom Swetish have teamed up to design and create the “Project 343”. The board, itself a tribute to the fallen firefighters on 9/11, will be raced by Whitehead this weekend at Round the Rock in Seattle.
After paddling for 70 days, from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, Alex Linnell has become the first person to stand up paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River. Let that sink in for a second then read on for an interview with Alex and his family.
Sometimes people think they are crazy. Why travel half-way around the world to paddle for 24 days? But when Sydney firefighters and SUP lovers Ben Chalmers and Shane Austin tell their story, thoughts of crazy turn to impassioned support for their adventure.