SUP Against Depression, The Journey Continues

Will Schmidt is Stand Up Paddling against depression on Infinity SUP.

DANA POINT, California - Southern California Lifestyle SUP Athlete, Will Schmidt, has teamed up with Infinity SUP for his latest ocean challenge which is being called, "Stand Up Paddle Against Depression: The Journey Continues!"

While exclusively paddling 14' Infinity race boards, Schmidt will attempt a solo open ocean stand up paddle journey that will launch from Oxnard, CA, touch all eight Channel Islands and land in Dana Point Harbor. This attempt will be the first of its kind.  

Escorted by the "Campbell Sloop", a 34' Catalina Sailboat, Schmidt will negotiate roughly 320 nautical miles of open water during a week long paddle which began yesterday when he traveled to Channel Islands Harbor.  Today he is expected to begin his on-the-water progress by 9 or 10 in the morning local time.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project to aid in anxiety, depression, and PTSD research as well as Casa Hogar Orphanage in Mexico. Fundraising is being conducted in two web locations including a GoFundMe Web Page for Stand UP Paddle Against Depression and Will's website at AreYouInspiredYet.com

Click here to watch a live satellite tracking of this journey.

For more information, athlete bio, or to schedule an interview please contact Will Schmidt at [email protected]

For more information about Infinity SUP and their products and services please visit the Infinity SUP Website or contact David Boehne at [email protected]

*Infinity SUP is part of the Boardworks Surf Family 

About Boardworks Surf:

Based in Carlsbad California, Boardworks Surf, a leader in the standup paddle industry, designs and manufactures innovative and award winning standup paddle boards, paddles, surfboards and accessories. The focus of Boardworks is to build user-friendly performance products that make your time on the water more enjoyable. There are many types of waterways in this world and many different ways to enjoy Stand Up Paddling. Boardworks’ design approach ensures that you have the perfect board for your next SUP or surf adventure.  Along with the Boardworks branded products, Boardworks manufactures SUP boards and surfboards for some of the worlds premier brands including Infinity, Badfish Standup Paddle, Morrelli & Melvin, Ohana, Rusty, Hynson, Dewey Weber, Ben Aipa, Bruce Jones, Kane Garden and Hansen using our proprietary construction technologies.


Last modified onWednesday, 28 January 2015 12:05
Erin Blunt Robbins

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