In 2014, Will Schmidt successfully completed a solo paddle from Canada to Mexico. | Photo: Supconnect.com
LAGUNA NIGUEL, California - Will Schmidt, a philanthropic, expedition stand up paddle athlete, has announced closing news for 2014 and early details for the 2015 season. The world record setting solo Canada to Mexico stand up paddle is complete however the open fundraiser is still live. Will encourages fans to share, like, and spread the information.
Currently Will's 2013 Channel Islands documentary film, The Journey Continues, has been updated and remastered in high definition. Fans can visit https://vimeo.com/86474666 to watch the new release in HD, download it for private viewing at no charge, and utilize the Vimeo Tip Jar to place donations that continue to benefit his Wounded Warrior Project and Casa Hogar Orphanage campaigns. As a contributing author for TheInertia.com, Will has released a video short of extreme self portraits from 2014's West Coast solo paddle. View the two minute video teaser, "Through My Eyes", below.
Will Schmidt was recently honored by the Orange County Register newspaper as an 'Everyday Hero' for the last week in July 2014 when the story ran about his arrival and re-launch from the Huntington Beach Pier in the final days of his Canada to Mexico trip. A link to the story that made that recognition possible can be found here.
Will Schmidt attempts stand up paddle world records to benefit US Military charities as a brand ambassador for SIC Maui stand up paddle boards, Vitargo S2, NEMO Equipment, Astral Designs, Oakley, Goal Zero, Carapace Wetsuits, Switch Vision, SUP Gladiator Fins, and Isvara Organics. For unique press ready photographs, video clips, and interview/appearance/sponsorship opportunities, contact Will Schmidt at [email protected]