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Our first nights camping spot along the #mekongriver. Typical of most of our camping spots. Sandy ground and scrub located below the village that was further up the hill. We decided to wedge our #billboardsup✔️ against each other on their sides to stop buffalo stepping on them whilst we slept. We have been home for nearly 2 weeks now and there has been no adjustment time, straight back into #photoshoots in #london and catching up on a months worth of emails and admin…. #adventure #mekongSUP #ExpeditionSUP #Active360 #laosadventures #SUPlaos #thegrayl #overboardbags #properadventures #homenow @andrew_strachan_ #active360sup


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We made it!! Landed in Luang Prabang after 6 days hard graft on our @billboard_sup . Survived the rapids and whirlpools, bought no single use plastic water bottles thanks to @thegrayl - our guide, Xai, and his boat driver, Aeg, were so good to have with us, we couldn’t have known about the rapids and whirlpools with out them. Thanks to everyone who sponsored us we raised an amazing amount for @minesadvisorygroup who clear mines and Unexploded Ordinance (a huge problem in Laos) around the world. I really hope the money that so many of you have so kindly donated will help save lives out there.
Tonnes of pictures to go through now we are home so more pics of our adventure to follow :-)
#expeditionSUP #TouringSUP #BillboardSUP #ProPaddleBoard #OverboardBags #Keepitdry #thegrayl #chooseadventure #filtration #SUPtheMekong #laos #middleageadventure #active360 #mekongriver #expeditionsup #mekongsup #MekongRiverSUPadventure #standuppaddleboarding


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When life starts to get hectic and I feel myself getting rushed and stressed, I try to go back to this moment, sitting in my hammock while watching the Indigenous Miskito tribe start their day deep in the Nicaraguan jungle. They have little to nothing, a church, one sidewalk a few houses on stilts and a well. Although they live on the bank of one of the largest rivers in the country, they make their living by farming bananas along with a few other crops. The level of happiness in the place is beyond what I could comprehend. They work as a team, everyone pitching in to clean the town, pull buckets of water, cook food and take care of the children. It’s a level of happiness I strive to achieve on a daily basis and to be content with what I’m doing in life. #BeLikeTheMiskito



@seatosummitgear @nativeeyewear @halagearsup
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Meanwhile on the Mekong RepostBy @dfphotographyuk: "Today was a tough one. Long hot day. Been told that we can’t enter Luang Prabang on Saturday because of the new year celebrations so we have had to cover some extra miles. Invited to dinner with the village chief last night and had some interesting food... this morning a surprise blessing from the elders before heading off on our last day on the #billboardsup. Tired and sore and just one big rapid to get past. #mekongriver #mekongsup #laos #expeditionsup #blessings #active360" (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)


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Today was a tough one. Long hot day. Been told that we can’t enter Luang Prabang on Saturday because of the new year celebrations so we have had to cover some extra miles. Invited to dinner with the village chief last night and had some interesting food... this morning a surprise blessing from the elders before heading off on our last day on the #billboardsup. Tired and sore and just one big rapid to get past. #mekongriver #mekongsup #laos #expeditionsup #blessings #active360


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RepostBy @dfphotographyuk: "Seriously tough morning. Loads of back flow and rapids that sapped our energy in the increasing heat of the day. Utterly knackered. But a midday stop for lunch and to hide from the heat will hopefully help us through this afternoon. The hill opposite me is burning at the moment as a local farmer clears the ground to plant crops before the rains come. Very sad to see but it is how the locals farm out here #mekongriver #mekongsup #laos #billboardsup #expeditionsup #active360sup #overboardbags @minesadvisorygroup"


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Seriously tough morning. Loads of back flow and rapids that sapped our energy in the increasing heat of the day. Utterly knackered. But a midday stop for lunch and to hide from the heat will hopefully help us through this afternoon. The hill opposite me is burning at the moment as a local farmer clears the ground to plant crops before the rains come. Very sad to see but it is how the locals farm out here #mekongriver #mekongsup #laos #billboardsup #expeditionsup #overboardbags @minesadvisorygroup #active360 #active360sup


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Amazing day. Left the developments of Huay Xai behind us. It been all villages, farms and forest today. Unfortunately it’s the same the world over and there is huge amounts of deforestation. We avoided our first whirlpool thankfully. And worked up a proper sweat from 7 hrs paddling and over 35’ heat. Big love and birthday kisses to my amazing wife. Sorry I’m here and not at home with you to celebrate. Love you!!! #longday #expeditionsup #billboardsup #laos #mekongsup #mekongriver


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RepostBy @dfphotographyuk: "First night camping spot. Probably managed 30km this afternoon. A few rapids to deal with by just about managed to stay on... #billboardsup #expeditionsup #adventure #campinginlaos #mekongriverSUP #mekongriver #laos"


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First night camping spot. Probably managed 30km this afternoon. A few rapids to deal with by just about managed to stay on... #billboardsup #expeditionsup #adventure #campinginlaos #mekongriverSUP #mekongriver #laos #active360


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Made it! The mighty Mekong awaits. All aboard... #expeditionSUP #billboardsup # thegrayl #chooseadventure #overboardbags #keepitdry #laos #mekongriver #active360


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Weighing in the kit bag. Before and after putting it on. 26.5kgs. That’s only the kit that has to go in the hold. SUP board, Ropes, gaffer tape, knifes medicine etc etc. Everything else will have to be hand luggage. 20kgs on the Bangkok airlines flight unfortunately! No room for clothes I guess... #expeditionSUP #mekongadventure


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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal. ~Púalo Coelho


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Official Trailer for our documentary Expedition SUP Nicaragua!


Presented by:
@seatosummitgear @halagearsup @nativeeyewear @spot_llc @mtnhouse @ultimateears @lokalmediahouse


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Never imagined we would need this much stuff. I thought we would just get away with a sarong and a straw hat....hope the luggage allowance is generous!! @billboard_sup @overboardbags #expeditionSUP #TouringSUP #KeepItDry #theGrayl #chooseadventure #TheMekong #SUPadventure #Laos @minesadvisorygroup


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Locals and foreigners,
Hala boards and Pangas boats.
Try as we may, we will never live as simple and happy as the Indigenous Miskito people
#ExpeditionSup

Trailer for Expedition SUP Nicaragua coming soon


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All this rain has me dying to get back out on the water with @sarahlei325 and my @halagearsup board.

#smtx #smtxexperience #halagear #whitewaterdesigned #adventuredesigned #supatx


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Sleep isn’t sometime you get a lot of on big trips, but we do what we can.
What are some of y’all’s favorite sleeping systems?


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If you're serious about reducing plastic wrapping, the only way is to stop using it. We now only use Beeswax reusable food wraps on our expeditions and day trips. Homemade and dead easy to make.
#dontridetheplastictide #beeswaxfoodwraps #reduceplastic. Of course the best way to use them would be to take your beeswax wrap to #tesco and take the plastic off of the veg and leave the plastic with the owners - Tesco's! Then use your own beeswax wrapper. @Tesco may get the message, only if folk are brave enough to do such a thing. #abingdononthames #wavecloudswimschool #swimpaddlesurf #poolriversea #beeswaxwraps #khalacloths #supmaguk #uksup #expeditionSUP #davessuphilosophy @tescofood


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Thank you so much @expedition_sup for the shout out! So many awesome memories from this trip! Can’t wait for this year’s adventure on the James River. 😊#neverstopexploring #200milecrew #tbt #sunshinebear #gigantorthebabygiraffe #bobber @tallbryan65 @romankraushere ・・・
@rhino1605 and her crew made the first descent of the Neuse River in April of 2016, paddling 200 miles on their first ever SUP trip. “We were the first to do it on stand up paddle boards and we did it in 5 1/2 days. Bryan, Roman and I were the only ones up for it lol. It was an epic trip :).”
#ExpeditionSup


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@rhino1605 and her crew made the first descent of the Neuse River in April of 2016, paddling 200 miles on their first ever SUP trip. “We were the first to do it on stand up paddle boards and we did it in 5 1/2 days. Bryan, Roman and I were the only ones up for it lol. It was an epic trip :).”
#ExpeditionSup


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Looks like the trips are already piling up for this year!
March 1st: Big wall climbing in Mexico
April: Green River SUP expedition
May: Escalante river SUP/climbing expedition
June: Climb Capital Peak
July: Moab moto/climbing/highline
Plus all the micro adventures in between
STOKED!

What are some of the things y’all are doing this year?


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Here’s to the guys behind the camera that seldom get the recognition they deserve.
This is @geoffreybraught while filming #ExpeditionSupNicaragua


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Throw back to beautiful Hong Kong! The H4 is inflatable so you can take it anywhere! #Billboardsup #h4sup #urbanexplorersup #standuppaddle #sup #supexpedition #hongkong #hongkonglife


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Nature wins! Let’s get out there again.. #stormsupclub #stormcopenhagen #hikingonwater #billboardsup #expeditionsup #H4sup #sup


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We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you. ~Laurel Bleadon Maffei

Here we are cruising through Santa Elena canyon in Big Bend NP on our #StandOnTheRioGrande Expedition

6 friends, 7 days, 100 miles, one epic adventure


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@aaron_overland is going to be the first man to paddleboard the entire Texas coast solo and unsupported. All for the charity Patriot Paws which are a non profit organization who trains service dogs for veterans. %100 of the proceeds he raises on his gofundme page will go to them.


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“Beat down in the Brazos”
On May 23rd, 2016 Cakra Wicaksono and Wes Adams from Naked and Afraid set out to brave the Brazos River in an attempt to break the Texas SUP-assisted distance record.
@texas_wes_adams @chaqstudio


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Write up by @qsapnu “Every year for the past three years we’ve run a river expedition on our boards. We carry all of the essentials to survive multiple days on the river unassisted. Meaning we carry all of our own needs; food , shelter, water, clothing and then anything else you want with you. May’s expedition is in the works and i can’t wait to share the details as we get further into the planning. This trip , boasted torrential downpours, flash floods, 300yd long log jams we had to portage around , and a grueling paddle across the windy and choppy Gulf of Mexico. Basically if anything could’ve went wrong this trip...it did. We had many victories small and big, which made for a true adventure! 100 miles down the Guadalupe river from Cuero Texas to the Gulf in just 4 days! “ #tx100milestand


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Finally breaking through the brush after bush whacking around a 300 yard log jam on the lower Guadalupe.
#Tx100MileStand

Adventures always have a twist and this one was no exception. 20+ ft flash flood on our first night that almost took out our camp. Read the full article online at suptide.com


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Daniel Underbrink from @adventure_on_outdoors made the first sup-descent of the treacherous Devils River in Texas. You can read about his preparation and trip report on their website
#ExpeditionSup


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Doing “yoga” in Santa Elena canyon on our #StandOnTheRioGrande expedition. Check out my article featured in the new @supthemag print issue about travel sup
#ExpeditionSup


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On our expedition in Nicaragua we were welcomed to stay the night with open arms by the Miskito Indians in this small villages. They told us we were the first outsiders to step foot here in over 40 years


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@harvey_adventure on the Guadalupe river for Texas Paddlefest


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Day 4 campsite on Expedition #StandOnTheRioGrande
Check out the full article at BoardersMag online


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My gear layout for #ExpeditionSupNicaragua
@halagearsup Board
@seatosummitgear Gear
@mtnhouse Food
@lifestraw water filter
@nativeeyewear Sunnies
@_purinize Water purification
@jetboil
@gopro


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Sometimes you have to maze yourself through the rocks to carry on. -The Rio Grande River @bigbendnps


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Paddling down a river in the remote jungles of Nicaragua.
#ExpeditionSupNicaragua 📷 @qsapnu and @saadventuresports


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#Repost @suprecife (@get_repost)
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Segundo dia da #expedicaoriosaofrancisco e também o mais #hardcore.
Dia extremamente cansativo pois tivemos que recuperar 10km do dia anterior. Foram cerca de 64km e mais de 12hs de #remadapesada, entre Pão de Açúcar-AL e Traipú-AL. Neste dia o vento entrou forte demais e o qie mais ouvíamos dos ribeirinhos, já nos últimos 10km era: #élogoali #táperto #faltapouco.
Tínhamos que chegar a Traipú a qualquer custo para repor o estoque de água, e alcançarmos o objetivo no final do dia, com o sol começando a se pôr. E a pernoite? Aí já é uma outra história, pra outro post (rs). Podem ver o relato no site da nossa expedição.
#suppe
#suppeclub
#suprecife
#escolasuppe
#240km
#expedicaoriosaofrancisco
#expedicaosaofrancisco
#remada
#sup
#standuppaddle
#standup
#JotaSUP
#LongDistance
#downriver
#supcrossing
#crossing
#expedition
#supexpedition
#expeditionsup


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Kayak camping on the Guadalupe River


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