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TB 66North x Lilja -Ready to rumble!
#billboardsup #urbanexplorersup #expeditionsup #66north #packyard


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Standing on the clear water you can spot fish like this pike #supperspective #hikingonwater #expeditionsup #klarälven #billboardsup #urbanexplorersup


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The raft is stuck. We are using Billboards to lighten the load :-) #expeditionsup #hikingonwater #billboardsup #urbanexplorersup


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With Bill Bailey and Co. Rafting in Sweden.#expeditionsup #urbanexplorersup #billboardsup #hikingonwater


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The city wakes up as we paddle through it- Good morning Copenhagen! #urbanexploersup #urbanexplorersup #Hikingonwater #copenhagen #expeditionsup


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Repost by radio & tv host: @peterfalktoft: "Er svært tilfreds med resultatet af dette fine projekt. København er tæt på perfekt til en afstikker med paddleboards i bagagerummet. Det er nemt. Sæt kurs mod Mølleåen tidlig morgen og kom lidt væk uden at være langt væk. Tip: I hele juni og juli kan du kvit og frit låne den spritnye Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse og tage gratis på City Escape ud af byen. Se filmen ovenfor i fuld længde, find inspiration til din egen tur ud af byen og book din bil kvit og frit på cityescapes.dk. God tur – kh en stolt Mercedes-Benz-ambassadør!
#cityescapesdk @mercedesbenz_danmark" (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)


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RepostBy @mads___________: "How to get energized at 04:30 AM ?
Bring your livelihood on a floating device down a small river. 📸: @dennispiilgard 📍: Rebild National Park"
#billboardsup #hikingonwater #urbanexploersup #expeditionsup


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RepostBy @dfphotographyuk: "These 2 pictures sum up the whole thought process around this trip perfectly for me….
So the idea to paddle down the Mekong started, I guess, in 1999 when I was on honeymoon backpacking through Asia - amazing honeymoon I highly recommend travelling for a year instead of a week in Tenerife if you can!
Anyway we were on a small boat heading north through Laos towards the Chinese boarder and I kept seeing the small wooden fishing boats on the Mekong. I decided it would be a great idea to try and buy one of these boats and go back down the river on it.
I guess I bottled the idea. It would have been a great adventure although without a tent it would have been tricky! I have never forgotten the idea and it had bugged me ever since. But I didn’t really see it as a possibility anymore. Especially when I have a wife and 2 kids.
But then we discovered the @BillboardSup adventure boards on our Thames trip and it occurred to me that maybe it was possible to do this trip. Just standing instead of sitting…
So here it is. The successful SUP idea hanging out with the not so successful ‘small boat’ concept idea! Mekong boat brothers.
#SUPtheMekong #TouringSUP #BillboardSUP #MekongRiverSUPadventure #OverboardBags #active360 #chooseadventure #expeditionsup #laos🇱🇦. #nevergiveuponanidea #livingthedream #middleageadventure #standuppaddleboarding #thegrayl #OverboardBags #mekongriver @andrew_strachen
Houay Xai to Luang Prabang. 310kms in 6 days." (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)#billboardsup #expeditionsup #urbanexplorersup #sup #active360


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These 2 pictures sum up the whole thought process around this trip perfectly for me….
So the idea to paddle down the Mekong started, I guess, in 1999 when I was on honeymoon backpacking through Asia - amazing honeymoon I highly recommend travelling for a year instead of a week in Tenerife if you can!
Anyway we were on a small boat heading north through Laos towards the Chinese boarder and I kept seeing the small wooden fishing boats on the Mekong. I decided it would be a great idea to try and buy one of these boats and go back down the river on it.
I guess I bottled the idea. It would have been a great adventure although without a tent it would have been tricky! I have never forgotten the idea and it had bugged me ever since. But I didn’t really see it as a possibility anymore. Especially when I have a wife and 2 kids.
But then we discovered the @BillboardSup adventure boards on our Thames trip and it occurred to me that maybe it was possible to do this trip. Just standing instead of sitting…
So here it is. The successful SUP idea hanging out with the not so successful ‘small boat’ concept idea! Mekong boat brothers.
#SUPtheMekong #TouringSUP #BillboardSUP #MekongRiverSUPadventure #OverboardBags #active360 #chooseadventure #expeditionsup #laos🇱🇦. #nevergiveuponanidea #livingthedream #middleageadventure #standuppaddleboarding #thegrayl #OverboardBags #mekongriver @andrew_strachen
Houay Xai to Luang Prabang. 310kms in 6 days.


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Sweden, Europe’s Canada. Picture taken only 2 hours drive from central Copenhagen! #urbanexplorersup #hikingonwater #expeditionsup #scandinaviandesign #scandivianbyheart #scandihotel #tenthotel #billboardsup #cityeacapesup


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Bill Bailey.. The Calm Paddler, a great article by @thepaddler about @the_bill_bailey ;-)
And @active360sup #active360 #billboardsup #urbanexplorersup #fastandstable #expeditionsup


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Pulled up at the side of the #mightymekong river at the end of a hard days paddle. The BillboardSUP treating us well on our 6 day adventure down through #laos🇱🇦.
@andrew_strachan_ #Keepitdry #MekongRiverSUPadventure #OverboardBags #SUPtheMekong #active360 #chooseadventure #TouringSUP #filtration #mekongriver #expeditionsup #middleageadventure #standuppaddleboarding #thegrayl


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It’s a lifetime first for me! Heading into proper Scottish expedition with Boardshorts & t shirt in May! ☀️☀️☀️! Hottest place in the UK. Today’s biggest risk was overheating & sunburn! :) #sicmauicustom #wavecloudswimschool #ukpaddlesports #uksup #swimpaddlesurf #poolriversea #davessuphilosophy #supmaguk #expeditionSUP #ailsacraig #soundofpladda


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WATER KNOWS NO borders... But these guys do. Trail Creek, the Canada/USA border north of Polebridge, Montana was the starting point for this 100-Mile expedition. #paddle406 #expeditionsup #standuppaddle #addictedtoride #paddlefishtribe #whitewater #polebridge #northforkflatheadriver #howihammer


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A SUP first I believe....? Perfect conditions for the little five mile jaunt around south east tip of Arran! #wavecloudswimschool #ukpaddlesports #davessuphilosophy #philosophy #uksup #expeditionsup #sicmauicustom #arran #suparran #supscotland #scotlandsup #swimpaddlesurf #poolriversea #abingdononthames


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WHEN YOUR EXPEDITION gear includes bear spray, you know it’s gonna be an interesting trip! #riverSUP #canadianborder #standuppaddle #expeditionSUP #addictedtoride #howihammer #paddlefishtribe #bearcountry #northforkflatheadriver


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The H4 - Heron 4meter Is called the Heron because like the bird it is equally at home in the city and the wild. #urbanexplorersup #expeditionsup #touringsup #billboardsup #stormsupclub #stormcopenhagen #active360


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If I have one addiction besides adventure itself, it would have to be my gear. Bad enough that when I’m feeling down I go out to the garage just to sort and organize it. Stoked to be getting the last piece of the puzzle! @spot_llc just introduced their new Spot X two way satellite messenger!!! I’m out of cell service for at least %80 of the time I’m outdoors and even more when traveling abroad. Now I’ll be able to keep in contact with anyone at anytime as well as post to social media on the fly. I’ll keep y’all updated.....


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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 @active360sup @andrew_strachan_ @billboard_sup


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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
#ExpeditionSupNicaragua #ExpeditionSup #hammocklife #hammocking #miskito #discovernicaragua #nicalife #paddleboarding #stand_up_paddle #seatosummit #nativeeyewear #adventuredesigned #adventuretime #optoutside #gopro #traveltheworld #explorertheworld #indigenous #jungle #neverstopexploring #roamtheplanet #roam247 #roamfree #trekkingtoes


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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 @active360sup @andrew_strachan_ @billboard_sup


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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 @active360sup @andrew_strachan_ @billboard_sup


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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 @active360sup @andrew_strachan_ @billboard_sup


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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 @active360sup @andrew_strachan_ @billboard_sup


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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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