Thursday, April 14, 2011

SUP THE COAST visits Hilton Head

Stand-up paddling the Eastern seaboard is something Mike Simpson had been thinking about for over a year with friend Will Rich. "We didn't want to just do it for selfish reasons," Simpson said. Simpson and Rich started their journey in Key West, Fla., on March 1 and will finish in Portland, Maine with a goal to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a national nonprofit organization that aids injured military personnel, and Stand Up for a Clean Ocean, an organization based in North Carolina dedicated to removing trash and debris from beaches. Yesterday and today Mike and Will hung out here and headed North toward Hunting Island. Today Giuseppe and i Paddled with Mike and Will the length of Hilton Head before crossing Port Royal Sound. Awesome guys for a awesome cause.

Met them for the first time but it seems we've known each other for ever. The brotherhood of fellow watermen..

You can track their progress too from their site..

Here is the local interview from the our local newspaper.. The Packet

Arriving in Harbour Town
Paddling around South Beach

Brooke, Seppe and I with Mike and Will before we paddled today..

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