In the summer of 2014, I embarked on a largely solo and unassisted stand up paddle journey from Canada to Mexico with nothing but food, important survival items, and enough personal camera equipment to document everything twice-over.
15 hours of video footage and photographic evidence has emerged as a result of that endeavor and a documentary film is in production with a tentative mid-spring 2015 release date set.
There were more than a few instances that I had to decide whether to save myself from impending doom at the hands of a furious ocean…or turn a camera on first! Of course, documentation won that battle most of the time and I have the bumps, bruises, scars, and stories to prove it.
I thought it would be great to provide a short sneak peek into my world before my film and future expeditions unfold. What I have compiled is roughly two minutes of ‘selfies’ from video screenshots along the way. The following images are 100% unedited, unfiltered, raw, real, in the moment, in your FACE reality checks of just what it looks like to attempt modern day oceanic expeditions.
The camera capturing these stills was either mounted on my body, my board, or held in a outstretched hand in fairly precarious moments in time.