Lake Erie SUP Crossing Trip Report

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On August 15th, 2013 I was proud to make the first stand up paddle crossing of Western Lake Erie.  I paddled 35 miles in 12 hours.  My route was from Bay Point, OH to Point Pelee,Canada.  I was blessed with great weather with temps in the low 70′s and a warm lake temp of 70 degrees.   Another blessing was the great boat support crew of my girlfiend Jaime, Captain Stacy Acker and her friend Cherl.

I was proud to do this paddle for St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  Thanks to everyone for the generous support.  So far I have raised over $2400. Feel free to give a few bucks at www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/654397/2013

I joined Canadians Tom Comet and Jonah Logan as the only ones to cross Lake Erie on SUP’s.  Last fall they paddled 33 miles across eastern Lake Erie from Long Point, Ontario to Erie PA.

This paddle boarding journey benefit would not be possible without the following sponsors: Avex, Glide, Beyond Coastal Sun Care, Zenergy at Thundersprings Spa and Club, Mammut, Chums, Smith Optics and the Cleveland Coffee Company.

Enjoy these images by Jaime Rivetts.

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