One of the catch phrases for leading inflatable stand up paddle board manufacturer Red Paddle Co, is “authentic paddling anywhere.” Well, a group of intrepid travellers lead by Chris Bertish decided to take this to heart with an unbelieveable SUP expedition in the heart of Africa. More precisely the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Take a look at some of the wild scenery.
In Chris’s narration, he sums up paddle boarding in general extremely well. While some of us need a different level of “getting away from it all,” Chris is able to nail down why stand up paddle boarding is becoming so popular.
“…truly connected and in touch with nature at it’s very raw and primal level…”
I can’t speak for everyone, but for me, I don’t really need to be in the middle of Africa to connect with nature. I’m fortunate enough to be able to grab my paddle board and ride the waves just moments from my house, or paddle the lagoon that my small town backs onto. This for me, and for many others is exactly why we love to paddle board. To be able to get out there, just you on the water.
If you’re a little lost in just how remote this paddle was, let’s take a look here: