In September 2015, I departed the UK headed to Peru, and the main stem source of the Amazon.(The river Maranon) From there, i embarked on a 8 week paddle along 1800km of the Amazon to Iquitos, taking on huge rapids and endurance distances on an inflatable SUP. The journey was filmed as part of a documentary for Mission Amazon, Red Bull TV
I was the first, and likely the last person to stand up paddleboard this immense stretch of water in its natural state, which is soon to be dammed at great cost to the environment and communities living there.
Mission Amazon is the first time we have seen adventure stand up paddle boarding on Red Bull TV – showing us that stand up paddling is capturing the imagination of masses.