Link to YouTube!
Due to a storm the board was damage beyond repair. I have not given up on this adventure and will be back on the water to restart this 450 mile paddle as soon as I get another board. The gofundme for Patriot PAWS will remain open until I complete this adventure! Thank you to everyone for all the words of encouragement and all the support for all of my Sponsors for still believing in me! I will be back out there as soon as possible!!!!
On April 1, 2018, I will launch “Paddle for Patriot PAWS” – a 400 plus mile Stand Up Paddleboard trip up the coast of Texas to raise awareness and money for Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. Patriot PAWS is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Rockwall, TX, that trains and provides service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans. I have created a GoFundMe where 100% of all donations will go directly to Patriot PAWS to support their mission.
Starting at Boca Chica Beach at the Texas-Mexico border, I will travel solo – without a support crew – paddling north until I reach the Texas-Louisiana border at Port Arthur. My goal is to travel roughly 30 miles a day, camping on the beach as I go. News of my trip has really started to go viral as it has been reported locally on the news in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio; and nationally thanks to the Bobby Bones Show broadcast on iHeartRadio! I also have another 15 news interviews scheduled during the trip.
I will film the entire trip with my four GoPro 5 Black cameras and my DJI Spark drone. I will be advertising my Corporate Sponsors as well as highlighting the products I am using on this epic adventure. I am in the application process for Guinness World Records in an effort to make this trip an official world record. I should hear back from them soon!
Patriot PAWS is an amazing organization with a passionate following of supporters. Not only do they place service dogs with disabled veterans across the nation, but their innovative volunteer programs are positively impacting people from college campuses to prison cells. To learn more about Patriot PAWS, please visit their website and follow them on Twitter Instagram and Facebook.
Please support me as I raise money for Patriot PAWS by donating at GoFundMe. Your donation, big or small, will help train service dogs for disabled veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
Here is the map of the route, you can see all of the projected stops, resupply points, tidal markers from the app “Surfline”, as well as coast guard locations. When I take off I will also add the link to follow via the Garmin InReach to track me yourself at any time!
AaronGoverland@gmail.com – 512-635-9495
or send me a text message via satellite 310-905-5859
Thank you soo much to Vibram five fingers and to Brian “The Boz” Boswroth!