SUP The Rio Grande

PADDLERS: Sam Mauldin and friends

When adventure athlete and river paddler Sam Mauldin did his first SUP expedition down Texas’ Guadalupe River in Spring 2016, it was his first time on a paddleboard. He and his buddies made the 100-mile stretch in record time, and Mauldin got hooked on paddling. He and five buddies took to the river again in spring for 100 miles in seven days in what was purportedly the first self-supported SUP assent through Big Bend National Park down the Rio Grande.