Through My Eyes
In 2014, Marine veteran Will Schmidt took on a challenge that had never been completed on a SUP: to paddle solo from Canada to Mexico. "Through My Eyes" documents his journey down the Pacific Coast, through cold water, rough seas, a rougher coastline and even a Coast Guard rescue. The trip covered 1,386 miles and took 58 days and benefitted Wounded Warriors as well as raised awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD, anxiety and depression.
This documentary film from Piper's Angels Foundation goes behind-the-scenes of the 2018 Crossing for a Cure – an 80-mile open ocean SUP crossing from the Bahamas to Florida that raised over $280,000 for families and individuals battling cystic fibrosis. The founder of the event, Travis Suit, began doing the crossing in 2013 after his daughter, Piper, was diagnosed with the progressive genetic disease. The film includes emotional interviews, footage of the crossing and an inspirational message about overcoming great challenges.