Video | Japan’s Hidden River SUP

The best things in life rarely come easy and river SUP is no exception to this rule. If paddleboarding through rushing rapids isn’t tough enough already, sometimes just accessing the river can be a challenge in itself. For instance, here’s a group of river paddler’s from Japan who lower their boards from bridges and then scale down a steep hillside in a dense forest to reach the riverbanks. But their efforts were hardly in vain. The fruits of their labor manifested in sweet scenery and some tasty rapids that make it all worth the work. Goes to show, while whitewater SUP isn’t a sport for those who prefer the easy route, there’s really not much better for those with a spirit for adventure.

More river paddling in Japanese backcountry.

Good reads: The Fear—An Essay on Whitewater SUP by Brittany Parker