Expedition paddler Will Schmidt is not afraid of a challenge. In 2014, he took on the biggest one in his life.

Schmidt set out to standup paddle the entire Pacific Coast of the United States–all the way from Canada to Mexico. The journey produced countless challenges and tested both his physical and mental abilities. From being rescued by the Coast Guard to battling turbulent ocean waters for days on end, his expedition had a bit of everything.

Now we get the chance to come along on his epic journey. Schmidt will be releasing a feature-length documentary about his journey entitled, Through My Eyes. Slated to be released in Spring 2018, the hour-long film will feature never-before-seen footage and interviews from his harrowing trip.

Check out this trailer to get a sneak-peak at what promises to be must-watch SUP cinema.


Will Schmidt’s journey from suicidal to expedition paddler.

Full interview with Schmidt after his Pacific Coast Expedition.