five SUP records were set on this trip. Schmidt became the first person
to standup paddle all inner Channel Islands from shore to shore, is the
first person to paddle the length of the Catalina Channel twice, and
has now the highest paddling mileage in the Channel Islands, a record held previously held by Karen Wrenn
at 150 miles. An unexpected result of this paddle (verified by 3
separate GPS tracking devices) was a Catalina Channel crossing time of
Will Schmidt paddled the Channel Islands as a brand ambassador for Infinity SUP, Vitargo, and Von Zipper. He continues to seek donations through his crowdfunding site to benefit active duty and veteran US service members suffering from post combat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury.