June 11, 2018
Micronesia might be the next SUP wonderland. If you have often dreamed of exploring a group of islands by water, this trip might motivate you to get going. Most people that have explored this area by water, have done so by kayak. These two decided to try it by SUP and convinced the guides to take them. The spectacular scenery and surreal environment made it a trip to remember. Will this be your next adventure?
FATHER AND SON’S BREATHTAKING SUP CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF PALAU, MICRONESIA
Photos courtesy of Lance Ostrom
Notching a first SUP circumnavigation of a remote island in Palau is a far cry from the typical snowboarding sessions that father-and-son Terry and Lance Ostrom usually find themselves doing back home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. But swapping snowboards for SUPs is exactly what they found themselves doing during an eight-day paddle in February through a remote archipelago between Guam and the Philippines.
"I'd seen photos and a story about an island complex down there that you could camp through via kayak," says Lance, whose schooling in the sport came from following the likes of Spencer Lacy down the Grand Canyon and to a river foray in Chile. "My dad had some time off and wanted to do some snorkeling, so I pitched him this idea of paddling the Rock Islands in Palau."
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