Man Circumnavigates Lake Superior on Paddleboard
Posted on: August 14, 2015
Jared Munch paddling on Lake Superior (Photo: Kyle Lehman)
Jared Munch circumnavigated Lake Superior on a stand-up paddle board (SUP) spending 42 days traversing more than 2100 km in an effort to encourage youth to be engaged with the outdoors and to live healthy active lifestyles. (Photo: Kyle Lehman)

Surfer and whitewater paddling instructor Jared Munch finished a circumnavigation of Lake Superior on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), according to the Duluth News Tribune. Jared paddled the 1,350-mile distance to raise funds for Neighborhood Youth Services in Duluth. The program is dedicated to outdoor recreation and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Munch is believed to be the first to circle Lake Superior on an SUP.

It took two years for the Duluth native to plan his trip. He began paddling from the mouth of the Lester River on May 20, spending a total of 49 days on the water and traveling at an average speed of about 3.5 miles per hour. In several cases, Munch crossed large bays rather than paddling along the shore, which is why his total mileage came to less than 1,800 miles, the full circumference of the lake.

While most people use stand-up paddleboards on calmer waters nearshore, Jared’s efforts show that with the right skills and knowledge one can do amazing things with them.

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