Traveling the Mississippi River on SUP

Blue Ambassador, Dave Cornthwaite, is currently descending the Mississippi River from source to sea by Stand Up Paddleboard, a world record 2500+ mile journey.


The paddleboard which Cornthwaite is using is is built by Reno, Nev. based Lakeshore Paddleboard Company.


“We are proud to support Dave on this epic adventure,” says Mike Tessier, co-owner of Lakeshore Paddleboard Company. “Dave is using our River Rover board which is specifically designed for flat-water touring. It is a great expedition, kind of like back in the days of Lewis and Clark.”


Cornthwaite’s journey, the Mississippi Expedition, began on June 20th, and will take three months, winding through the Upper Lakes and through several major cities, including St Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.


The Expedition aims to provide a platform for flat-water Stand Up Paddleboarding as a healthy, enjoyable sport, linking communities along the waterway, encouraging an appreciation of the Mississippi River through sport and travel as well as highlighting the issues faced by the river.


Cornthwaite is also using the expedition to raise money for the AV Foundation and CoppaFeel! The AV Foundation works in East African schools and communities developing water system infrastructure to ensure the availability of electricity and safe, potable water for all. CoppaFeel! raises awareness of breast cancer.


You can find out more information about the Mississippi Expedition and even track Cornthwaite’s daily progress at


About Lakeshore Paddleboard Company
Lakeshore Paddleboard Company, a Reno, Nevada based company, designs and manufactures stand-up paddleboards specifically for the flat-water touring market with a focus on stability, comfort, recreation and style. Our main goal is to offer a premium brand which truly represents a “lifestyle”; a lifestyle consisting of health, adventure, fun, and freedom.

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