Our 50 State Paddle Quest!
We are Jordan and Joe Lapekas. We are team “SUP the USA”. In 2012 we set off on a personal quest to paddle in all 50 states. Over 120,000 miles later, we accomplished our goal! We have now paddled in all 50 states, from the Bayous of Louisiana to mountain lakes in Alaska and including parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico. We have now paddled in all 50 states! We have paddled with alligators in Louisiana, manatees, and sharks in Florida, in the snow and the blazing hot desert. It has been a great adventure and we will continue to find new spots around the world and share them with our friends on Facebook! Stand Up Journal did a story about our adventures in 2015.
We have also paddleboarded in all the Great Lakes and many of America’s large rivers including the Mississippi, the Potomac, the Charles, the St. Louis, the Arkansas and the Colorado River. We have also paddled in Bora Bora, Mexico, and Europe.
We even had our honeymoon on our SUP’s. We finished the quest in November of 2014 in Hawaii.
These days you can find us at here at Lake Powell and at some of the races around the country including the Pacific Paddle Games, Carolina Cup and others. We travel across the country a few times a year exploring and meeting new friends along the way.
We have paddled in all 50 states, and in the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico.
We have also paddled in all the Great Lakes and many of America’s great rivers including the Mississippi, the Potomac, the Charles, the St. Louis, the Arkansas and the Colorado River.
Isla Morada- Florida
El Dorado Lake, Kansas
Oak Hollow Lake, North Carolina
We have also paddled in Bora Bora, Mexico, and Europe.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Dillon Lake, Colorado
How did we do that? In addition to Lake Powell Paddleboards, we own a nationwide vehicle graphics business called TruckSkin which allows us to travel throughout the USA doing installations and trade shows when we are not at our shop in Page. You can see our work at truckskin.com.
You can read more about our adventures on our Facebook page- facebook.com/SUPtheUSA
States in order = CA, TX, GA, AL, FL, SC, VA, MI, IN, IL, IA, NE, CO, WY, SD, ND, MN, WI, CT, RI, MA, ME, NH, VT, NJ, DE, MD, PA, NY, OH, KY, TN, MS, LA, OK, NM, AZ, NV, UT, AR, MO, WV, NC, KS, ID, MT, AK, HI.
Here a few shots from our travels…