On the search for an adventure and in order to raise awareness for protecting the Pacific coast, last year the two college graduates in Architecture and Politics paddled 3,540 kilometers from south Alaska to the Mexican border on their surfboards – laying on the board powered by their arms and hands. They managed up to 40 kilometers each day. The three months that they had planned quickly turned into seven months.
At ISPO MUNICH 2017 they remember how they encountered bears whilst camping in the wild. “And one time I was only around a quarter mile from an estuary in Oregon. Suddenly the board lifted up and I saw this body under me”, recalls Casey Higginbotham.
The body was that of a great white shark, and was just one of numerous unpleasant encounters with this predator. Today they can both laugh about it.
The Higginbotham twins managed to complete their journey thanks to their partners who are exhibiting their equipment at ISPO MUNICH 2017.