£571raised of £1,500 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to complete our expedition to paddle 12 sup marathons in 12 countries on our plastic bottle sup (10 accomplished, 2 to go!)

Bajina Basta, Serbia
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We have built a Stand Up Paddleboard out of plastic bottles to paddle 12 marathons in 12 countries in Europe. We have already acomplished 10 marathons in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia and have 2 more to go. We have witnessed a lot of plastic pollution on our journey and want to share our experiences to create an impact and inspire others to STAND UP FOR A BETTER WORLD.


There is growing awareness of the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean; by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight (World Economic Forum). Although plastic can be recycled, only 24% of the five million tonnes of plastic used in the UK every year is recycled or re-used. This needs to change. We will be taking 120 bottles out of the environment every time we build a board.


As teachers and sports lovers, both Carlos and Carolyn want to inspire children and adults to participate in SUP, a beautiful sport that allows people to experience the joy of walking on water, whilst connecting to nature. We believe SUP should be accessible to everyone, no matter what your background.

We also want to bring people together to look after the environment. Sadly, when you paddle, it won’t be too long before you see plastic and other pollution floating in the water. The impact has a lasting effect and will make you want to do something about it.

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    • Arabella Ramsay

      Arabella Ramsay

      Sep 7, 2017

      Well done you two- such an amazing challenge. Keep it up and good luck for the few! xx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 5, 2017

    • David Jenkins

      David Jenkins

      Sep 5, 2017

      KBO! Love Dai xx


    • Sally Jenkins

      Sally Jenkins

      Sep 5, 2017

      Such an incredible thing you are doing Caro and Carlos! Keep up the amazing work. Big love xxx


    • Samantha Davies

      Samantha Davies

      Sep 5, 2017

      What an epic adventure you're having and such a great achievement whilst raising awareness. Looking forward to hearing more about your challenge when you return. x


    • Anonymous


      Sep 4, 2017

      Keep up the extraordinary work, you two. : )

    • Anonymous


      Aug 30, 2017


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    Carlos and Carolyn

    Carlos and Carolyn

    Bajina Basta, Serbia

    Carlos and Carolyn are a Brazilian/British couple who love sports and care deeply about the environment. They are both teachers with a passion for educating others about the problems of plastic pollution and encouraging people to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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