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What’s SUP Antigua? Paddleboarder Sets Record For Solo Atlantic Crossing

10th March 2017
Chris Bertish crossed the Atlantic from Morocco to the Caribbean on his custom-made paddle board in 93 days Chris Bertish crossed the Atlantic from Morocco to the Caribbean on his custom-made paddle board in 93 days Photo: OfficialChrisBertish/Facebook

#SUP - South African adventurer Chris Bertish has become the first man to cross the Atlantic by stand-up paddleboard, as the Guardian reports.

The big wave surfer took 93 days to traverse the ocean from Agadir in Morocco to Antigua, where Ireland’s ocean rower Gavan Hennigan set his own transatlantic record in January.

That effort required Bertish, 42, to paddle some 43 miles a day on his custom 20ft expedition paddleboard designed by Phil Morrison, the naval architect also responsible for the latest National 18 design.

The Guardian has more on the story HERE.

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