Bart de Zwart, a 41-year-old surf shop owner from Maui, completed the first-ever stand-up paddleboard crossing between Hawaii and Kauai on Sunday. The 300-mile journey, which de Zwart completed alone and unsupported, took five days and nights and six months of planning. De Zwart made the trip on a 14-foot paddleboard and required an estimated 215,000 paddlestrokes. “The paddling is the easy part,” he old the Garden Island newspaper. “The hard part is being by yourself, eating, sleeping and how to get around the islands in the wind and swells.” de Zwart suffered from swollen, infected blisters on his feet and lost six pounds, but otherwise said he felt fine.
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