Paddleboarder becomes first to cross the Pacific Ocean after finishing 76-day journeyAugust 27, 2019 0 By Archana Chaudhary
That’s one way to make some waves!
A man from Spain became the first person to travel all the way across the Pacific Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard when he arrived in Hawaii on Saturday morning.
Antonio De La Rosa had left from San Francisco on his specialized board on June 9, and made it to Waikiki Yacht Club just 76 days later, according to Hawaii News Now.
“This is record!” De La Rosa said, according to the outlet. “For me and for everybody.”
He used a modified paddleboard that featured room to sleep, solar panels and space for storage, as well as a GPS and computer.
But he made it clear that there was no motor.
“This is the motor!” De La Rosa said in reference to his bicep, according to Hawaii News Now.
The trip spanned 2,500 miles of ocean.