NAWILIWILI, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui man has completed the first-ever 300-mile crossing from the Big Island to Kauai aboard a stand-up paddleboard.
Bart de Zwart arrived at Kalapaki Beach on Kauai Sunday night.
He spent five days and nights on a 14-foot paddleboard.
He tells the Garden Island that paddling was easy but being alone, eating and sleeping were difficult.
The trip required more than 215,000 paddle-strokes.
Information from: The Garden Island, http://thegardenisland.com/