The Spanish athlete is the first to drive across the Pacific Ocean with a stand-up paddleboard: report
Spanish endurance athlete Antonio de la Rosa was reported to be the first to paddle across the Pacific after making his way from California to Hawaii on Saturday.
De la Rosa started his journey from San Francisco on June 9 and finished in Honolulu more than two months later, KHON-TV reported.
De la Rosa from Valladolid, Spain, said it took him 76 days to cross 2,500 miles on a submarine he described as a paddle boat.
Spanish endurance athlete Antonio de la Rosa was reportedly the first person to paddle across the Pacific Ocean after paddling into the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii from California.
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SAN FRANCISCO PLANS TO RESERVE A PARKING LOT WITHOUT HOUSE WITHOUT VEHICLE: REPORTS 60 miles. De la Rosa told the TV station that he had never once considered giving up.
The athlete ate dehydrated food with heated water and sometimes fished. He paddled about 10 hours a day and slept every night, even though he woke up every hour to check his equipment.
De la Rosa also circumnavigated the coast of the Iberian Peninsula while paddling upright. completed a stand-up paddle trip in 2016 within the Arctic Circle between Ilulissat and Upernavik in Greenland; According to KHON-TV, HONOLULU crossed the Atlantic in 2014 with a single rowing ship and crossed Senegal in West Africa into French Guiana.
De la Rosa said he needed 76 days, 5 hours and 22 minutes to cross nearly 3,000 miles of the ocean. “/>
De la Rosa said he needed 76 days, 5 hours and 22 minutes to cross nearly 3,000 miles of the ocean.
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"Stand-up paddling is my favorite sport, and I said, 'Okay, I'm doing the Pacific & # 39 ;.
De la Rosa The hardest part of the journey was to get through the coastal waters.
"The current and the wind are hard and it is so difficult to get out of the coast. I had 10 days of problems near the coast, "he said.
Asked what he wants to do next, De la Rosa said, "I have nothing in my head, but probably next year. I'm going on a mountain bike expedition with my girlfriend or a winter expedition.
De la Rosa said it took him two years to plan the trip, the station reported, adding that he probably would not row or row stand up paddling for the next few years.
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He celebrated his 50th birthday at sea, his sister Vanesa de la Rosa told the Associated Press from Spain. The siblings run an adventure tourism and a small hotel for athletes in Madrid.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.