Standup Paddleboarder Completes Record-Setting Adventure

A new world record has been set.

Spanish endurance athlete Antonio de la Rosa is the first person to travel from San Francisco to Oahu Hawaii on a standup paddleboard.

The 50-year-old says he lost about 10-pounds during his 2,951 mile odyssey.

De la Rosa also says he saw at least one piece of plastic pollution each day of his trek.

During his trip, de la Rosa didn't have a support boat that followed him. Instead, all of his food was packed on the paddleboard along with solar panels that helped to power a satellite phone and a GPS to help him navigate. At the start of his trip, the fully-loaded paddlboard weighed in at 1,500 pounds.

His first meal after reaching dry land? A burger and a beer.

Read de la Rosa's Facebook posts about his trip here.

Image courtesy Facebook

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