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Man completes 300-mile paddle from Big Island to Kauai

Bart de Zwart completes the first-ever 300-mile paddle from Big Island to Kauai. Photo courtesy: The Garden Island. Bart de Zwart completes the first-ever 300-mile paddle from Big Island to Kauai. Photo courtesy: The Garden Island.
Photo courtesy: The Garden Island. Photo courtesy: The Garden Island.

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The first-ever 300-mile paddle from the Big Island to Kauai has been completed.

Stand-up paddleboarder Bart de Zwart made it to Kalapaki Beach on Sunday at about 7:30 p.m.

It took de Zwart five days and 215,000 paddle-strokes to complete the trip.

During that time, de Zwart managed to sleep on an inflatable air mattress.

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