This week we feature the king of endurance paddling, Bart De Zwart
Bart's successes span multiple race wins for events like Yukon and 11 Cities alongside his exploration across Nepal, Zambia and Greenland as well as crossing Pacific Island chains and the North Sea. He was also a past 24 hour distance champion.
In this interview we chat about his experiences and the specific training, mental approach and the preparation required to achieve some of his epic achievements.
This Season is brought to you in association with Starboard.
Starboard has a history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities.
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This episode is sponsored by Baltic LifeJackets, Zennway ESEA Strap and Whasup
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The SUP Pro and SUP Elite give you maximum mobility on the board and in the water. The thin, compact and flexible buoyancy material on the front of the PFDs, makes it easier to get back on the board, and when you’re paddling it makes the buoyancy aid follow your paddle movement smoothly.
Baltic are a Swedish based company, with the Swedish safety mindset, and they manufacture in Europe and sell across the world.
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WhaSUP have developed an extensive range of protective board bags, from standard day bags to full on travel bags, and supply to individuals and teams, recreational riders and professionals all across the globe.
Check out their range here: https://whasup.co.uk/