EXPEDITION: Tahiti to Bora Bora

PADDLER: Bart de Zwart

Bart de Zwart is always planning a mission. A perennial contestant for Top Expedition honors, de Zwart took his act to French Polynesia, paddling 180 miles from Tahiti to Bora Bora over four days and three nights unsupported. And he didn’t leave his board the whole time, attaching inflatable floatation to each end of his paddle for an ama that kept his board steady while he slept while wearing a drysuit for warmth. And then he paddled all day, everyday. In his humble words: “Life is so exciting, if you want it to be.”