Bart De Zwart

Bart De Zwart

Bart de Zwart AKA Mr.Endurance is Dutch but has been living in Hawaii for 17 years. He started as a windsurfer and had several windsurf centers in Greece and Venezuela before settling in Maui. After he sailed around the world he became a Starboard Dream team rider and has been on that team for 8 years. He has won the 11-city tour, 4 times and is well know for his Ultra long distance races, expeditions and open ocean crossing in all continents of the world. 24hr SUP distance record holder and 2 time winner of world’s longest race the Yukon River Quest. Bart is running a windsurf / SUP store in Maui where he trains and surfs big waves in the winter.

The Unstoppable: Bart de Zwart conquers 3 non-stop ultra-endurance SUP races in a month

The Unstoppable: Bart de Zwart conquers 3 non-stop ultra-endurance SUP races in a month

Starboard Dream Team Rider Bart de Zwart conquered Loch Ness this past weekend and won The Great Glen Challenge non-stop SUP race in an impressive 12hrs and 18mins. This was his 3rd September non-stop ultra-endurance SUP race after the gruelling 220km non-stop tour of the SUP 11-City Challenge and the 223km Muskoka River X Coureur […]

The Great Glen Challenge 2019 Results: The Battle of Loch Ness

The Great Glen Challenge 2019 Results: The Battle of Loch Ness

The Great Glen Challenge, a 92km race that runs from the West Coast to the East Coast of Scotland, took an unexpected turn this past weekend, when gusty headwinds challenged paddlers to a radical 36km long Loch Ness battle. 92 paddlers signed up for the event with 24 paddlers braving the non-stop format. TotalSUP recaps […]

Bart de Zwart: The Only SUP Rider Who Survived Muskoka River X

Bart de Zwart: The Only SUP Rider Who Survived Muskoka River X

Imagine a race challenge so extreme that only 20 teams out of 68 finished it this year due to radical weather conditions. Imagine only one stand up paddler among those teams who completed the race in 32 hours. Welcome to The Muskoka River X Coureur des Bois challenge: 223km. 39 portages. No resupplies. No support. […]

Race to the Midnight Sun: Bart de Zwart takes 4th Yukon River Win

Race to the Midnight Sun: Bart de Zwart takes 4th Yukon River Win

Starboard SUP team rider and endurance paddler Bart de Zwart has taken the fourth consecutive win in the 2019 Yukon River Quest, completing the 715km (444 miles) paddle expedition race from in Whitehorse to Dawson City, Canada in a winning time of 56 hours 47 minutes and 47 seconds. Race to the Midnight Sun Known […]

10 Skills Needed for Ultra Endurance Paddling!

10 Skills Needed for Ultra Endurance Paddling!

Starboard Rider Bart De Zwart and partner Ike Frans completed the Yukon 1000 (1600 km) in 8 days 1 hour and 42 minutes in 2018, only 3 other SUP teams registered and completed the race. This race, a multicraft one and the longest SUP race in the world, emphasizes the skill set that endurance paddlers […]

Starboard Duo Bart de Zwart and Trevor Tunnington Reconnect with Nature in Vanuatu!

Starboard Duo Bart de Zwart and Trevor Tunnington Reconnect with Nature in Vanuatu!

Starboard paddler Bart De Zwart has just landed back from his expedition in Vanuatu. The expedition evolved from found memories of sailing through the islands in 2007 with his family. A journey that made Bart fall in love with the people, nature and culture of the islands. The Dutch expedition paddler gives TotalSUP an account […]

The Vanuatu Expedition – Bart de Zwart reveals 10 facts about Vanuatu before his new SUP adventure

The Vanuatu Expedition – Bart de Zwart reveals 10 facts about Vanuatu before his new SUP adventure

By Bart de Zwart Once or twice a year I am lucky enough to go on one of those special trips. I call them expeditions because it is an exploration into the unknown.  A stand up paddle board my preferred way to travel.  I honestly don’t know where I going to sleep tomorrow. I know […]

UK SUP Endurance Series: The Monster that was Loch Ness

UK SUP Endurance Series: The Monster that was Loch Ness

The monster race that was the Great Glen Challenge (GGR) took place two weeks ago, and it was a race that delivered all conditions. From flat conditions on day 1 to 50 KM winds on Loch Ness on day 2.  The Great Glen Challenge is a distance of 95 KM from one end of Scotland […]

Starboard Rider Bart De Zwart Wraps Up His 715km Yukon River Quest

Starboard Rider Bart De Zwart Wraps Up His 715km Yukon River Quest

Starboard long distance paddler and adventurer Bart De Zwart is fresh off the Yukon River Quest. Bart gives TotalSUP a breakdown of his 715 km race through the Yukon where he paddled using the Carbon Sandwich All Star 14 x 24.5, a board that performed exceptionally throughout with its brilliant combination of a good race shape […]

3 Bay Five Set to Conquer the 24hr Distance Paddling World Record!

3 Bay Five Set to Conquer the 24hr Distance Paddling World Record!

Long distance solo champion Florent Dode, Janneke Smits, Prone paddler Mathieu Chevalier, Tandem paddlers Sébastien Le Meaux and Stéphane Leblond have all announced audacious plans to break the world record for 24 hours paddling. The attempt will be to paddle the greatest distance in a 24 hour period all in their respective categories. TotalSUP is excited to […]

Les 750 Kms de la Yukon River Quest, le Nouveau Challenge de l’Extrême de Sébastien Le Meaux et Stéphane Leblond

Les 750 Kms de la Yukon River Quest, le Nouveau Challenge de l’Extrême de Sébastien Le Meaux et Stéphane Leblond

Le 23 juin prochain deux frenchies décolleront pour le Yukon, au fin fond du Canada, à la frontière avec l’Alaska, avec un triple challenge de taille dès le 27 juin: être les premiers français à aller au bout de la course la plus longue du monde, sur un SUP tandem en formant un duo handi-valide. […]

Marquesas Island Expedition: Bart De Zwart Update!

Marquesas Island Expedition: Bart De Zwart Update!

Follow Starboard SUP adventurer Bart de Zwart as he explores the Marquesas Islands for the next 12 days tracing the footsteps of the famous Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl powered by WindSUP. Here is the latest diary update from Bart as he arrives on the island of Hakahau. Yesterday I did 70 nautical miles (130km) this […]

 
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